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11-20-2017, 07:38 AM
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Save Money By DIY

This weekend I did an oil change, a cabin filter change and replaced (2) lightbulbs. One of them was for the rear License Plate and the other was for the Driver-Side Fog Lamp in the bumper on a 2010...
10-05-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 43,463
Posted By 4Quarts

R56 Battery Replacement

First, I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread. The information I have read here is worth way more than any advice anyone can get from the Dealership!!!

I have a 2010 R56...
12-28-2015, 11:11 AM
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Time to Replace the Mass Air Sensor

Replaced the Mass Air Sensor on my non-S R56. The idle was a bit unstable and the throttle response was causing severe hesitation especially when loading the engine in a higher gear. I found a Bosh...
04-10-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By 4Quarts

Spark Plugs and VANOS

This week my 2010 R56 spent the night at the dealership. The idle was unstable and I noticed a lack of overall performance. Fuel economy was off a bit but, not significant. The problem ended up...
04-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,670
Posted By 4Quarts

Rear Hatch Release

The rear hatch button does not work on my R56 and I need to use the Key Fob to release the rear hatch. The dealer has quoted $241 to replace the rear hatch button. For me, this is well worth the...
03-09-2015, 06:35 AM
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Views: 2,512,978
Posted By 4Quarts

Changed the oil, filter and cleaned the K&N Air...

Changed the oil, filter and cleaned the K&N Air Filter this weekend. My neighbor came over to see what I was up to (he always stops bye when I'm in the garage). He asked if I needed any help. I...
07-10-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,668
Posted By 4Quarts

100000 Miles and Counting

Made the 100,000 mile mark on July 9 at 6:19pm. This milestone was unceremoniously accomplished in Orange County on the 22Fwy at Haster. Averaging 25K per year, some of the miles in between...
06-30-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By 4Quarts

Oil Change- A Great Way to Spend a Sunday Afternoon

:thumbsup:Oil Change this weekend for the R56. I do oil changes every 6K miles regardless of what the OBC indicates. Perhaps other Mini Maniacs knew this but I discovered a trick. Before I drain...
06-08-2014, 01:11 PM
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Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

My take on the Waves from Non-Mini Motorers' is;...

My take on the Waves from Non-Mini Motorers' is; I suspect some of the people own a Mini and are driving / riding something else. From time-to-time I myself have waved to a fellow Mini only to then...
05-28-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,434
Posted By 4Quarts

Show of hands here, be honest, how many of us did...

Show of hands here, be honest, how many of us did not realize at first this concept is projected to be an all electric drivetrain. I suspect similar to the BMW i3. I was so caught up in the looks...
02-25-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,668
Posted By 4Quarts

So Close

This is a great thread I look forward to posting when my 2010 R56 reaches that magic moment, on the original clutch.

Good Luck to All.:thumbsup:
09-21-2013, 04:26 PM
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Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

I am encouraged by the number of you Motor Heads...

I am encouraged by the number of you Motor Heads out there who wave at fellow Mini maniacs. In my wonderings' I wave to as Mini Drivers' I see. Nothing exaggerated just, a simple quarter wave. The...
05-20-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Melangell - I think you bring up a very good...

Melangell - I think you bring up a very good point about the growth of the community and how some believe the Mini has become a commodity. You may be on to something comparing Mini to Apple, I never...
05-20-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By 4Quarts

To Wave or Not To Wave

Remember, it's a numbers game, the more often you wave the more likely you will get a return. Good motoring is infectious and you may never know when you unexpectedly turn somebody's day around with...
03-05-2013, 04:35 PM
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Views: 2,512,978
Posted By 4Quarts

This weekend I painted the calipers on my 2010...

This weekend I painted the calipers on my 2010 Chili Red HT (see attachment). The entire project took nearly 3 hours. I used two sets of Jack Stands so all four wheels can be removed at one time...
09-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,100
Posted By 4Quarts

iPhone App

Great to see the mobile app is ready! I installed it on my i4S and it works well. Thanks for the continued support and development of these products!

Happy Motoring!:thumbsup:
09-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

They say; Home Is Where the Heart Is, if this...

They say; Home Is Where the Heart Is, if this is true then, inside the heart of every Mini Owner revs the Motoring Spirit yerning to get out. It should not be unususal to wave at a passing Mini's...
09-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Jacquesew, Twisty roads may not make it possible...

Jacquesew, Twisty roads may not make it possible for you to wave however, I am a firm believer flashing the headlights once or twice is an acceptable alternative!

Happy and safe Motoring!
09-05-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Any wave is a good wave so, save the wave! Such...

Any wave is a good wave so, save the wave! Such words of wisdom before the morning coffee. (lol)

Happy Motoring!
Forum: 1st Gear
09-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By 4Quarts

As i Motored

As I motoered through the weekend, I had a 50/50 response from others'. Mostly because we passed each other and things were going by quickly as it normally does in a Mini. With that being said, I...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By 4Quarts

A Big Wave To All

As we start motoring through the Labor Day Weekend, I would like to extend a Big Wave to all and especially to the Newbies of NAM. I hope there are many still among you who believe as I do, giving a...
08-31-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Laugh all you want Mickey1928. In my opinion, it...

Laugh all you want Mickey1928. In my opinion, it does not cost anything to acknowledge a fellow motorer.
:lol:

No harm, no faul!!! BTW, Thanks to the chica in the Chili Red mini last Friday...
08-31-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Remember - Your results may vary for as many...

Remember - Your results may vary for as many reasons as there are Mini Motorers' out there. I gave two waves this morning with no replies. I am certain they saw me but, alas, they blew by me making...
08-31-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

Waving for Better Health

I like the reaction this thread is getting because it reaffirms the original question should we wave. I don't take it personally if I do not get a return wave mainly because I assume other Mini...
08-29-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

In reading portions of this thread, several...

In reading portions of this thread, several things jump out. One, some drivers' don't wave back. Perhaps, it's because they are unaware of the unwritten code or, if they are women they may not want...
08-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,549
Posted By 4Quarts

A Big Wave to All

I hope waving to other Mini drivers' does not disappear! In my opinion, it's all part of the motoring process. I acknowledge other Mini-Minded Motorers when ever possible and have never received...
08-29-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By 4Quarts

Going Big - Explained

In a recent post I stated the 205/60R-15s I installed is a "3x increase" over the OEM 175s. This is not to say the new tires are 3 times larger than the originals but, simply to cite the difference...
08-28-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By 4Quarts

Go Big!!!

When it came time to put new shoes on my 2010 R56 Hardtop, I replaced the OEM 175-15s with Yokohama AVID Envigor 205/60R-15. The advantage was more surface contact due to the 3x size increase. The...
08-28-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By 4Quarts

Go Big!!!

When it came time to put new shoes on my 2010 R56 Hardtop, I replaced the OEM 175-15s with Yokohama AVID Envigor 205/60R-15. The advantage was more surface contact due to the 3x size increase. The...
07-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By 4Quarts

Haunted Mini

I believe the ignition modules transmit a radio frequency to lock/unlock the vehicle. if you press and hold the unlock button the car will unlock, dome light will go on and the windows will roll...
03-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20,438
Views: 2,512,978
Posted By 4Quarts

New Shoes

When it came time to replace the OEM tires on my R56 Hardtop, I was looking for good value along with improved handling. I ended up going three (3) tire sizes larger to 205/60-15 from Yokohama...
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