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  1. Engine & Drivetrain
    About 2 weeks ago my r53 started to feel really sluggish at WOT. I checked the codes and I have a P0108 for high pressure in the intake manifold and a P0420 code for the catalytic converter. The previous owner had the catalytic converter replaced by the dealership when I bought the car at...
  2. MINI Parts For Sale
    ***BRAND NEW*** R53 Cooper S Fuel Cap & Surround, Bracket (2001-2006) Electric Blue This will fit all R53 (Cooper S) MINIs and can be fitted to all R50 MINIs as a popular, fairly straight forward upgrade to your R50 (One, Cooper). It is compatible with a MINI One, Cooper, Cooper S, JCW and GP...
  3. MINI Chat
    When i got my MCS 2007 Gen 2 I did a few regular maintenance operations new SP's new Oil, filter's etc. I also started using Super Unleaded fuel which i doubted the previous owner used. I think the MPG has improved, 400miles on a full tank with 150 of them being hard driven. Also my feeling is...
  4. Dyno Figures
    Welcome to the 2011 Mini Torque Rolling Road League Table. This thread has been created to find out what sort of power, both at the wheels and at the fly, is being made by Mini Torque members in 2011. To be added to the table please post up a copy of your dyno graph as an attachment to your...
  5. MINI Chat
    Why is it not the case that direct injection engines use a catch can/oil separator from factory?
  6. Engine & Drivetrain
    For all those of you who spend time and money for your N/A R50, i have good news. The stock R50 injectors are very small, at 178cc/[email protected] bar (Bosch part number 0280155991). Anything more than a full exhaust system and intake, like a camshaft, will take them to 100% duty cycle at high rpm if...
  7. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi All, I'm new to the MINI scene and am looking at making my 02 One a little better. I've done a few miles but am suprised to find that I am only getting 300 miles per tank of fuel. Is this normal or is my car running bad??? It feels OK to drive and has standard 15" alloys and no Mod's, yet...
  8. R53 Tried and Tested
    R50 Camshaft testing - stock vs Piper vs NS1 Hi guys, as you can see from the title this is about a few tests i did on my R50. Thought it would be interesting to share with you. At first, i have to explain a few things about the performance tests i chose, and the meaning of them. The...
  9. The Projects
    We will use this thread to keep everyone update on our latest project car. We picked the car up last night at 11PM. The car was on the dyno at 10AM this morning :-) It is Astro Black has the JCW Aero Kit, full leather interior, MFWS, Xenons and pimping interior mood lights and 18k miles on the...
  10. 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...
  11. Engine & Drivetrain
    The high pressure fuel pumps seem to have a high failure rate. I've already heard 3 or 4 stories of failures with a heft repair bill! :scared: Does anyone know what can cause them to fail and how to prevent it?
  12. MINI Parts For Sale
    I have my cooper S fuel cap kit for sale, it's painted in chilli red at present but needs a respray. The kit consists of all 3 items ready to bolt onto your car and not just the cap itself. If you want i can prep and primer it ready for you to paint too. £60
  13. Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Ross-Tech.com... Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...
  14. How To Guides
    Anybody got the method for removing the chrome please. I want to do my F AND R lights . I know about the heat gun bit .
  15. MINI Photobooth
    It's been a while since I've posted some proper pics of my R53 JCW with all the changes I've made to it so thought it's about time I put them up here. It's still a work in progrss but hope you like it: Things I've had done since I last posted pics are: DP Coilovers lowered 25mm at...
  16. MINI Chat
    I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic telling people little things that you didnt know the mini could do, be it open the windows with your key etc. Yesterday I reset my ECU because the management light came on, so disconnected the battery (in the boot of an S) closed the boot then...
  17. MINI Chat
    At last, some good news - here's today's news on AOL: "ASDA have reduced petrol prices to under £1. Petrol below £1 a litre has returned as supermarket Asda dropped the price of unleaded to 99.9p a litre. The cut means a 5p a litre reduction in the price of petrol at Asda pumps, with a litre...
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