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05-08-2019, 07:03 AM
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Views: 354
Posted By seamusnh

Minis on Top - New Hampshire

Minis on Top is scheduled for June 21/22. This is an event in the white mountains of NH (ski country) where 100+ Minis gather together and drive to the top of Mount Washington (highest mountain east...
05-08-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By seamusnh

Oxygen sensor replacement

My 07 MCS has an intermittent CEL for the past couple of months. OBD scan result is "P0141" oxygen sensor, bank 1, sensor 2. My understanding is that this is the O2 sensor that is after the...
10-23-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks, I'll try DashCommand....

Thanks, I'll try DashCommand....
10-22-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By seamusnh

Oil temp or pressure? For OBD

The lake of a temperature gauge in my 07 MCS has always bothered me. Most cars have a gauge. I solved this by getting an OBD device that uses bluetooth to connect to an old cell phone I have and...
01-01-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 130,446
Posted By seamusnh

We have a lazer blue 2007 MCS with the black...

We have a lazer blue 2007 MCS with the black roof. It is living the semi retired life now as we got another car. Am thinking of adding a few things (stripes, checkered mirror covers, etc.) in the...
01-01-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By seamusnh

Oil change via dipstick?

I have an 07 MS (+ three other cars) and like to change the oil myself. Am thinking of getting one of the devices that sucks the oil out of the engine via the dipstick so I don't have to get under...
11-18-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,470
Posted By seamusnh

We have an 07 S we bought in 2011 with 18k on it....

We have an 07 S we bought in 2011 with 18k on it. The engine was rebuilt at 50k miles due to a cracked valve. $3k, but I didn't have to pay for it as I guilted MiniUSA into comping it. Then the...
05-13-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,558
Posted By seamusnh

Pelican Parts - thanks. I ordered the spark plugs...

Pelican Parts - thanks. I ordered the spark plugs and was able to find the socket locally. Do you have any info on the "oil catch can"? Is this something I can install myself? How much?
05-04-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,558
Posted By seamusnh

Which spark plugs? Connected to carbon problem?

Need a recommendation on plugs. Have a 2007 Mini Cooper S with turbo. auto. 88,000 miles. All stock. Has had some engine work done by the local Mini dealer. Has had the carbon problem a few...
12-05-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,203
Posted By seamusnh

Got my settlement check last month. I was able...

Got my settlement check last month. I was able to get the dealer to fix it for $573, so that was what I had to pay earlier this year. It took a few months, but I got the $573 check.
11-06-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By seamusnh

Source for fuel cap trim?

The bride's 2007 Mini Cooper S has somehow lost the circular trim piece that goes around the fuel filler door. I need to get it in laser blue if possible. Where can I find the part number? Where...
05-05-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,203
Posted By seamusnh

Well, we got the mini fixed and it is running...

Well, we got the mini fixed and it is running well. Need to file a claim now...
04-22-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,203
Posted By seamusnh

I got a estimate of $1800 at the dealer. Called...

I got a estimate of $1800 at the dealer. Called MiniUSA and tried to get them to cover it so I did not have to be part of the class action settlement, but they declined. I called the law firm and...
04-03-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,421
Posted By seamusnh

Well, we had the walnut shell carbon blasting...

Well, we had the walnut shell carbon blasting done and the check engine light came back on.... the car is back at the shop for more diagnosis...
03-22-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By seamusnh

Cargurus.com allows you to enter text for the...

Cargurus.com allows you to enter text for the search. Try that...
03-22-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By seamusnh

I found some good videos on Youtube on changing...

I found some good videos on Youtube on changing spark plugs, oil etc. in a Mini. It helps a lot to watch the video and get the correct size sockets, the tips, the Mini Cooper quirks (of which there...
03-22-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,421
Posted By seamusnh

Preventing carbon buildup

My wife's 2007 Mini Cooper S had a CEL on (misfire cylinder 2 on my OBD) so I brought it to a local shop and they replaced a coil pack. The CEL came back on; same code. I replaced all the coil...
03-14-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By seamusnh

Well, it is not the coil packs (replaced all 4)...

Well, it is not the coil packs (replaced all 4) and not the spark plug (did the switch and no change). I had the carbon cleaning done (the walnut shells) by the dealer about 18 months ago... I am...
03-02-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks. Agreed that he should have switched the...

Thanks. Agreed that he should have switched the coils. As they were the original coils, they needed to be replaced anyway... If the light comes back on again, I'll check the plugs and swap them...
02-28-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By seamusnh

Cyl 2 misfire on 07 Cooper S

The CEL on my wife's 2007 Mini Cooper S came on and my OBD stated misfire on cylinder 2. Took the car to a Mini specialist and he replaced the coil pack (they were original). Low mileage car; 58k. ...
06-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks. I think I'll get the Continentals...

Thanks. I think I'll get the Continentals...
06-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By seamusnh

Need summer tire recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for summer tires for my wife's 2007 Mini Cooper S (48,000 miles). It has some awful run flat tires on it now and they have never handled well. As we live in New...
01-02-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By seamusnh

Stock 17" Mini wheels

I have four stock Mini Cooper wheels for sale. Would be good for snow tires. In southern NH, an hour north of Boston.

http://nh.craigslist.org/pts/4266989311.html

[email protected]
01-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By seamusnh

Got Kumho winter tires for my 2007 Mini Cooper S...

