MINI Cooper Forum - View Profile: mab01uk
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Members List


mab01uk has disabled reputation

mab01uk
Offline

MINI2 Master

MINI Profile

Generation
1st
Purchased
Used

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 10 of 23
  1. kamil__m
    Feb 18th, 2014 01:11 PM - permalink
    kamil__m
    Hello mab01uk,

    I just went trough your DIY on the dash replacement and have a question. I just decided to buy Cooper S for my wife and already learned I shall be looking for privet sale proposals. I got some proposals from Polish Mini forum members. One interesting offer I have is Cooper S 2003 model. Current owner is kind of positively creazy about it and spent a lot of money for upgrades. The car seem to have a good history too. The thing is that it is 2003 model but interior show the facelift details. There is 3 part dash and 3 spoke steering wheel. The guy is the third owner and says the car left the factory this way. Is such mix possible? Or maybe replacing pre-facelift dash with a facelift dash is not a difficult task and this is what has been done to this car?


    I would appreciate your opinion.

    Here is the link to the advertise so you may look at the photos:

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mkkhm3jysfnjnxq/bGJnzPDAQe

    Regards
    Kamil
  2. raym
    Feb 4th, 2014 11:57 AM - permalink
    raym
    Hi, thanks for posting on the tread I started her on Mini2 forum:

    http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-gen...-04-plate.html

    I have now obtained the remanufactured Steering pump from BBA-Reman and have booked my car into a local garage that can do the job. I also have asked them to change the gearbox oil as suggested. Thank you for all of this information.

    I was wondering if there are any other engine (or other parts) that should be looked at on high mileage Mini's? As a reminder mine is an Mini One 2004 plate which has been well looked after and serviced but now has 152k miles on the clock with all the original major engine, suspension, drive components eg. clutch is its original etc?

    Many thanks, Ray
  3. clairedan1982
    Feb 23rd, 2013 11:09 PM - permalink
    clairedan1982
    Hi,
    It seems you know alot about Mini's? I bought an 07 Mini One convertible today. It has only done 36000 miles. Was serviced in 2008 at 9000 miles and in 2009 at 16000 miles. Doesnt look like its been serviced since which I was planning to do despite the low milage but... as I was driving it home I could not get the heater to work it was blowing cold air and I drove a good 30 miles. Also when I turned the engine off i heard a loud noise like a hoover coming from the front vents/engine that went off after a few minutes. I called the dealer they said I can take it to their garage but they are quite far away and im not sure if i trust them... do you have any idea what this could be?

    Thanks
    Claire
  4. markritz
    Feb 6th, 2013 10:07 PM - permalink
    markritz
    So i now went and purchased a fan assembly, along with a new relay.
    I put the relay in, connected the fan and tested the system again. But even the new fan has not kicked in either, not on stage 1 or 2, and yes the dam thing STILL boils the coolant.

    I've checked everything i can think of, even checked the oil and water throughout and there is no contamination either way, nor has there been any smoke out of exhaust etc.
    I've bled the system via valve in rubber pipe by top of rad, and the 8mm bolt in metal pipe by thermostate, so i think thats correct too.

    But to be honest, im now stumped, i dont know what to try, do or change. Spent a small fortune and a lot of time on this problem and feel like its one step forward - two steps back.
    Am i doing something wrong or overlooking something etc as the more i do the worse it gets.
    Looking for some much needed major guidence and help.

    Eagerly await your reply.
  5. markritz
    Feb 6th, 2013 10:06 PM - permalink
    markritz
    So i kept re-bleeding the system in case of trapped air, (6 times in fact), even jacked up car high at front to try that. But still no joy, the coolant keeps boiling (50/50 mix).
    Then noticed, when looking in heading tank whilst building up temperature there was no flow of water through header tank return pipe.
    Hey presto, that must be the issue so jumped to the conclusion the water pump had failed. Taking the plunge i changed the water pump on the back of the super charger. I Re-checked everything again and was happy, so refilled it / bled it and ran the car. Only to find even though i'd done all this the dam thing still boiled again.
    So, taking note on one of your threads i proceeded on to the fan and resistor as the third of the three main causes. To be honest, i think by this stage my mind was playing tricks by now as i could not remember the fan kicking in at all, in fact at any point of the above work, (regardless of how hot the coolant got.)
  6. markritz
    Feb 6th, 2013 10:05 PM - permalink
    markritz
    Hi,
    Read some threads you've posted in regards to MCS heater/cooling problems, but was wondering if you could help with my headache.

