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11-23-2017, 04:28 AM
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Posted By pw4

...and in the menu, you can change how long they...

...and in the menu, you can change how long they stay on for - I think it's up to a minute in 10 second intervals.
11-23-2017, 04:25 AM
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Posted By pw4

Hold the button for about 1 second and it opens...

Hold the button for about 1 second and it opens fully. So:
- a quick jab just opens it ajar
- a short hold opens it fully
- a long hold only opens it while the button is held.
Takes a bit of...
07-29-2017, 11:42 PM
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F55/F56 sway bar kit
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Posted By pw4

I suggest checking out the installation...

I suggest checking out the installation cost/effort for the front bar too. On the R56, changing the front bar required dropping the front subframe, whereas the rear bar was a simple swap.
03-03-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By pw4

New software changed rev-counter display after airbag controller replaced!?

OK this is weird. I had to have a new airbag control unit dealer-fitted. This changed the display in the tacho. Previous I could see distance, exterior temperature and the trip meter (and was...
03-08-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,671
Posted By pw4

Here's one I took just for this topic. ...

Here's one I took just for this topic.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/MINI_with_other_MINIs_1_of_2_.jpg
02-24-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,671
Posted By pw4

Likewise, an old one that doesn't count. Might...

Likewise, an old one that doesn't count. Might inspire someone?
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/medium/IMG_0080_small.JPG
02-23-2015, 01:21 AM
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Views: 31,671
Posted By pw4

Nice photo and terrible weather! We've gone...

Nice photo and terrible weather!

We've gone almost a week on this topic, including a weekend, so I declare Steam Hogger the winner. :thumbsup:

You turn to choose the topic.

(Now that I think...
02-20-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 31,671
Posted By pw4

It doesn't have to have snow to be winter...

It doesn't have to have snow to be winter...
02-19-2015, 03:48 AM
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Posted By pw4

How about "Winter Nights"?

How about "Winter Nights"?
02-02-2015, 11:54 PM
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Views: 31,671
Posted By pw4

I keep telling him he should paint the rear wiper...

I keep telling him he should paint the rear wiper red too! :lol:
01-30-2015, 10:36 PM
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Posted By pw4

Not my best, but recent (just 2 weeks ago) ...

Not my best, but recent (just 2 weeks ago)


https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10924293_10152964433020211_7867644068842126023_o.jpg
01-24-2015, 03:03 AM
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Posted By pw4

Great idea. Unfortunately, there's not much...

Great idea.

Unfortunately, there's not much fog around here (Melbourne, Australia) in mid-summer, but here are a couple of older photos for inspiration.

For this game, they have to be new or...
12-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,414
Posted By pw4

Within our membership there is a core of...

Within our membership there is a core of motorsport-focussed members. The calendar shows the events for the overall membership, and there's a separate calendar of events the motorsport guys select...
12-14-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By pw4

Drop me an email at [email protected]

Drop me an email at [email protected] and I can forward you the draft motorsport calendar for 2015.
12-12-2014, 08:44 PM
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Views: 5,414
Posted By pw4

It was 2 years ago now :). There are more photos...

It was 2 years ago now :). There are more photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clubmini/collections/72157631917564881/

The Western Australia (state) branch of clubMINI had a 3 day road trip...
08-13-2014, 10:46 PM
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Posted By pw4

I'd like to set mine at 4 if the sunroof's open...

I'd like to set mine at 4 if the sunroof's open and 2 if it isn't. :-) BMW engineers did huge amounts of programming but forgot that one. :lol:
08-12-2014, 10:04 PM
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Posted By pw4

LOL. Just check under the carpet beneath the...

LOL.
Just check under the carpet beneath the front seats is dry. The control unit for DSC, tire pressures, electronic LSD if fitted and who knows what else is situated there. No, I don't know why....
07-05-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By pw4

Thanks for posting - I'll submit some Aussie...

