1. AFR Guage Wiring

    R53 General
    I need to do the wiring for an innovate AFR Guage, are there any suggestions for which wires to splice into for power and the dimmable lighting? Thanks, I'd really appreciate it.
  2. Difference between W10 and W11 Valve Cover?

    Engine & Drivetrain
    So I am in need of a new valve cover for my mini. Other than the PCV valve is there a difference between the W10 and W11 Valve Cover and would it work interchangeably?
  3. Hi, i’m ben an R56 Cooper S owner with a few issues

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi All, i’m ben, 31 from newcastle and currently own an R56 2007 Cooper S. Having a few issues with it at the moment but hoping to get it resolved soon as. I have what has been diagnosed as the replacement of “Valve stem seals” the issue is most garages won’t do the job. And the advice from...
  4. I've got a spare bolt i dont know where belongs

    R53 General
    Hey guys. So i just bought myself an 2003 r53, it was partially dismantled when i got it since the alternator got faulty for the previous owner and he dismantled the supercharger for service too. I have put most of it back together and now i have a spare bolt.. The bolt says ESKA 88 on the head...
  5. N18B16 Engine

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Wondering if anyone is selling a N18B16 engine for a 2010 Mini Cooper S, bare or complete doesnt really matter
  6. R53 engine to body connector

    MiniTorque Threads
    Hi all, Newbie here trying to get an ‘04 Cooper S engine to run in an ‘05 Cooper convertible. The hardware took 3 days to bolt in but I’m running into issues with the round connector near the tranny mount. Can anyone please share a pinout of this? Although the colors match the car’s connector...
  7. OIl top up again

    F56 General
    Hi Has anyone else's cooper s needed a top up of oil more than just at the services? I have had it before and its back again just before the service is due, but i don't want to wait until the service as its about another month away. also which oil's have you used to top up your car, mini or...
  8. HELP! Super annoying mechanical whine

    Faults & Fixes
    OK, I need help or I'll go crazy if this is not fixed :mads: Some people do not hear it, MINI dealer is telling me it's OK and this is a normal operating sound but this f**king whining noise is driving me crazy! I remember driving a brand new R56 and the whine was definitely not there. Even...
  9. Engine sounds a bit rough to me help......

    Faults & Fixes
    I've got a video how do I post it so you lot can laugh at my engine noise? (then kindly advise me on how to fix it)
  10. Death rattle?

    Engine & Drivetrain
    About 5m:40s in to the video? As I haven't had a chance to see or drive the car, I'd like to make sure that I avoid any issues. It is the N18, with just over 10k on the clock and has been through the Mini Approved Used process. Also, what sort of cover is...
  11. decoking manually

    R56 General
    removing carbon buildup manually Is there a guide on how to removing carbon manually from the valves and everything that has carbon buildup in the R56 engine? When i say manually i mean without using a carbon blaster machine or sea foam or whatever, but to open up the engine and clean it all up!
  12. On a hot day engine will not start properly

    Faults & Fixes
    engine will not start properly Car will not start properly when starting it! Revs are not stable, they keep coming up and down, engine is close to stop but eventually after a minute (of ups and downs) comes back to normal. If i press the throttle, the issue gets fixed instantly and the engine...
  13. BMW 3.18 Compact (Advice needed)

    MINI Free Zone
    A close friend of mine owns a bmw 3.18 SE compact 2003 model. He got the car about a year ago only to find out a few months later that it needs a new timing chain. He has been quoted about £700 to fix it. Although, his wondering if it is worth it or he will better off selling it as is and ending...
  14. R53 Cooper S May 03 EML always coming on and nothing will connect to the OBD port

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hello everyone. This is my first post on here, having read through some of the other posts I felt I needed to get mine on here, as I'm having trouble with a few things. I bought my Mini Cooper S, 03 plate August last year. It has only got 87,000 on the clock. The poor bugger keeps going into...
  15. ZRP Forged Rods too cheap???

    Engine & Drivetrain
    So come across these forged rods for the N14 engine and from the UK distributor they are £331 (including VAT), FOR A SET OF 4!!!! Mini Cooper : Peugeot Rally 207 & Mini Cooper R53 . R-PEU-002H The company is called ZRP (Zebo Racing Parts) and the manufacturing base seems to be in China which...
  16. mcs' project

    The Projects
    Well, after some thinking and a few mods I've started modifying my '06 JCW R53. Big mods started some weeks ago when I ordered the 4-2-1 with 100 cells cat to Mini Motorsport UK. I also got the 225hp remap soon to fit a camshaft. Hope to get after that around 235-240hp. Dry battery's been...
  17. Too much engine oil.

    Engine & Drivetrain
    I've had a bit of an issue and am quite worried... I did an oil check the other week and there was no oil whatsoever on the dipstick (not too worried since I rarely drive the car), so I bought a 4 litre bottle of oil to fill it up. Being rather clumsy and with little thought I just poured the...
  18. tweedbean's R53 MCS

    The Projects
    As project orange was completed, I have decided to start a new thread around my car showing where it started, what it looks like now and what my future plans are. This is less of a project and more of an ongoing thing. Its a 2004 facelift MINI Cooper S. I was bitten by the modding bug after a...
  19. Dave F Fitting

    R53 General
    Shall be fitting a Dave F this weekend (yes replacing the Alta:cursing:) Quick question, I take it I will have to refit the plastics engine bay/bulkhead divider, but will i have to cut a hole in it to provide direct flow into the back of the Dave F or does the OE hole do the job?
  20. RaffaIsOnFire: R53 Cooper S Facelift

    The Projects
    RaffaIsOnFire: R53 Cooper S Facelift powered by krumm! hi there, my name is Raffa and i'm from Germany! some of you may recognize me from motoring-underground or the german MINI-boards. decided to join you guys to keep an eye on the scene in GB! here are my MINIs! sold my R50 Cooper (...