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  1. 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 -...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. New to Mini Torque?
    Married retired empty house My missus drives a tiguan I have the 53, a monster and a bonnie
    r53
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. MINI For Sale
    Based in the East Midlands. I bought an R53 before Christmas but I’m I’m having to let it go. It’s a silver cooper S on an 04 plate with a 17% reduced pulley, milltek exhaust system and everything else is standard I believe. For standard spec it came with the leather heated seats that work like...
  15. Faults & Fixes
    Dear Mini Mates, I recently had my SC serviced and had an ALTA 15% pully and ALTA 2% crank installed. After the mechanic did all the work, Blueberry (my mini) threw the engine code "P1242". Later that day, my father and I, discovered a LOUD hissing noise coming from around the...
  16. Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys!! For months now i have been dealing with low boost values for the mods i have. This is the current setup: -SparkPlugs NGK Iridium BKR7EIX -Panel K&N Filter -Intercooler GRS Black -17% SC Pulley -Stock Head -Cam Newman PH2 250/400 (I believe its also known as RMW Dominator CAM)...
  17. Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi guys! I have a Pre Face-lift R53 with the basic things done (CAI, Pulley, Cams, IC, Injectors, AdrianCL Remap), I used to run a Toyosports Non-Res catback, but I found it would attract to much attention from unwanted friends 😅. So Ive put the one ball mod exhaust back, but I have in my...
  18. The Projects
    Hi All, I thought I'd start a new thread on my recent 53 purchase. I'll try and keep this one active... Current spec (roughly): Engine: GRS IC 550's Janspeed mani 21% CatCam 469 1320 tune (210whp) Suspension: BC BR Wheels & Tyres: TD Imoals PS4's Interior: Cobra Suzuka's Coolerworx JCW...
  19. MINI Parts For Sale
    Selling my CravenSpeed crank pulley due to reverting to stock. Fitted to the car this month during full re-build and has only covered 300 miles. £95 + Postage
  20. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, ever since owning the car it takes a good 5 or more seconds to start. Sometimes i turn the key on a cold morning and it catches straight away, other times it takes a second or two but more often than not takes about 5 or so seconds to start. 1320 checked my car for codes, to see if it...
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