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07-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By Mad Mini 19

The wife and I went for a couple of drives this...

The wife and I went for a couple of drives this week in her F57 and saw about 10 or 12 Mini's. Waved at all, but got only 2 of them to wave back. Went to a State Park and was following an older red...
06-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Wife has a '19 F57 S. When we gave up 2-wheeled...

Wife has a '19 F57 S. When we gave up 2-wheeled touring, she had always liked the MC. I told her the only two things the car had to be able to do is, I had to be able to get my crippled as* in and...
05-09-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,411
Views: 168,932
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Wife really owns the Mini, so next one on the...

Wife really owns the Mini, so next one on the list, is my '17 Chev. Colorado ZR2 diesel. Mike:thumbsup:...
05-01-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Mad Mini 19

There is a tool called "mechanical fingers" and...

There is a tool called "mechanical fingers" and they are made in different sizes/widths, that might get the job done if a small expandable magnet will not work. Hope a top end tear down is not in...
04-30-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,584
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Welllll, I cheated this year. Wife and I had a...

Welllll, I cheated this year. Wife and I had a trip planned to DC the end of April so, I blasted thru there on monday the 22nd, and scrubbed the tires in and got to find out how "Manual" mode...
04-08-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,972
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I'm a "retired" biker and Jeeper. I wave all the...

I'm a "retired" biker and Jeeper. I wave all the time, within reason of course, sometimes we get one back and sometimes not. It's just the way things are now.:roll:
11-05-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,877
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Prepped for winter hibernation (oil change,...

Prepped for winter hibernation (oil change, fluids checked, washed/waxed, tires pumped-up).Going to be a long 4-5mo.MadMini:popcorn:
11-05-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Would be interested in this, from G.B. area. If...

Would be interested in this, from G.B. area. If dates/times work out for us. Car is up for winter. Mini19:thumbsup:
08-09-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I'm in the same boat. When I have the time to...

I'm in the same boat. When I have the time to wash my vehicles, I plan on at least a half day of work to wash/dry/wax and detail. Just make sure you wax(often) with a quality wax and your paint...
08-05-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Finished a 4700mi. trip and had the top down...

Finished a 4700mi. trip and had the top down 3000mi. of it (left the top up in Vegas due to the 112-117deg. heat). Mostly highway 50 to and from with some interstate thrown in. First vert. for me...
08-04-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Just got back from a 4700mi. trip out west. On...

Just got back from a 4700mi. trip out west. On most of the road surfaces that we encountered, the "run-flats" were quite noisy and rode rough. Thought about a donut spare, but with the limited space...
08-03-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Mad Mini 19

This was the first high mileage trip we took in...

This was the first high mileage trip we took in this car. I had a severely broken right leg back in '13 and have had left foot surgery and wear a brace. Soooo didn't know how I would fare, but...
08-02-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Yup, this was a "Grandkid(s)" visit along with...

Yup, this was a "Grandkid(s)" visit along with checking out areas to move to. Ours has 6500mi. on the clock now and nothing drips on the garage floor yet and we ran her pretty hard in the mountains...
08-02-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,945
Posted By Mad Mini 19

How Long??

I usually keep my vehicles until the bodies fall down around the frames or the wheels fall off, but if they start turning into "MONEY PITS", that's when I dump them. If they stay dependable, reliable...
08-02-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Cross Country Trip Experience with F57 Mini

Just returned from a 3 week, 4700mi. trip to Las Vegas and back and I have to report that this little car is growing on me. From a low 27mpg to a high of 48mpg and with cruising speeds on I-70/I-90...
07-09-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Mad Mini 19

For 35K, you bet I did! Found it in a nice...

For 35K, you bet I did! Found it in a nice bag/cover in the trunk. It is installed and I agree with the comments you stated, I.E. security, and to keep stuff from blowing into or out of the back...
07-08-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Mad Mini 19

The oil is at the MAX mark at this time w/1700mi....

The oil is at the MAX mark at this time w/1700mi. on the clock, so I don't feel there is going to be an issue, but I will have at least one quart in the trunk for the trip. Mac:thumbsup:
07-08-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I'm getting too old to have to learn/trust this...

I'm getting too old to have to learn/trust this new crap!! An old saying in the firearms industry..."trust but verify" is what I like to live by! Mac:roll:
07-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Oil Cheking/Filling Question??

Have '19 F57 convertible w/ the 2.0 turbo. My question is, when you go thru the computerized (DIC) check of the oil and it shows you the gauge that has the GREEN ribbon that shows MAX and MIN oil...
07-01-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I used to take care of my bikes the same way when...

I used to take care of my bikes the same way when on a trip. I guess this method is going to apply to this car. I'd throw a couple of old towels in the bags and when I decided to wash the bugs and...
07-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I do try and keep my vehicles clean. I use them...

I do try and keep my vehicles clean. I use them but don't abuse them(too much money invested). I kind of figured that the soaps and waxes, much less the re-cycled water, would possibly be a little...
06-30-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 997
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Question on rag tops??

Do any of you use auto touchless car washes in a pinch? Is the soaps/waxes harmful to the cloth material used for our tops? I have purchased Raggtop cleaner/protectant to use at home, but when on a...
06-23-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I'm kinda thinking the same thing at the moment...

I'm kinda thinking the same thing at the moment plus, the car will only be used in the summer time. I have a chev Colorado for the winters here in Wisconsin. Mac:grin:
06-22-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Dealer told me that the 2.0L holds 4.5 quarts...

Dealer told me that the 2.0L holds 4.5 quarts with filter change. The fist 3 oil changes will be done by the dealer. Now he also told me that they would need to be done at 10K, again here I go...…...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-22-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Back in '13 I had a '09 KLR650 Kawasaki and was...

Back in '13 I had a '09 KLR650 Kawasaki and was up in the woods looking for a place to go bow hunting and "rubber necking" and had a tree take me down. Broke my Rt. leg in 8 places, so I went to a...
06-22-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Mad Mini 19

I might have to crawl under this thing and remove...

I might have to crawl under this thing and remove the splash guard and feel around the pan and block to see if a bung is there or not. Mac:thumbsup:
06-22-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Mad Mini 19

n Yeah, I was going to buy a Ford Raptor a...

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Yeah, I was going to buy a Ford Raptor a couple of years ago and yes they "pumped in" the motor sounds, REALLY! with a 428HP motor?? I hope I've "moved on" when AI cars are the THING! I have to...
06-21-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Question Oil checking a '19 MCS 2.0L??

I've got to know if any of you guys or gals rely entirely on the DIC to insure that your engine oil level is where it needs to be? I'm OLD, I'm OLD school, I'm not afraid to get my hands oily either,...
06-21-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Question 2019 MCS 2.0L using DIC for oil checking??

Just purchased a '19 MCS with the 2.0L turbo gas motor. Sooo, how many of you like the idea of a computer checking your oil level??? I'm old, I'm old school, I'm not dumb and I'm not lazy, and I'm...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Mad Mini 19

The best I can do for now. Mac:)

The best I can do for now. Mac:)
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Mad Mini 19

Mini Newbie here!!

Hello all !
New to this Mini thing. Hope I got a great car to do some traveling in since I had to hang up my helmet for awhile due to some recent surgeries. Wife always said, "if we stop touring by...
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