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07-18-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Capt_bj

I first noticed this problem after I plugged in...

I first noticed this problem after I plugged in my ecu tune.

:popcorn::lol:

ever heard that thing about telling the doctor EVERYTHING!!!!!!

:roll:

**************
like I said, the...
07-18-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Capt_bj

for the BASIC question of OP Our R-59 is...

for the BASIC question of OP

Our R-59 is approaching 35,000 on original pads ......

A bit unusual IME as I've typically had to do a pad swap before 30,000 <typically around 25k> ... but the 59...
07-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Capt_bj

suggestion learn how to inspect pads...

suggestion

learn how to inspect pads yourself . . . then you are less likely to be scammed

requires NO TOOLS for a quick check and just taking off the wheel for a full check (car's jack and...
07-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By Capt_bj

all the lights (except rally/driving lights) are...

all the lights (except rally/driving lights) are controlled by the computer ... buttons and switches just send requests to the computer which then turns things on and off

sometimes the computer...
07-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Capt_bj

My experience is only with hardtop and ragtop...

My experience is only with hardtop and ragtop GEN1 and 2 so sorry if CM is different ...... IME:

if the sensor tripped it must be replaced with new ... it is "consumed"

if you did replace it,...
07-16-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Capt_bj

very old school thinking correct for a 'new'...

very old school thinking

correct for a 'new' 1957

silly today ..... manufacturing is SO much improved.

no one who sells oil or changes is gonna tell you it is wrong

and you can't HURT...
07-16-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Capt_bj

https://www.outmotoring.com/cravenspeed-oil-temper...

https://www.outmotoring.com/cravenspeed-oil-temperature-adapter-gen1-mini-cooper-replacement-parts-hatchback-convertible-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-easy-gauge-adapter-install.html

you want...
07-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Capt_bj

I think what you mean is an extractor socket and...

I think what you mean is an extractor socket and I was about to mention this ... it is what I've used to get off rounded GEN1 oil drain plugs (a common problem)
...
07-16-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Capt_bj

might be able to get a grip with a strap wrench ...

might be able to get a grip with a strap wrench

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-pc-rubber-strap-wrench-set-69373.html

better yet an 'oil filter strap wrench' where you could use a socket...
07-15-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Capt_bj

Make a Custom Mesh Grill for Your Car for $10 ...

Make a Custom Mesh Grill for Your Car for $10
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Mesh-Grill-for-Your-Car-for-10/

https://www.customcargrills.com/Custom-Grill-Mesh.asp

not all that...
07-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,698
Posted By Capt_bj

did you find something ????

did you find something ????
07-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By Capt_bj

Way often has salvage parts kicking around . . ....

Way often has salvage parts kicking around . . . https://www.waymotorworks.com/
07-03-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Capt_bj

when I was offered this the cost per year was...

when I was offered this the cost per year was more than one wheel and tire .... PER YEAR
07-03-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By Capt_bj

once again the octane discussion and 'seat of the...

once again the octane discussion and 'seat of the pants' reasons for running high octane even when not required

suggestion: do a little research into what the heck "octane" MEANS in relation to an...
07-03-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 78,455
Posted By Capt_bj

YEARS ago I had a dealer tell me he made little...

YEARS ago I had a dealer tell me he made little from selling cars

all his profit came from the service bays . . . .

***************

dd recently bought an F-57 .... saw a decent internet...
Forum: Electrical
07-01-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Capt_bj

that's the factory set up .. run a wire all the...

that's the factory set up .. run a wire all the way across ........

wiring diagrams I have are not clear as to where you could tap a line at the light fixture ....... not clear to ME anyway . . .
06-29-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Capt_bj

hmmmm surprised no one else jumped in here...

hmmmm

surprised no one else jumped in here but if history tells me anything, as soon as I say something WRONG a bunch of folks will chime in!

