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Forum: 1st Gear
Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family! Congrats on...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family!
Congrats on your MCS purchase.
Make sure to look in the gen 2 section. You will find a ton of useful info for you Mini there!
Pics?
Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Not trying to hijack this thead, the speedo is...

Not trying to hijack this thead, the speedo is not accurate, unless you have it calibrated! In fact in the 50 to 60 mph area, the speedo is factory set to show faster than it is actually going!
The...
Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By ItsmeWayne

In the front of the engine, there is a crank...

In the front of the engine, there is a crank position sensor that always leaks. It is a cheap o-ring, but hard to replace, as it is behind everything on the front of the engine block. It spreads oil...
Forum: 1st Gear
Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Nancy, If you had two keys, you could have...

Hi Nancy,
If you had two keys, you could have programed a new key to your car. Why it is set up like this, I don't really know, but because of this you will need to have it programmed by a locksmith...
07-18-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Well, it is hard to say, with your thoughts, but...

Well, it is hard to say, with your thoughts, but I will offer a few ideas!
Power loss at higher RPMs can mean the crank pulley (they all go out) is separating and slipping at higher revs, as the...
07-18-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Just remember this: Factory gauges are more of an...

Just remember this: Factory gauges are more of an indicator that something is working, but factory gauges are rarely accurate. The speedo is only close, the tach is only close, the temp gauge is only...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-18-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Just remember this: Factory gauges are more of an...

Just remember this: Factory gauges are more of an indicator that something is working, but factory gauges are rarely accurate. The speedo is only close, the tach is only close, the temp gauge is only...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-17-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Congrats on your...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Congrats on your Clubman. I am sure your daughter will enjoy these little beasts!
Make sure only to use 100% synthetic oil and change the filter every time.
It is...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-17-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! It amuses me to see how...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
It amuses me to see how many folks get one Mini and soon on get one or more to add!
Ya can't beat the fun, that these Mini's add to our busy lives!
Post up some pics!
07-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I have dealt with this same thing in the past,...

I have dealt with this same thing in the past, but don't remember how I fixed it. If it comes to me, I will post it here. Sorry, brain dead old fart!
I do remember, that I had problems with the...
07-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By ItsmeWayne

If the directionals work on one side and not the...

If the directionals work on one side and not the other, but just stay on, it is usually the ground on that side (the one that just stays on) Also, it is possible the flasher has failed, so you will...
07-17-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By ItsmeWayne

This sounds like a grounding issue.

This sounds like a grounding issue.
07-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 47,446
Posted By ItsmeWayne

posted to wrong thread, sorry

posted to wrong thread, sorry
07-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By ItsmeWayne

unplug it and put 12 volts to it, if it works,...

unplug it and put 12 volts to it, if it works, but is not coming on, check and clean the electrical connectors.
07-17-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It because the Nav system is worth nothing, as is...

It because the Nav system is worth nothing, as is the idiot oil light. The chrono pack has temp and a good fuel gauge. The oil, although computer generated, is no different then any but the...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-17-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Brian! ...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Brian!
Congrats on your Mini buy, now show us some pics!
Lots of info in the gen 1 area, to find out about your Mini (R52's in 2007/2008 are actually 2006's in...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-16-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Even though plugs can last that long, when you...

Even though plugs can last that long, when you change them out, you can really notice a difference, even at 50K miles!
I use the 6's and I have a factory JCW 06 R53. No ping, no sputter and no...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-16-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It looks good! The chrono package makes it that...

It looks good! The chrono package makes it that much better!
I don't think I like the RENNtech badge, but that is a personal thing!
You will really have fun with this thing in the twisties!
07-16-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The variable valve timing system is not working...

The variable valve timing system is not working properly. If you go to the gen 2 area and look at common problems, you will gain incite to the answers you need. The vanos solinoids go out and then...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-16-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family! Congrats on...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family!
Congrats on your new to you Mini!
An 05 R53 is a great car and a kick to drive!
The chrono package is rarer and a must for me! The oil will drop to 5 on idle,...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-15-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family! There is tons...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family!
There is tons of info in the gen 2 area, for you to read up on your model!
Sow us some pics!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-15-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Very clean R50! It looks...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Very clean R50! It looks like it is well cared for!
Keys are not cheap!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Congrats on your Mini...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Congrats on your Mini purchase!
Where's the pics?
Forum: 1st Gear
07-15-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! Congrats on your Mini! ...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
Congrats on your Mini!
Looks great!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-14-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM, claymaloy! Nice looking...

Hi and welcome to NAM, claymaloy!
Nice looking MCS!
It looks like it is sitting high in the back! That is not going to help in cornering. I can not figure why someone would do that intentionally!...
07-14-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It was fun to review this flick! I can tell they...

