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  1. Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys, I've been searching the forums for some help about a whining noise that my car makes. I've only seen a couple posts mention the specific noise I'm hearing but there's never been any explanation if they resolved the issue or what caused it. So when I'm driving at a constant speed I get...
  2. Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, I have a 2010 R56 MCS that has been developing a worsening knocking noise coming from just in-front and below the drivers position. It usually occurs in a higher gear at LOW speeds going over any rough terrain. This leads me to think it could be gearbox related? It’s more of a...
  3. R53 General
    Bought a 53 plate cooper s with 113k miles. Drove really well on the test drive so decided to take it. 40 miles down the road I went to change gear and the clutch stayed down for a couple seconds. The car now acts as though the clutch is pressed in even though it isn't and the pedal feels fine...
  4. MINI Parts For Sale
    QUAIFE CLOSE RATIO DOG GEARSET AND LSD FOR R53 or R56 Mini Cooper S The gearset and LSD are currently built into a Ford Focus Mk1 ST170 Getrag gearbox. This is built with QUAIFE 6-speed, dog-engagement, semi-helical, close-ratio gearset QKE34Z AND QUAIFE ATB limited-slip differential QDF38Z...
  5. R53 General
    Hey guys, this is my first post and i apologize if this is long winded, but Please Help. Ive recently bought a 2004 (54) mini cooper s John Cooper Works, love the car and i tried fixing several issues with the car including a leaking drive shaft seal. After replacing the seal, we test drove...
  6. Engine & Drivetrain
    So after a long hard week at work I thought I might as well go for a bit of a spirited drive. This drive took me from Norwich to Wellingborough, and ultimately to Santa Pod. After seeing some runs from all sorts of different machines I thought it was time to get my car onto the strip. Lining up...
  7. How To Guides
    Looking at changing the oil in my gearbox, it's getting a little clunky especially when cold i found this guide Pelican Technical Article: MINI Cooper - Manual Transmission Oil Change it looks fairly straight forward, 1 plug to check and refill it, another to empty it Anyone done this or have...
  8. 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...
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