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10-03-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By bmovierat

That is incorrect sir. If you would like to buy...

That is incorrect sir. If you would like to buy me a set of sticky tires, wheels, a trailer to haul them on, a portable jack, the MINI Fini mount for the car, the associated tow hitch, and anything...
09-27-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

I was going to keep my distance from this thread...

I was going to keep my distance from this thread until I heard something new. However, this is so over the top that I can’t allow this to stand unchallenged. If posting an experience with a...
09-25-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, now that...

Thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, now that I have read through some of the skiploder stuff, I see that you know the following full well:



We have no mods. We have never had any work done...
09-25-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Getting back on topic, how is it possible to...

Getting back on topic, how is it possible to over-rev a differential and not have any damage to the engine?

Food for thought and this is the last I mention this since the dealer never even...
09-25-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Actually, Steve, I didn't mention MINI of...

Actually, Steve, I didn't mention MINI of Pittsburgh. I was referring to MINI corporate. They do sponsor several MINI drivers (just look up the SCCA nationals results later this week; I'm sure you...
09-25-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

I have yet to find any actual example of mini...

I have yet to find any actual example of mini refusing to cover a repair that they claimed was autox related. Not that that's the case in this situation. I searched. I couldn't find anything. For...
09-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

That's good info steve. Thank you. However,...

That's good info steve. Thank you. However, perhaps you or someone else in the mini club should make this caveat clear whenever you organize autox events. Perhaps make all members/participants aware...
09-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Hmmm... well, I guess it's nice to know that...

Hmmm... well, I guess it's nice to know that misery loves company. I actually have a friend, from the same autox club, whose diff/tranny failed as well. He modded his mini enough to put him in DSP,...
09-25-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Thanks for your comments, CDMINI, but i fail to...

Thanks for your comments, CDMINI, but i fail to see what exporting a car to mexico or whether or not my insurance company would cover me if I happen to hit a really big cone on an autox course has to...
09-25-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Perhaps I should do the same with this post as I...

Perhaps I should do the same with this post as I did with your previous troll-like missive: Ignore it, but apparently I am not a big enough person to do that.

No I wasn't aware that autocross...
09-25-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

To the best of my knowledge, (my husband and I...

To the best of my knowledge, (my husband and I have both been dealing with them) they didn't mention the autox, even though I know the service guy remembers me from an event just last weekend. He...
09-25-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

The dealer is MINI of Pittsburgh, aka P&W. In the...

The dealer is MINI of Pittsburgh, aka P&W. In the interest of fairness, I will keep this post updated and post glowing words of praise if the dealer ever comes around. :roll:

The dealer is fully...
09-25-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Status Update

He said / she said... The dealer says MINI USA is denying the claim and that the problem was "probably due to an over-rev condition". WHAT?! For starters, how exactly does one over-rev a...
09-24-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

exactly! That's exactly what I think happened....

exactly! That's exactly what I think happened. Hopefully, the dealer will fix this under warranty. :cry: I guess I'll find out tomorrow.
09-24-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,160
Posted By bmovierat

Blown Transmission

Hello, I just returned from an autox in which the transmission on my July 04 build, 2005 MCS literally broke to pieces on course. It was not during or even soon after a shift or launch. It happened...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-04-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By bmovierat

Ok. I'll try my best to answer your questions. ...

Ok. I'll try my best to answer your questions.
For 2004 and earlier cars, MINI offered two options for steering wheels, the two and the three spoke. A lot of people were very disappointed when...
Forum: 1st Gear
04-13-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,613
Posted By bmovierat

I'm with the more practical people. Wait until...

I'm with the more practical people. Wait until you are a bit older, wiser and richer to get a new car.

You could still have fun now though. There are plenty of cheap, used cars that are also a...
03-30-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Interior/Exterior No on-board computer?
Views: 1,528
Posted By bmovierat

:confused: perhaps it's different in other years,...

:confused: perhaps it's different in other years, but the OBC on my mini has a digital speed in addition to the other stats. I got it because it was included in a package, but I wouldn't pay extra...
Forum: D-Stock
03-29-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By bmovierat

There's a very good reason why I can't put it...