Thanks for posting - I'll submit some Aussie ones. :thumbsup:
06-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By pw4

Thanks for all the suggestions. I did manage to...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I did manage to get just one new album onto the USB stick, and it was by changing the destination folder for the CD ripping in Windows Media Player. Yes, I know that...
05-26-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By pw4

Sounds like a good plan - thanks, I'll give it a...

Sounds like a good plan - thanks, I'll give it a try.
05-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By pw4

How to force MINI to rebuild its USB index?

I have simple 8GB USB stick with a number of albums, all copied from my CDs on a Win8.1 PC. Worked fine in the MINI. Then I added some more albums to the USB stick.

The MINI will read the album...
05-16-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By pw4

R56 etc MINIs have a 2-stage thermostat. ...

R56 etc MINIs have a 2-stage thermostat. Normally the car runs very hot - apparently it's to help make it more efficient. My Cooper S runs around 105C normally. When you drive hard, the second...
12-24-2013, 12:40 AM
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Posted By pw4

Could be. They said "under the driver's seat". ...

Could be. They said "under the driver's seat".
I can't find any independent description of the location. The part is MN34526797326 and RealOEM lists it with a nice picture, but no indication of...
12-23-2013, 04:23 AM
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Posted By pw4

The sensor that controls the stability control,...

The sensor that controls the stability control, tyre pressure monitor and hill-holder - and I think also the electronic diff and the software for reducing torque steer - is located under the right...
11-28-2013, 12:45 AM
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Posted By pw4

it can also happen with a bump in the road. The...

it can also happen with a bump in the road. The entry yo my office has a speed bump just after the boom gate and often stops it closing. I assume it mistakes the bump for someone's head or limb...
11-27-2013, 03:22 AM
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Posted By pw4

Well, yes, that too. :lol:

Well, yes, that too. :lol:
11-26-2013, 12:36 AM
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Posted By pw4

You can turn on the radio by just pressing the...

You can turn on the radio by just pressing the Mode button, at least on the LCI. Can't believe I'm finding new stuff after 6 years!
11-25-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By pw4

good to know about that - thanks! In case the...

good to know about that - thanks! In case the electrical release fails.
11-12-2013, 08:53 PM
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Posted By pw4

R56s have 3 engine maps: standard, sport and...

R56s have 3 engine maps: standard, sport and reverse. The engine map that's used when reverse is engaged has softer throttle response for easier, smoother reversing. Not sure if it has any other...
08-31-2013, 04:48 AM
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Posted By pw4

Alta and Out Motoring have temperature gauges as...

Alta and Out Motoring have temperature gauges as well, that bolt onto the back of the rev counter. I recall there's an option with MINI Connected to show temperature on the central screen. If you...
08-21-2013, 01:00 AM
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Posted By pw4

I have this theory. When a new passenger tries...

I have this theory. When a new passenger tries to open the door for the first time, 80% of men will release the handle and pull it a second time, whereas 80% of women will just keep pulling harder...
08-19-2013, 03:46 AM
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Posted By pw4

The main thing for the MINI windmill is: 2 bars...

The main thing for the MINI windmill is:
2 bars = 10 litres left
1 bar = 50km left (or 30 miles)

So 2 bars is a measurement and 1 bar is a calculation.
1 bar also keeps interrupting the digital...
08-16-2013, 12:27 AM
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Posted By pw4

I can attest that the MINI umbrella doesn't use...

I can attest that the MINI umbrella doesn't use the groove - in fact, it's not easy to even fit in the door pocket. Then again, most MINI accessories seem not to fit in MINIs - I've never worked...
07-31-2013, 02:59 AM
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Views: 701,548
Posted By pw4

Thanks! I'll try that tomorrow - it will be a...

Thanks! I'll try that tomorrow - it will be a great help. I've never come across that in 5 years of owning MINIs!
07-27-2013, 07:56 AM
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Interior/Exterior Show us your rally lights!
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Posted By pw4

Light Bar from VIP Custom Parts in Arizona...

