1. Induction Kit Recommendations...

    MINI Chat
    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some advice as to which Induction Kit to go for on my R56 Cooper S (N18). I'm actually struggling to find any Induction Kit other than the AEM Kit with under-bonnet scoop but it's a bit steep at over £350.00! :scared: Any suggestions? Anyone selling any in good...
  2. A quick note to say hello.

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hello everyone. I've been kicking around on and off with Mini’s and BMW’s for a while, but finally taken the next step to post a note to say hello - I don't spend a lot of time around computers. Currently running an R56 after a couple of R53's and numerous DERV BMW's. Looks like a...
  3. R56 Coilovers WANTED

    MINI Parts Wanted
    Afternoon all. My brother has recently purchased an R56 and is after some Coilovers (any spec), holla what you got please. Thanks
  4. New Member of 2010 R56 Cooper S LCI - Surrey

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi Everyone, I'm Elliot, new owner of a beautiful 2010 R56 Cooper S in Midnight Black with Red Roof/Mirror Caps. Only had the car a few days, absolutely loving it :drool: Currently compiling a list of modifications/customisations that I want to carry out - I welcome any...
  5. LSD - do I have it or not -2007 MCS R56

    MINI Chat
    Would you Mini-lovers kindly offer some insight? I pulled my engine and trans (of course) to freshen the little guy up after 90K of wear and tear. I looked at my sales document and sure enough I ordered the car new with an LSD. But does it really have an LSD? I wasn't sure as the car drives...
  6. Advice needed for FORGE MOTORSPORT BOV 2010 R56

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi guys, So I've bought a kit second hand and of course it's missing a part. The part it's missing is the boost gauge adapter, this sits under the MAP sensor and has a vacuum pipe to a nipple on the solenoid. My question is, do I need this if I don't have a boost gauge? I want to get this on...
  7. Brake kit, BBK, Mini R56 (and compatibles), PB Brakes, front and rear, new

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Hello Mini-Fans, my Mini has gone before the fun has not even started. That is why I have this big brake kit left. It is a complete set for front and rear axle, built by PB Brakes. Dimensions: Front: 6 pot caliper with 330x32 mm disc Rear: 4 pot caliper with 330x28 mm disc The pads are the...
  8. HELP! Super annoying mechanical whine

    Faults & Fixes
    OK, I need help or I'll go crazy if this is not fixed :mads: Some people do not hear it, MINI dealer is telling me it's OK and this is a normal operating sound but this f**king whining noise is driving me crazy! I remember driving a brand new R56 and the whine was definitely not there. Even...
  9. Turbo question

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys. I have a question about turbo wastegate. Is there supposed to be any free play in wastegate arm?
  10. kate from dublin

    New to Mini Torque?
    Hi everybody! :) I have owned my r56 cooper s for 9 months now and still fall in love with it more and more each day. I viewed many before spotting this one down in cork and left the next day to view it, placed a deposit and brought her home the following weekend. at time of purchase, the...
  11. R56 2010 Mini Cooper S for sale

    R56 General
    R56 2010 Mini Cooper S Backbox for sale 2010 R56 MCS Exhaust backbox for sale. Good working order only removed due to upgrade to JCW system. £100 local pickup from Hythe, Kent or you arrange a courier for pickup and delivery Thanks
  12. R56 N18 JCW - IC and so on

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hello everyone, I'm thinking of pushing a bit but since I'm kinda new on this field I want, if possible, your input in some questions. Intercooler - Airtec V2 or Wagner Competition? Which one and why? Intake - I was thinking about ITG/K&N filter but many of you use a full KIT from AEM (CAI)...
  13. R56 JCW N18 - Advices & thoughts

    Tuning Discussion
    Hello everyone. I'm new here and I saw already some interesting threads :) I have a few question regarding some upgrades and I really appreciate your input on It to help me out. Well, I have a R56 N18 FJCW and I'm thinking of pushing it a bit, so with that being said... Intercooler - Airtec V2...
  14. R56 Cooper S Petrol - Replace the fuel filter for £100, OR spend £1000 on Fuel Pump?!

    Engine & Drivetrain
    I had my turbo charger replaced the other week as I'd had the engine management light come on more and more regularly and also the engine's acceleration becoming almost non existent if I continue to put my foot down a bit once the light's come on. I used to be able to just pull over and give it...
  15. R56 JCW bumpers Front / Rear

    Hi folks, new to the forum and looking for some advice. I have a boggo standard R56 S that will be a road legal track car come next year. I much prefer the JCW front / rear bumpers so would like to add those to the car, however I can see the front is widely available online to buy but I can't...
  16. How to mount Corbeau Clubsport R56

    Hi, I have searched high and low for my answers and found very little relating to an R56. I have just ordered a pair of standard sized (Not XL) Corbeau Clubsports and they're due for delivery Tuesday. With MITP coming up next Sunday I would like to get them in before then. Now I know the...
  17. 2011 R56 Cooper S - EML - Reduced Power Recurring Issue

    Faults & Fixes
    Recently I bought a Mini Cooper S 2011, when I bought it, it seemed in very good condition. The engine sounded good, the car felt good too and the equipment level also was the Chilli and Media Pack. The service history, MOT and minor repairs all checked out however, I went on a test drive and...
  18. My Astro Black JCW

    The Projects
    Hi All :hurray: Welcome to my 2008 Astro Black JCW. Car list so far: Fiesta Zetec S mk6 (first car <3 ) bmw e36 (for 10days) mk2 mx5 (6months of being too tall) bmw e87 123d (auto diesel, never used it) I have always fancied a mini, but had multiple bad experiences with test drives (mainly...
  19. Air conditioning cold then warm - R56 MCS

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, first post on the forum but have been following since I got my MCS 07. Anyway I recently had the air con on my car drained, pressure tested and refilled as it was not working basically at all. It is now slightly better however it blows cold air for about 10 seconds, then there is a...
  20. 2007 R56 Mini Cooper S Cold start Stall?

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi all My Names Luke, Im new to the forum! Recently had some issues regarding cold start stalling! When it first happended it was similar to death rattle like but i was scared to keep starting it over and over just incase! so i had the timing chain replaced along with spark plugs.. (turns out...