New Mini, need advice. - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > All Models & Variants > Welcome New Members


Welcome New Members New members, please introduce yourself here. Tell us a bit about you and your Mini.

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
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 05:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 02:42 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3
Local Time: 12:57 PM
United States Male
DIY New Mini, need advice.

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.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 05:24 AM
SGT Slaughter & Farm Girl
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: USA, New Jersey
Posts: 193
Local Time: 08:57 AM
United States Male
White Cooper Sweet buy.......

Quote: Originally Posted by bf1018 (original)
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!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Mar 3rd, 2014, 11:28 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3
Local Time: 12:57 PM
United States Male
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.
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
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 11 May 22nd, 2014 05:36 AM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Service Schedules adham General Discussion 1 Oct 1st, 2012 05:46 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

» Recent Threads
New comer with some questions..
Yesterday 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Today 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 292 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Today 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Today 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 39 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Yesterday 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Today 07:50 AM
2 Replies, 223 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 166 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Yesterday 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Today 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 146 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Yesterday 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 320 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Yesterday 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 306 Views
How do you actually know if you have heated wing mirrors?
Oct 14th, 2014 12:32 PM
Last post by mj2k
Yesterday 07:39 PM
6 Replies, 693 Views
Programming guide
Yesterday 06:42 PM
Last post by Wheelnut3104
Yesterday 06:42 PM
0 Replies, 169 Views
Best private / personalized plate?
Aug 14th, 2002 08:22 AM
Last post by french01
Yesterday 05:34 PM
1,259 Replies, 91,556 Views
Things I've bought ,added or stolen
Yesterday 04:03 PM
by sirron
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 190 Views
Buy Passport,Visa,Driving License,ID (rolinpeters@yahoo.com)
Yesterday 02:25 PM
by kitoko
Last post by kitoko
Yesterday 02:25 PM
0 Replies, 173 Views
Engine Coolant Circulating?
Oct 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
by sp8600
Last post by sp8600
Yesterday 11:57 AM
2 Replies, 344 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 10:21 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:06 AM
1 Replies, 200 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 11:02 AM
Last post by kippax_ffl
Yesterday 11:02 AM
0 Replies, 169 Views
HELP > Sticky windows
Yesterday 10:50 AM
by jj10
Last post by jj10
Yesterday 10:50 AM
0 Replies, 175 Views
52 plate Mini Cooper S Wiper Issue
Oct 28th, 2014 09:15 AM
Last post by DU52 CUA
Yesterday 08:46 AM
2 Replies, 320 Views
Your favourite MINI photo.................
Apr 25th, 2002 04:57 PM
by Basil
Last post by trongpham
Yesterday 08:01 AM
2,600 Replies, 566,427 Views
Electric window stopped working
Jul 6th, 2006 03:48 PM
Last post by dcoment
Oct 28th, 2014 11:27 PM
36 Replies, 66,756 Views
Speedometer Needle Noise
Oct 28th, 2014 10:29 PM
Last post by JulianDimi
Oct 28th, 2014 10:29 PM
0 Replies, 163 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:57 PM.



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