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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I’m at the last phase of swapping the r50 with a r53. I’m stuck with the wiring in the pics. Does anyone know what they’re for or can show me the diagrams - as the previously automatic r50 has more wires.TIA!
  14. R53 General
    Hi guys, Only have the 1 car key from when purchased and the buttons have just knackered on it, car no longer responds (changed battery and still won't work) so think I need to order a new one and get it programmed. I'm based in Surrey, does anyone know of anywhere that offers a good price on...
  15. Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys, Relatively new here, just purchased an R53 a couple months ago and had to overhaul the coolant system, new expansion tank, thermostat and radiator. I did notice late last night that there's a small amount of coolant trickling down the back plastic section of the new radiator, and on...
  16. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, having an issue with my R53 where it has developed an issue on first gear where it feels like it is cutting power and does not want to accelerate for a split second, comes back to normal, cuts again ect.. however it reaches only 3500/4000 rpms and it start running on what it feels like...
  17. Tuning Discussion
    I have an R53 JCS - 2003, with uprated intercooler, Itg air filter, Denso irridium ik22 plugs, Kavs 17% reduced pulley and Bluefin stage 2 map. I am looking at fitting some 380cc JCW injectors, currently has stock JCS 340cc injectors fitted, will these be ok without any other sort of map.
  18. MINI Parts Wanted
    Hello All, Hunting for a pair of genuine Dark Silver mirror covers for a UK right hand drive R53. Ideally looking for a mint pair with no damage with all clips in tact. cash ready to go! Cheers
  19. MINI Parts Wanted
    Hello All, On the hunt for R53 genuine carbon parts for a UK right hand drive example : JCW carbon gear knob JCW carbon handbrake lever JCW carbon mirror covers (pair) Also looking for carbon fibre bonnet scoop and number plate light cover, and any other genuine carbon parts.... Will...
  20. Mini R53 Electric Blue

    Mini R53 Electric Blue

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