It was fun to review this flick! I can tell they were all having fun and I see that as the important take of the clip!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-13-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to NAM! It is a good place to...

Hi and welcome to NAM!
It is a good place to learn what others are doing, to keep their Mini going!
Look at the problems area, in the gen 2 area!
Pics?
07-13-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Magazines are becoming a thing of the past, sad...

Magazines are becoming a thing of the past, sad to me, but electronic media has taken over. Sadly, you don't get a printed record in most cases anymore!
Old farts with their old ideas!
07-13-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
R50/53 - R50/53 Glovebox Issues/Question
Views: 864
Posted By ItsmeWayne

These damned things are made to fail and they are...

These damned things are made to fail and they are so overpriced for new, you best bet and least grief is to buy a good one from a wrecker! Thankfully to the many in the wrecking yards, due to the...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-13-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Ranger! ...

Hi and welcome to the NAM family, Ranger!
Congrats on picking up an 04 R53!
I think it is important that kids learn to drive stick shift. It also teaches them to know more complexity, as it will...
07-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Proof comes by the length of miles you cars get...

Proof comes by the length of miles you cars get on them, before failure. If you find and oil getting you more that 400K miles and still running good, stick with it. The proof is in the engines...
07-12-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I always use Interstate premium batteries in Mini...

I always use Interstate premium batteries in Mini Coopers, with great success! They ain't cheap, but they use vigin lead and they run stable!
07-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By ItsmeWayne

That is a butcher job at best and I don't doubt...

That is a butcher job at best and I don't doubt that is your leak!
07-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By ItsmeWayne

The cat after the header tubes are a common area,...

The cat after the header tubes are a common area, where the pipe breaks off. You can get it re-welded, if that is all you need.
07-11-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,559
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It is possible that the radiator is clogged, from...

It is possible that the radiator is clogged, from someone using stop leak. If this is the case a new radiator will be needed! (about $120)
If it is building pressure and blowing out the cap, the...
07-10-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,256
Posted By ItsmeWayne

An electric Mini, does nothing for me, but I am...

An electric Mini, does nothing for me, but I am an enthusiast and not a commuter! I leave the electric cars to the new age guys!
I am pretty sure fossil fuels will outlast me, or an acceptable...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-10-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,540
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Hi Bryan, Yes, it is a common issue with that...

Hi Bryan,
Yes, it is a common issue with that mount! I change them all the time! The solid rubber ones will last, but I don't like the vibrations that they transmit! I am not racing, so I want...
07-09-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By ItsmeWayne

you need to shorten the two holding lines. I have...

you need to shorten the two holding lines. I have tied knots under the cover in the past!
07-09-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I use this: ...

I use this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0070YM43A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: 1st Gear
07-09-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By ItsmeWayne

They have a tendency to clog up the map sensor...

They have a tendency to clog up the map sensor and cause codes and creep mode!
07-08-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By ItsmeWayne

There is also a bunch of brown wires under the...

There is also a bunch of brown wires under the carpet, near the tunnel, that is a master ground. That may be corroded also and will mess with the gauges and computer in the gauge pod.
07-08-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,119
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It is doubtful, that this can happen. At least it...

It is doubtful, that this can happen. At least it would be very unusual for something like this to happen.
It may be low enough on 134a, that there is not enough cooling from the system. You need a...
07-08-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Wow, Beautiful! Maybe we can do a trip some...

Wow, Beautiful!
Maybe we can do a trip some time!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I recommend the factory stock one, but if you...

I recommend the factory stock one, but if you must, anyone of the dry filters will do, but if you just have it sticking in the engine compartment, without cold air coming to it, it will be worse than...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By ItsmeWayne

I try to tell everyone to stay away from the...

I try to tell everyone to stay away from the oiled type filters. Most companies make the dry ones too!
07-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By ItsmeWayne

They all look corroded from here! You need to...

They all look corroded from here!
You need to clean everything to bare metal on the body parts.
The nested one on the fender looks like crap too!
This is a common issue!
07-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Try this: Disconnect the battery for ten...

Try this:
Disconnect the battery for ten minutes or so, then reconnect and drive it.
Just so you know, It is not uncommon for new sensors to be no good! They are mass assembled and no checked for...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,034
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Congrats on a fine job! I am sure you dad would...

Congrats on a fine job! I am sure you dad would have!
07-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By ItsmeWayne

Once you change the sensors, you need to drive it...

Once you change the sensors, you need to drive it 70 miles or so, for the system to reset. So don't freak out! The ECU is playing catch up!
07-08-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,119
Posted By ItsmeWayne

It may be the blend door is not working and...

It may be the blend door is not working and keeping the heat cycle going. The AC can not overwhelm the heat and the cold air is not coming into the cab.
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