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  1. Why the R56 should be fitted with a catch can/oil separator from factory...

    MINI Chat
    Why is it not the case that direct injection engines use a catch can/oil separator from factory?
  2. Vibration on acceleration after coilovers fitted, fml.

    Faults & Fixes
    As per the title really. At constant speed its completely fine but under hard acceleration i get vibration through the front end of the car , mainly steering wheel. Any ideas? I have a feeling after searching around online it could be a driveshaft problem.. Its worst in 2nd gear above 2000rpm...
  3. 'Mini Minstrel' (Failing upwards / not worthy of waffle)

    The Projects
    Been doing some bit to my car lately so thought it'd be a good chance to start a project thread! Started off purchasing my MCS in March off my brother. Standard MCS with Chilli & Vision Pack. First mod on the agenda *Aero grills Pure cheese on toast.. *some lamo car meet* Then a...
  4. My R56 cooper BOB

    The Projects
    Hello everyone, I havent posted most on MT, but thought i wud start lol First day i bought it :D then came the jcw strut brace, thanks to Rich custom induction, painted heat shield then painted headlight and rear rings, and callipers then sum 17" thanks to Randell and the vinyls...
  5. new car

    MINI Free Zone
    With me banging on about supras , I started looking around , found one and purchased it ! previously had a lot done , then some garage mechanic where it was being serviced took it for a spin , promptly underestimated how quick they are and bashed the front in !!! oops - settled with the owner...
  6. Introducing Casper...

    The Projects
    Casper - Ghostly Waffle In March 2010 I bought Casper, a 2005 PW MINI Cooper S, with the idea of taking part in the UK Time Attack series. Casper in original form: First mod - Milltek Exhaust (now replaced): Alta v2 HAI (now replaced): The interior strip began: We took a trip to...
  7. Knocking noise from rear suspension

    Faults & Fixes
    Ever since i have done a few hard trips to the ring this year i have had a knocking noise from the n/s/r. I have had all the suspension to pieces, checked all the bushes and they all seem ok. It sounds like is coming from the shock. I am running spax rsx coilovers. The noise happens even on...
  8. Will R56 seats fit in a R53

    Interior
    Hi all, i was wondering if the JCW recaro seats from a R56 will fit in a R53. If so is it a major job? Thanks in advance
  9. Just fitted aerokit rear bumper a few questions?

    Exterior
    I have just fitted my aerokit rear bumper but i have a few questions to ask: 1, The bumper seems to be just touching the exhausts, i am running a miltek system. Has anyone had this problem? 2, The bottom of the bumper seems to flex alot as the bottom lower mount is not used by the aero...
  10. MAFFA's Mini

    The Projects
    Before I loose all track of time I thought I should document the current progress of "Project MAFFAs Mini" :) Nah just kidding but I thought you might like to know what i've been up to since I bought it in August. Okay so I only picked up my 2002 R53 MCS on 2nd August 2008 but as with a number...
  11. The Tyre Recommendation Thread

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    If you have bought a set of tyres for your 1st Gen MINI that you liked, and you would like to recommend that tyre to other Mini Torque members, then post up here and tell us all about it :). It doesn't matter if it's a runflat tyre or a regular tyre ;), only that you liked them. Just say what...
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