    Ok here i go, i have a Mini Cooper S (R53) 2002 plate , purchased Aug 12, no issues until cold whether Dec with cold air blowing from the heater.
    So i checked the coolant, it was slightly low and off colour. I flushed and changed it whilst taking time to renew the thermostate on the off chance it might be the root cause.
    Went 2 days and still no better, so i put a radiator flush in the coolant in case there was some blocking up somewhere.
    1 Day after running with flush still no hot air from heater, so i decided to flush system again. But this time disconnected the pipes around thermostate area to blow water through matrix both ways thinking that maybe the matrix was clogging up.
    Refilled, but it made no difference, only thing is now it boils over and temperature gauge will go to red if i leave it run.
  7. BadRed
    Feb 3rd, 2013 12:42 PM - permalink
    BadRed
    Hi mate, do you have these mini service manuals? They've been down now from those links you posted. Thanks.
  8. mrjersey
    Nov 4th, 2012 11:21 AM - permalink
    mrjersey
    Hi, I am really interested to see the MINI rally programme and saw a while ago you had a copy. Is there any chance you still have one available please? My email is jerseyjames@newtelsurf.com. Many thanks.
  9. CasparAremi
    Apr 26th, 2012 02:07 PM - permalink
    CasparAremi
    Hi, I'd like to invite you to a Mini related event - could you drop me a message with an email address or some other way I can send you details privately?
    Thanks!
    Caspar - caspar.aremi@freud.com
  10. Rally370
    Sep 12th, 2011 01:21 PM - permalink
    Rally370
    my email is chris.wilson@hologic.com thanks

About Me

  • About mab01uk
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    London
  • MINI Profile
    Generation
    1st
    Purchased
    Used

Statistics

Total Posts
Visitor Messages
General Information
  • Last Activity: Yesterday 11:02 PM
  • Join Date: Nov 5th, 2006
» Recent Threads
Low quality lounge leather? Retro better?
Yesterday 04:11 PM
by rvt50
Last post by NightfireCooper
Today 10:02 AM
1 Replies, 150 Views
Is Mini not good for long trips?
Yesterday 12:58 PM
Last post by NightfireCooper
Today 09:54 AM
10 Replies, 275 Views
Adding multiple 12v power sockets / cigarette lighters and USB
Apr 19th, 2014 11:47 AM
Last post by zero_cool
Today 09:37 AM
4 Replies, 961 Views
Fuel Guage stopped working
Mar 17th, 2009 10:26 PM
by SRRAE
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:39 AM
2 Replies, 430 Views
R57 Raio not turning on with ignition
Today 03:18 AM
by 7nut
Last post by burnstar
Today 08:07 AM
1 Replies, 81 Views
Tow Hitch for '13 Roadster
Feb 17th, 2014 05:56 AM
Last post by StarFlyr
Today 04:34 AM
7 Replies, 533 Views
Help, is this a cooper S??
Apr 18th, 2014 09:29 PM
by markdm
Last post by 1990crx
Today 01:40 AM
7 Replies, 349 Views
Does your Mini have a name?
Mar 25th, 2014 10:00 PM
Last post by avflinsch
Yesterday 11:43 PM
34 Replies, 1,810 Views
Offically The World's Quickest & Fastest MINI
Mar 4th, 2014 10:50 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:01 PM
7 Replies, 1,158 Views
Tunning a mini cooper Saround ESSEX??
Yesterday 09:04 PM
Last post by johnd-mkiv
Yesterday 09:04 PM
0 Replies, 91 Views
Wanna! Watch Neighbors Movie 2014 Online
Yesterday 05:30 PM
Last post by johnpogue2014
Yesterday 05:30 PM
0 Replies, 97 Views
R53 GPS and Head Unit qs.
Yesterday 01:17 PM
Last post by heathwebbo
Yesterday 05:23 PM
1 Replies, 136 Views
R56 cooper S wheel speed sensor fault - need genuine mini part?
Yesterday 05:19 PM
by DanN92
Last post by DanN92
Yesterday 05:19 PM
0 Replies, 124 Views
Cooper R50 rally lamp/fog light bulb type?
Yesterday 12:04 PM
Last post by Challinor
Yesterday 04:46 PM
2 Replies, 139 Views
Mini ONE 2006 Head Unit, Harman Kardon, Sat Nav??
Yesterday 02:53 PM
by gumbsy1
Last post by gumbsy1
Yesterday 03:03 PM
1 Replies, 145 Views
Radio CD Player Spare Part
Apr 17th, 2014 10:47 AM
by B20A
Last post by gumbsy1
Yesterday 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 200 Views
Mini Cooper R56 Radio Problem
Apr 1st, 2013 05:38 PM
Last post by gm_MiniCoopsta
Yesterday 01:45 PM
1 Replies, 1,085 Views
should I wait or not?
Apr 14th, 2014 12:07 AM
Last post by CoolioMcPimp
Yesterday 01:37 PM
9 Replies, 687 Views
Help with fault codes!
Oct 17th, 2008 06:38 PM
Last post by sepiareverb
Yesterday 01:12 PM
7 Replies, 28,809 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:01 AM.



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