Mini Cooper S, Chilli pack model.
2007, Manual, Petrol.
Timing chain and tensioner done at 99k miles
Alternator belt and tensioner done at 98k
All 4 brake discs and pads done at 93k miles
All work has been carried out by Mad4Mini in Leeds.
Runs and sounds perfect, starts first time every time.
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...
...it'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...
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...
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.
£3,000 - I've gone in at the lowest price I'd accept I'm afraid.
Mot until December (will pass with ease)
Rear parking sensors
Harmon Kardon sound system
Full leather interior - with heated seats
Rear tinted windows (from factory)
Custom interior lighting (no...
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...
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 :(
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...