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Old Feb 20th, 2014, 05:12 PM
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First month with R53 Cooper S

Hello all.

New to the Mini experience and have to say I'm loving it. Reminds me of the MGF I had a few years back. Puts a smile on your face everyday.

Came with new MOT but EML came on, limp mode after 2 days. P0103 when I read the code. Did the usual Web search as you do and go "arrgghhh" but I thought for the low cost I would change the HT Leads (OEM) and Spark Plugs (NGK) then see where I am.

Misfire was coming back only when idling in neutral when engine warm after Spark Plugs change, then did it 3 times after HT Leads. Been fine now for 12 days I think.

Hoping the misfire is gone for good now it's been given a bit of TLC and a balst or two up the motorway.

Loving the car, great solid feel, nice subtle touches. Reminds me of a high spec Honda I had.

I upgraded the shocking speakers and stereo and it now sounds awesome with FLi 180w speakers in front and back, easy to fit as well.

Great car for the money, drinks way to much juice though. It's fast and sounds great MPG/Speed ratio.

Looking forward to a fun summer in it.

Sadly I don't think I will be keeping
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Old Feb 20th, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Hello all.

New to the Mini experience and have to say I'm loving it. Reminds me of the MGF I had a few years back. Puts a smile on your face everyday.

Came with new MOT but EML came on, limp mode after 2 days. P0103 when I read the code. Did the usual Web search as you do and go "arrgghhh" but I thought for the low cost I would change the HT Leads (OEM) and Spark Plugs (NGK) then see where I am.

Misfire was coming back only when idling in neutral when engine warm after Spark Plugs change, then did it 3 times after HT Leads. Been fine now for 12 days I think.

Hoping the misfire is gone for good now it's been given a bit of TLC and a balst or two up the motorway.

Loving the car, great solid feel, nice subtle touches. Reminds me of a high spec Honda I had.

I upgraded the shocking speakers and stereo and it now sounds awesome with FLi 180w speakers in front and back, easy to fit as well.

Great car for the money, drinks way to much juice though. It's fast and sounds great MPG/Speed ratio.

Looking forward to a fun summer in it.

Sadly I don't think I will be keeping

We've just bought a MCS R52 to replace a MGF!
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Hi and welcome to Mini2!

Most owners live to regret selling their R53 Cooper S.
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Most owners live to regret selling their R53 Cooper S.

YUP ... with each new MINI generation the R53 will become more and more of a "classic"

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Most owners live to regret selling their R53 Cooper S.

i total agree :-)

miniwirral

what MPG you getting my MCS is fully on fuel between 5 and 8 deg c above or below its ok i get around 35 mpg on the motor way on CC and 30 round town and i don't hang around :-)
if its not whining its not happy :-)

take care just keep practicing filling it up :-) and enjoy it
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