mini cooper s

  1. R53 oil change

    R53 General
    Evening chaps, Looking for some recommendations on which oil would be best for my 2004 MCS 60k. Cheers
  2. Whining noise coming from engine? Supercharger???

    R53 General
    Hi my mini cooper s 2002 as decided to start making this noise...long story short was fine yesterday morning driving around went to start it up couple hours later and started making this noise, seems to be coming from the supercharge area, i hold my hands up, i checked the oil and no none was in...
  3. Hello hello. Gather round and look at my mini...

    New to Mini Torque?'s the same as a million of the other damn things everywhere I look!! I bought it to replace my Elise, wanted a car with a working heater (and sun visors!!), and so far think it's a fab little thing. Rattles a lot, paid over the odds for it, the exhaust is knackered and it needs a new...
  4. R53 Manifold Cracked at precat

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi The manifold on my mini has gone at the precat so it sounds like a tractor Could not have happened at a worse time really, as my other car is off the road failing it's MOT I had been looking towards getting an uprated one at some point, but have held off as i don't really want a decat one...
  5. F56 Ownership: My mini was worth the wait! or did it. I am about to find out.

    MINI Chat
    My MINI was worth the wait! Or did it? I am about to find out. Apologies for the long following post but if you have some time please read it as I am very worried and requiring advice urgently. There is no ranting involved, do not be mislead by the title just a very worried owner. Yesterday...
  6. Mini Cooper S - R53 (High Spec) £3000

    MINI For Sale
    £3,000 - I've gone in at the lowest price I'd accept I'm afraid. 97,000 miles Mot until December (will pass with ease) Cruise control Rear parking sensors Harmon Kardon sound system Full leather interior - with heated seats Rear tinted windows (from factory) Custom interior lighting (no...
  7. R53 Mirror covers / caps

    MINI Parts Wanted
    I'm on the lookout for a pair, any colour as I'll be spraying them but must have all the clips in tact. Cheers

    MINI Chat
    First off I would take everyone who has supported me from the birth of the website to where we are now The idea of the website was to showcase my travels and journey with shot of my humour & honesty I haven't posted anything in a while due to my travels to the US to do MINI TAKES THE STATES...
  9. Heyyyy!

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi all, Here is my pride and joy.. my 2005 MCS. Not had a great deal done to her, she's sporting the JCW Aero kit, a Miltek cat back and a stage 1 remap from AMD Essex. Few things i'm planning to do when I get the time: - Remove the decals on the rear bumper as they're now cracking :( - Get...
  10. 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...
  11. Looking for my first Mini! :)

    New to Mini Torque?
    My name is Tom and I am 19 and looking for my first Mini Cooper S. Ideally a Gen 1 (54 to 56 plate) in either dark silver or black. Looking for something which is as standard or has very few mods due to the insurance costs and I want to start from scratch. Willing to pay anything up to the...
  12. Service Light on

    MINI Chat
    When I got the car a couple of months ago i decided to do the next service regardless if it was the time for it, just for peace of mind. So I bought all the materials Spark-plags, oil, filters etc and went to a local guy that used to service my old car to do the service. All went well apart...
  13. Super Unleaded vs Regular! What do you feed your Mini and why?

    MINI Chat
    When i got my MCS 2007 Gen 2 I did a few regular maintenance operations new SP's new Oil, filter's etc. I also started using Super Unleaded fuel which i doubted the previous owner used. I think the MPG has improved, 400miles on a full tank with 150 of them being hard driven. Also my feeling is...
  14. Engine mount worn out?

    Faults & Fixes
    I've started to hear annoying clunk i'm struggling to identify where it is from but i have inspected my engine mount and it doesn't look good to me does this need replacing? there is a sort of black mark around one of the rivet bits like it's been leaking out there and looks like a bit of a...
  15. R53 Crank Case Vent Valve

    Faults & Fixes
    My engine has started using a lot more oil than it used to, after checking a couple of posts about replacing gaskets i read a couple of times to check the crank case vent valve number 1 on this diagram The posts seemed to suggest you should only be able to blow on way through it, and if you...
  16. Decent garage for service around Edinburgh

    MINI Chat
    Anyone know a decent service garage around Edinburgh area? I used to service my old vw in a local guy because I didn't care much about it.
  17. A Bit of help with exhaust fittment

    Engine & Drivetrain
    I had a used JCW exhaust rear section delivered yesterday I have chopped down the old system to work as a center section, which fitted perfectly, so now i have what is the same as a full JCW system with a resonator delete mod, but i have run into 2 problems The first problem is that flange...
  18. Uneven Brake Pad Wear

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    This what i found when i changed my rear pads today. Looking at the brake though the hole in the caliper didn't look quite right, and also it seemed like one was worn down far more quickly than the other 3. Now i have replaced them i can see why, part of the pad was not touching the rota leaving...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...