The Mini seat mount is pretty simple and generic so...
06-28-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
R50/53 - R50/53 AC not cold?
Views: 2,119
Posted By Capt_bj

nothing special about the a/c system other than...

nothing special about the a/c system other than parts being fairly unique to the car/make (like any other car)

any a/c place can check your pressures and look for leaks . . .

for an 05 to need...
06-27-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By Capt_bj

there's a BUNCH of seats that fit ..... what are...

there's a BUNCH of seats that fit ..... what are you looking for? New and adjustable or a classic look but not necessarily original

I have 'Cobra Classic'
...
06-25-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,390
Posted By Capt_bj

Importing a RHD MINI (not a Mini meeting the 25...

Importing a RHD MINI (not a Mini meeting the 25 year rule)

from https://www.nhtsa.gov/importing-vehicle/importation-and-certification-faqs

If the vehicle you are seeking to import is a RHD,...
06-23-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Battery Change
Views: 328
Posted By Capt_bj

IME registering the battery does not apply to...

IME registering the battery does not apply to GEN1 cars ...... GEN2 was when they added this 'feature' and not ALL GEN2 have it. Had a GEN1 long enuf to replace the battery twice.

concur that a...
06-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By Capt_bj

I agree that there are good cases for run flats. ...

I agree that there are good cases for run flats. Mrs doesn't autocross and isn't a particularly aggressive driver at all and runflats have allowed her to get home once and at least off I-95 safely...
06-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By Capt_bj

I really think you need to find a known good...

I really think you need to find a known good alignment shop. I have known over the years, there are few "good alignment shops out there! Finding the right one can be tricky!

agree 110% ... a poor...
06-22-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,252
Posted By Capt_bj

a) 2006 is a GEN1 car .... ask to move to the...

a) 2006 is a GEN1 car .... ask to move to the correct part of this site

b) what's it worth? Check Blue Book ... that will tell you what a dealer would pay to buy. What it is the correct price...
06-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Capt_bj

I don't have a GEN3 ... altho daughter just...

I don't have a GEN3 ... altho daughter just bought a 19 Cooper 'vert and I've skimmed thru the owner's manual for hers .....

Our 15 R-59 has folding mirrors but they can't be set to fold automatic...
Forum: Detailing 101
06-21-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,354
Posted By Capt_bj

https://www.maidbrigade.com/house-cleaning-tips/ho...

https://www.maidbrigade.com/house-cleaning-tips/how-to-remove-hard-water-stains/

If you're wondering how to clean hard water stains, you can solve the problem with several natural cleaners.


...
06-20-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Capt_bj

when I got my 79 back in 2004 I found that 75% of...

when I got my 79 back in 2004 I found that 75% of my electrical issues were solved by cleaning or replacing the connectors in the loom and all related connection points

and this means finding all...
06-20-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Capt_bj

Haynes covers 1969 thru 2001 and has wiring...

Haynes covers 1969 thru 2001 and has wiring diagrams

why isn't your car in it? diagrams 18 thru 32 should apply
06-19-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,634
Posted By Capt_bj

under the maintenance plan MINI will change oil...

under the maintenance plan MINI will change oil when the computer says so or 12 months since last change - or this has always been the rules for me since 2002

now the funny thing is they WILL...
06-18-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Capt_bj

I had a similar experience ... when I had to...

I had a similar experience ...

when I had to change the plate the screws holding the plate on were frozen .... but not completely ....

the frame is plastic so you can play around with it and...
06-18-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Capt_bj

in other words when you see 'nothing' on the...

in other words

when you see 'nothing' on the dip stick it does not mean you are dry cuz the dip stick does not touch the bottom of the pan ...

it means you are at least 1 liter low ...... so...
06-16-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By Capt_bj

1. You did not upset me .... other than implying...

1. You did not upset me .... other than implying she needed daddy to buy for her .... she's capable on her own.

2. I read your original post to say the dealer had two but not what you/she wanted...
06-15-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Capt_bj

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in...

btw ... EBC mentions that they use a 'break in coating' which will result in higher dusting until this is worn off.
06-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By Capt_bj

GEN1 coolant tank notorious for leaks .... and it...

