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Old Jul 8th, 2014, 08:23 AM
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Heyy all

Bit of a newb here still haha just got an 06 mini one and love it think its quite nippy but was looking in to bluefin as heard nothing but good reviews, however heard alot about the gearboxes being terrible on minis just wondering whether the extra power will massively affect the gearbox any ideas anyone would be much appreciated.

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Old Jul 8th, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Bluefin For you mini one it will be ok, they are no good for the cooper s though.
Only gearboxes you really have to worry about are before July 04 as your is a 06 car you should be ok.
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Ahh brilliant thanks for the response mate yea the box on mine does feel nice and smooth sometimes abit touchy and especially in reverse but it is a slightly old car so goes without saying, Is the gain really that noticeable with a bluefin on a mini one.
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Old Jul 8th, 2014, 01:34 PM
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Hi ya

Yer I think most of the later 5 speed gearboxes are abit funny going in to reverse.
If you want to keep your gearbox in good Heath regular oil changes are well worth it there's a few threads here at mini2 about it :-)

As far as I know the bluefin will give you a smother power range abit more mid range and top end. But I don't think you get what's claimed on there site.
I would fit a good filter to something like a itg replacement.

http://www.mybluefin.co.uk/search?ma...5&variant=1189


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Old Jul 9th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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Ahh okay you know where i could find the threads on the gearboxes would be nice to know abit more info about them and yeah well im in the process of saving at the moment want to get everything in one go plus need to check with insurance haha but hoping to get bluefin maybe an induction kit or panel filter not sure yet and either playmini or miltek exhaust.
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Old Jul 9th, 2014, 12:19 PM
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Ahh okay you know where i could find the threads on the gearboxes would be nice to know abit more info about them and yeah well im in the process of saving at the moment want to get everything in one go plus need to check with insurance haha but hoping to get bluefin maybe an induction kit or panel filter not sure yet and either playmini or miltek exhaust.

Hi ya

This is the link for changing the oil post 5 but read the whole thread there's some good info there :-)

http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-gen...-mtf-94-a.html

you can do a search on google to find the oil I got mine from power enhancers
You will need two bottles

Red Line 75W80 Gear Oil

Personally I would go for a itg or K&N panel filter and just make shore the air box is getting plenty of cold fresh air.
If you go for an induction kit you will suffer with heat soak in the summer there are ways around this but personally with your set up I would go to a panel filter for now. It looks clean and standard :-)

You can also get a cooper s throttle body which is bigger and looks standard :-)

There are some good exhaust flyby's on you tube :-)


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Old Jul 11th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Arhhh dude your a legend thanks alot for this info, yeah i was thinking induction kit may be a bad idea as this engine seems to warm up very fast it gets very hot in the engine bay. Might have too look into a cooper s TB now haha, trying to get all the parts i can do without claiming on insurance until its in my name. Also do you know how to found out about mini meetings haha thanks again for all the help.
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depending on where you are in the country there are some good few clubs that do runs and meets.
Total mini, surrey new mini, mini torque
Have a look round there should be something close to you :-) where are you roughly in uk

Mab01uk puts up some good meets like this one.

http://www.mini2.com/forum/mini-even...-3-august.html


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Sorry dude been away a couple of days and im based in the North-west if there are any around here would love to go too one =]
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Bluefin For you mini one it will be ok, they are no good for the cooper s though.

Do you know why this is ? is there evidence to support this ?

was thinking about this , so would be interested in any info
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The supercharged cooper s doesn't really gain much from a remap. If you want more power there are better ways to get it like smaller supercharger pulley, air intake, intercooler, exhaust etc. If you go for bigger injectors & cam then it would need a map but to get it perfect & for the safety of not destroying your engine it would really need setting up on a rolling road rather than a plug & play.
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The supercharged cooper s doesn't really gain much from a remap. If you want more power there are better ways to get it like smaller supercharger pulley, air intake, intercooler, exhaust etc. If you go for bigger injectors & cam then it would need a map but to get it perfect & for the safety of not destroying your engine it would really need setting up on a rolling road rather than a plug & play.

Ah ok , Thanks for the input
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