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06-25-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,796
Posted By TG.

Wink I can spend 6 second putting the top up or could...

I can spend 6 second putting the top up or could take 5 minutes putting something like this on. Hmmm, let me think... Never going to happen
05-03-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By TG.

I've replaced LCA, suspension (though never the...

I've replaced LCA, suspension (though never the bushing themselves) on my other car. When things go well you tell yourself, that wasn't that bad. Then you do the other side and it doesn't fit, or you...
05-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By TG.

I may change the sway bar links but I have the...

I may change the sway bar links but I have the feeling it's not likely that...
I can't imagine being related to the convertible top. Plus it makes the same sound whether the top is up or down.
It...
05-03-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By TG.

I might give it a try... What do you do around...

I might give it a try...
What do you do around fastening hardware such as suspension mount, LCA bushings bolts, etc.... It seems that it's always there where it rust first, and I feel if I put...
05-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,981
Posted By TG.

Wow, not a tone of miles for a 2014...

Wow, not a tone of miles for a 2014...
04-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By TG.

Can't find the clunk

I have a 2013 roadster and it's making a clunk when going over uneven pavement and it's worse during the winter. I thought it had to be the end links or something like that but when I last change the...
04-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By TG.

I'd like to sign up to this channel. We're in the...

I'd like to sign up to this channel. We're in the same situation :D
I've been under the car and I may try to clean up some rust underbody and do some touch up paint under there. Probably using some...
04-22-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,981
Posted By TG.

Yes, we've done quite a few long trips with ours...

Yes, we've done quite a few long trips with ours and it is true that it's not the best long drive car. But we'd still wouldn't change it because it's such a blast to ride it where ever we go. And...
04-22-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

Good to know. I'll have to check it out...

Good to know. I'll have to check it out...
11-21-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By TG.

That would be better than nothing since the...

That would be better than nothing since the bottom is really the part that is aging.
11-21-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By TG.

Good to know but what model and year is yours?...

Good to know but what model and year is yours? Sometime they're pretty selective about what car gets what warranty...
11-21-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,207
Posted By TG.

Ours was built in July 2013 and it has the N18...

Ours was built in July 2013 and it has the N18 engine I'm pretty sure...
11-21-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By TG.

Leather seat L to R swap

We've got our Mini since August 2013. It's been doing well but since most of the time the car is driven by one person I'm getting concern of driver's side seat wear.
I've cleaned it this pas weekend...
08-07-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By TG.

This reminds me . . . I need to get some good...

This reminds me . . . I need to get some good sun shield protection for hot summer days when the car seats outside for extended period of time.
I want to get a full coverage, meaning windshield,...
08-07-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By TG.

Wow, that's a new one! Does it look like the...

Wow, that's a new one!
Does it look like the window is glued to the fabric, or bonded?
Is this your car?
07-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TG.

Our MINI yours has black piping. I don't see how...

Our MINI yours has black piping. I don't see how the color would affect sensors any differently.
Now the pleats I can appreciate more so. I didn't realize that and found images of our satellite...
07-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,522
Posted By TG.

+1 for the convertibles. Totally biased...

+1 for the convertibles.

Totally biased here... We own a roadster and the top is down 65% of the year despite the cold and snowy winters. I found it's actually easier to drive it top down when...
07-19-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,945
Posted By TG.

48k miles in 5 years. We hope to keep it for a...

48k miles in 5 years. We hope to keep it for a very very long time, if not ever, but at this rate I don't know it will last the long run... so far not too much to complain about reliability, though I...
07-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,981
Posted By TG.

Wow that is a low mileage for a 2013 :thumbsup: ...

Wow that is a low mileage for a 2013 :thumbsup:
Too bad you're on the other side of PA. We could have met ;)
07-19-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By TG.

It's so hard to tell because there are so many...

It's so hard to tell because there are so many different combinations, you'll be lucky if an other roadster owner will have your interior (unless it's the more popular options).

What I do know for...
06-22-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 161,126
Posted By TG.

That we're putting too many miles on our R59......

That we're putting too many miles on our R59... How will we keep it forever if we keep using it the we we do? . . . :lol:
06-22-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By TG.

It happened to me recently and the battery was...

It happened to me recently and the battery was dead.
If you changed the battery I would check that the battery is charged. Maybe they didn't charge the battery well, the battery could be defective,...
06-22-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,521
Posted By TG.

Not bad. I've always been thankful to have picked...

Not bad. I've always been thankful to have picked this roadster for the storage space available :grin:
06-20-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By TG.

I need to see a live action video before I...

I need to see a live action video before I participate . . . :lol:
06-11-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By TG.

Oh yeah, that's one of those old video that's...

Oh yeah, that's one of those old video that's sped-up . . . :lol:
06-10-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By TG.

I fully hear your frustration. Honestly, imo...

I fully hear your frustration.

Honestly, imo it's one of those added technology that is specifically meant to appeal to owners of premium vehicle under warranty. It's an other way to further add...
06-10-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By TG.

I don't believe so. I don't know for sure, but...

