Bluefin - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning > First Generation MINI Tuning


First Generation MINI Tuning
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Tuning the first generation MINI 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford tdi bluefin on Dooper? Riossi90 MINI Cooper Diesel 0 Jan 30th, 2014 12:30 PM
Bluefin query Swardy First Generation MINI Tuning 6 May 6th, 2013 10:45 PM
Bluefin superchip and Pipercross CAI r50NI General Discussion 1 Mar 13th, 2013 04:40 PM
Bluefin superchip review r50NI First Generation MINI One 0 Nov 16th, 2012 06:21 PM
Bluefin Superchip samjacko123 First Generation MINI Tuning 5 Sep 5th, 2012 10:05 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jul 8th, 2014, 08:23 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
United-Kingdom Bluefin

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.

Thanks Joe
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jul 8th, 2014, 12:00 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,164
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jul 8th, 2014, 01:02 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jul 8th, 2014, 01:34 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,164
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
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


Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jul 9th, 2014, 10:21 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jul 9th, 2014, 12:19 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,164
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by Giddzz (original)
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 :-)


Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Jul 11th, 2014, 09:36 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
Smile

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Jul 11th, 2014, 12:58 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,164
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

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


Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Jul 14th, 2014, 02:57 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 8
Local Time: 09:18 AM
United Kingdom
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 =]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags: , ,



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford tdi bluefin on Dooper? Riossi90 MINI Cooper Diesel 0 Jan 30th, 2014 12:30 PM
Bluefin query Swardy First Generation MINI Tuning 6 May 6th, 2013 10:45 PM
Bluefin superchip and Pipercross CAI r50NI General Discussion 1 Mar 13th, 2013 04:40 PM
Bluefin superchip review r50NI First Generation MINI One 0 Nov 16th, 2012 06:21 PM
Bluefin Superchip samjacko123 First Generation MINI Tuning 5 Sep 5th, 2012 10:05 PM

» Recent Threads
Looking for Mini-experienced mechanic / garage
Today 03:07 AM
Last post by halesowenmum
Today 03:07 AM
0 Replies, 90 Views
De-crudding my paintwork
Jul 12th, 2014 01:35 PM
Last post by halesowenmum
Today 02:37 AM
7 Replies, 593 Views
Visual boot radio
Yesterday 07:51 PM
by jamie w
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Yesterday 10:06 PM
1 Replies, 107 Views
Mini One 2004 COnvertible Window Problem
Nov 24th, 2013 06:08 PM
by bryanuk
Last post by duncanwood
Yesterday 09:38 PM
1 Replies, 616 Views
Convertible roof problem.
Mar 16th, 2006 03:51 PM
Last post by duncanwood
Yesterday 09:25 PM
12 Replies, 30,010 Views
mini connected HELP
Yesterday 06:39 PM
by jamie w
Last post by jamie w
Yesterday 06:39 PM
0 Replies, 142 Views
MINI Cooper 07 R Version
Yesterday 12:17 PM
Last post by SADAMS1980
Yesterday 01:38 PM
2 Replies, 194 Views
2nd hand JCW Sytner Coventry
Jul 16th, 2014 06:38 PM
by LA3195
Last post by LA3195
Yesterday 01:32 PM
6 Replies, 839 Views
Liquid Yellow MINI Cooper poll and showcase! Show your LY MINI pictures here!
Jan 30th, 2005 05:53 AM
Last post by wiesel59
Yesterday 12:10 PM
117 Replies, 48,190 Views
HELP!!! Replacing rear seats.
Jul 26th, 2014 05:14 PM
Last post by Angib
Yesterday 10:05 AM
1 Replies, 252 Views
Jcw question!
Jul 26th, 2014 04:34 PM
by E2J
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:34 AM
3 Replies, 253 Views
Mini loses power and leaves me on the motorway
Yesterday 08:49 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 09:19 AM
1 Replies, 208 Views
Power Steering Pump DIY
Oct 23rd, 2008 07:22 PM
Last post by Amithlon
Yesterday 09:05 AM
52 Replies, 63,345 Views
Separated harmonic balancer
Yesterday 02:17 AM
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 07:03 AM
1 Replies, 157 Views
Has anybody chipped/re-mapped a petrol countryman one?
Jul 25th, 2014 04:52 PM
Last post by Caveman
Jul 26th, 2014 09:50 PM
2 Replies, 288 Views
R56 Footwell module dead
Jul 15th, 2014 04:19 AM
by miniuy
Last post by miniuy
Jul 26th, 2014 08:52 PM
4 Replies, 723 Views
Need Help Removing Interior Trim On Mini R56
Jul 26th, 2014 03:51 PM
by Quinnn
Last post by Quinnn
Jul 26th, 2014 03:51 PM
0 Replies, 235 Views
Brake servo stopped working!
Jul 26th, 2014 02:32 PM
by Joe 90
Last post by Joe 90
Jul 26th, 2014 02:32 PM
0 Replies, 197 Views
BMW Engined Cooper D fuel consumption?
Feb 20th, 2011 07:12 PM
by dukex
Last post by nigel207
Jul 26th, 2014 02:19 PM
108 Replies, 35,097 Views
Back Up Light stays on
Jul 25th, 2014 05:26 PM
Last post by The Nun
Jul 26th, 2014 12:00 PM
1 Replies, 269 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2