Light Bar from VIP Custom Parts in Arizona http://www.vipcustomparts.com/minicooperparts.htm. Number plate just attached with 2 self-tapping screws into the front bumper plastic (above the A and the...
06-20-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 46,555
Posted By pw4

MINIs must be running some serious pressure in...

MINIs must be running some serious pressure in the cooling system, which of course raises the boiling point. I guess the pressure and heat in the cooling system is nothing compared with that around...
06-01-2013, 05:49 AM
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Views: 701,548
Posted By pw4

Looks like NAM dropped my reply - happens...

Looks like NAM dropped my reply - happens sometimes. If found a link referring to it as New Coding System. The CS are certainly in German and translates to the same initials (as BMW does) so...
05-29-2013, 12:56 AM
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Views: 701,548
Posted By pw4

Thanks for that - a few snippets there that are...

Thanks for that - a few snippets there that are new to me.

"The fog lights are sectioned so they look like they are on all of the time. The top 1/4 is on with the headlights and the larger bottom...
04-26-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By pw4

I'm overseas so can't help. But as the owner of...

I'm overseas so can't help. But as the owner of a BRG MINI like this one, I can tell you they look really good if you can get bright sunlight onto it - eg sun say 30 degrees off to the side of...
04-22-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,255
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Posted By pw4

Part of the Great Alpine Road (foreground AND...

Part of the Great Alpine Road (foreground AND background), from a clubMINI drive last weekend on the amazing roads in the north-east of Victoria, Australia.
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04-22-2013, 07:08 AM
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Posted By pw4

A couple of photos from a clubMINI trip on the...

A couple of photos from a clubMINI trip on the weekend. (Yes, it's fall here in Australia.)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8262/8672299328_1f933ee830_o.jpg
...
04-16-2013, 01:43 AM
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Views: 701,548
Posted By pw4

Almost. It's a 2 stage thermostat, apparently. ...

Almost. It's a 2 stage thermostat, apparently. The second stage which gives the 180 is triggered to open by driving hard, whether in sport mode or not. It's also triggered if you turn the aircon...
04-16-2013, 01:38 AM
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Posted By pw4

Seems not to be a problem. I go through two sets...

Seems not to be a problem. I go through two sets of fronts to each set of rears (although I run negative camber at the front too). The rears seem to wear pretty evenly. I guess they don't have so...
Forum: Suspension
04-03-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By pw4

Anyone using Eibach FRONT sway bar?

My plan for my S was soft standard suspension but strong roll stiffness - trying to keep handling sharp while the suspension is more absorbent on the rougher Australian rural roads. The soft...
04-02-2013, 02:35 AM
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Posted By pw4

I don't think it reaches to the front wheels. ...

I don't think it reaches to the front wheels. I've always used the interior 12V outlet and there must (surely?!) have been a reason I did that?:roll:
04-01-2013, 03:10 AM
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Posted By pw4

... which I've always thought would be more use...

... which I've always thought would be more use if the trunk was big enough to fit something you could power with 12V! :lol:
03-29-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,810
Posted By pw4

BTW the wood grain dash also came with wood-grain...

BTW the wood grain dash also came with wood-grain horizontal pieces on the door pull/armrests. They're really easy to replace - the armrest clips off and there's one screw holding them on. The only...
03-27-2013, 01:22 AM
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Views: 139,505
Posted By pw4

Haven't been here for a few weeks. What fabulous...

Haven't been here for a few weeks. What fabulous shots!!!
03-24-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,404
Posted By pw4

There are only 30 GP2s in all of Australia and we...

There are only 30 GP2s in all of Australia and we had TWO of them on our club drive today.:eek: Along with a Paceman and a much-modded Coupe. How cool is that?! :nod:
...
03-20-2013, 05:16 AM
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Views: 701,548
Posted By pw4

They introduced it to the Cooper S engine with...

They introduced it to the Cooper S engine with the LCI update in late 2010. It emulated the old supercharged JCW.
And not only does it not do it until the engine is warm, I'm pretty sure it doesn't...
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