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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi all, 2nd R50 I've had and never come across this one. Starting Wednesday evening, my alarm started going off and after being sorted would go off again about 10 mins later. I had a quick search online and then took it for a drive in case it was the battery charge (I currently drive into the...
  5. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi all, this is the first post I've made so bear with me. About 6 months ago I noticed very strange scratches on the bonnet of my beloved R50 and I can't seem to figure out what's caused them. The scratches first appeared very suddenly and very evenly but only on the bonnet. As soon as it...
  6. MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hey guys/gals, my R56 JCW has a bent chassis leg and ive just been given an R50 for free... do you think that the engine would fit with abit of tinkering? Or is it not possible? thanks!💪🏼
  7. First Generation MINI Exterior
    I’ve been looking everywhere for the carbon fibre with gold mini stripes bonnet and side stripes for the mini r50/r53. The car needs to be refurbished and this is the one piece I can’t find anywhere
  8. First Generation MINI One
    Do the mini r50s and r53s have different ECUS? So I’ve currently got a 2006 R50 1.6 One with a major oil leak, requiring the engine to be taken out. The engine currently has 105k miles, has bad piston slap, and has recently been losing power so I was thinking about swapping in a fresher MCS...
  9. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi. New to the forum and to owning an R50 (just purchased for my son as a 1st car). The car has the standard fault with the central locking actuator motor failure on the drivers door, so I purchased a replacement unit from ebay and after fitting it the central locking worked a treat. However...
  10. First Generation MINI One
    Hi. New to the forum and to owning an R50 (just purchased for my son as a 1st car). The car has the standard fault with the central locking actuator motor failure on the drivers door, so I purchased a replacement unit from ebay and after fitting it the central locking worked a treat. However...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi after a bit of advice. I'm looking to get into track days on a budget of 1k for a car iv been looking into a cooper 1.6 r50 114 bph. Was wondering what they like to drive and if its even good enough for a track car. Or should I just go for something like a mx5? I'm not botherd about it being...
  12. First Generation MINI One
    Hello! I hope everyone is well! I just wanted to start by saying I apologise if a similar thread has been discussed on the forum before but here goes nothing... I have a stock 2005 R50 Mini One, and I'm looking to buy a new set of alloys for myself as the black bullet alloys that are on my car...
  13. First Generation MINI Exterior
    Hi guys, recently got my first car which is a r50 park lane. Wondered if anyone has ever removed the stripe on one before? Want to do it soon but need to know weather I should take it to a mini dealer or other specialist or if I can do it at home, any response would be appreciated 👍👍 Thanks, Sam
  14. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I am looking to buy my first car and have been won over by the Mini's charms! However, I have a choice to make with my budget of £3000 and would appreciate any opinions and input. I am looking for a petrol, manual Cooper. My budget places me at a late ('06) R50 or an early ('07)...
  15. General Discussion
    Hey folks new here. looked all over the web I had a short 2 wires touch in my driver visor and now no map/reading lights and no glove box lights all dome lights working, other lighting, gauges etc work. Lights worked just this morning so I know it’s not lamps. The orange little lights on the map...
  16. General Discussion
    Hi guys, I’ve just bought some lenso bsx 15x 7.5j that I’m going to do a bit of a home refurb to whilst isolating, it has just dawned on me though can my r50 even take a 7.5 as standard? Iv got some 17x7j S rims on currently and they don’t seem to be an issue just wondering if anyone knows if I...
  17. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I have an 06 September reg r50 mini cooper. When I switch the wiper stalk to position 1, I get one flick of the wipers, then nothing and occasionally a wipe but when it does rain they do not wipe anywhere nearly quick enough to be working correctly, can be up to 30 seconds to a minute...
  18. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I have an 06 September reg r50 mini cooper. When I switch the wiper stalk to position 1, I get one flick of the wipers, then nothing and occasionally a wipe but when it does rain they do not wipe anywhere nearly quick enough to be working correctly, can be up to 30 seconds to a minute...
  19. Dealership Feedback
    I have a 2004 mini one R50 with about 45,000 miles on the clock. I live near Tower Bridge in London E1. I have just been quoted £390 to change front disks and pads. This guy knows what he is doing, but too much I think for a car worth perhaps £1500. Internet search shows prices between £160 -...
  20. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi All First post here. I have a 2002 Mini Cooper with 100K on the clock. It recently wouldn’t start after a 20 minute drive, but was ticking over. The RAC diagnosed this as a dead battery so this was replaced with a new one (Halfrauds battery under warranty). The new battery worked for a...
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