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11-09-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 224
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Posted By firehawk618

But I did tell you this in our pm's. :wink:

But I did tell you this in our pm's. :wink:
11-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 144,436
Posted By firehawk618

Everything you need is in this thread. If...

Everything you need is in this thread.

If you do not understand DO NOT DO IT!

Trust me.
06-09-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,650
Posted By firehawk618

Anyone else have their windows squeak when...

Anyone else have their windows squeak when rolling down after tint?

Any ideas on how to stop that? Never did it before tint.
06-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 144,436
Posted By firehawk618

Won't work. .05 cent resistor in a $1.00...

Won't work.

.05 cent resistor in a $1.00 housing / connector.
06-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By firehawk618

What about the positive cable that severs itself...

What about the positive cable that severs itself upon airbag's being deployed.

Did you check / replace that?

It's right at the battery post, hard to miss.

I know the big positive cable will...
06-09-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
R50/53 - R50/53 Yet another key question.
Views: 1,636
Posted By firehawk618

Not if you have your car set to auto lock after x...

Not if you have your car set to auto lock after x minutes of being unlocked.

Or, lock the car with the remote, press the 3rd button "trunk" and open the hatch, set your key down, close the hatch. ...
06-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Drivetrain Pulley problems!
Views: 2,893
Posted By firehawk618

Sounds like you have a major leak at your...

Sounds like you have a major leak at your intercooler hoses or somewhere post throttle body.

That would explain the LOUD supercharger noise, and the erratic idle.
06-08-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,167
Posted By firehawk618

Just to add to this thread. 05MCS, 192k...

Just to add to this thread.

05MCS, 192k miles, 15% pulley, CAI, one ball.

2k mine hits ~10psi and stays there steady, then near the redline it climbs to 14psi.
06-08-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,580
Posted By firehawk618

I understand what everyone is saying about the...

I understand what everyone is saying about the sprintbooster but here's my question.

How in the world could the SB eliminate all the throttle lag we have? It isn't changing the throttle map built...
06-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By firehawk618

LOL OP was just trying to make a point. ...

LOL OP was just trying to make a point.

There are LOTS of idiots who tighten the filter housing and drain plug as tight as they can, by hand or air.
06-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
R50/53 - R50/53 Yet another key question.
Views: 1,636
Posted By firehawk618

Opened hatch and left key in there is the only...

Opened hatch and left key in there is the only way I know of.
06-04-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Interior/Exterior Fog Light?
Views: 1,076
Posted By firehawk618

It definitely needs to have a harness retrofitted...

It definitely needs to have a harness retrofitted and the quotes you got from the dealer aren't out of line.

I just retrofitted mine 90% and I had to run every single wire myself, add pins to the...
06-04-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
R50/53 - R50/53 Sold My MINI! later on NAM
Views: 2,156
Posted By firehawk618

Congrats on the new car! Dealer will only...

Congrats on the new car!

Dealer will only give you auction price for the car. Period. No if's, and's or but's.

If anyone's offered more than the wholesale dealer only auction price, then it's...
06-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 buying a high milage mcsa??
Views: 696
Posted By firehawk618

2005 MCS, manual trans, 192k and going strong...

2005 MCS, manual trans, 192k and going strong here. Engine / transmission have never been opened up.

Got mine much cheaper than 10k though.
06-04-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,105
Posted By firehawk618

IMO the "constant" mpg readings are meaningless...

IMO the "constant" mpg readings are meaningless in this thread. It's quite easy to get it to read whatever you want.

OP was looking for average mpg, not instant mpg's.

05 MCS, 15%, manual...
06-04-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,759
Posted By firehawk618

I'd think you could source a whole used trans and...

I'd think you could source a whole used trans and use it or find a used trans that's cracked because of a wreck and get it even cheaper.
06-04-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By firehawk618

I'd go with the moving part "ignition switch" as...

I'd go with the moving part "ignition switch" as a starting point.
06-04-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,459
Posted By firehawk618

Must have been some pretty bad drivers, the new...

Must have been some pretty bad drivers, the new GT's are quick.
06-03-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By firehawk618

If your windshield was done recently i'd insist...

If your windshield was done recently i'd insist they replace them.

I have seen sooo many of these cars with those pieces missing because of an unexperienced windshield installer breaking them.
...
06-03-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Interior/Exterior mfsw upgrade
Views: 1,219
Posted By firehawk618

Thanks and i'll get you some photos as mentioned...

Thanks and i'll get you some photos as mentioned in our pm's.
06-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Interior/Exterior mfsw upgrade
Views: 1,219
Posted By firehawk618

If you want a complete 06 MFSW "MINUS" airbag I...

If you want a complete 06 MFSW "MINUS" airbag I have one I can sell.
Forum: Electrical
06-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,569
Posted By firehawk618

Yup, do what's said above. If you still have...

Yup, do what's said above.

If you still have the problem let me know via pm or post here and i'll pull up your schematic and tell you where all that circuit goes.
06-03-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By firehawk618

Most for <$200 wont' tell you code history unless...

Most for <$200 wont' tell you code history unless it's related to the engine computer.
06-03-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 615
R50/53 - R50/53 MY BUILD UP, continued...
Views: 84,909
Posted By firehawk618

Very very nice detailed build! Thank you. ...

Very very nice detailed build! Thank you.

Imagine when you get itchy for a bumpstick and head. :):grin:
06-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By firehawk618

Since it seems that pretty much all the modules...

Since it seems that pretty much all the modules in our cars are tied together via vin, I think the real fix is to have your existing EWS re-flashed to manual trans spec "if possible" or buy a new EWS...
06-02-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By firehawk618

This is purely my experience of cars talking, not...

