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  1. Reverse gear too easy

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi everyone, I'm new here and loving the forum! Loads of great info! However, I'm having a problem with first gear and can't find anything at all similar on here. I've got a 2006 mcs 66k miles, and reverse is really easy to select. There is hardly any resistance when you push through the...
  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. The Wee Red Toilet

    The Projects
    Hey Guys Been a member on here now for a wee while but have been a silent watcher to whats been goin on never started any treads or posted anything so felt why not now ! So start with the basic I am 18 years old and bought my MINI (MILY) in March of last year, first car after 2 years hard...
  4. Knocking noise from the front right... help....

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys.. For a while now ive had a knocking noise from the front lower right of the car.. ive inpsected and changed a fair bit to try and solve this ive had a mate at MINI look at this and still cannot solve it ive give up buying parts as ive spent a fair bit.. It only occurs when i have it...
  5. Machine Polishing

    Detailing
    Interested in being able to do the above.... there are a few guys on here with some well refined skills with these things so if possible can you give some hints and tips ? Im thinking information on what: 1. machine - rotary or is there another ? and what model is best VFM ? 2. polish - im...
  6. Martin's Green Machine

    The Projects
    Thought I'd put up a picture or two of my car. It's a 2002 R53, with only 34,000 on the clock. Half leather, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, climate control, tape player! However there is a 6 disc changer in the boot, chilli pack. I'd say it's pretty well specced. Most...
  7. Cold Engine Hesitation/Power Loss

    Faults & Fixes
    Been having a cold engine running problem with my 03 MINI One for a while now whichs seems to have got worse over time. When I rev to about 2-2.5k to change gear on a cold engine there seems to be almost a complete loss of power and the car doesn't accelerate for about 2 seconds then the power...
  8. GTT adjustable cam gear!!

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Received my Adjustable cam gear from GTT! So Simple it is scary!! LOL However it isnt for the novice, at least setting the degree. There are NO marks , NO degree marks.. on the gear. This means that either you degree it on the engine in the car ( dont think so...) or on the bench on an...
  9. I thought my car was not that quick until....

    MINI Chat
    Real world performance scenario. You are driving along at an unspecified speed when a 'superior' * car ahead boots it, you boot it too just to see the real world performance of your car. ** Example 1: BMW 335i - evenly matched from 30 - 70 (motorway) Example 2: Audi B5 S4 - previous generation...
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