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07-19-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By mikey_t

What happened to that "good PPI" you mentioned in...

What happened to that "good PPI" you mentioned in your other thread ? As 'I Forge_KC' noted, the new/replacement thermostat sensor eliminated the need for that connection. Just as well cuz it was...
07-11-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By mikey_t

Yes. The Pirellis were a bit noisier and felt...

Yes. The Pirellis were a bit noisier and felt the potholes much more near the end of their life but i did get about 7 yrs of use from them. That said, i did use them only from April to Nov (had...
07-10-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,239
Posted By mikey_t

I replaced my well worn Pirelli Cinturato P7's...

I replaced my well worn Pirelli Cinturato P7's run flats earlier this year with a set of Bridgestone Drive-Guards. While not technically a run flat they are effectively run flats. So far, i really...
07-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By mikey_t

My 2011 'base' Countryman has about 115,000 on it...

My 2011 'base' Countryman has about 115,000 on it and it still runs well and looks good. No major problems in 7 yrs of ownership and I'll likely keep it for 2-3 more yrs. Secure the maintenance...
07-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By mikey_t

Yep. My 2011 has awful AM reception.

Yep. My 2011 has awful AM reception.
07-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By mikey_t

'What should you know?" How to open your...

'What should you know?" How to open your wallet when it comes time to repair things. As Minnie noted, repairs are a 'bit pricey' when it comes to MINI's.
06-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,460
Posted By mikey_t

A site search revealed lots of threads here...

A site search revealed lots of threads here discussing that code;

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/338861-evap-codes-leak-after-work-done.html
...
06-23-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By mikey_t

... And that the turbo has been replaced as well...

... And that the turbo has been replaced as well as seeing the service history on that car.
06-22-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By mikey_t

Have a look in the "Modifications" section under...

Have a look in the "Modifications" section under Electrical. I seem to remember Heiker making these kind of changes.
06-21-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,680
Posted By mikey_t

If you like spirited driving then the "S" is the...

If you like spirited driving then the "S" is the way to go. If you are more of a 'gets me from Point A to Point B' in a bit of comfort/style then the non "S" version will do the job.
06-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By mikey_t

Kinda ugly but to each his own.

Kinda ugly but to each his own.
06-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
R60 Snow
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Posted By mikey_t

I dont know about "All Terrain" tires but with...

I dont know about "All Terrain" tires but with dedicated winter tires they are very good in 2wd form and excellent in 4wd form. I'm surprised anyone on this forum would even bring up that question.
06-05-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,741
Posted By mikey_t

The play in the wheels only shows up when the...

The play in the wheels only shows up when the bearings are really bad and at the point of complete failure. Glad to hear everything is back to 'normal'.
05-28-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,741
Posted By mikey_t

Not really, My 2011 Countryman is still on the...

Not really, My 2011 Countryman is still on the original wheel bearings. Glad to hear you now know exactly what the problem was without all the guessing.
05-21-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,044
Posted By mikey_t

Premature turbo failures are well documented and...

Premature turbo failures are well documented and not new with MINI's but I'd agree with y8s and get a 2nd opinion.
05-15-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,741
Posted By mikey_t

Wheel bearings dont necessarily make a 'heckuva...

Wheel bearings dont necessarily make a 'heckuva noise' when they are beginning to fail and they generally fail over a period of time and get progressively noisier. What's not clear from Dragonzsoul's...
05-10-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,741
Posted By mikey_t

I'm going with a wheel bearing.

I'm going with a wheel bearing.
05-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,497
Posted By mikey_t

It should buff out... :wink: Good to hear you...

It should buff out... :wink: Good to hear you were not hurt.
05-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By mikey_t

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
04-26-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By mikey_t

So then get it repaired under warranty. Either...

So then get it repaired under warranty. Either thru your "Gold Standard" or the dealer.
04-26-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By mikey_t

There seems to be a number of complaints about...

There seems to be a number of complaints about those lights going dead within 6 months? And JDM"s customer 'service' being non-responsive.
04-26-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By mikey_t

Just to confirm: JDM ASTAR H13 bulbs? Note...

Just to confirm: JDM ASTAR H13 bulbs?

Note from Amazon site:
Notes: For a few vehicles equipped with a CANBUS systems, The headlights may flicker. Anti-flicker Relay Harness is needed to...
04-26-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By mikey_t

Sounds like a hub bearing needs...

Sounds like a hub bearing needs attention/replacement. Any warranty from the dealer you bought it from?
04-26-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By mikey_t

Interesting. Do you have any recommendations for...

Interesting. Do you have any recommendations for a particular bulb and whether it requires a coding out of any generated error?
04-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By mikey_t

Is it possible that the key fob is just way too...

