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  1. 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...
  2. 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!💪🏼
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 -...
  16. 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...
  17. General Discussion
    Hi Folks, Newbie alert! I have recently started a mild modification of an R50, yes I know I should have got a later one but, I only just started to learn about minis. I have done the air intake and fitted a milltek cat back and of course fitted the go faster decals,, she has a set of wolfrace...
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