This is purely my experience of cars talking, not experience in the swap you're doing.

You'll need to have your DME re-flashed to auto trans, as well as maybe the BCM and Kombi.

Another issue...
06-02-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By firehawk618

Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code...

Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. Pull trouble code history. ...
06-02-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Interior/Exterior mfsw upgrade
Views: 1,219
Posted By firehawk618

You'll go broke buying all the individual parts,...

You'll go broke buying all the individual parts, covers and harness.

Buy a complete used wheel.

I scored a complete column with wheel, switches, tach, key and lock etc for $65 shipped!
Forum: Electrical
06-02-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,755
Posted By firehawk618

Multifunction steeringwheel retrofit? NOT plug and play 2005 MCS

I wanted cruise control in a bad way, and hate aftermarket systems so I decided i'm going to retrofit a MFSW myself.

After tons of reading and researching I came to the conclusion that all those...
06-02-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,429
Posted By firehawk618

Peake code thing doesn't do SRS either fyi. ...

Peake code thing doesn't do SRS either fyi.

Invest some time and $$$ in ncs and other diagnostic software that can be found online.
06-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
R50/53 - R50/53 Yet another key question.
Views: 1,636
Posted By firehawk618

You, your dealer, your local mechanic, your...

You, your dealer, your local mechanic, your neighbor, no-one can re-program a key to work in your car.

As stated earlier, there are 10 valid key "codes" that will work your car, once you've used...
05-31-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 144,436
Posted By firehawk618

NCS and some mods to the code.

NCS and some mods to the code.
05-31-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By firehawk618

Yup, 2005 MCS! LONG list of stuff I have...

Yup, 2005 MCS!

LONG list of stuff I have changed with NCS.

Car chimes when in reverse, disabled one touch down of windows, enabled one touch up of windows, added trip2 to tripcomputer,...
05-30-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By firehawk618

Did it myself with NCS

Did it myself with NCS
05-29-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,404
Posted By firehawk618

Here's what it looks like, it seems that pictures...

Here's what it looks like, it seems that pictures of this item is almost impossible to find online, speaking from my personal experience.
...
05-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By firehawk618

Auto up windows and a few more mods....

Today I was able to re-code my BCM to roll all the windows UP with the remote as well as make the hazzard lights do a double flash, which is kinda cool.

Here's a list of changes I made today:

...
05-29-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 144,436
Posted By firehawk618

Passenger seat occupancy sensor SRS light? No more!!!!

As anyone with a build >01/05 mini knows, the passenger seat occupancy sensor fails, is expensive to replace and no matter what anyone tells you a simple resistor will not trick this model.

Today...
05-27-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,404
Posted By firehawk618

I would LOVE to see a picture of the seat sensor....

I would LOVE to see a picture of the seat sensor.

I know that the 3 wires on our 05-06 connector is power, ground and data bus.

The only way I can see to defeat this is to remove the pad /...
05-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By firehawk618

True for any OBDii or newer car, the 20-40 part...

True for any OBDii or newer car, the 20-40 part may vary but the rest is true.
05-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,768
Posted By firehawk618

True.

True.
05-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,089
Posted By firehawk618

Um, AFAIK you CANNOT vent to atmosphere in our...

Um, AFAIK you CANNOT vent to atmosphere in our cars because the throttle body is before the supercharger SO if you vent to atmosphere then you'll also suck in air and the car will rev out of control....
05-27-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,094
Posted By firehawk618

Well crap then, it fits any make / model car as...

Well crap then, it fits any make / model car as long as it has a R53 swap. :lol:
Forum: Electrical
05-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 632
Sticky Electrical NCSExpert DIY(do it yourself)
Views: 193,862
Posted By firehawk618

Access requested and I will NOT modify it, if I...

Access requested and I will NOT modify it, if I find stuff that works i'll pm you.
My email name matches my user name here.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Electrical
05-25-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Electrical Air Bag Seat Switch
Views: 5,359
Posted By firehawk618

Put that 2.2ohm resistor in and watch your car do...

Put that 2.2ohm resistor in and watch your car do some crazy stuff.

2005+ seat occupancy sensor CANNOT be tricked with a resistor in the plug.

Try it and see.
05-25-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,009
Posted By firehawk618

Usually if the problem is gone the car will clear...

Usually if the problem is gone the car will clear the SRS light after xxx number of good self-check's it does every time you start the car.

I had no SRS light until I removed the passenger seat...
05-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By firehawk618

Never never NEVER use the bellhousing bolts to...

Never never NEVER use the bellhousing bolts to "suck" the tranny in when doing a clutch. If it doesn't slide upto the engine block by wiggling and jiggling then it's not lined up right. Period.
...
05-25-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,301
Posted By firehawk618

Now you COULD dismantle and swap the overlay's...

Now you COULD dismantle and swap the overlay's BUT your led color will be wrong on some indicators. If you are handy with surfacemount led's then I suppose you could swap the right color led's in.
05-25-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,301
Posted By firehawk618

Your module IS your nav screen unit. To the...

Your module IS your nav screen unit.

To the person talking about the wrong lights flashing in the correct position.


There's nothing you can do about this. That command and info is coded to...
05-25-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,139
Posted By firehawk618

You my friend are absolutely correct. I'm going...

You my friend are absolutely correct. I'm going to tear into my car "05" to see what I can do to work around this.

I know for sure i'll end up dismantling the seat pad, removing whatever...
Forum: How to
05-25-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 51,714
Posted By firehawk618

Exactly how I did mine, swing condenser out of...

Exactly how I did mine, swing condenser out of the way.

I don't know why anyone would bother with putting the front support in "serivce mode" when a couple more hoses and draining the coolant...
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