Is it possible that the key fob is just way too sensitive and that it might cause you to accidentally trigger the rear hatch opening ?
04-10-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By mikey_t

Prying them open does look kind of obvious from...

Prying them open does look kind of obvious from those pics....
04-01-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By mikey_t

For what its worth.... I had my temp sensor /...

For what its worth.... I had my temp sensor / thermostat and reservoir replaced after it failed & overheated last year and about 3 weeks later it was in to have the water pump replaced likely...
03-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By mikey_t

Weathertech cargo liners. Sold everywhere.

Weathertech cargo liners. Sold everywhere.
03-07-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By mikey_t

Nail clippers, finger nail file, pen / pencil,...

Nail clippers, finger nail file, pen / pencil, mailbox keys or whatever
03-01-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By mikey_t

Yep, last oil change that i had done at the...

Yep, last oil change that i had done at the Kitchener, Ontario BMW/MINI dealer was $115 Cdn + taxes. I had one done prior to that at Canadian Tire at $96 Cdn + tax
02-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,543
Posted By mikey_t

Had you done any research on these vehicles...

Had you done any research on these vehicles before you spent your $$$ on one, you would have discovered that they have a number of known faults (clutch, HPFP, battery etc). That doesn't mean however...
02-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By mikey_t

Gee... i haven't seen this question for at least...

Gee... i haven't seen this question for at least a week now. I wouldn't "expect" any problems if you had the car checked out before you spent your $$. And if you did any research before you bought...
02-07-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By mikey_t

Sounds much like most of us.... :lol:

Sounds much like most of us.... :lol:
01-30-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By mikey_t

Probably. MINI batteries tend to have a short...

Probably. MINI batteries tend to have a short lifespan. I doubt the alternator needs replacing though. And yes, that panel should pop off fairly easily.
01-24-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By mikey_t

Have a look under the hood on the top of the...

Have a look under the hood on the top of the driver's side inner fender. My 2011 is clearly stamped "Cosmic Blue" in this spot.
01-21-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By mikey_t

ALL MINI's have issues with their HPFP..... I'm...

ALL MINI's have issues with their HPFP..... I'm not positive about this but I understood that MINI offered an extended warranty on this item in the USA.
01-16-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By mikey_t

A little bit of searching here on this site might...

A little bit of searching here on this site might help but if i recall correctly, that bag of hammers sound is somewhat normal on cold starts.

Here are 5 recent threads on this subject to get you...
01-03-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By mikey_t

The far less expensive Chinese puddle lights will...

The far less expensive Chinese puddle lights will work without problems but, from personal experience, they generally will last no more than 2 yrs before the image deteriorates significantly. I've...
01-03-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By mikey_t

Had a similar issue last year. Turned out to be...

Had a similar issue last year. Turned out to be the thermostat housing leaking. Replaced the housing & thermostat and the problem disappeared.
12-29-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
R60 Missfire
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Posted By mikey_t

Maybe you could read the numerous other threads...

Maybe you could read the numerous other threads in this forum about 'misfires' ??
12-23-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By mikey_t

Make your own?

Make your own?
12-14-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By mikey_t

I know everyone hates them but I've had them on...

I know everyone hates them but I've had them on my 2011 Justa and they've been fine since day 1. I will admit though that the ride smooths out somewhat when i install my non run flat winter tires.
12-14-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By mikey_t

IF you haven't already done so, there are many...

IF you haven't already done so, there are many threads on this site telling you to ditch the run flats that came with the car and install regular tires to improve the ride. Personally i wouldn't...
12-14-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By mikey_t

Foxwell makes the Schwaben unit and in reality...

Foxwell makes the Schwaben unit and in reality they are all about the same price in eBay with the NT520 being $10 more. The Foxwell site indicates that the NT520 is a slightly new version.
12-14-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,006
Posted By mikey_t

Is it worth the $10 or so difference to go with a...

Is it worth the $10 or so difference to go with a Foxwell NT520 over an NT510 ?
12-10-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 1,059,166
Posted By mikey_t

I've run those same Nokians on mine as winter...

I've run those same Nokians on mine as winter tires for the last 2 years and they are excellent.
12-05-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By mikey_t

Connection at the puddle light may have separated...

Connection at the puddle light may have separated or check the switch on the overhead console
12-03-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By mikey_t

It came that way. I believe it was 2013 when they...

It came that way. I believe it was 2013 when they started using rear bench seats that the rail system got shortened.
12-02-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By mikey_t

Read my answer again. Did you get the MINI dealer...

Read my answer again. Did you get the MINI dealer to program it?
12-01-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By mikey_t

My replacement key for my 2011 needed to be...

My replacement key for my 2011 needed to be programmed.
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