1. A quick note to say hello.

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hello everyone. I've been kicking around on and off with Mini’s and BMW’s for a while, but finally taken the next step to post a note to say hello - I don't spend a lot of time around computers. Currently running an R56 after a couple of R53's and numerous DERV BMW's. Looks like a...
  2. LSD - do I have it or not -2007 MCS R56

    MINI Chat
    Would you Mini-lovers kindly offer some insight? I pulled my engine and trans (of course) to freshen the little guy up after 90K of wear and tear. I looked at my sales document and sure enough I ordered the car new with an LSD. But does it really have an LSD? I wasn't sure as the car drives...
  3. Exhaust Help

    Engine & Drivetrain
    I've had my R53 for about two weeks now so sorry in advance for not knowing anything. Yesterday I noticed the left muffler is hanging low so I checked and it's being held on with zip ties as the upper hanger is non existent... So I check online to see how much that part was, cheapest I could...
  4. 2011 R56 Cooper S - EML - Reduced Power Recurring Issue

    Faults & Fixes
    Recently I bought a Mini Cooper S 2011, when I bought it, it seemed in very good condition. The engine sounded good, the car felt good too and the equipment level also was the Chilli and Media Pack. The service history, MOT and minor repairs all checked out however, I went on a test drive and...
  5. 2007 R56 Mini Cooper S Cold start Stall?

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi all My Names Luke, Im new to the forum! Recently had some issues regarding cold start stalling! When it first happended it was similar to death rattle like but i was scared to keep starting it over and over just incase! so i had the timing chain replaced along with spark plugs.. (turns out...
  6. Overheating issues '07 MCS

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi all, having issues with my cooling system, car seems to be warning me all the time that it is overheating the overheating warning then goes off... It hasn't said it has overheated just simply "drive moderately". I have replaced the thermostat and to my knowledge bled the system as I got all...
  7. New Member with MCS

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi all New to this forum and thought i'd introduce myself and my MCS with picture of the latter. :thumbup: 2005 Mini Cooper S: Current Mods: - Miltek Exhaust (Resonated) - JCW Air box with ITG Filter Mods in the pipe line Booked in at Lohen on 4th January for -17% Pulley -GRS Motorsport...
  8. N18 cooper s sparkplugs

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Evening all I've been trawling the internet after deciding it's about time I change my plugs. I've decided after compiling a list as long as my arm of planned mods I might as well shift to iridium plugs one step colder now. Only problem being NGK don't seem to offer plugs for the n18 engine just...
  9. New R56 Eclipse Grey MCS with Sport Pack/JCW Kit

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi guys, Thought it was about time I introduced myself... I'm 25 and from the North East. First found the forum when I was looking at getting a MINI. 2 months ago I bought an Astro Black MINI Cooper with Polar Beige interior, loved it for a couple of weeks and then realised it just wasn't...
  10. R56 MCS Stock Suspension - Gauging Interest

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Ok need some help with this, I have my old R56 MCS stock suspension sitting around, its done about 42,000 and is from Feb 2007 Does anyone want it and how much does this sort of thing go for?
  11. Possible new MCS Owner, advice wanted?

    MINI For Sale
    Posted this on 'another forum' but not had massive response, so thought might try here too as seems a more popular site... Due to a change in circumstances I am considering buying a Mini Cooper S. I've been to see a lovely 2002 model, all the kit I want, decent colour, great condition etc etc...
  12. Preparing an R53 for Engine tuning

    R53 General
    Can anyone give me any advice on the best things i can do to get my car in best shape before i start any tunning i'm only planning on getting up to the same sort of power a JCW or GP, I'm in no rush to tune it as i don't have a lot of money to throw at it all at once, so will be looking to do it...
  13. mcs' project

    The Projects
    Well, after some thinking and a few mods I've started modifying my '06 JCW R53. Big mods started some weeks ago when I ordered the 4-2-1 with 100 cells cat to Mini Motorsport UK. I also got the 225hp remap soon to fit a camshaft. Hope to get after that around 235-240hp. Dry battery's been...
  14. tweedbean's R53 MCS

    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...
  15. Evolve-R remote flash/ecu tuner

    Engine & Drivetrain
    There has been a lot of talk about switchable remaps for the R56 MCS and the possibility of us tuning cars that are unable to visit us - due to distance. We now have a solution. The evolve-R. This remote cable is one that you (the end user) keeps and can flash in files using your laptop...
  16. evolve FMIC for R56 MCS - group buy

    MINI Group Buys
    Hi Following on from the thread about our intercooler here I am pleased to offer a group buy on it. RRP will be £549 inc VAT. For 5 buyers or more the price will be £438 inc VAT. For 10 buyers or more the price will be £399 inc VAT. Black Powder Coat option will be £35 inc VAT...
  17. 2011 Rolling Road League Table

    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...
  18. Ducks MCS

    The Projects
    Current spec list as of 17-11-2013 Engine - Carrillo rods - CP pistons - Balanced crank - Custom intake manifold - Custom exhaust manifold - Ported and polished head - Catcams - Garrett gt2871r - Oil cooler with thermostat - Goodridge hoses and couplings - Evolve intercooler - Race radiator...
  19. Sprintex Supercharger Systems

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Sprintex - Superchargers and Supercharger Systems | BWM Mini Cooper S
  20. R56 S v R56 JCW

    R56 General
    Seriously thinking about buying a R56 noe that there are serious tuning options available. However is it worthwhile spending the extra $$$$ on getting a JCW or just get an S and whack a hybrid turbo on it? If I do get one I plan of modding the shit out of the engine