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04-17-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By v10climber

This^

This^
04-15-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By v10climber

Sounds like the mechanic isn't bothering to...

Sounds like the mechanic isn't bothering to troubleshoot the issue and is just throwing parts at the problem which is costing you a bunch of money. Find someone that will actually find the problem....
04-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By v10climber

If it's dealer installed it wouldn't be legal...

If it's dealer installed it wouldn't be legal without a specific call-out in the Appendix A classing. If the coilovers are port or factory installed they would be legal. I'm not too familiar with...
04-09-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By v10climber

Both a dual mass flywheel and a single mass...

Both a dual mass flywheel and a single mass flywheel use a regular clutch disk and pressure plate. Usually manufacturers recommend replacing a DMF during a clutch replacement as they typically can't...
04-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By v10climber

The lip on the wheel hub doesn't support the...

The lip on the wheel hub doesn't support the wheel loads. That is done by the clamping loads provided by the lug nuts. You can get to the point where a very large spacer would be dangerous (hence why...
04-05-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By v10climber

You want to know if your car with a stock...

You want to know if your car with a stock block/head and a slightly bigger turbo and a tune is going to be reliable at track days? I mean lets be honest the mini platform isn't the most reliable...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By v10climber

The plastic alignment tool should center the hole...

The plastic alignment tool should center the hole in the clutch disk and use the pressure plate fingers as a reference. While the clutch disk does self-center to an extent it's still usually off...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-29-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By v10climber

I've only pulled transmissions out of an r56...

I've only pulled transmissions out of an r56 twice but both times I didn't have much trouble getting everything to seat back together. Support the trans with a jack and wiggle and turn the input...
03-29-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By v10climber

Are you talking about $150 each? You shouldn't...

Are you talking about $150 each? You shouldn't have a ton of trouble finding a used set for that price.
03-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By v10climber

Just get a correctly sized Timesert and install...

Just get a correctly sized Timesert and install it. It's not rocket science and shouldn't be that hard although you'll have to remove some things to be able to get a drill down into there. If the...
03-29-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By v10climber

You likely can't compress the pressure plate...

You likely can't compress the pressure plate fingers by pushing on the clutch fork with your hand. It'll take way more force than that. So probably what you're feeling is just free play in the clutch...
03-29-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By v10climber

Honestly I'm surprised you haven't had to replace...

Honestly I'm surprised you haven't had to replace the thermostat sooner. But yes you're likely to crack the pipe while fiddling with the thermostat housing. It's not that expensive and beats doing...
03-27-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,901
Posted By v10climber

Sorry I guess I misread your earlier statement. I...

Sorry I guess I misread your earlier statement. I thought you were implying a mini couldn't be competitive in SMF. You were implying THAT mini won't be competitive in SMF.
03-26-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,953
Posted By v10climber

Even if it's the slightly different JCW motor...

Even if it's the slightly different JCW motor you're still going to have all the typical things that happen with the N14 motors. Thermostats, water pumps, carbon build-up, vacuum pump, HPFP, etc....
03-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By v10climber

Looks pretty cool. I keep forgetting the...

Looks pretty cool. I keep forgetting the convertible was a gen 1 car for longer than the hardtop.

The pulling to the right is probably torque steer. It's normal. The ride will get much better on...
03-26-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By v10climber

They're definitely small and nimble. However,...

They're definitely small and nimble. However, with all the batteries you're going to have to add I think you're going to be under tired for the weight and run out of suspension travel in a hurry...
03-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By v10climber

You can't really "increase the reliability" of a...

You can't really "increase the reliability" of a car. You can do preventative maintenance so that the car doesn't leave you stranded. You could even not drive it hard so as to not wear out parts...
03-26-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,901
Posted By v10climber

Craig ran his mini in SMF at 2018 nats with...

Craig ran his mini in SMF at 2018 nats with (IIRC) just a clutch upgrade and 275s up front compared to his STX setup. He did just fine. I think a well developed mini could do fairly well in SMF.
02-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By v10climber

If you don't have any special tools most of the...

If you don't have any special tools most of the time you can take the other axle out and with something long poke "through" the transmission and knock the stubborn axle out. Also works well if you've...
Forum: Suspension
02-20-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By v10climber

Buy an inner tie rod removal tool and it's easy....

Buy an inner tie rod removal tool and it's easy. I don't think you can get channelocks or a wrench in there so an inner tie rod tool is the only way. One that slips over the inner tie rod after you...
02-08-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Rear camber links
Views: 403
Posted By v10climber

This. Having adjustable upper and lower links...

This. Having adjustable upper and lower links isn't really necessary. Just replace the lowers and you'll be fine.
01-21-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By v10climber

Are you properly cleaning the hub faces of rust...

Are you properly cleaning the hub faces of rust build up when you put the new rotor on? That can cause run out that isn't the fault of the rotor.
01-16-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By v10climber

A RMS leak would only be leaking out the bottom...

A RMS leak would only be leaking out the bottom of the bellhousing.
01-14-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By v10climber

There isn't any way to actually fix it without...

There isn't any way to actually fix it without pulling the transmission. Stop leak or something might work but you're potentially going to introduce lots of issues later on like clogging up the small...
01-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,039
Posted By v10climber

Because coolant runs through the oil filter...

Because coolant runs through the oil filter housing just like it does on tons of modern cars
01-09-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By v10climber

FWIW when the mount failed on our old car and...

FWIW when the mount failed on our old car and caused a shudder when starting to move there wasn't anything wrong with the mount visually. However, replacing the mount fixed it. Ours was an auto-x car...
01-08-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By v10climber

My suggestion would be the passenger side motor...

