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Hey guys,

Ive been lurking for a month after buying first BMW Mini (R53 Cooper S)
Thought it about time i said hello !

TBH only reason i bought it was a lifetime love of minis (first car was an original mini van)
And my MG ZS typically blew its head gasket.. managed a good 5 years out of it and thought it was time for a change.
Havnt done any major mods just yet .. halo side lights and black side indicators which look cool.

Doing an engine and gear box service tomorrow .. then its saving up the the non res Milltek exhaust..
Dam new minis are so expensive to upgrade :D
 

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I did think about suspension but its already so low i cant get my trolley jack under it :laugh:
 

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Yet another thing ive been looking at !

Is it worth getting a lightened crank pulley fitted at the same time ?
I'm not sure of the pros and cons of a lightened crank pulley
I've just got a -15% pulley,orrange stealth induction and a non res miltek-it's a hoot to drive
And get some coilovers !
 

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Forget putting expensive stuff on until the basic stuff is right.
Full Service.
Replace all suspension bushes and polybush where able.
Pulley and plugs.
R56s brakes.
Quality tyres.
Thats about £1500.
 

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see the thread here on crank pulley, personally I wouldn't, a light flywheel yes. Poly the front arms and roll bars maybe, R56S brakes for sure, stickier tyres, exhaust is noise only and totally unnecessary until around 250hp if that, use the money for stuff that improves traction or performance imo.
 

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Done the full engine service and got some oil ready to change gearbox oil ,just waiting for a pump to arrive so i can fill it back up .
So i think ill get me some new brakes to start then ,the current ones dont look standard (grooved),
not sure what size they are but they look small compared to the wheel and fade a bit when pushed hard.
Would these do the job ? ive seen some new shiney ones but they want 600 quid for them .
 

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I'd buy those, best looking condition second hand brakes I've seen for a very long time, make them an offer

The gearbox oil only needs a suction pump for £12 off Amazon, is that what you mean by pump?
 

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I'd buy those, best looking condition second hand brakes I've seen for a very long time, make them an offer

The gearbox oil only needs a suction pump for £12 off Amazon, is that what you mean by pump?
Yes it is :thumbup1:

I would have done it by now but couldnt think of a way to refill . Got This for £16 ,
dont suppose ill use it more than a few times in my lifetime but cheaper than garage service :D

Dont suppose you know the part numbers for the calipers / carrier ?
im thinking about looking for a grotty 2nd hand pair and refurbishing with a new seal / piston kit.
then getting a nice new set of discs / stainless brake lines.
 

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