There's a very good reason why I can't put it into 1st: Lack of driver skill. :grin:

Very good points everyone. I suppose I am at a little bit of an advantage regarding this issue with my 2005...
Forum: D-Stock
03-28-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By bmovierat

I probably didn't make myself clear. I am asking...

I probably didn't make myself clear. I am asking about downshifting while on an autocross course, not on the street. I posted this in the G Stock forum, but most people (myself included) just click...
Forum: D-Stock
03-28-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By bmovierat

downshifting to first

Some courses are so tight that it feels like I should downshift to first. But it doesn't seem to want to go there unless I force it, and I don't want to do that. In fact, my husband once tried to...
03-24-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By bmovierat

I think you are getting a fair number of curious...

I think you are getting a fair number of curious people who are just not in the market for a car (myself included). I just clicked to see how much you were asking. I think it''s relatively...
03-24-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By bmovierat

Nice. I envy you. :)

Nice. I envy you. :)
03-17-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67
R50/53 - R50/53 World's best traffic circle
Views: 2,789
Posted By bmovierat

the problem with circles is there are not enough...

the problem with circles is there are not enough of them. They are so rare, that most drivers have no idea how to navigate them. We have one, it's called the town square here, and it's a good thing...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,642
Posted By bmovierat

pm sent on the front lip. Hopefully you havent...

pm sent on the front lip. Hopefully you havent sold it yet.
Forum: D-Stock
03-03-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,223
Posted By bmovierat

How hard is it to find an alignment shop willing...

How hard is it to find an alignment shop willing or able to set up your car for autox? I imagine most of their work is from people who just want their car to go straight when they let go of the...
03-02-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By bmovierat

It's been my experience that early spring/late...

It's been my experience that early spring/late winter snowstorms can be the worst. So, until I'm pretty sure that winter is just about over, I'm keeping the Blizzaks on.
Forum: 1st Gear
11-16-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By bmovierat

Nice MINI. You forgot to mention the most...

Nice MINI. You forgot to mention the most important option though: MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S.

Either way, I'm sure it will be great. Now, the hard part: waiting. Congrats!
11-16-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Interior/Exterior Powder Coated Wheels?
Views: 2,140
Posted By bmovierat

wow. that wheel color ^^^ looks a lot better than...

wow. that wheel color ^^^ looks a lot better than I would have thought. Perhaps I need to reconsider my color choice. :thumbsup:
Forum: 1st Gear
11-16-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By bmovierat

Oh, I almost forgot, welcome to NAM! :thumbsup:

Oh, I almost forgot, welcome to NAM! :thumbsup:
Forum: 1st Gear
11-16-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By bmovierat

The mini one is only offered in europe. It's...

The mini one is only offered in europe. It's basically a cheaper/more economical version of the mini. It's primary purpose is to be a gas miser, so it doesn't come with a lot of the features (alloy...
11-16-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,860
Posted By bmovierat

Satellite radio seems very appealing, because...

Satellite radio seems very appealing, because everything on the FM dial (with the possible exception of NPR) is pretty much crap. But I just can't seem to bring myself to pull the trigger on either...
11-16-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
R50/53 - R50/53 Repair a wheel?
Views: 774
Posted By bmovierat

I second that. If ebay doen't have one available...

I second that. If ebay doen't have one available right now, the site can email you to let you know when a new item that fits your search criteria becomes available. I have been doing that for a...
11-16-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,233
Posted By bmovierat

How many miles does your MCS currently have?...

How many miles does your MCS currently have? about 27,000

Auto or 6sp: 6 speed, of course.

Actual MPG (not computer): Best? about 34-35 mpg; average? 29 mpg

Driven how in a week: I drive at...
11-16-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Interior/Exterior Powder Coated Wheels?
Views: 2,140
Posted By bmovierat

We're going to be doing a powder coating project...

We're going to be doing a powder coating project this winter. My husband has all the equipment. We're taking white V-spokes that I bought off ebay and powder coating them black. Once we quit...
11-14-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,393
Posted By bmovierat

Maybe i'm wrong, but I think MINI has been trying...

