1. Engine & Drivetrain
    So I recently bought my MCS 2007 R56 (58k miles) 5 days back. Other than one day, the red oil pressure light appears (not straight after starting car, 5-15 mins after) and beeps then goes off and back on again repeatedly. Most often happens when car is idle or at a rate of 20/30 mph. Oil...
  2. Faults & Fixes
    First off Hi!! I have been hiding in the shadows on MT for a few months now since I purchased a used 07 Cooper S. After purchasing the mini, I soon became aware of a rattling etc etc, I block tested the engine and received positive results, meaning the headgasket had gone/head had warped. I...
  3. MINI Chat
    Bit of a waffle from me but I need to tell the whole story so you get the picture . :lol: As some of you know I changed my water pump form the mechanical one driven by the small gears off the supercharger to a Davies Craig EWP80 and was happy at first Now at Cadwell Park in July 2010 I had an...
  4. Detailing
    Anyone got any advice and what to buy to do the snow foaming? Thanks
  5. F1 and Racing Chat
    Today's race is going to be EPIC. Whats your predictions?? :w00t:
  6. Faults & Fixes
    2002 R53 Cooper-S 84000 miles. About 1000 miles ago I was driving my car and I got the dreaded chain tensioner death rattle, the tensioner was fairly new so could not understand why? But anyway i removed it and found out that it had somehow returned to its compressed state:ohmy: Thinking it had...
  7. Engine & Drivetrain
    The high pressure fuel pumps seem to have a high failure rate. I've already heard 3 or 4 stories of failures with a heft repair bill! :scared: Does anyone know what can cause them to fail and how to prevent it?
  8. The Projects
    Right, thought it was about time that I drafted a 'project' thread and I properly wanted to introduce myself and my MCS to those of you who I haven't met yet! I can't actually comprehend the amount of money I've spent in the last 21 months of ownership... so maybe this will thread will help...
  9. Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...