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  1. Common faults - R56, issues ?

    Faults & Fixes
    I thought I started a thread on the reliability of the R56 but cannot find it (mod feel free to merge if you do find it) - basically I was wanting an update from you guys who have been running them for a few years now or who have bought older cars... In short: How are they coping ? What...
  2. R50-R53 Haynes manual anyone?

    MINI Chat
    Guys, does anyone have a Haynes manual for the first gen MINIs? There's a few things i'd like to ask :)
  3. 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...
  4. Anyone have a quick guide to fit aero grilles without taking off bumpers etc

    How To Guides
    As above: I have an R50 with a standard bumper. Bought the lower grille pre-modified to fit straight in Cheers guys
  5. 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...
  6. Health Check

    R53 General
    Had my Cooper S now for around 2 months & ive read up on having it health checked prior to any serious performance modifications. its a R53 52 plate Cooper S with only 36k on the clock so if all is well she should be able to take a custom remap and a new SC pulley ? What should i do firstly...
  7. GP rear wing

    Exterior
    Hi peeps me and a friend are in the process of making a copy of the GP rear wing, all is going well at the mo. Should have the first one on the car within three weeks, More news to come
  8. Mini Torque Community Locations Map

    MINI Chat
    I reckon it would be quite useful if a sticky could be made for MT members of rough areas/Cities people live in so they can PM them for help/tools etc Keano's dilema is what prompted me : I'll start Brownpants (Nige) ------Manchester ---------------- Merged these threads together so...
  9. weight of some R53 bits - just for info

    MINI Chat
    Have stripped out my car over the months and today weighed a few bits . Battery - 13.64kg Roof Glass inc seals, motor, inside panel - 25kg Battery cable - larger of the two red ones - 2.3kg Chrome petrol cap and emergency release pull - 0.68kg Battery box and heatshield underneath - 4.55kg...
  10. Upgrading Factory Nav with POI's etc

    Interior
    Hiya Ive just read through a really good post on Mini2 about upgrading the factory nav with POI's, speed cameras, perspective view and other features.... However the post was made in 2006 and a few of the links posted are no longer active! I was just wondering if anyone knows if this dvd would...
  11. A year in the world of MT...

    New to Mini Torque?
    .... here are a selection of pictures showing what we like to get up to on our travels on planet MT, these will be updated throughout the week as I've got over a 1,000 images to go through. However, if you've got your own from MT events then add them to the thread so all newbies can see what...
  12. 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...
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