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  1. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello! I absolutely love my racing green R50 and I've taken pretty good care of it in the time I've had it. Its absolutely cooked now though and I'm not entirely sure what to do. I don't believe it deserves to die but I'm also not sure what the best route to take is. Assuming money is no...
  2. General Discussion
    So I’ve got a 2005 R52 convertible that requires some work to get it back to looking it’s best. I’ve found an R50 that’s for breaking and was wondering what I could take from it and put in my R52? obviously the rear seat backs are t compatible but how about the actual rear bottom seats?
  3. General Discussion
    Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post but I thought I would let you all know about a recent we did along with two other minis. We bought three Minis for £500 each, two are Mini Ones and the third is a Cooper, mine is the white mini, all have issues but are good runners, the...
  4. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    I’m working on a project car at the moment which is making a horrible racket while running. It’s an 04’ R50 (pre-facelift), and one of the belt pulleys is busted up. The inside of the pulley has separated from the outside, so it can’t spin properly. For the life of me I can’t figure out which...
  5. First Generation MINI One
    Got a 2003 Mini base as a commuter car for free from a family member. After the first week of driving the clutch went out in the car ( 151K miles on the original clutch). Originally was quoted $1750 for a new clutch but after having the transmission out more potential problems were found adding...
  6. Welcome New Members
    Hi there everyone ! I’m new to the forum , I own a 2002 R50 in dark blue . Was handed down to me from my mum who upgraded to the 2018 cooper s 🤩 absolutely love the car it’s like a little rally car/ go kart aha ! I’m looking to modify it to get more power and fun out it ,currently I have...
  7. Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
    Hi guys, Was wondering if on the Mini Cooper R50/Gen 1 could you have an optional extra of Mini Cooper S wheels on them?
  8. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hey All, I’m working on modding my r50 and i’m wanting to get some more power out of it. I’m thinking of swapping out the CVT for a manual gearbox. (buying an r53 isn’t an option) Does anyone know how big of a project this would be and what I would need to know and buy for this project. Are new...
  9. First Generation MINI Cooper
    I have recently received a 2005 MINI Cooper Base (r50) with only 40,000 miles. I’m fairly new to the field of moding cars and I’m eager to build and learn. I’m wondering if y’all think it’s worth putting my time and effort into this car seeing that it has a CVT which is known to be extremely...
  10. First Generation MINI Exterior
    Hi all, I've just manage to back my 2007 r52 convertible into a wall destroying the bumper, passenger side rear light cluster and putting a pretty good dent in the wing.. Brilliant! Just looking to source some parts from ebay etc.. And it looks like the bumper / rear light cluster are both...
  11. First Generation MINI One
    The CV joint on my 2003 mini one broke and I have tried replacing the full shaft. The first was as far into the gear box as possible but the bolt holes on the bearing did not line up. The second had a completely different number of gears on the engine side but was perfect on the wheel side...
  12. Maintenance & MINI Care
    So, I went out to change the fuel filter on my wife's 2001 mini (non s) and found it was different from all the tutorials I have seen. After some research, I found a thread that in 2001, the fuel filter is a non replaceable metal filter, and the whole unit has to be swapped. So I started...
  13. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    When doing over 40 mph in my 2005 Mini Cooper 1.6 I hear a ttttttttt noise as if something is rubbering or catching on something. I'm not sure where the noise is exactly coming from. Less then a week ago I did have new brakes disc and pads. I was wondering if anyone had a clue what noise could...
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    First Generation MINI One
    When I'm doing over 40 mph in my 2005 Mini Cooper 1.6 I hear a tttttttt noise like something is potentially catching on something. Sounds like it maybe coming from engine bay but not sure. I am posting on the forum to see if anyone has had the same problem or if anyone has a idea what it could...
  15. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    I have an R50, automatic, base model Cooper that frequently fails to recognize it is in park. This means that, if I do not shake the shifter a bit once in the park position, or completely take it out of park and try again, that the car will not start again until it knows that it is in park. You...
  16. First Generation MINI One
    Hi all. So I have little knowledge of cars in general. I got a mini r50 2004 to nip to work and back in. It started over heating while at a drive thru. Steam came from the passenger side of the bonnet. I've done some research and found the "hidden menu" article. I logged into the coolent temp...
  17. General Discussion
    I have a Mini Cooper 2006 R50 and during it`s last inspection I found out that it has an oil leak. I took the car to be checked out and discovered that oil is leaking through the oil pan. At the workshop I was told that it might also be leaking from near the timing chain. My question is how...
  18. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hello all, Just bought a bargain Mini Cooper, that appears to be in good nick. But have some questions regarding some issues with it that would be useful to have answered by those in know. It’s done 90k. 1. Car was manufactured in August 04. And is 54 plate (U.K.). Would it have midlands or...
  19. Welcome New Members
    Hi All, I’m a little late introducing myself having been a member since 2013 but better late than never! I’ve used the information on the forums a lot over the years so thank you all for your contributions. Sadly I no longer own a Mini but I’d love to be reunited with my 2005 Mini Cooper R50...
  20. General Discussion
    Hi all, I’m in a bit of a pickle with my 2004 R50. I have been changing the springs on all 4 corners and strut mounts on the fronts however on the final corner I snapped the M12 pinch bolt holding the bottom of the shock to the knuckle. The passenger side came out without a hitch using the...
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