I don't believe so. I don't know for sure, but from looking at the type of information it is using my guess is that the system uses the mileage in conjunction with real time data during charge, and...
06-10-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By TG.

Yeah, That's interesting. Though it have to be...

Yeah, That's interesting. Though it have to be safe to the system. Some cars shots off power briefly to radio and such when starting so to not overload the accessories. I don't really know on the...
06-10-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By TG.

Registering as to do with the charge cycle. It's...

Registering as to do with the charge cycle. It's only needed when replacing the battery for a new one. In other words, from what I understand the IBS system adapts to the age of the battery and...
06-09-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By TG.

So finally I was able to change the Battery, I...

So finally I was able to change the Battery, I thought I'd drop a note for the record.
It was by far the most complicated battery change I've ever done.
1: Finding the right battery wasn't easy....
06-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

That's double great news... One one end, you...

That's double great news...

One one end, you fixed the problem, and top down life is back to normal :cool: :thumbsup:

One another end, it's not a failure of the system, but a human error, and...
06-09-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By TG.

Yes there is. It took me some time but I figured...

Yes there is. It took me some time but I figured it out (I had to manually enter the car model) and I found what needed done. Thx for the post though!
06-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By TG.

Shortest thread ever... after looking at it for...

Shortest thread ever... after looking at it for way too long I tried something else...

I was letting the scan tool detect the car. It would find the VIN etc... but the function was not available....
06-09-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By TG.

Any one owning a Schwaben scan tool - Need some help soon!

I just got the Schwaben scan tool and thought it would allow me to do car battery registration for sure. I thought it was under "Service". But when I select service it says "The selected function is...
06-09-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By TG.

I ended-up getting the Duracell SLI48AGM which is...

I ended-up getting the Duracell SLI48AGM which is made by East Penn.
4 yr warranty. Close specs to the original equipment.
The reviews are pretty promising. We'll see...
06-09-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By TG.

Swapping battery questions

I'm about to go get a new battery
(Disclaimer: I just got the schwaben scan tool to do some of the reset. It's a nice unit actually)

I came across this:
Before disconnecting your battery, remove...
06-09-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By TG.

I've looked into it at one point CAD drawings are...

I've looked into it at one point CAD drawings are something very difficult to get. The best you might find is a visual representation that someone did. But not likely an accurate geometry of the car...
06-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

I'm sorry to hear that... We'll, please at least...

I'm sorry to hear that... We'll, please at least go into the settings and lower the gong sound level as low as it will go... Though maybe that's just for the rear park assist...

So my guess is...
06-08-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By TG.

Optima didn't seem to have group 48 batteries....

Optima didn't seem to have group 48 batteries. What model did you put?


I've got to pick something... Battery specifications suck. It seems to be all over the place. And I can't tell if the...
06-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

Pretty siked it worked out... :thumbsup: ...

Pretty siked it worked out... :thumbsup:

Step two would be to figure out if you can lower the spoiler from inside.
Anyway to manually spin the gear system?!


By the way I read that if the...
06-07-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

Maybe you can try to disconnect what is likely a...

Maybe you can try to disconnect what is likely a position sensor next to the motor, and see if that shuts off the "dong" sound. It may throw a dash light, but may get the sound off . . . who knows......
06-06-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

I just found this... it may help: ...

I just found this... it may help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr5ey301XqY
06-05-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,276
Posted By TG.

Isn't there a manual activation available similar...

Isn't there a manual activation available similar to the roof top?
I haven't check the manual...

Ours as been flawless through out winter. But I did start noticing some rust I need to take care...
06-05-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By TG.

Equipped for the long haul...

What else do you do to prepare for the long haul?


I just purchased Bentley Publishers' manual and ECSTunning scan tool.

We had the first ick-up in 4 years where the car didn't start at all....
06-05-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,981
Posted By TG.

Not quite there yet but we're getting up there......

Not quite there yet but we're getting up there... now standing at 47,000k
The biggest issue is that I'm having to find ways for my wife to use it less. Soon to be 4yrs and soon to be 50k. It's...
06-05-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,672
Posted By TG.

Yeah,I agree with Dave. More frequent oil change...

Yeah,I agree with Dave. More frequent oil change is a good insurance. I got frustrated recently though. I typically change oil every 5k miles. But this last time we got so swamped with life that I...
06-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 60,636
Posted By TG.

After too much time online debating between ODB...

After too much time online debating between ODB dongle with MAc/iPhone App, or stand alone scan tool, well, I decided to pull the trigger on the Schwaben from ECSTuning.

It's on sale so I feel...
06-04-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By TG.

It begs the question why CR rated Interstate well...

It begs the question why CR rated Interstate well in that battery group, and Duralast so poorly... not that I quite trust CR.
06-04-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By TG.

Battery brand replacement?

I need to change the battery on our R59 but I'm not sure what's reliable for our minis... Surprisingly I didn't find a lot of info on NAM :eek:

The current Varta has a 760cca 70ah
There doesn't...
06-04-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By TG.

I'm use to hear of a 6 years average. 3 yrs seems...

I'm use to hear of a 6 years average. 3 yrs seems kind of short...
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