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07-09-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By gumbedamit

Full coverage in Atlanta $900 annually (State...

Full coverage in Atlanta $900 annually (State Farm) Clean Record
07-05-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By gumbedamit

+1. That's the first thing I taught my son when...

+1. That's the first thing I taught my son when he was leaning to drive a stick. Imagine driving a stick in San Francisco....
07-02-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By gumbedamit

You say you are not losing any fluids, when these...

You say you are not losing any fluids, when these cars overheat you hear gurgling and grumbling coming from under the hood. Since the R50 does not have a pressurized recovery tank, coolant usually...
07-02-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By gumbedamit

If your fan is operating in two modes,(High/Low...

If your fan is operating in two modes,(High/Low Speed) I don't think that;s the problem. I had an R50 that overheated. I changed the thermostat and housing and put new fluid in. These cars are VERY...
07-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By gumbedamit

Before you jump and buy a PS Pump. Make sure your...

Before you jump and buy a PS Pump. Make sure your battery and alternator are working properly. There is also a cooling FAN for your PS Pump that needs to be checked, if it's not working your pump...
06-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By gumbedamit

Did you replace the thermostat housing and gasket?

Did you replace the thermostat housing and gasket?
06-28-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 Car Misfireing
Views: 729
Posted By gumbedamit

You putting the OEM coil back on should give you...

You putting the OEM coil back on should give you a clue. Sometimes all those After Market bolt-on's make things worse.I would go back to the stock CAI and see what;s what. All those bolt-ons you have...
06-28-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By gumbedamit

If you have a 2010, more than likely it's an R56....

If you have a 2010, more than likely it's an R56. You will need more information to post in 2nd Gen forum. You say your engine light is on, you will need the codes before anyone will be able to help...
06-28-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By gumbedamit

+1

+1
06-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
R50/53 - R50/53 Intermittent no start
Views: 478
Posted By gumbedamit

You are PARTING OUT your car because you can't...

You are PARTING OUT your car because you can't figure why the car doesn't start all the time?
06-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By gumbedamit

The one on Sunrise Highway. was just over there a...

The one on Sunrise Highway. was just over there a few weeks ago in Freeport . $150, I guess that's a NY Special........
06-27-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By gumbedamit

You need a scanner that can test the individual...

You need a scanner that can test the individual components. Example: I have the Climate Control AC like yours. My fan stopped working, so I used my Schawben scan tool to determine there was no...
06-26-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,459
Posted By gumbedamit

More than likely, you saw a video pertaining to...

More than likely, you saw a video pertaining to changing the Super Charger pulley, that's when you need to raise the engine..

https://youtu.be/W2JwFUuzA_0
06-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,459
Posted By gumbedamit

You don't need to lift the engine, or put the car...

You don't need to lift the engine, or put the car in Front End Service Mode to change the Serpentine Belt
06-26-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By gumbedamit

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/minicooper/ima...

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/minicooper/images/9/9b/BC1view4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111206000225
06-26-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By gumbedamit

You need a scanning tool that can test components...

You need a scanning tool that can test components like the Schawben scanner and check codes. It's hard to diagnose problems over the net. Did your car get wet, check under the mat for moister, did...
06-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By gumbedamit

Have you tried disconnecting the battery and...

Have you tried disconnecting the battery and letting it sit for awhile?
06-25-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By gumbedamit

Which window did you leave open?

Which window did you leave open?
06-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By gumbedamit

Did you check the BCM module located in the front...

Did you check the BCM module located in the front passenger foot well panel. If you left the window open, that's where I would start. It would also help if you had a scanner like the Schwaben to test...
06-25-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By gumbedamit

My 2001 Ford E-250 is Bone dry at 250K miles. ...

My 2001 Ford E-250 is Bone dry at 250K miles.

Never replaced any seal, O-ring or gasket.
06-24-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,096
Posted By gumbedamit

"gets rid of them when they finally become too...

"gets rid of them when they finally become too expensive to repair." If you are not doing your own wrenching,this may be a car that you get rid of straight away. All the other cars you've listed have...
06-24-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By gumbedamit

Kudos to you driving your Mini on Southern State...

Kudos to you driving your Mini on Southern State with all those potholes... Whenever I get new tires or do suspension work, I spend the $100 and take it to the dealer. They do them all day,...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-21-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By gumbedamit

Have you tried push starting the car?

Have you tried push starting the car?
06-21-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 EML guru’s
Views: 791
Posted By gumbedamit

Inter-cooler boots: ...

Inter-cooler boots:
...
06-21-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
R50/53 - R50/53 EML guru’s
Views: 791
Posted By gumbedamit

I had an EML problem during WOT that bugged me...

I had an EML problem during WOT that bugged me for awhile. I determined the IC Boots were not tightened enough/Fitted correctly causing my EML to come on. Once I took care of that, no more problems.
06-21-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By gumbedamit

Nice! Now did you get this car to match the color...

Nice! Now did you get this car to match the color of your house :)
06-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By gumbedamit

WOW 1.5 years later and you're still trying to...