My suggestion would be the passenger side motor mount. They're not the most robust things out there and fail. To answer your other questions there is no adjustment for the clutch. The clutch can...
01-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By v10climber

I've always jacked (with a 2x4) on the piece of...

I've always jacked (with a 2x4) on the piece of frame rail in what is basically the footwell. If you jack up towards the front of the car it's solid. Then you're free to put jacks under the jacking...
01-05-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By v10climber

Dual mass flywheels can't be resurfaced. It...

Dual mass flywheels can't be resurfaced. It should be replaced as part of the clutch job. I assume the non-S has a DMF like the S models. Seems like it should be covered by your warranty if they're...
01-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By v10climber

You're going to struggle to swap the passenger...

You're going to struggle to swap the passenger side occupancy sensor or heated pads over to aftermarket seats I would think. Are you looking at fixed back racing buckets? If so the cover usually...
01-04-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,489
Posted By v10climber

The factory LSD may have still been available in...

The factory LSD may have still been available in 2009 but I'm somewhat sure that the 2nd gen fJCW was always equipped with the e-diff and only the e-diff. All years. I'd love to be proven wrong...
01-04-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 20,489
Posted By v10climber

Our 2010 fJCW had the e-diff and our current 2009...

Our 2010 fJCW had the e-diff and our current 2009 fJCW I'm also fairly sure has it as well. I don't think there is really a way to check as it's just software and there isn't any mechanical...
01-03-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By v10climber

The Cooper S was competitive for years in GS....

The Cooper S was competitive for years in GS. Then it was moved to DS to make space for other cars in GS. The justa has been competitive in HS for years and still is although it's getting harder....
01-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By v10climber

They're service advisors. They're not technical...

They're service advisors. They're not technical people. I think you were expecting way too much.
01-03-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By v10climber

FWIW I just bought a clean 2009 fJCW with 70k...

FWIW I just bought a clean 2009 fJCW with 70k miles for $7300 and that included another set of wheels/tires and a roof rack and a few other minor bits. I'd say yours is worth somewhere around $5k.
01-03-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By v10climber

Yeah really the only two things over there are...

Yeah really the only two things over there are the water pump and the coolant pipe. It's one or the other. They're both common failures. Just replace both and be done with it.
01-03-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By v10climber

Since when? They were competitive for years in GS...

Since when? They were competitive for years in GS and HS. Then they were competitive for years in STX. Since when has the Mini always gotten shafted in classing?
01-02-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By v10climber

Yes front suspension stays in. Once the subframe...

Yes front suspension stays in. Once the subframe is all unbolted tilt the rear down a bit and the whole thing should lower then shift back a tiny bit to clear the front bumper stuff. It's not that...
01-02-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By v10climber

Have you tried pushing up on the sunroof to see...

Have you tried pushing up on the sunroof to see if it goes away when you go over bumps? The front sunroof panel on ours is rattling a little bit and I think it's rattling in the sunroof track. It...
01-01-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By v10climber

Your front control arm bushings are probably...

Your front control arm bushings are probably toast. But even after replacing those the car is still going to do it some. As has been mentioned it's torque steer. Wheel will pull as the tires travel...
12-31-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By v10climber

Pretty sure you'll have to take off the strut...

Pretty sure you'll have to take off the strut tower brace to adjust the shocks. You probably won't really need to adjust the shocks all that much so you can just deal with having to unbolt it. Or...
12-31-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By v10climber

Unless you really want a JCW for some reason I'd...

Unless you really want a JCW for some reason I'd say the $2k price difference to get the newer lower mileage car is totally worth it.
12-31-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By v10climber

Plenty of room especially if you're on stock...

Plenty of room especially if you're on stock suspension. The change to speedometer reading will be minimal and probably not even noticed. Download a phone app and check your speedo against GPS. It's...
12-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By v10climber

It will drop right out with a little wiggling to...

It will drop right out with a little wiggling to get the front part of the subframe past the bumper and other bits up there.
Forum: JCW Garage
12-19-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By v10climber

To put it succinctly... yes these cars have...

To put it succinctly... yes these cars have common cooling system failures. Both the thermostat and water pump are common failure points. One of them is probably leaking. It's unlikely that you have...
12-19-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By v10climber

I wouldn't pay extra for a low mileage one. It'll...

I wouldn't pay extra for a low mileage one. It'll have all the same problems a higher mileage one will have and the interiors on these cars seems to hold up reasonably well. I'd spend less and get...
12-19-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By v10climber

Wilcox seems to be enjoying SMF :wink: If it...

Wilcox seems to be enjoying SMF :wink:

If it were my car and it wasn't a JCW (with the big brakes) I'd be on a 15x9 up front with the 245 Rival S and 15x8 with 225s out back and deal with the...
12-18-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By v10climber

I think a 45 offset would be too high and you'll...

I think a 45 offset would be too high and you'll contact the strut with a 9" wide wheel up front or the trailing arm out back. What's the offset of your 17x8?

Even if you did get a 17x9 to fit...
12-18-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By v10climber

Toss the odd sized tire on the rear since your...

Toss the odd sized tire on the rear since your drive/steering wheels are up front. If the traction control complains about the wheel speed differences turn it off. Car may handle a bit odd but should...
12-17-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By v10climber

Almost guaranteed it's an open diff. The JCW has...

Almost guaranteed it's an open diff. The JCW has an e-diff which is really just the ABS computer grabbing the brakes on the spinning wheel. You could option the earlier gen2 cars with a factory...
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