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  1. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, my R53 cranks from cold but fails to fire. On ignition position two you normally hear the fuel pump prime, but this seems to have stopped recently as an intermittent fault. Locking and unlocking the car a couple of times seems to bring the priming back into life when the ignition turns...
  2. Welcome New Members
    Hi! New member and owner of a 2003 Mini Cooper S. Car is in pretty good condition but has a few spots of rust. We are changing the tailgate and having a bit of difficulty with the replacement we have bought. Is the tailgate for an R50 exactly the same shape as that of an R53? We were under...
  3. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, i have just purchased a R53 cooper S (53 plate) , my old on had a button on the stalk to changed what the rev counter would show, like the temp or MPH or range of fuel. This new one doesnt have a button, is there anyway i can get it to change? thanks!
  4. 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...
  5. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    I've recently installed from scratch an Outside/Ambient Air tempreture Sensor on my 2002 Mini One R50 as the speedo I had retrofitted also, showed -40. Turns out there was not one actually installed, which makes sense as there was not even a rev counter with the car, so I did it myself. Would...
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