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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 2017, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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I've just joined the ranks of MCS owners....bit of an unloved car, but hoping to return it to it's former glory

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Hi Greeners and welcome along! You've bought the best of the bunch buddy

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Hey Greeners, Just did exactly the same thing myself. Bought a 2006 R53 MINI Cooper S JCW. It has been owned by a South Dublin Princess for the last 8 years who didn't abuse it, but didn't love it either. It needs new shock mounts, gearbox oil change, a new alternator belt, a good service, and a few cosmetic bits done to it to put it right. But the power from it is brilliant. All that go in a little body. Such fun. What's the story with your one? Ian
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Hi Greeners, another new MCS owner here, welcome to the club! - mine is an electric blue and I think its got the chilli pack but I may well be mistaken, need to check that bit out - but if anyone can tell me how I would know that would help

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Viper101, you need to go here:
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put in last 7 digits of your VIN and it will give you the exact spec of your car.
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Viper101, you need to go here:

put in last 7 digits of your VIN and it will give you the exact spec of your car.
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Yes did that when I first bought it, all that appears to be missing is the CD changer from the boot

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I'd love to post some pictures up but I haven't posted enough yet


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Now post 4 more, what have you to do to make it to its former glory?


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welcome new r53 owner myself last Xmas eve. already Fitted a replacement engine but now it's running like a champ and I love it to bits
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