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  1. Faults & Fixes
    Hello Boys n Girls, after browsing through posts in the R53 section for weeks trying to find a solution for my problem i thought i´d now create a post to ask some help from you guys. After having owned a R53 S (which i gave to my mother) and a R56 Works ( which sadly blew up) , i was browsing...
  2. MINI Parts For Sale
    Black Pro Alloy intercooler in good condition. The holes where it mounts to the manifold are slightly worn due to a previous owner not using washers. I used washers and a bit of gasket sealant as is recommended and it sealed fine. One of the bypass valve threads isn’t great as has been over...
    £319 GBP
  3. MINI Parts For Sale
    R53 to R56 Trailing arm kit (arms, brackets, washers, spacers, bolts). Change of plans so putting this kit up for sale. Trailing arm brackets Trailing arms with bearings Orranje Conical washers KND ABS sensor spacers so the R53 ones fit snugly Bolt set (non OEM) £135 collected, if not sold...
    £135 GBP
  4. MINI Parts For Sale
    Corsa VXR Recaro Front Seats These have had the standard rails modified to suit the R50, R53, R56, R58 floorplans. They slide back and forth and also have height adjustment. At their lowest setting they sit about the same as JCW Sparcos which are slightly higher than standard Mini seats. I...
    £499 GBP
  5. R53 General
    Hello, new to the forum, but owner of a 2003 r53 for a year now. I tried the one ball mod, and looking into other exhausts, but haven't found anything I would be satisfied with. I recently looked into a lot of electric exhaust cutouts, and it sounds like the best option for me. There's only a...
  6. MINI For Sale
    2005 MCS R53 Facelift in Dark Silver 1320 Mini 17% pulley GRS motorsport intercooler Stealth airbox with K&N AP 4 pot front brakes Super Flex front wishbone bushes Janspeed manifold Miltek exhaust 1320 TomCat Vibratechnics engine mount Powerflex gearbox mount Lower chassis brace Gaz suspension...
    £3,100 GBP
  7. MINI Parts Wanted
    I'm after a pair of bucket seats for the R53, have been looking at Corbeau/Sparco/Cobra (ideally with the mounts also) in Black. Will be used for both road/track. If anyone knows of any for sale, please let me know!
  8. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi all, First poster here, asking for help as I realized I'm missing a he sump pan bottom corned bolt of my R53 (circled) as I was doing my first oil change yesterday. Any idea where could I source it from? I found out that the bolts that hold the pan the engine block (red arrow) are M8X25MM -...
  9. New to Mini Torque?
    New to the forum and brand new owner today of a Hyper Blue 06 plate R53 Cooper S 1.6 Supercharger. I'd never even driven a Mini before but needed something Cheap to run around while my van gets sorted after failing its MOT in spectacular fashion. Searched about and found this bought it without...
  10. Faults & Fixes
    Hi, This is driving me mad! I appreciate any help anyone has. About 6-8 months ago I noticed that my R53 would vibrate throughout the cabin (see video from August 2021 below) after going down a bad section of road. This was at random though. It would usually happen twice in a row but only...
  11. Engine & Drivetrain
    Ive got one of these than im prepping to fit to my facelift R53 Will i be alright hanging it off a couple of these (One on each side ?) Cheers in advance
  12. New to Mini Torque?
    Hi team - good to meet you all. I went and did something silly and bought a 2006 Mini Cooper S R53 for £950 ($1,300), which made it the cheapest R53 in the UK at the time of purchase (and I probably overpaid!). Obviously, it's that price for a reason and I'm finding more and more wrong with it...
  13. Faults & Fixes
    Hi All, Recently bought a 56 plate R53 Cooper S, loving the car so far but the xenon dipped beam is completely useless! They work (light up) and when first switched on they do their little auto levelling dance, but seems to be they are pointed too low? They seem to light up the ground around 6...
  14. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hey folks, I don't suppose anyone knows the volume/dB reading of the standard MCS exhaust. This would be super useful as a trackday at thruxton is fast approaching 😁 and we are having to swap on a standard system as our current aftermarket system is far too loud. Any help is much appreciated
  15. The Projects
    Good day! New to MT and any Mini forum actually. I’ve been reading the post here for a few days, straight, and have filled my head with ideas and knowledge that no one else has offered. On to the project… I picked up a 2006 Cooper S(dream car) for $500us due to 30psi in cyl 3 and a bit of...
  16. Faults & Fixes
    Bit of a strange one : Wondering if anyone has any advice ❤ Im struggling to put 2 and 2 together: Ive got no pressure in my top coolant pipe aswell as a noisy/ excessively vibrating supercharger. As soon as ive had my MOT she starts playing up again. Ive included a video -which as usual tells...
  17. Faults & Fixes
    Greetings Mini-Torquers I removed my R53’s front end to discover oil pooling on the plastic “super-charger intake”. (i.e. the black bit of plastics tubing that connects the throttle body to the super-charger.) The quantity is enough to drip down on to the oil pan over time. Here’s the...
  18. New to Mini Torque?
    Married retired empty house My missus drives a tiguan I have the 53, a monster and a bonnie
    r53
  19. 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...
  20. Faults & Fixes
    EDIT: Im sorry this was so long, manageable chunks would have been better. ive been sat here for 3 days now and its driven me loopy 😂😪😭 Thankyou all so much for your help, im pretty sure of what needs to be done now, i am going to bash out everything at the weekend: shes on 80,000 miles now so...
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