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06-17-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By ShipM8

"Justa" plain old Mini. 2012 R-56. British...

"Justa" plain old Mini. 2012 R-56. British Racing Green. I've had it since it was brand new and now it has about 115,000 miles on it. I'm actually heading across the Mackinac Bridge tomorrow for...
06-16-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By ShipM8

I've done Minis on the Mack all three times...

I've done Minis on the Mack all three times (2013, 2015, & 2017) and it's a lot of fun. You'll want to stay in a hotel north of the Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace since that's where it starts and...
06-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

Just had a 501.4 mile tank with 57 miles left on...

Just had a 501.4 mile tank with 57 miles left on the computer. 40.4 mpg. Mix of highway, rural, and city.
05-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

Mine's a non-s, 2012. It's pretty easy for me to...

Mine's a non-s, 2012. It's pretty easy for me to hit 500 since I travel a lot of rural roads for work (55 mph) but all of my driving includes some city and highway driving. When I really try I can...
05-23-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

First 500 mile tank of the year since taking off...

First 500 mile tank of the year since taking off the snow tires...501.2 miles with 58 miles left in the tank averaging 40.0 mpg. Lots of highway, some city, and a little rural two-lane. Mini now...
04-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ShipM8

Also replaced the coolant pipe from the water...

Also replaced the coolant pipe from the water pump to the thermostat at the same time.
04-27-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ShipM8

Actually, there was a leak in the thermostat...

Actually, there was a leak in the thermostat housing that was causing a false temperature reading, so replaced thermostat...
04-27-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ShipM8

I just had the fan issue a few months ago. Needed...

I just had the fan issue a few months ago. Needed the thermostat housing replaced. Took care of the problem.
Forum: 1st Gear
04-11-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 13,781
Posted By ShipM8

I ordered mine over seven years ago and remember...

I ordered mine over seven years ago and remember having the same debate. I test drove both and unlike most of the other posters, I went with a base model because of one reason...The base came with a...
04-09-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By ShipM8

You might want to start simple and just throw a...

You might want to start simple and just throw a coat of wax on them. I waxed my car this past weekend and noticed some slight scratches on the black bits by the windows and they vanished with a coat...
04-08-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By ShipM8

If you go on Craig's List you'll probably find...

If you go on Craig's List you'll probably find the previous owner posting it for sale. I think it's a pretty low budget move with people selling cars.
04-08-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By ShipM8

I popped my plastic things off years ago, but I...

I popped my plastic things off years ago, but I still put the seats down if nobody is sitting back there...which is 99 percent of the time.
04-01-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By ShipM8

I love my Justa. It's been very reliable and is...

I love my Justa. It's been very reliable and is a blast to drive. 110,000 miles...
03-18-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 4,500,028
Posted By ShipM8

109,000 miles

109,000 miles
03-07-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By ShipM8

I just had this issue where the fan would keep...

I just had this issue where the fan would keep running even in 0 degree weather and no matter how long the engine was on. Ended up being a cracked thermostat housing.
03-05-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 542
Posted By ShipM8

I just had my thermostat housing replaced and...

I just had my thermostat housing replaced and system flushed. Heat works a lot better. Unfortunately, it's 10 degrees F out this morning...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-30-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By ShipM8

Our roads are a challenge.

Our roads are a challenge.
01-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By ShipM8

Cold here in Michigan too. Heated seats keep my...

Cold here in Michigan too. Heated seats keep my butt warm...the rest not so much. It does seem to take a while to heat up and never a real heat wave.
Forum: 1st Gear
01-25-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By ShipM8

Take it up to Minis on the Mack on August 3! ...

Take it up to Minis on the Mack on August 3! World record attempt at the most Minis in a row where we drive across Michigan's Mackinac Bridge. It'll be the fourth attempt. I think there were about...
12-18-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Interior/Exterior PDC (rear) and Backup Camera
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Posted By ShipM8

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12-10-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,330
Posted By ShipM8

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BRG/BRG with my Steelies and Snowies. 110,000 miles and going...
11-15-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,585
Posted By ShipM8

I've had my 2012 since it was new, and it now has...

I've had my 2012 since it was new, and it now has over 100,000 miles, but I'm not going to keep it forever. Too many other nice cars out there to enjoy.
11-05-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,090
Views: 3,849,757
Posted By ShipM8

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Put the steelies and snowies on for another season of fun.
10-24-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By ShipM8

No car is 100 percent safe no matter how big it...

No car is 100 percent safe no matter how big it is. A few years ago someone was killed in a Suburban by a young woman driving a Hummer near our neighborhood. The only thing you can do is assume...
10-24-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By ShipM8

I had the same problem four years ago. Wrong...

I had the same problem four years ago. Wrong sensors were on the winter tires. All season tires were stored in garage and car picked up those sensors...then drove twenty miles and light came on. ...
10-16-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

Maybe my last 500 mile tank of the year since the...

