Luckily I chose the 'dry' aFe filter when I got it, so don't have to re-oil it. Dried it for a day and fitted it again. Gonna have the oil + filter changed tomorrow so should be good for a while again...
Visited my favorite MINI-specialist (ASE Auto Spenkelink in Enschede) today, to do the following stuff:
- Goodridge braided brake lines
- flushed/filled brake system with ATE Super Blue Racing
- adjustable endlinks front/rear
- checked the front coilovers
- replaced the windshield washer pump
Lets start of with a some explanation: I'm not one to copy another persons style (that's why I went with the 17" Borbet A before), but had my mind set on lighter and smaller wheels. The Borbet's looked great, but were heavy and I experienced quite some tram lining. Switching to 15" winter wheels confirmed my findings, the car felt much better.
I had my mind set on 949 6UL's, but they always seem to be unavailable. Then professor came up with these… Perfect specs for me (15x8 ET25, 6.3kg), affordable and more importantly: available! I can understand him being not too pleased with other people running off with his ideas, but his car has always been a huge inspiration to me. Not saying that I wanna copy his car 1:1, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? The wheels costed me more in shipping and import duties than their actual price, but oh well…