WOW 1.5 years later and you're still trying to get it to work....
06-20-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,169
Posted By gumbedamit

I thought disconnecting the battery might get the...

I thought disconnecting the battery might get the ECU out of the diagnostic loop, didn't know that you've already done that. There is no voodoo to touching the cables together, it just discharges the...
06-20-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,169
Posted By gumbedamit

In my message, "Listen Carefully" DISCONNECT THE...

In my message, "Listen Carefully" DISCONNECT THE BATTERY", touch the -/+ cables together to dissipate any residual current going to the ECU.
06-20-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,169
Posted By gumbedamit

Did you try disconnecting the battery and...

Did you try disconnecting the battery and touching the -/+ terminals together?
06-18-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By gumbedamit

It will last. I did mine with the White finish...

It will last. I did mine with the White finish and after 40K miles, still looks good.
06-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By gumbedamit

Great Looking car, is there anything wrong with...

Great Looking car, is there anything wrong with it?
06-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By gumbedamit

My Borla Sport Exhaust has the barb tips, fit was...

My Borla Sport Exhaust has the barb tips, fit was great no problems with installation, sounds great....
06-13-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By gumbedamit

If its the SC pulley, you should be able to take...

If its the SC pulley, you should be able to take the belt off and loosen the pulley and mount it correctly.
06-13-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By gumbedamit

Isn't the new pulley attached with threaded bolts...

Isn't the new pulley attached with threaded bolts and not pressed on, would it not be just a matter of loosening the bolts and seating the pulley correctly? I guess I should ask, which pulley are you...
06-13-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By gumbedamit

If the car is cold and you turn on the AC, only...

If the car is cold and you turn on the AC, only the low speed fan should come on. When the high speed fan kicks in, you're hear the difference.
Yes, it's very important not to have the system filled...
06-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
R50/53 - R50/53 Steering column "clunk"
Views: 1,260
Posted By gumbedamit

Inner Ball Joint

Inner Ball Joint
06-11-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By gumbedamit

If my temp gauge is higher than normal and I...

If my temp gauge is higher than normal and I smell coolant, I'm going to trust that my car is about to overheat. The gauge doesn't need to be precise, just needs to indicate there is a problem. You...
06-11-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 oil leak?
Views: 2,198
Posted By gumbedamit

Not saying that everyone has leaks, stating that...

Not saying that everyone has leaks, stating that these cars are Notorious for their leaks. Just like the PS pumps on these cars are problematic, I've not had this problem, but it still exists. As...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
06-10-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By gumbedamit

There's a big Caffeine and Octane every first...

There's a big Caffeine and Octane every first Sunday here in Atlanta, I'm also disappointed there are so few Mini's represented here out of the 1000's of cars. Just one or two classics. Maybe they...
06-10-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 oil leak?
Views: 2,198
Posted By gumbedamit

Good thing about being here, Everyone is entitled...

Good thing about being here, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion; However, These cars are NOTORIOUS for leaking, count yourself lucky if you've not experienced this problem.... thus the reason...
06-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 oil leak?
Views: 2,198
Posted By gumbedamit

Oil Cooler gaskets Oil Filter gasket Dip...

Oil Cooler gaskets
Oil Filter gasket
Dip Stick O-ring
Timing Chain Guide O-rings
Front Main Seal

Yeah, these cars leak like they have Swiss cheese for gaskets. May the Force be with you....
06-04-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,805
Posted By gumbedamit

That's good news... Just so you know, a regular...

That's good news... Just so you know, a regular 36mm socket will not work, you need the shallow socket that several members have posted.
06-03-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
R50/53 - R50/53 Oil filter wrenches
Views: 1,225
Posted By gumbedamit

I originally tried it with a 36mm and wobble...

I originally tried it with a 36mm and wobble extension, still was harder than it needed to be. I just ordered the specialty socket, easy peasy... .:)
06-03-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,805
Posted By gumbedamit

I would change the oil/filter and see if the...

I would change the oil/filter and see if the ticking goes away, sure you're not hearing the Fuel Injectors ticking. FYI: The Keys charge while in the ignition. Nice looking car :)
06-03-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
R50/53 - R50/53 Oil filter wrenches
Views: 1,225
Posted By gumbedamit

This is the one I use: ...

This is the one I use:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0096W6GHY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
06-03-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By gumbedamit

No need to lubricate, just make sure you have it...

No need to lubricate, just make sure you have it in the right hole.... : lol (couldn't resist...;) )
06-02-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 New R53, has some issues...
Views: 2,677
Posted By gumbedamit

If it looks all intact, how do you explain the...

If it looks all intact, how do you explain the piece of guide you pulled out.. I'm the second owner of Scarlet, the PO took meticulous care of her, she was only serviced at the dealer; as such, there...
06-01-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 New R53, has some issues...
Views: 2,677
Posted By gumbedamit

Chances are, the rest of that chain guide is in...

Chances are, the rest of that chain guide is in your oil pan.
06-01-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By gumbedamit

Are you throwing any codes, engine light on?

Are you throwing any codes, engine light on?
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