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Hi guys

So the Mini lost the clutch and is sitting for 3 weeks to be serviced. Got around a lot of maintenance parts so it will come healthier i think.

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Anyone used or is currently running HISPEC? A friend had these lost in his place and i took them. Funny fact i think they are the R53 specific kit. I noticed the oil entry in the back, the oil travels the caliper inside to the other side? Never saw this before yesterday so....


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I've had hispec brakes back in the day on my puma (billet 4's) and they were fucking epic
 

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Going to test fit them tomorrow and see if they fit, if yes going to refurbish them! Any suggestions on the colour?
 

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So some progress.

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The car fucked up the clutch bearing into pieces. The clutch was already int he end of life and the bearing worn the guide tube so another piece to buy. Went to MINI and bought it along with rod bolts and a supercharger seal.

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The engine is off to do the work. Bought these beauties to change. I wanted to buy ARP but theres no for delivery and i needed them quickly.

Already making my own induction kit with a BMC filter and bought an intake hose as my OEM is split.

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Another thing to fit an AEM V2 Meth kit! :)

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Got some Aero skirt and front bumper from Thomas at 1320, need time to refurbish them and paint.

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I looked from the bottom and the engine looks in great condition, i also took a bearing and there was litle friction signs but new is new.

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I just didnt like the colour of the valves :( what you guys think?

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If fitting the race bearings I'd wait for the ARP rod bolts personally. The valve colour is normal for a standard car, it will be slightly darker if custom mapped, I'd still strip and clean them and re-lap plus new seals etc.
 
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If fitting the race bearings I'd wait for the ARP rod bolts personally. The valve colour is normal for a standard car, it will be slightly darker if custom mapped, I'd still strip and clean them and re-lap plus new seals etc.
Theres no ARP for delivery unfortunately and in this engine im not making that much more rpm. Will see.

Do you think the valves are ok despite i have already the 380cc running?

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they look a normal colour, the very top of the left one looks darker slightly which could be a very slight stem seal leakage but otherwise they look as I'd expect, these are just the stems though, what you cannot see is the seats. It's only a prevention exercise but worth re-lapping them imo.
 

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Thanks mate.

I will work a spare head i have to put in with cam.

Now im going to concentrate a bit in handling.
 

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Astroboy I think is on a competition clutch variant
 

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Astroboy I think is on a competition clutch variant
Thanks, already talked to him.

So i have a CC Single heavy disc and i bought an new OEM release bearing. We mount everything and i have no play on the slave cylinder. We think thats because of the pressure plate design, strange.

Any ideas ?

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That's ridiculous if that's straight out of the box. Definitely needs to be sent back. Clearly no quality control process.
 

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Wow that’s pretty shit! I know Newman have suffered from quality issues over the years and have a bit of a bad rep. Send it back and get a CatCam.




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What i did imediately. Could not believe what i was seeing. Going to order a 469

That's ridiculous if that's straight out of the box. Definitely needs to be sent back. Clearly no quality control process.
How can someone see this shit and pack it to send???
 

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Just an update on the car.

With this CORONA shit everything got delayed but got back running. For 3 weeks...

The thermostat got blocked and although the head gasket had a litle leak, when he went hot the gasket went to shit.

So now the engine is out and im putting piston rings, main bearings, ARP rod bolts, ported and polished head, CATCAM, 550cc, milltek non resonated, meth and E40. All along with a EMU BLACK PNP Ecu.

Just missing my manifold that its being developed with a JCM as start but with larger diameter etc.

Already changed the wheels, have new brakes to go in, and on and on hahaha

I will post some photos today.
 
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