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cone air filter won't help you, keep it plastic enclosed

fit a cam … from me ;O)

focus looks smart

won't take much before the Mini is quicker haha
 

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^This ;O)
 
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did you check the torque of your plugs while in there? Worth doing.
 

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(y)
 

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it'll be fine, hope you're using an OEM type not a fugly add in,
 
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rain is indeed stopping play right now, got a front end to rebuild ffs! Joys of an outdoor workshop :rolleyes:
 

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new clutches always feel so nice after tired old heavy junk (y)
 

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they look much better than scangauges imo,
 

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if only someone could make stuff like this in a round faced gismo that looked like it 'belonged' so it could live next to the tacho or something and blend in....

are you planning to move the obd socket do you don't keep kicking the plug for it?
 

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I think I'd sooner have one of those than a scan gauge, shame they're all a clash with the dash generally
 

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lighter flywheel might speed up the idle more than slow it, less drag
 

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It doesn't hold it's revs at idle when hot. Start it up after it's stalled and it ticks over fine. Changed the throttle body but it has made no difference.
ok gotcha, read the above as a low idle more than the 'return to idle',
 

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fwiw it's harder to resolve on the earlier software which has fewer tables to adjust, the 06 version has around 50% more not that all would be relevant to this issue, even then it takes fine tuning on the road from 1320 to help minimise it, not usually an issue for a PH2, what's your idle set to?
 

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maybe time for a leak test....
 

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if you think they're leaking and affecting a cold start but not convinced, perhaps spray some brake cleaner around them to see it if makes a difference.... if a leak draws that in it'd soon fire up, very volatile stuff, like 'very'.
 

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doesn't look great, wet everywhere around it....
 

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pity, been leaking a while if emulsified, or recently gone in a bigger fashion perhaps

I can't say it's a reason to got to a rebuild although these things can show us more when apart

just done one which revealed why the gasket would have gone, finding the block had already been sleeved and one had slightly dropped, unloading a few mm from the fire ring of the gasket, reassembled and runs well enough, only back together due to the new cost scenario and is a deferred rebuild for sure, just mobile right now

although I really would urge you to consider authorising at least an exhaust valve re-lap at the time, they won't be good

in fact doing that on the car I mention also revealed something had previously been trapped between exhaust valve 6 and its seat, in considerable danger of blowing out that valve in the short term due to blow by/hot spot, we'd not have known had I not pushed for permission to go ahead, again it will form part of the deferred rebuild in terms of re-cutting the seat/s but it cleaned up enough to seat better for now

the majority are straightforward enough, some have some block corrosion which would be better removed by decking but that's prohibitive for most
 
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