Got Kumho winter tires for my 2007 Mini Cooper S and they are doing very nicely in the snow here in New Hampshire...
05-26-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By seamusnh

Be careful as there are a lot of cars on the...

Be careful as there are a lot of cars on the market that are salvage due to the Sandy storm. Best to avoid flood cars as the water is bad for the electronics....
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03-17-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,411
Posted By seamusnh

I put the new donut on the car and took it for a...

I put the new donut on the car and took it for a spin. Works fine. Does want to pull to the left. I'll explain to my wife (its her car) that if this happens she'll have to drive very...
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03-15-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,411
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks. I am going to have the tire mounted on...

Thanks. I am going to have the tire mounted on the wheel, put it on the car and take a test drive....
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03-14-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,411
Posted By seamusnh

So I got the wheel and tire, but I noticed that...

So I got the wheel and tire, but I noticed that the tire is shorter than the regular tires by about 3 inches. The Kumho spare is really small. Would there be any problem with using the donut on the...
Forum: How to
02-04-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,411
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks for the original post and the other...

Thanks for the original post and the other comments. I ordered the donut rim from theminipartsstore. Now to find the donut tire...
12-20-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,653
Posted By seamusnh

Agreed. I got some new Kumho snow tires on the...

Agreed. I got some new Kumho snow tires on the MCS and my wife is driving all over southern NH in the snow and slush... No problem...
12-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,181
Posted By seamusnh

Too bad we can't get that in the US. Would help...

Too bad we can't get that in the US. Would help here in New Hampshire. With snow tires, the Mini is pretty good in the snow...
12-18-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,991
Posted By seamusnh

The Runflats on my 07 MCS absolutely suck out...

The Runflats on my 07 MCS absolutely suck out loud. We just bought the car used and I did not realize the S had runflats. My wife drove the car for about a month and I drove it occasionally. With...
12-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks. Yeah, i want the intake.

Thanks. Yeah, i want the intake.
12-10-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By seamusnh

K&N Air filter

A fellow mini owner recommended that I install a K&N air filter. I check and their appears to be two models: 69-2004TTK (Typhoon) and 57A-6037 (Apollo)

I have a completely stock 2007 Mini Cooper...
12-10-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By seamusnh

Well, it turns out that these were painted by the...

Well, it turns out that these were painted by the owner. Originally they were white. I bought them as 4 OEM wheels for $150 is a good deal. I painted them silver and will be using them for snow...
12-10-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,991
Posted By seamusnh

I bought a used 2007 Mini Cooper S and it has...

I bought a used 2007 Mini Cooper S and it has runflats. I don't like the idea of not having a spare. I guess I can get a donut and put it in the back....
11-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,948
Posted By seamusnh

I've had a 3 series and now have a Mini (although...

I've had a 3 series and now have a Mini (although my wife drives it mostly). To me, there are so many BMW's on the road that they are not very distinctive. There is also not much difference between...
11-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks. That was my question. Hadn't seen these...

Thanks. That was my question. Hadn't seen these before, but I am a Mini newbie...
11-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By seamusnh

It is Dresden, Maine. For some reasons there are...

It is Dresden, Maine. For some reasons there are many towns in Maine named after European cities... Paris, Berlin, etc.

My Mini is laser blue with a black top.

Just wanted to see if this...
11-26-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By seamusnh

Why the non-S? Just bought a 2007 S for my...

Why the non-S? Just bought a 2007 S for my wife's daily driver. Has only 16k miles on it. The S is more fun. I like the hood scoop and the dual centered exhaust...
11-26-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By seamusnh

Bronze mini wheels

I ran across this ad for bronze mini wheels on craigslist. Where these an option on any mini or was this part of a special package? Looks like a good deal at $150 for 4 wheels....
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11-13-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By seamusnh

No spare

We registered the new (to us) 2007 Mini Cooper S and I just realized that I do not have a spare tire. The tires are Continental ContiProContact SSR 195/55/R16 87V. Didn't realize these were run...
11-13-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By seamusnh

Where can I buy steelies

I have some snow tires picked out for the 2007 Mini Cooper S I just bought for my wife. Where can I buy steel wheels that fit? If I have this right, the stock wheels are 16 x 6.5 4x100 with a 48mm...
11-11-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks

Thanks
11-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By seamusnh

205/65R16 snows on an 07 Cooper S?

I just got an 07 S and it has the standard 195/55/R16 tires. I found some snow tires on sale and they are 205/55/R16's. Will these fit OK?
11-08-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,653
Posted By seamusnh

Thanks for all the responses. I am well versed...

Thanks for all the responses. I am well versed in driving in the snow. Grew up in Boston and live an hour north in NH. We seem to get a lot of snow here. We have two AWD SUVs and I always put...
11-07-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,653
Posted By seamusnh

Snow tire recommendations

Does anyone have a recommendation on snow tires? I just got a 2007 Mini Cooper S with 195/55R16 tires. Want to buy some steelies and snow tires for the winter. Needed here in New Hampshire...
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09-08-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By seamusnh

Fiberglass top for Mini?

I am thinking of getting my wife a Mini. If I get her a convertible, is there an aftermarket fiberglass top so she can drive it in the winter? Like the ones make for the BMW 3 series...
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