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11-09-2012, 08:10 PM
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Posted By fishbone

This is normal behavior. It is part of the...

This is normal behavior. It is part of the automatic's shift logic. If you pay close attention, you will notice it tries to hold revs around 2200 rpm and never under. This was done with the idea of...
11-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,781
Posted By fishbone

My gaskets were also the "diesel only" ones and...

My gaskets were also the "diesel only" ones and they were identical in terms of fit to the ones from factory. The only dispute here was over the material it is made. There were concerns it may dry...
10-22-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

NASIOC is reason enough to get rid of a Subaru...

NASIOC is reason enough to get rid of a Subaru and burn any memory of that place with fire and send it to hell for all eternity where it belongs.
10-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,781
Posted By fishbone

Interesting. Is that what the BMW dealership...

Interesting. Is that what the BMW dealership said, of an official BMW response?
09-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

That's an enormous amount to pour out. Are you...

That's an enormous amount to pour out.
Are you sure you did NOT take the stand pipe out when measuring fluid level?
08-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By fishbone

Forgot to update this. The MINI sold about 3...

Forgot to update this. The MINI sold about 3 weeks ago. Very very sad to see it go. I am sure we will be back in one in a few years.
06-04-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By fishbone

I hear ya buddy but we have a kid on the way and...

I hear ya buddy but we have a kid on the way and our next Mini will be a base most likely
Unless it will be mine instead of the wife's ;)
06-03-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By fishbone

Selling our 2006 Cooper S

I hope you guys don't mind, wanted to give a heads up here for whoever is interested, I will be posting in the classified section as well.

This is a must see Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green!...
06-02-2012, 07:06 AM
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Views: 65,179
Posted By fishbone

4.5K sounds very excessive to me and not safe. ...

4.5K sounds very excessive to me and not safe.
Basically launching the car is done by holding the brake pedal and squeezing the gas pedal to get the revs up. The revs will climb up to whatever the...
05-24-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Somebody raised a good point with me via PM. ...

Somebody raised a good point with me via PM.
Step 5 (Put the stand pipe back in and screw the drain plug)
contradicts with Step 6 (On step 6, you say "Don’t put the drain plug back in)
Which is a...
05-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Can you guys suggest a better place/way to post...

Can you guys suggest a better place/way to post it so it's always visible?
I'm attaching the DIY here.
04-28-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 80,887
Posted By fishbone

Clutchless has provided the guide for the 2007+ ...

Clutchless has provided the guide for the 2007+
Here is the PDF for both 2002-2006 and 2007+
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Clutchless has provided the guide for the 2007+ ...

Clutchless has provided the guide for the 2007+
Updated. Enjoy!
04-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

I cannot explain the issues you had. My car was...

I cannot explain the issues you had. My car was NOT running when I took the drain plug out. When I did mine, the car was not running but then again I drove it the night before and did the check in...
04-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Interior/Exterior Rain Gutter Roof Trim
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Posted By fishbone

I said f-it, bit the bullet and ordered the part...

I said f-it, bit the bullet and ordered the part from Mini.
04-18-2012, 05:37 PM
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Interior/Exterior Rain Gutter Roof Trim
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Posted By fishbone

For future reference, www.car-part.com is a great...

For future reference, www.car-part.com is a great site to locate salvage cars/parts
04-15-2012, 07:33 PM
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Interior/Exterior Rain Gutter Roof Trim
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Posted By fishbone

Timely post, I just lost that same piece and...

Timely post, I just lost that same piece and noticed the other side is hanging by a thread thanks to a dealer who when replacing the windshield was not gentle in removing these. They won't fess up,...
04-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

^ Same thing with the Mini. Some people hate on...

^ Same thing with the Mini. Some people hate on it, it's all about the emotional response that a certain car triggers. There is nothing to understand about it besides the fact that said people suffer...
04-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

As a Subaru owner I must object :lol: FWD is...

As a Subaru owner I must object :lol:
FWD is the worst for a performance car BUT Mini is just about THE best FWD platform there is and the times I wished it was RWD were very few and far between.
03-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

You should ask him how Pontiac is doing these...

You should ask him how Pontiac is doing these days as a brand, considering the great, non-basic, non-entry level cars they are making.
Oh wait!
03-29-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

Short of issues like flipping over, when it comes...

Short of issues like flipping over, when it comes to hitting hard objects or being hit by other cars, unfortunately for us that mantra holds true. While it's true that the Mini is safe from the...
03-25-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

There was a coworker getting her car jump started...

There was a coworker getting her car jump started in the parking lot at work and I happened to be parked next to her. So I'm walking up to the Mini and I go "hey, I can jump start this thing with...
03-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

I've made some significant changes to the DIY. If...

I've made some significant changes to the DIY. If you've saved a copy, get the new one.
Is there ONE place where I should be posting this, or should I open a separate thread into all the...
03-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Good to know. I'll add that in

Good to know. I'll add that in
03-20-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Can someone help me out with the R's? I'm...

Can someone help me out with the R's?
I'm ashamed to admit I only know the 2007+ is the R56
What about the 2007+ base Mini, Clubman /S and Countryman /S?

RealOEM.com and a parts guy are coming...
03-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 65,179
Posted By fishbone

2007+ automatic owners, we need your help! We...

2007+ automatic owners, we need your help!
We want to put together a DIY on how to change the transmission fluid. The 2002-2006 owners have this nailed down.

No, there is NO such thing as...
03-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

I've compiled my DIY along with other helpful...

