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  1. Faults & Fixes
    Hi, my boot has started opening everything I get in the car to start a journey or after I finish it which is getting annoying. Its not me accidentally hitting the boot release button on the key fob and only started in the last couple of days. Before I start to fix it by replacing parts has...
  2. MINI For Sale
    R56 MINI COOPER S, Chilli Pack, N18, 2010 FOR SALE Selling my beloved Mini. Has done me proud for the past 6 years. Well looked after with some modest, subtle modifications and still running cleanly. It still has many fun miles to give! Metallic Black Black Half Leather Interior 17" Split Rim...
  3. Engine & Drivetrain
    I have an R56 mini with an n14 and I want to get it to 300 hp, but I'm at a loss for what specific things I need to upgrade so the engine and transmission can both make and survive that power. I already know that I need full bolt ons, a bigger turbo, a better intercooler, better clutch, and...
  4. The Projects
    Aptly named as my R56 currently sounds like a steam train! 🙈 I’ve been buying and selling cars long enough to know that you generally get what you pay for… On this occasion, heart won against head by first round KO. There were a couple issues on the test drive but I gambled and lost that...
  5. MINI Chat
    Hi All, I’ve just got mself a mini Cooper a R56 and looking for some parts! If anyone has the following for sale let me know :) induction kit heat shield JCW back box ( I prefer the look ) many thanks.
  6. The Projects
    Figured I'd start a project thread as I've made a few minor cosmetic mods to my R56 already. As it was when collected: Front end Rear Interior
  7. Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys, I've been searching the forums for some help about a whining noise that my car makes. I've only seen a couple posts mention the specific noise I'm hearing but there's never been any explanation if they resolved the issue or what caused it. So when I'm driving at a constant speed I get...
  8. New to Mini Torque?
    New to all this but I have a R56 cooper S, already had to deal with the death rattle. Really trying to see who's on here for when it comes to needing help with things in the future, like the aux and usb has never worked and I can't figure it out as it's all connected well looks contected. My aim...
  9. Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I’m hoping someone with mini expertise can help me. My current issue at hand is the following: My car alarm randomly goes off and when this happens my key fob becomes unresponsive. Once I’ve used the actual key to get in my car, no electrics work at all, even with the key fob back in the...
  10. New to Mini Torque?
    Hi All, i’m ben, 31 from newcastle and currently own an R56 2007 Cooper S. Having a few issues with it at the moment but hoping to get it resolved soon as. I have what has been diagnosed as the replacement of “Valve stem seals” the issue is most garages won’t do the job. And the advice from...
  11. Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys. I was wondering if I could get any help. I bought a Mini Cooper d 2008 in January and a few months later it has an issue where it loses power when above 70mph on the dual carriage way, most commonly going up a incline. I have taken it to the garage under warranty 5 times now and about...
  12. Exterior
    Hi MT, I HATE factory-fitted Carpet Wheel Arch Liners :mad:. They hold on to all the dirt, the catch the road-debris, the are a b*tch to clean and they look nasty. I am wondering if there is such thing as an "after-market" wheel arch liner that is made from the more common hard plastic...
  13. Engine & Drivetrain
    After looking around at exhaust options to get a bit more noise(Not bothered about performance upgrades) I think I’ve decided I want to got for a JCW Backbox. It seems like quite a few people on here have already done this or know somebody that has. Any thoughts or first hand experiences and...
  14. MINI Chat
    Hi, is I have an aftermarket steering wheel and a sabelt aftermarket seat in my r56 I have bought some 3.9 ohm resistors. The don't suppose anyone can help me in how to install these with maybe some pictures on where to put the leads of the resistors into? I'm awful when it comes to electrics ...
  15. Engine & Drivetrain
    Wondering if anyone is selling a N18B16 engine for a 2010 Mini Cooper S, bare or complete doesnt really matter
  16. Interior
    I wanted to get an armrest for my r56, but the standard ones were silly money. The cheap aftermarket ones don't look too well built, so I went for an Armster 2 one instead. More info: https://www.armster.co.uk/shop/mini-not-convertible-2007-armster-2-armrest/ However as its a universal...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
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