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MiniTorqueGoesFinland
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Well, thanks to Micke's help, BRB is back on its wheels, but since the katsastus (MOT) has now expired, I need to get it back on the road again early next year. We need to reinstall the stock seat and delete the airbag warning light to get through.

Eventually, in the continued absence of any hardware from K Sport for the BBK, I ordered a full R56S brake kit from Mod A Mini, with calipers, carriers, Pagid discs and pads, and HEL lines; which arrived promptly, but without the special order red HEL brake lines. Or carrier bolts. So we found a local(ish) place, only an hour away, and had some new lines made up. And found some correct strength bolts at IKH (the sort of serious hardware store, much more local). And we fitted it all last night ... with Micke as my spannerman. He's pretty good, only needs coffee and conversation.

At least my son is now a happy bunny as he can re-start his learning to drive in the 53 - the only manual in the fleet.

I'm still incredibly irritated by the slow response from K Sport...
 

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It was a rather interesting day. It was nice to see how brake lines are made and the chaps working there were friendly, which is not a given here :D As the Mini was standing outside and it was rather chilly, I thought tcbw would need to bring the kettle outside but it was not needed. For some reason most of the fasteners came off with some force but it still took better part of the day to get it done. At the end had to run away to pick up the wife, otherwise we'd probably still be standing there and chatting...
Your son could not believe that the BRB was on wheels and running. It was a x-mas miracle :LOL:
 

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Can’t believe you’re still having trouble with Ksport, that’s really poor on their part.

Great that the car is back on its wheels.
 

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Good work Micke. Hope we all have our mini's rolling without problems next year

Lähetetty minun IN2013 laitteesta Tapatalkilla
 

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Can’t believe you’re still having trouble with Ksport, that’s really poor on their part.
Great that the car is back on its wheels.
Thnak, and yes, I suppose that K Sport has had problems with sourcing and shipping and what-have-you in these times of CV19, but a 3-5 week delivery time has now become 3 (-5??) months for what is essentially just some hardware to overhaul the calipers (the two part sliders, the little 12.9 retaining bolts, the anti-rattle clips, the pad retaining bar, and the rubber bleed valve covers). I did not order need to order new pistons (actually they're fine, the design is really good in my view), and I sourced the discs and pads elsewhere. I feel a bit bad for Oli who must have wasted a lot of time trying to get something out of them, but his job is not yet done.

The original problem is that accumulated brake dust and other crap gets stuck behind the sliders, which push out and trap the inner pads in place. The inner pad was actually cracked vertically in two places and worn concave from the braking force from the pistons, and then the inner face of the disc just rotted.
 

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I dont think there is any excuse for that level of poor service.
I ordered some bits from a classic mini place, 2 days later they were in my hands, granted its a uk company to a uk customer but still..
 

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I dont think there is any excuse for that level of poor service.
I ordered some bits from a classic mini place, 2 days later they were in my hands, granted its a uk company to a uk customer but still..
I should probably have just sent these fucking calipers off for an overhaul by a brake specialist and they'd just fab what they need, if they didn't have the right bits to hand. What a complete fucking joke.
 
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