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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. New to Mini Torque?
    Married retired empty house My missus drives a tiguan I have the 53, a monster and a bonnie
    r53
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. R53 General
    HI guys, I've recently bought an '07 R53 after owning a '55 R50 as my first car. I'm not much of a mechanic myself but I done as much research as I could and figured I'd want a facelift model and finding one of the latest R53's made for just over 2 grand, I thought was a pretty good deal. The...
  14. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I've not been able to find a thread with the same symptoms as me. When you press the power button for the cruise control, the green light on the rev counter comes on and stays on fine, no flashing like i have seen others have had. It comes on and stays on but when it comes to set it...
  15. Faults & Fixes
    Morning all, reverse light has shat its pants. Replaced the bulb, no luck, had a look here and it appears it should be the reverse switch. Read that you can take the airbox out and see it through that gap, so off it came and the ecu etc, only for me to find the gap is about as wide and tall as...
  16. MINI Parts Wanted
    Hey, I'm going for a full chrome finish on my bezels but I'm having trouble finding a dual speedo/tacho for a reasonable price. Do you guys have any recommendations or are you selling/trading yourselves? As it's excluded in all kits I've come across, the few I've found are sold for prices that...
  17. R53 General
    Hello Minitorque members. I'm confused about the nature/source of my oil leak, the leak seams to be coming from everywhere. : C At first I thought it might be coming from the oil pan; I changed the oil pan gasket yet the leak persisted. I then decided to change the valve cover gasket; If...
  18. R53 General
    Greetings MINI owners I own a 100% stock, 1st gen, 2004 (pre-facelift), R53 MINI (No Teflon on the super charger screw, hence 163HP) I just ordered a pulley with a 15% reduction from Craven Speed and want to know what the draw backs are from swapping the OEM pulley for the smaller 15% reduction...
  19. Engine & Drivetrain
    About 2 weeks ago my r53 started to feel really sluggish at WOT. I checked the codes and I have a P0108 for high pressure in the intake manifold and a P0420 code for the catalytic converter. The previous owner had the catalytic converter replaced by the dealership when I bought the car at...
  20. R53 General
    Bought a 53 plate cooper s with 113k miles. Drove really well on the test drive so decided to take it. 40 miles down the road I went to change gear and the clutch stayed down for a couple seconds. The car now acts as though the clutch is pressed in even though it isn't and the pedal feels fine...
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