I've compiled my DIY along with other helpful posts from this thread into a single PDF document for easier distribution.
Any feedback is welcome.

I would like to include the R56 if possible....
03-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Nothing against Peak, but "budget" and "ATF"...

Nothing against Peak, but "budget" and "ATF" shouldn't be in the same sentence as far as this tranny is concerned. Since the fluid change is so involved and anything BUT straight-forward, it pays in...
03-05-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

I was not aware then of the faulty valve bodies....

I was not aware then of the faulty valve bodies. I was pretty sure the failure cases we have been seeing have been related to worn clutches due to spent fluid. I'll look around some on this forum...
03-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

What gets me is the shipping rates for a freakin'...

What gets me is the shipping rates for a freakin' gasket ring which is all we should need. It comes up to 10 bucks. More than a quart of high quality ATF.

I think we need a group buy. One of us...
03-02-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

By the way the procedure quoted above is outlined...

By the way the procedure quoted above is outlined in the service manual, but it is much easier for them and somewhat different because:
a) they have access to the ECU/TCU and can get a reading of...
03-02-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

The state of the ATF should be taken into account...

The state of the ATF should be taken into account before swapping valve bodies. I fear they are not the culprit but it also largely depends on symptoms. If the gears slip, that means the clutches are...
02-22-2012, 04:50 PM
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Views: 150,670
Posted By fishbone

I'm sorry, what? I just looked up a 2007 Mini S...

I'm sorry, what?
I just looked up a 2007 Mini S convertible and it shows it is turbocharged....
02-19-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

My shifts felt slammy, especially 1-2-3. On my...

My shifts felt slammy, especially 1-2-3. On my first drain/fill using Amsoil I noticed a dramatic improvement. The first 3 gears engaged butter-smooth. Second drain/fill a few days later some of the...
02-17-2012, 05:15 PM
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Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Dark brown with a tinge of red is pretty much...

Dark brown with a tinge of red is pretty much what mine looked like at 65k or so miles when it was drained for the first time. You should do 3 drain/fills to get the most out of the old stuff out....
02-16-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 37,787
Posted By fishbone

Nice, another fellow from Lincoln! Details on the...

Nice, another fellow from Lincoln! Details on the mini? Color, year, model? What area do you usually drive?
02-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Just make sure you're not too brutal...

Just make sure you're not too brutal twisting/jamming the funnel in the fill hole. First time I did it, mine got chewed up but I was lucky enough no plastic pieces actually broke off. You do NOT want...
02-05-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 65,179
Posted By fishbone

^+1 Forget OEM, go aftermarket for better gains...

^+1
Forget OEM, go aftermarket for better gains ;)
02-05-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

How many miles are on your transmission? What ATF...

How many miles are on your transmission? What ATF have you used prior to Royal Purple? I remember reading somebody using Amsoil and reported the transmission shifting funny.
It should only take a...
02-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Because the Exxon Mobil rep said the following ...

Because the Exxon Mobil rep said the following
Even if it did go through a formulation change, I don't see what would deem it incompatible when a) it covers such a wide range of ATF specs and b)...
02-04-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 65,179
Posted By fishbone

Slammy shifts are normal on 1st-2nd gear. After...

Slammy shifts are normal on 1st-2nd gear. After that it should be pretty smooth and seamless, with no slamming, funky shifting or slipping whatsoever, but with occasional slamming if you're off...
02-04-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,781
Posted By fishbone

Well, so far so good for me, no leaks since June...

Well, so far so good for me, no leaks since June 2011
02-04-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Regarding Mobil 1 "not meeting" the 3309 spec...

Regarding Mobil 1 "not meeting" the 3309 spec "anymore", see this thread
http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18521

I wholeheartedly agree. Even if they don't say 3309 on the bottle...
01-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

If you are using a high quality synthetic ATF,...

If you are using a high quality synthetic ATF, doing drains that often is likely excessive. The M1 fluid I used said its good to go for 50K miles under severe driving conditions so you can bet I am...
01-08-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Why is it that all the online places that sell...

Why is it that all the online places that sell the crush washer for the drain plug charge under $2 for it but want like $5 or $10 for shipping. SO frustrating. I still want to replace mine for good...
01-08-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

paulnmoore, remember that the TCU (transmission...

paulnmoore, remember that the TCU (transmission control module) is a learning entity. It learns your driving habits and alters shifting based on, well, how the transmission actually shifts...
Forum: How to
12-26-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 105,384
Posted By fishbone

The ECU is in the way. Unbolt the airbox and...

The ECU is in the way. Unbolt the airbox and swing it out of the way like I did.
No coolant will drain other than about half pint because the system is maintained in vacuum, provided you do NOT open...
12-11-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

jared at pelican parts, I feel that your...

jared at pelican parts, I feel that your procedure is overly complicated and should only be performed on a vehicle with either a lot of miles or a transmission behaving badly.
I agree that the...
10-21-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 117,013
Posted By fishbone

Give the transmission some time to re-adapt to...

Give the transmission some time to re-adapt to the new fluid characteristics. Mine was smooth as butter at first, almost too smooth, then it firmed up.
10-19-2011, 04:48 PM
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Interior/Exterior A-pillar top moldings
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Posted By fishbone

I noticed there are drains in these pieces of...

I noticed there are drains in these pieces of molding which direct water in the very area I was concerned water would be leaking. So besides cosmetic issues and keeping water from dripping on your...
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