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03-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,399
Posted By trouble1943

Sooooo much work for such little gain (imo). ...

Sooooo much work for such little gain (imo). Before I set my valve to permanent open and parked remote in glove box, I was very content with it in the foam insert in the driver side cupholder. Have...
10-15-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 Paddle shifters
Views: 344
Posted By trouble1943

Proper use as explained above. BUT: Consider...

Proper use as explained above. BUT: Consider the cost of brake replacement vs. transmission, turbo, other engine repairs. Once a week or so, I use the paddles just for the pops and gurgles.
10-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
R50/53 - R50/53 Mpg
Views: 1,187
Posted By trouble1943

2016 MCS JCW exhaust/tune. 34.3 per mileage...

2016 MCS JCW exhaust/tune. 34.3 per mileage indicator. 80% highway and 40 lbs all around.
Forum: JCW Garage
09-26-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
JCW F56 gp
Views: 670
Posted By trouble1943

+1

+1
09-22-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
R50/53 - R50/53 Looking at 2004 R50
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Posted By trouble1943

You didn't say if it was a stick or auto. If...

You didn't say if it was a stick or auto. If it's a CVT auto, run (don't walk) away.
Forum: JCW Garage
09-20-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,830
Posted By trouble1943

[QUOTE=TheGeekGuy;4146579]She arrived in port...

[QUOTE=TheGeekGuy;4146579]She arrived in port last week and is at the VDC. I contacted the dealer to have them fit:


JCW Pro Coil Overs
JCW Pro Diffuser
JCW Pro Front Body Extensions
JCW Pro...
09-13-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By trouble1943

In 50 plus years of driving, I've never heard of...

In 50 plus years of driving, I've never heard of 'wear based tire rotation". A ruler stuck between treads for measurement? I have always rotated tires with every other oil change and have never...
09-11-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By trouble1943

Have never driven a Mini w/o run flats. I did...

Have never driven a Mini w/o run flats. I did pick up a nail a few years ago. Drove home, called dealer, got right in and patch and tire good as new. When wife''s car (Ford C-Max) needed new...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-07-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By trouble1943

If you want 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile times, buy a...

If you want 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile times, buy a Dodge SRT with 800 HP.
08-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,416
Posted By trouble1943

Needed for 3rd gen?

Have been reading about catch cans for years. Have an F56. Are catch cans needed on 3rd gen Minis, or have they solved the carbon build up issue?

Thanks!
08-14-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By trouble1943

I got your back on this one. After being ignored...

I got your back on this one. After being ignored (and almost hit 3 times by F***ing texters, I went to a shop that does mods, restorations, brakes, et al and had them install an air horn from a...
08-11-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By trouble1943

Electric cars? In my lifetime? Never. Can't go...

Electric cars? In my lifetime? Never. Can't go anywhere out of town because there's no guarantee of a charging station every couple hundred miles. Besides, one of the things I love about my Mini...
08-08-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By trouble1943

2nd and final update to "next button" on steering wheel control not working

UPDATE #2
So I picked up my Mini and had a nice chat with new car mngr. He drives a Mini w/o nav and keeps his iphone plugged in. Next Track in his car works fine all the time. Other option is to...
08-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By trouble1943

Smile Update to "next button" on steering wheel control not working

UPDATE

So a week and a half ago, I took my Mini in for hardware testing and got a loaner (phone and "next track" work fine in loaner). Got a call yesterday. They have put $2,000 worth of new...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-02-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,537
Posted By trouble1943

You don't have to double-tap blue tooth to open...

You don't have to double-tap blue tooth to open exhaust:

1. Start car
2. Double tap blue tooth to open exhaust
3. Open hatch, then open access panel on passenger side
4. Unplug bluetooth...
Forum: JCW Garage
08-02-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,537
Posted By trouble1943

When I picked up my 2016, I added the pro...

When I picked up my 2016, I added the pro exhaust. No roof rails. Totally ruins the looks of the car.
07-30-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By trouble1943

My 2016 MCS is at the dealership for the fourth...

My 2016 MCS is at the dealership for the fourth time for same issue. It's a minor issue but looking into lemon laws because given what I paid for the car, EVERYTHING SHOULD WORK all the time. Mine...
07-23-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By trouble1943

looks like a clown car

looks like a clown car
07-19-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By trouble1943

Haven't heard of any recalls, but had my 2016 MCS...

Haven't heard of any recalls, but had my 2016 MCS in for service and they did a software update that appeared in 12/17.
07-18-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,944
Posted By trouble1943

2016 JCW S. At 75 years old/young, and averaging...

2016 JCW S. At 75 years old/young, and averaging around 2500 miles a year, this is my last car. When I'm 87, will have my dealer go over everything including wires, belts, et al and then take a...
07-15-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By trouble1943

Issue with steering wheel control

Hi all...

I ordered a 2016 MCS with JCW exterior/interior options. I love the right side steering wheel controller for volume and next track/last track. So, last Feb. the next/last track stopped...
07-08-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By trouble1943

STAY WITH THE BLACK! It's gorgeous. Put on the...

STAY WITH THE BLACK! It's gorgeous. Put on the checkered caps and wait for the clowns to start piling out of the circus car. With checkered caps, people's eyes will be drawn to the mirrors ......
06-23-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 28,399
Posted By trouble1943

I started keeping my remote in the cup holder...

I started keeping my remote in the cup holder inside foam insert. Got tired of "double-tapping" every morning so I set mine up to keep flap open all the time. If you're interested, start your Mini...
06-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By trouble1943

Oil/filter change annually (2500 miles a year} if...

