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  1. Tuning Discussion
    Hi, I’ve got an MCS on order and wondered what Stage 1 route to go? I like the idea of a Custom Map but an easily removable option would be more practical; JB4, Evolve-R, etc. Thanks in advance
  2. Faults & Fixes
    I dont see why i should need to and i cant seem to find anyone just replacing the guides. Ive been cobbling together different forum posts, videos (Mod mini and Project mini) whilst looking at diagrams in the bentley manual to try and get my head around the order of everything. My understanding...
  3. Faults & Fixes
    Good evening mini people Im doing some work on my facelift R53 at the weekend which involves removing the crankshaft pulley -Which willl probably be getting replaced aswell- Ive got pretty much everything else prepped but am a little confused about the bolts i need ; mainly confused about what...
  4. Faults & Fixes
    Dear Mini Mates, I recently had my SC serviced and had an ALTA 15% pully and ALTA 2% crank installed. After the mechanic did all the work, Blueberry (my mini) threw the engine code "P1242". Later that day, my father and I, discovered a LOUD hissing noise coming from around the...
  5. New to Mini Torque?
    Looking for a replacement 2009 Mini One 1.4 engine, (supply and fit) in the North Kent area Would really appreciate a recommendation. Cheers
  6. MINI Chat
    Hi all, New to this 👋 Need a little info if poss. Does anyone know where the remote key sensor on a one R50? Also when you press and holds a button on the remote fob should the red led stay lit? Asking because I picked my refurbished key up yesterday and I can’t get it to sync but it starts...
  7. Engine & Drivetrain
    Looking at changing my transmission oil in my N47 1.6 R55, any recommendations for the oil? And any tips on actually changing the oil? Thanks in advance Tom
  8. MINI Chat
    Hi everyone, new guy here. I'm hoping someone can help. I have a 2002 Mini One. The other day I was driving normally when I heard a grinding noise start (pretty loud). Naturally I went to pull over immediately to investigate however when the brakes were applied, my braking wasn't as affective...
  9. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, having an issue with my R53 where it has developed an issue on first gear where it feels like it is cutting power and does not want to accelerate for a split second, comes back to normal, cuts again ect.. however it reaches only 3500/4000 rpms and it start running on what it feels like...
  10. R53 General
    Hi all, New to car forums. I managed to purchase a 2002 1.6 cooper s. This only has 39800 miles on it. Omg. But It has the srs light on the dash. Had a look under the seats and previous owner has removed the connector blocks and hard wired. Apperently this is a common fault. Does anyone...
  11. Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Hi folks, Hoping that there is someone who has 'been there, done that' on this one when it comes to getting the wheel arch gap & stance right after lowering on coilovers. I've seen several threads here and other forums but if anything I've confused myself even more so am hoping for a bit of a...
  12. R53 General
    So i have a problem and im hoping to get advice on whos right and whos wrong so bare with me here; So about 5 weeks ago i buy my new R53 2005 89k miles. Few minor issues so i decide to get to work. I bring it to my mechanic who i always use to get an oil and filter changed. He does that about...
  13. Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    I've just had my coilovers (ap's) fitted. It's my first experience of coilovers, so I am more than happy with the ride and looks. Definitely sorted the un expectantly wallowy suspension of my fjcw! However, at the front it seems to have settled slightly lower on the drivers side for obvious...
  14. Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Help! My ABS light keeps coming on... is it likely to just be the sensor that needs replacing? Anyone got any ideas/advice? Cheers
  15. R53 Tried and Tested
    I haver recently had fitted to my R53 mini cooper s a cat back Milltek exhaust system. It doesn't sit straight on the car as you will be able to see from the picture. . I have since spoken to the supplier of the exhaust (not Milltek themselves) and they suggested it was a fitting issue so...
  16. Engine & Drivetrain
    hi guys been out the loop for a while. i have a 07 clubbie and am looking to spend some time on it. i would like to gain bhp and noise. i was knowledgeable on the supercharged minis. but have no clue where to start with the turbos. any help would be great cheers Adam
  17. New to Mini Torque?
    I have a JCW mini r56, and under the front two seats there is a thin metal rod from one side to the other, I'd like to know what it is please, what it does, and what would be the consequence if I removed it... Many thanks, and hope everyone is loving the weather as much as i am, blunt...
  18. New to Mini Torque?
    Hi all, Just signed up to the forum following a recommendation from a friend of mine. After going out in his Cooper S last year and having a look around I think ive pretty much decided that I'm going to get one of some description. Looking into it the more i become baffled as to the amount of...
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