Jan 30th, 2011, 11:59 AM
Hi guys, Im new to all this, im 19 and just bought a silver R53 2003 Cooper S. its in very very good condition as im only the second owner from new and previous to me was a woman who had looked after it. its got full bmw service history. Iv added a few liottle bits such as a 4 pod spot lamp kit, pipercross panel filter and an R56 JCW exhaust system, ( Due to the brackets breaking on the standard one)!!!. Just wondering what BHP i got? Cheers guys :).
Jan 30th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Where in South Wales are you? How much are you paying for insurance @19 nfor an S?
Jan 30th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Blackwood, near Caerphilly. you? iv got 2 years no claims and pass plus and its £2000 :(.
Jan 31st, 2011, 05:55 PM
... just bought a silver R53 2003 Cooper S. Just wondering what BHP i got?
Jan 31st, 2011, 06:04 PM
It would really be hard to say. It could range from 115-145 maybe 163(?);). These are the variables over the years with a stock MCS 2002-2005? Unless you can do a compression test of the engine checking, insure no intake leaks for full capable boost from the Super charger than it is speculative at best?
You are in a very good position to get a base run before you do any modification to increase engine power. Most all of us never did this so we really have no idea what we started with?
Feb 1st, 2011, 09:30 AM
I know its 163 standard i thought that adding the pipercross filter and JCW exhaust it might be about 170? just a rough guess, im new to all this lol