Oil/filter change annually (2500 miles a year} if i drove a lot oil change would be every 5,000 miles. Shell 93 octane is the only fuel my Mini has ever had.
06-22-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 161,090
Posted By trouble1943

2016 MCS with every JCW option, including exhaust...

2016 MCS with every JCW option, including exhaust and tune. Love everything about it (no stone throwing please) but the designers screwed up one thing that really would have enhanced the car. ...
06-22-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 161,090
Posted By trouble1943

Don't know about your year Mini, but the 2016 has...

Don't know about your year Mini, but the 2016 has several readouts under speedometer. Tap button on end of turn signal stalk and one of the options that comes up is a water temp gauge.
06-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By trouble1943

Yes. When I had my '16 MCS/JCW ceramic coated,...

Yes. When I had my '16 MCS/JCW ceramic coated, they did all paint, plastic, glass and wheels. When I get home from being in the rain, I grab two microfiber towels and wipe off the 15 or so drops of...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,094
Posted By trouble1943

Unless Mini has changed something, it's installed...

Unless Mini has changed something, it's installed at the dealer. I built a 2016 MCS with all JCW exterior/interior options ... including exhaust and tune. When the car arrived at the dealership, it...
05-23-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,272
Posted By trouble1943

Why not just leave it in the up position? I like...

Why not just leave it in the up position? I like the looks much better this way.
05-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,486
Posted By trouble1943

Nothing. Rained all day, so left Carson in the...

Nothing. Rained all day, so left Carson in the garage.
05-10-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Drivetrain JB+ issues
Views: 1,524
Posted By trouble1943

How?

How?
05-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,571
Posted By trouble1943

I have black carpet and rubber mats. The rubber...

I have black carpet and rubber mats. The rubber mats are the JCW black and red diamond and they have only been off the floor to hose down over the two years since I ordered my Mini.
05-09-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By trouble1943

Call dealer and ask for price. Personally, I go...

Call dealer and ask for price. Personally, I go to my dealer, even out of warranty. Among other things, I always get a loaner. There is a Mini/BMW specialist a couple miles from my house, while...
05-09-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By trouble1943

I feel your pain. I have 1 (ONE) Mini dealer in...

I feel your pain. I have 1 (ONE) Mini dealer in town. Next closest is a five hour drive. Local dealer doesn't discount. After some deliberation, decided the 10 hour round trip to maybe save a...
05-09-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By trouble1943

You'll either need to go to dealer or Mini...

You'll either need to go to dealer or Mini specialist mechanic. My mechanic who does all the work on my cars after warranty won't touch my Mini. Mini's require special tools, nuts, bolts, et al. ...
05-09-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
F55/F56 Hot or Cute
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Posted By trouble1943

Cute. Hard cute!

Cute. Hard cute!
05-06-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,654
Posted By trouble1943

I believe all Mini engines (3 and 4 cylinder) are...

I believe all Mini engines (3 and 4 cylinder) are turbocharged since 2014.
05-05-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,081
Posted By trouble1943

All cars can become classics in 25 - 35 years or...

All cars can become classics in 25 - 35 years or so.
05-05-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,603
Posted By trouble1943

Maybe check with your dealer and see if there's a...

Maybe check with your dealer and see if there's a software upgrade? Just a thought as I didn't care for the HUD and didn't order it.
05-01-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By trouble1943

Help~ Steering wheel "next track/previous track" not working

Just like the title says. About a month ago, the "next track" button on my steering wheel stopped working. A week later it worked intermittently, and for last three weeks not at all. This is a...
04-25-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By trouble1943

Only help I can give you is my first Mini...

Only help I can give you is my first Mini (aquired 7-12) was a vert with auto and was the last year for a supercharged Mini. The hardtops all went to year one of turbochargers. The 'vert went to...
04-25-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By trouble1943

Am assuming (guessing) that the rev limiter works...

Am assuming (guessing) that the rev limiter works in sport mode using the paddle shifters.:confused:
04-24-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By trouble1943

Problem with steering wheel "next track" prveious track control

Hi All:

Have a 2016 MCS with JCW exterior/interior packages, HK and steering wheel controls for volume, next track and previous track. I have found this incredibly useful. I have 18 hours of...
04-24-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By trouble1943

I'm not saying don't use it. I have a blast...

I'm not saying don't use it. I have a blast using an arbitrary 5,000 rpm redline. Could care less about straight line performance or zero to 60 times.
04-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By trouble1943

Auto with paddle shifters. Use paddles on weekend...

Auto with paddle shifters. Use paddles on weekend twisty hunting. Sorry I didn't mention that. However, in my formative years, I drove nothing but sticks and never red-lined those ... except for...
04-24-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By trouble1943

Redline Revelations

A poll just out of curiosity. I know most car forums consist of complaints, as "happy campers" don't participate. I'm a "happy camper" that reads this forum regularly as I own and love Mini stories...
04-23-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By trouble1943

1. Find some twisties with a straight. 2....

1. Find some twisties with a straight.
2. Select "Sport" from Driving Modes.
3. Run the twisties and floor through the straight.

Engage Sport driving mode and move shift lever to left and...
04-18-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By trouble1943

Have a 2016 MCS and use bluetooth to listen to...

Have a 2016 MCS and use bluetooth to listen to music on my phone. Every so often, the "advance to next track" won't work and I use the dashboard button. Doesn't hqppen often enough for me to take...
04-17-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Navigation & Audio Need help streaming music
Views: 621
Posted By trouble1943

Not familiar with the 2013s. Had an 07 MCS vert...

Not familiar with the 2013s. Had an 07 MCS vert and now a 16 MCS with JCW exterior/interior and JCW exhaust and tune. Have H/K factory sound, paired my iphone 6 (now with latest updates) and have...
04-14-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By trouble1943

Asking price?

Asking price?
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