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  1. cylinder head bolt pitch and cam sprocket bolt length

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Quick questions, anyonw know the pitch of the cylinder head bolts and the length of the cam sproket bolt? Cheers, Michael
  2. Genuine Xenon headlight retrofit - Help required! Scraggles?

    Exterior
    Hi Guys First post so please be nice :D I've got a 06 Cooper (R50) but I have a small dilema. I've bought a set of genuine and complete Mini xenon headlights (The facelift ones with projectors): I've followed the instructions given by "Scraggles" in this the below thread but my xenon low...
  3. Anyone have a quick guide to fit aero grilles without taking off bumpers etc

    How To Guides
    As above: I have an R50 with a standard bumper. Bought the lower grille pre-modified to fit straight in Cheers guys
  4. my new improved project thread.

    The Projects
    Ad's project thread. Right thought id start a project thread (finally). so here is my car as i picked it up in sept 2010. It was compleatly standard with 54,000 miles chilli pack and full black leather interior with brushed dash and 3 spoke steering wheel, oh and shitty s-spokes and massive...
  5. Miles per tank??

    Engine & Drivetrain
    Hi All, I'm new to the MINI scene and am looking at making my 02 One a little better. I've done a few miles but am suprised to find that I am only getting 300 miles per tank of fuel. Is this normal or is my car running bad??? It feels OK to drive and has standard 15" alloys and no Mod's, yet...
  6. Fatandre R53

    The Projects
    This is my Mini
  7. Ryan's JCW 'The Meat Train'

    The Projects
    Hello folks. In 2007 I turned 17 and had my hopes up on getting a Mini for a couple years prior. Once the appropriate funds were I picked up a 2002 Mini ONE in Pure Silver. It ended up looking like this.. After 2 years of ownership It became evident it was a Friday afternoon build. In the 2...
  8. R56 S v R56 JCW

    R56 General
    Seriously thinking about buying a R56 noe that there are serious tuning options available. However is it worthwhile spending the extra $$$$ on getting a JCW or just get an S and whack a hybrid turbo on it? If I do get one I plan of modding the shit out of the engine
  9. Knocking noise from the front right... help....

    Faults & Fixes
    Hi guys.. For a while now ive had a knocking noise from the front lower right of the car.. ive inpsected and changed a fair bit to try and solve this ive had a mate at MINI look at this and still cannot solve it ive give up buying parts as ive spent a fair bit.. It only occurs when i have it...
  10. evolve MINI R56 Cooper S

    The Projects
    We will use this thread to keep everyone update on our latest project car. We picked the car up last night at 11PM. The car was on the dyno at 10AM this morning :-) It is Astro Black has the JCW Aero Kit, full leather interior, MFWS, Xenons and pimping interior mood lights and 18k miles on the...
  11. R56 Challenge Parts (Replica)

    MINI Parts For Sale
    These aren't mine, I've just spotted them on ebay and thought I'd post: R56 Challenge Spoiler - BMW MINI COOPER S R56 CHALLENGE ROOF SPOILER on eBay (end time 17-Jan-10 10:10:51 GMT) R56 Challenge Body Kit - BMW MINI COOPER S R56 CHALLENGE STYLE BODY KIT on eBay (end time 04-Jan-10 13:26:20...
  12. Do we all need a Dimple™?

    R53 Tried and Tested
    To kick off a series of MT run product tests, we're starting with something nice and simple... a Dimple™! So firstly some background on the Dimple™... --------------- Magnetic oil drain plugs have always been one of the best ways to trap and remove microscopic metal particles from an engines...
  13. De-chroming and going black- how to?

    How To Guides
    Anybody got the method for removing the chrome please. I want to do my F AND R lights . I know about the heat gun bit .
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