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  1. MINI Countryman
    Hi, looking for advice or help with a transfer box repair. The transfer box internal output gear to prop shaft and bearing are starting to fail and a spinning/knocking noise has started to appear, I'm under the impression the gear teeth are shot and are not meshing correctly, does anyone know of...
  2. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Back in the R53 game and i've bought a 80k 65 plate Cooper S recently. On the MOT it mentioned a corroded rear subframe without serious reduction in structural rigidity. I did plan to put money aside for maintainance as its 16 years old of course, and only cost 4.3k. Does anyone know if this is...
  3. Welcome New Members
    Hi! I just purchased my first Mini about two weeks ago. It is a 2011 Mini Cooper S (r56, n18) with 29,800 miles on it. The car is chili red with white mirrors and a white roof. Also, is there anything I should be aware of with this year and model? I have a 90 day warranty and can have anything...
  4. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I’ve got a 2007 r56 cooper s n14 engine. Brought it with a few problems but left stumped on the half engine light I have got. its got a half engine light remaining and code coming back is p2883 - wastegate valve activation From what I can tell the wastegate isn’t closing unless I apply vacuum...
  5. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi there, Bought this car yesterday and last night/this morning the clutch has started making a strange noise when taking off in first gear and reverse. Sounds like a chair briefly being dragged across a wooden floor. Seems to be happening only 1/5 times in first gear at biting point. Very...
  6. MINI Exterior
    Hi all. I have recently purchased a mini one and I have been searching round for a gloss black cooper s spoiler for a few weeks now. I am pretty certain you can fit one but that’s not the problem. I can’t get my hands on one. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on one and how much roughly...
  7. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    I have a 2010 mcs r56, and I need to replace my intake boot cause it's dry rotted at the turbo right where the hose clamp goes and the rest of the boot has separated from said clamp so it's not secured except for where it clamps to the airbox. Trying to figure out what to do about the smaller...
  8. General Discussion
    Hi all, My wife drives a 2013 mini Cooper s coupe with under 100k kms on the clock. We've had to replace the timing chain twice already, and it seems to be making the death rattle AGAIN!!!! We replaced it the first time in 2020, and then again less than a month ago. We've aways ensured...
  9. General Discussion
    So! I'm having some issues with my 09 Cooper s. its been off the road for 2 months (annoying since I've only had it for 3 months) due to the solid pipe connection my water pump and thermostat basically turning to dust, and then for an air leak (intake manifold gaskets turned to dust) and then a...
  10. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hi all, I'm on the hunt for a standard supercharger pulley - there must be loads in the back of garages out there but nothing on the 'bay. If anyone could let me have one after their reduced diameter pulley has been fitted I'd be grateful. If you're in Warwickshire, even better! Thanks! Steve
  11. General Discussion
    Thought I'd share my experience of DIY key repair and adding a spare key. My R53 came with one key with the common broken rubber and it didn't remote lock/unlock. 1. I bought a cheap replacement fob off ebay. Quality was OK for price and swapping the transponder chip and remote board over was...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi all, I have an r56 Cooper s with standard brake set up (not JCW) - both the discs and pads are due a change, so I wondered if anyone had any recommendations for an upgrade rather than just replacing them like for like? Might just go for the straight swap unless any of you have upgraded and...
  13. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    My thermostat housing has failed on my 2012 Coupe S (R58) and need to replace asap since it's my daily. The only part I can find with quick delivery is the housing with the straight temperature sensor (i.e. Mini Cooper Thermostat Housing Oem Gen2 R55-r61 Non-s To 02/2013 S To 2010) instead of...
  14. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi guys, picked up my clubman cooper s today it’s automatic so was wondering what the maximum BHP that I can tune it to is, without blowing the gearbox. Im guessing in and around the 230/240 mark? when I put the reg into remap kings it says it would take it up to 260 which a: I doubt is true...
  15. First Generation MINI Exterior
    Hi all, I am currently trying to remove an exterior boot handle trim on a 2003 Cooper S R53. I have gotten the screws out but i have come across a wire that doesn't appear to have a release mechanism and i can't find any videos online for this and i don't want to accidentally break it. can...
  16. MINI2 Classifieds
    2011 R56 Mini Cooper S in Black. Facelift model with N18 engine and black interior trim. A/C, aux/USB/telephone connection, interior accent lights, cruise control, sport mode, 2 keys. Well looked after and serviced, washed, and waxed regularly. Light modifications include: John Cooper Works...
  17. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, hope were all okay 😊 Just picked up a used Mini cooper s r56 2007. Absolutely loving the car so far. Buying it used I expected some issues. There was the apparently common crossover pipe coolant leak, fixed that. An oil leak from the oil cooler housing which is one of my next jobs...
  18. MINI2 Classifieds
    Beautiful Pepper White with black newly refurbished alloys Cooper S Convertible for sale in excellent condition for the year. Everything works as expected, the car has been looked after to a very high standard and was purchased in 2019 from a specialist Mini dealer, and immediately had a new...
  19. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    Just bought 2007 Cooper S. 95,000 Miles. Planned on taking it to get a full service as soon as garages open but bank holiday weekend so went for a drive. It was a blazing hot day and I got stuck in ridiculous traffic. I sat for an hour not moving. I was worried car might overheat. My first...
  20. MINI2 Classifieds
    Hello My Mini has now sold. Thanks for looking - Mods - Feel free to delete this thread as i cannot seem to.
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