Maybe i'm wrong, but I think MINI has been trying to phase out the non-metallic colors. How else would you explain the absense of both jet black and liquid yellow on the 2006 MINIs? If you want...
11-09-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
R50/53 - R50/53 EPA sticker under bonnet?
Views: 1,635
Posted By bmovierat

Tell that to your friends, but not to the customs...

Tell that to your friends, but not to the customs people :wink:

Hope you and your MINI have a pleasant trip back home.

--Cara
11-02-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,352
Posted By bmovierat

I say we should borrow a saying that the...

I say we should borrow a saying that the government used in the 1970s to promote water conservation by encouraging people to flush less often. (eww, i know).

"If it's Liquid Yellow, let is mellow....
10-31-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By bmovierat

Is the handle really that fragile? Or are you...

Is the handle really that fragile? Or are you giving rides to cavemen? :smile:

I've had people pull rather hard on the handle, but never was it to the point where I was worried the thing might...
10-31-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 96
R50/53 - R50/53 Military Mini drivers?
Views: 3,658
Posted By bmovierat

Wow. there seems to be a fair number of vets on...

Wow. there seems to be a fair number of vets on here. I am a little surprised that there are so many career soldiers though. Thanks so much for serving. :smile:

As for me, I never served, but my...
10-31-2005, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By bmovierat

The car looked pretty before, but now it's...

The car looked pretty before, but now it's beautiful. Good job :thumbsup:
10-30-2005, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
R50/53 - R50/53 If once was fun...
Views: 1,342
Posted By bmovierat

Sorry about your MINI. If the keying incidents...

Sorry about your MINI. If the keying incidents occur so frequently, I would be tempted to let the scratches be for now. :sad: Either that, or consider investing in a camera.

Maybe I'm trying...
10-26-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By bmovierat

You are right there. it is a trade off, but if...

You are right there. it is a trade off, but if it's a choice between:

1. Having to do white knuckle driving because I'm scared I'm going to slide into a plow truck and
2. not being able to do...
10-26-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By bmovierat

I had to put the snows on yesterday. :cry: There...

I had to put the snows on yesterday. :cry: There was a freak snow storm that came through this area and dumped three inches (6 in some areas of West Virginia). Its all melted now though.

The mini...
10-26-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,693
Posted By bmovierat

Nice MINI! :thumbsup: I don't live in...

Nice MINI! :thumbsup:

I don't live in Cleveland, but I travel there often to visit friends who do live there. (Yes, Browns fans and Steeler fans can get along under certain circumstances :wink:...
10-26-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
R50/53 - R50/53 How many miles?
Views: 1,301
Posted By bmovierat

My 2005 MINI's about 14 months old with nearly...

My 2005 MINI's about 14 months old with nearly 26,000 miles. Only one "semi-major" problem: The power steering motor died at about 10K miles. It was replaced when I went in for my 10K checkup. I have...
10-20-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,928
Posted By bmovierat

:sly: My husband would love to bastardize a...

:sly: My husband would love to bastardize a classic by swapping a B-16 Honda motor in it. It seems to be the best of both worlds. Mini styling and handling with Honda reliability. To each his own I...
10-20-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
R50/53 - R50/53 Xenon Lights - Crooked?
Views: 961
Posted By bmovierat

I thought it was odd too and planned to have the...

I thought it was odd too and planned to have the headlights adjusted at my next service. Maybe it's the Xenons, or maybe it's the higher beam from the passenger side, but an rather large number of...
Forum: Electrical
10-18-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Electrical Valentine V1
Views: 3,760
Posted By bmovierat

As far as I know, yes. Here in Pennsylvania, only...

As far as I know, yes. Here in Pennsylvania, only state troopers are allowed to operate radar. Municipal cops have to use VASCAR or pacing to pick up speeders, and that's why they typically they have...
10-18-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,280
Posted By bmovierat

Good advice. Around here, the repair costs around...

Good advice. Around here, the repair costs around $70-80, and the cost is per panel. I.E., if your two dents are on the same section of the car, it may cost the same amount to fix both of them.
...
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