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Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 02:42 AM
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Hey everyone! This past saturday I picked up an '06 Cooper S Checkmate with JCW package. 90k, clean, one owner car. I got a great deal. However there are a few things I need help with. One, on the exterior pillars on either side of the windshield there are decals that read "WHOA614". Not sure what this is but I feel like I've heard about it. Also, the manual trans, when in neutral, feels gritty. Almost like there is something particulate inside the gearbox. Gears are also a little harder to get to than what I like. The car may have a short shifter. I'm not sure since I dont really know how to tell. I've never owned a mini so I have no reference point. If anyone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Hey everyone! This past saturday I picked up an '06 Cooper S Checkmate with JCW package. 90k, clean, one owner car. I got a great deal. However there are a few things I need help with. One, on the exterior pillars on either side of the windshield there are decals that read "WHOA614". Not sure what this is but I feel like I've heard about it. Also, the manual trans, when in neutral, feels gritty. Almost like there is something particulate inside the gearbox. Gears are also a little harder to get to than what I like. The car may have a short shifter. I'm not sure since I dont really know how to tell. I've never owned a mini so I have no reference point. If anyone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.

Awesome another Mini owner! And a FYI...... I was in NC for 12 years in the USMC at Camp Lejeune the wife is former Navy (Under Water Salvage & Recovery) Im not sure if I totally understand your description of gritty feel. I have an 09 Mini Hardtop S (not JCW) but the gearbox in mine is prob one of my favorite gear boxes I've ever driven. It's Smooth but Firm and a very positive shift & clutch is great (JCW may be a bit tougher). On a little side note....... the wife and I just built on line and submitted our order for our 2014 Countryman S All~4, should be her in two months from the UK. Were so excited to have 4 doors and AWD. Jersey has been tough this year with snow. So has NC as far as snow goes!!!!!!!!
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Thats awesome. The base and the entire area around it is a haven for cool cars. I got mine in Greenville. The gritty feel of the transmission is felt mostly when the car is off and sitting still. If the shifter is moved around in neutral you can hear and feel the crunching sound. When changing gears occasionally it will feel crunchy as well. It never grinds though. Maybe I'm just not used to it. It is mostly just an annoyance. That is a great buy though. All4 is a must have on a countryman. I have owned an Audi for the past year so the snow didn't cause too much of a headache.
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