1. Bonnet scoops 2017

    I'm feeling like I've seriously missed the boat on tuning this little beast, but is there anyway I can get hold of a different front scoop these days. Everything on eBay looks like trash, I'd even take an M7 extreme. I just want more air in the oven, errr I mean engine bay. I'm sure this has...
  2. Odd brake problem

    Faults & Fixes
    Hello all, New to the forum and r53, brought mine at 47000 in july and just wondering if this problem is normal. Every now and again i get an odd creek from the brake. During this time i loose braking power a bit until i press the pedal agin and all is well again. Brakes seem ok and working...
  3. Airrex air ride Suspension kit

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hi all, Im booked in with Plush at the end of the month for an air ride install. Im going for an Airrex strut/bag with v2 management, ive researched it all as much as i can, i know all about the management, but its a struggle to find much info about the airrex struts themselves. I Know most of...
  4. question about JCW CAI (what is that hole?)

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi people, I recently cleaned the engine bay and noticed something I that puzzled me. The JCW CAI has a second hole under the one that is connected with the big hose (see red arrow), mine is not connected to anything, is this normal? Is it a hole to take air from the engine bay (hot air???) ...
  5. Wanted: JCW air box (top half only)

    MINI Parts Wanted
    Looking for the top half of a JCW airbox only... wondered if anyone out there had a damaged box where the top section was ok. Thanks
  6. Clutch Salve Cylinder Bleeding

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Clutch Slave Cylinder Bleeding Anyone done this before and have some tips? Been watching the following youtube clip but not sure how you go about compressing the piston. Do you: 1. Disconnect the fluid line and clutch linkage 2. Remove the slave cylinder 3. Compress the piston to evacuate...
  7. ARC

    Engine & Drivetrain
    ARC Products for R53 MINI Cooper S ARC Intercooler The ARC intercooler is a direct replacement for the stock factory unit & makes a claimed 10bhp over the stock Cooper S intercooler, it also comes with an air plate diverter to allow smoother airflow into the intercooler from the scoop opening...
  8. Air Bag Suspension

    MINI Chat
    Hi all, there are a lot of people loving lows on this site, and I wondered if anyone had done/considered fitting air bag suspension to a MINI in the UK?
  9. The Best MINI's - <3 MINI's

    MINI Photobooth
    I've created this thread so we can gain inspiration from the best looking MINI's accross the world. So if you think a particular MINI deserves to be showcased, then stick up the pics here. The rules... Post pics of your favourite MINI's from all over the world NO chat allowed only pics, chat...
  10. Pulley belt size - demystify

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Pulley belt size - demystify - Sheet ready All info and sheet on my last post So... I've made a quick search and found out that there is no general consensus in what regards belt sizes for different pulleys, and even for even sized pulleys. Well, this sure ain't rocket science and I think a...