Any help is much appreciated - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > General Discussion


General Discussion Use this forum to discuss MINI topics which are not related to other forums. Posts may be moved from here to alternative forums by the moderators without notice

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
Advise appreciated on Decat Downpipes HansoloR2D2 General Discussion 3 Jun 23rd, 2013 02:03 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2014, 09:47 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 2
Local Time: 09:09 AM
Australia
Any help is much appreciated

Hi my name is Chris and i live on the Gold Coast in Australia.

Ive recently purchased a silver 2006 R53 Mini Cooper S in Manual and i cant describe how pleased i am with the car. I never pictured myself buying one and then from the second i drove the car through the first bend i knew i wanted it! However...

I noticed it was getting rather difficult when selecting gears so i have taken the car back to the dealer in which they said there was a problem with the hydralic system??? They have replaced the slave cylinder and master cylinder but the problem is still there, the car also has a new clutch. The mechanic called me today and told me that they could not figure it out and he is sending the car off to mini to have their mechanics look at it. has anyone else had this problem and if so what are your thoughts?

Since purchase i have insalled Alta CAI, an Alta 15% pulley (not installed) A set of 18" lightweight gold wheels and Superlow king springs.

Future mods? im unsure however i would love to upgrade the injectors and run a chip but i do not want to chase from the stock exhaust system as i love the sound of the stock one. I was told it is safe to run the stock exhaust with the 15% pulley and CAI but im not sure if i can install a chip with the stock exhaust. if anyone knows could you please let me know.

any help would be much appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2014, 12:26 PM
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: South london
Posts: 1,190
Local Time: 10:09 AM
United Kingdom Male
Hi ya

Does it go in and out of gear with the engine off ?

If it's hard to get in and out of gear you may find the clutch plate or guide tube is bad, some plates bind on the splines and just need cleaning up. Which means it will need to be removed and checked.

As for you tuning 15% pulley, CAI are a good start just remember to go up a heat range on your spark plugs.
My advice would be to fit a better intercooler now you have a pulley, this will keep you intake air temps down. The standard ic will not cope in the heat.
And if you get abit of heat soak from your CAI it will compound the problem.
Best ic's out the IMO are : mini GP setup, GRS Motorsport version, Airtech.

If you want to run larger injectors if you could get hold of a set off 380cc of a jcw kit or equivalents then you can get a jcw coding done at mini

All this will run with the standard exhaust, if you have a standard rear section of the exhaust system you can do a "one ball mod" this will give you a liittle more pops and burbles and a little gain in power and less weight to carry around. And it's very simple to do.

Don't waist your money on a chip get a proper remap done by someone who knows the r53, the only time you need to get a remap done really is a big valve head and a cam depending on what you fit.
But don't get he wrong a remap will help but the gains will be small and it money better spent somewhere else.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


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
Advise appreciated on Decat Downpipes HansoloR2D2 General Discussion 3 Jun 23rd, 2013 02:03 PM

» Recent Threads
Thinking about buying a 09 Mini Cooper S
Today 05:16 AM
by JNH2358
Last post by JNH2358
Today 05:16 AM
0 Replies, 59 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Oct 29th, 2014 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Today 05:12 AM
5 Replies, 392 Views
F56 how to get constant power from passenger side fuse box
Today 12:18 AM
Last post by skylight555
Today 12:18 AM
0 Replies, 93 Views
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Yesterday 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 337,708 Views
2015 Countryman
Yesterday 09:15 PM
Last post by Canadianboy95
Yesterday 09:15 PM
0 Replies, 113 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by drmdtsap
Yesterday 08:38 PM
81 Replies, 4,191 Views
bolt on bhp
Yesterday 04:08 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:03 PM
2 Replies, 201 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Yesterday 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Yesterday 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 166 Views
New comer with some questions..
Oct 29th, 2014 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Yesterday 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 402 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Yesterday 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 150 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Oct 29th, 2014 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 270 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Oct 29th, 2014 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Yesterday 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 268 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Oct 29th, 2014 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Oct 29th, 2014 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 401 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Oct 29th, 2014 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 394 Views
How do you actually know if you have heated wing mirrors?
Oct 14th, 2014 12:32 PM
Last post by mj2k
Oct 29th, 2014 07:39 PM
6 Replies, 772 Views
Programming guide
Oct 29th, 2014 06:42 PM
Last post by Wheelnut3104
Oct 29th, 2014 06:42 PM
0 Replies, 247 Views
Best private / personalized plate?
Aug 14th, 2002 08:22 AM
Last post by french01
Oct 29th, 2014 05:34 PM
1,259 Replies, 91,681 Views
Things I've bought ,added or stolen
Oct 29th, 2014 04:03 PM
by sirron
Last post by The Nun
Oct 29th, 2014 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 262 Views
Engine Coolant Circulating?
Oct 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
by sp8600
Last post by sp8600
Oct 29th, 2014 11:57 AM
2 Replies, 383 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Oct 29th, 2014 10:21 AM
Last post by The Nun
Oct 29th, 2014 11:06 AM
1 Replies, 259 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:09 AM.



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