new member - a few little issues!
My girlfriend bought herself a 52 plate r53 cooper S earlier on today, and it has a few niggles I wish to sort out.
firstly, the passenger seat recliner mechanism seems to be broken.
I have done a lot of searching on the internet this evening, and although there is a common issue with the seat recliners on these early models, I dont know if this is the same issue.
Basically, the seat back will not stay upright. The inboard tilt handle seems to have no effect, and the back of the seat is down in a 3/4 reclined position. You can grab the seat back and pull it upright easily, but it will not latch in any position, and the handle does not seem to be attached to anything as it does not click etc etc.
Has anybody else had this issue?
The exhaust is very quiet and sounds standard, although it has a large oval shaped tip (much like a standard Fabia VRS). Is there an aftermarket backbox that has a tip like this, or could it be that somebody has just replaced the tip? It annoys me as I think it looks awful, and it does not sit central!
Finally, it is very stiff to get into gear. Are the clutches cable or hydraulic, and can they be adjusted? Could it be the linkages causing the difficulty getting it into gear or is it more likely to be the clutch needs changing?
Hopefully somebody knowledgeable will be able to help us out.