GEN1 coolant tank notorious for leaks .... and it drip on the heat shield over the exhaust so it cooks off immediately. Look for residue. Not very expensive and a 10 minute job. Especially feel...
Forum: Detailing 101
06-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,354
Posted By Capt_bj

save clay you used on the paint ... use it on the...

save clay you used on the paint ... use it on the glass ....

if it is a chemical spot ... try vinegar
Forum: Detailing 101
06-11-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By Capt_bj

just steam and a brush for a lil extra push ......

just steam and a brush for a lil extra push ... the steam melts the gunk and it drips away. Just be sure to put down a drop cloth ... I use card board. On plastic stuff hit it with steam then wipe it...
Forum: Detailing 101
06-11-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,752
Posted By Capt_bj

I've used steam for years and never had a problem...

I've used steam for years and never had a problem

you can pickup a small steam cleaner for around $100
...
06-10-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,123
Posted By Capt_bj

none of the number decoders I found go a far as...

none of the number decoders I found go a far as 1990/rover ... none of the numbers have that format
06-09-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By Capt_bj

coolant has a strong smell especially when it...

coolant has a strong smell especially when it hits the exhaust and cooks off

when I've had a refrigerant leak I never knew it til the a/c failed ... never smelled anything

but as mentioned just...
Forum: Detailing 101
06-09-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By Capt_bj

warm water and vinegar and a soft brush ... and...

warm water and vinegar and a soft brush ... and old toothbrush will work
Forum: 1st Gear
06-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 13,716
Posted By Capt_bj

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/100_0050_c688b8b4e909427814e256b2c338253eda8857a6.jpg

can you recognize any of the cars are on the top two decks of...
06-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,296
Posted By Capt_bj

need I say more? ...

need I say more?
...
06-04-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,296
Posted By Capt_bj

I've heard the gen 2 is the best Mini in terns of...

I've heard the gen 2 is the best Mini in terns of being able to mod it and get more power.


I seriously disagree with that statement. What can you do to increase the boost in a turbo that can...
06-04-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
R50/53 - R50/53 EZ Oil Drain Valve
Views: 2,766
Posted By Capt_bj

btw ... I just looked up the EZ (patent pending) ...

btw ... I just looked up the EZ (patent pending)

and it sure looks like a clone of the Fumoto to me ......
...
06-04-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
R50/53 - R50/53 EZ Oil Drain Valve
Views: 2,766
Posted By Capt_bj

I bought my 2002 in Oct of that year I...

I bought my 2002 in Oct of that year

I learned the bung was a one time use item way back then ... nothing new here. The fact that majority of DIY folks re-use doesn't make it right

but I too...
06-04-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By Capt_bj

https://new.minimania.com/Mini_Cooper_Antenna_Appl...

https://new.minimania.com/Mini_Cooper_Antenna_Application_Guide

Mini Cooper Antenna Application Guide
I had no idea there are SEVEN different "OEM" items!
06-03-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
R50/53 - R50/53 Oil filter wrenches
Views: 1,226
Posted By Capt_bj

ah, the memories ..... bought my first S in 2002...

ah, the memories ..... bought my first S in 2002 and hence became one of the early birds to DIY oil changes and went thru the "what the heck will fit" dances

First bought a socket of the correct...
06-03-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By Capt_bj

would the install instructions for the factory...

would the install instructions for the factory kit - with full wiring details help?
Forum: Electrical
06-03-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Electrical Befuddled
Views: 576
Posted By Capt_bj

in 2002 the rear fogs weren't even a US option ...

in 2002 the rear fogs weren't even a US option

there was a lot of customer complaining about it - mostly that ugly space in the toggle row where the rear fog light would be - so eventually they...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,536
Posted By Capt_bj

german only mechanic :confused: Strange request...

german only mechanic :confused: Strange request for a British car but ......


head over to facebook and join the group

Jacksonville Area MINI Motorers

then ask there ......

they are a...
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