Maybe my last 500 mile tank of the year since the snow tires will be going on soon. 512 miles averaging 40.7 mpg with 35 miles left on the computer.
Forum: Detailing 101
10-16-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By ShipM8

While my Mini isn't a convertible, my wife's 2006...

While my Mini isn't a convertible, my wife's 2006 Boxster is and it has some wear marks on it. She never has the top up unless it's raining and she stores it in the winter, so we don't worry about...
09-27-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By ShipM8

She's a beauty! I have a 2012 with the same...

She's a beauty! I have a 2012 with the same mileage, color, and wheels.
09-27-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 114,674
Posted By ShipM8

Here's my BRG Mini with very subtle BRG racing...

Here's my BRG Mini with very subtle BRG racing stripes. I hope it's not too flashy!
09-27-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 114,674
Posted By ShipM8

Very Subtle BRG Stripes

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09-13-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By ShipM8

Something will always throw off your plans. Like...

Something will always throw off your plans. Like a flat tire that can't be repaired.
Forum: 1st Gear
09-13-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By ShipM8

I saw that hill in the background of your...

I saw that hill in the background of your upside-down picture and guessed you might have left the ground!
09-09-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By ShipM8

I just write everything down in the nice little...

I just write everything down in the nice little notebook that Mini gave me when I bought the car. Date, cost, who did it, etc. I keep it in the glove box.
08-25-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,560
Posted By ShipM8

Passed 100,000 miles a week ago!

Passed 100,000 miles a week ago!
08-23-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,521
Posted By ShipM8

Skip England and head north to Scotland!

Skip England and head north to Scotland!
08-20-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

A little longer post than usual... I just...

A little longer post than usual...

I just took a 2,500 mile road trip from Michigan to Texas and back and thought I'd keep track of the mileage. First tank the trip odometer read 511.3 averaging...
08-20-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,694
Posted By ShipM8

My Mini turned over 100,000 miles yesterday on my...

My Mini turned over 100,000 miles yesterday on my way back from a Michigan-Texas trip just west of Texarkana. 2,500 mile trip and it ran like a top. Drove the whole 1,200 back in 17 hours.
08-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,945
Posted By ShipM8

I got mine new in 2012 and I'm getting ready to...

I got mine new in 2012 and I'm getting ready to turn over 100,000 miles next week. I generally keep cars for many years and usually get a new one when something happens to the car that makes me feel...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-05-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By ShipM8

Sounds like some good schooling advice would be...

Sounds like some good schooling advice would be to become a mini mechanic! I can't help you, but hope you find a creative solution to getting your mini in tip-top shape.
06-27-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

That's pretty good for an S! I'm glad somebody...

That's pretty good for an S! I'm glad somebody took up the challenge since I've been getting lonely in this club!
06-27-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By ShipM8

I'm not trying to be a smart-alec, but I don't...

I'm not trying to be a smart-alec, but I don't understand. Do you think you're in one gear but it feels like you're in another? Is there a reverse that works? When you say you can cruise in 1st...
06-27-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By ShipM8

I always back into my garage since both my wife...

I always back into my garage since both my wife and I have backed into other cars (not in the Mini) in the driveway before. She also knocked a mirror off backing out (blamed me for being in the...
06-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By ShipM8

I don't have this on my Mini, so can't explain. ...

I don't have this on my Mini, so can't explain. But my curiosity makes me wonder if when first set everything is the same and after driving a while they change? Probably more heat generated in the...
06-24-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By ShipM8

I've had my Mini for over six years and still...

I've had my Mini for over six years and still love it. Creeping up on 100,000 miles. Fun. Great mileage (my best tank was 635 miles driving across and back Michigan's upper peninsula). I throw a...
06-18-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

Another without trying...506.0 at 40.7 mpg. This...

Another without trying...506.0 at 40.7 mpg. This one even included some 85 mph highway driving. The car actually seems to be getting better mileage the older it gets...97,000 miles.
06-14-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By ShipM8

My 2012 is creeping up on 100,000 miles and my...

My 2012 is creeping up on 100,000 miles and my unprotected hood looks like it's been through a meteor storm...I wish I'd done something six years ago!
06-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

I wasn't even trying after the last tank, but...

I wasn't even trying after the last tank, but just did 508.7 averaging 39.7 mpg.
Forum: Detailing 101
06-06-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,472
Posted By ShipM8

That's ridiculous asking for a tip on such a...

That's ridiculous asking for a tip on such a large purchase.
05-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

601.2 miles averaging 45.3 mpg with 2 miles left...

601.2 miles averaging 45.3 mpg with 2 miles left on the computer. My second best ever and only the second time I've passed 600 miles. Lots of rural 55 mph rural roads (put the cruise on 60). Some...
05-17-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 25,385
Posted By ShipM8

561.9 miles averaging 42.7 mpg with 10 miles...

561.9 miles averaging 42.7 mpg with 10 miles left. I think this is my second best ever. Lots of 60 mph back roads.
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