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  1. First Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi guys, I need some special help about remaping my MCS.. The thing is that car was already tuned when it had 15% pulley installed, but I have gone with the original one and have been getting code p0107 since then and I can’t get rid of it. I assume it is because the values for map sensor were...
  2. MINI Faults & Fixes
    hello, just bought a new to me! r53 Mini cooper with 115,xxx miles on it. Like the title says it will not crank or start. Turn the key all lights turn on maybe one click and it shuts off. At the guys house he has the battery on charge and it crank for a few seconds then died like the battery was...
  3. MINI2 Classifieds
    Mini Cooper Spoiler for sale at www.cr2cars.com For Mini Cooper R53 (2001-2006). It is a rear/roof spoiler. Please buy from there, or message me directly if you are interested in buying. We do not paint the spoilers, they come raw black and will have to be taken to a body shop where it will be...
    £50 GBP
  4. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi everyone, I recently brought a Mini R53 (2004) as a little fixer-upper project and straight away I realised that the central locking system wasn't working correctly. It locks from the button inside, so I'm hoping it's just an issue with the key. It won't lock unless I manually put the key in...
  5. MINI Faults & Fixes
    I bought my Mini about 6 months ago and I love it. Have had a couple of issues so far (will get to that in a different post) but it’s just had a service two days ago, oil and filter change, the works. When I start the car the light isn’t on but after driving for a bit today I was slowing down to...
  6. 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
  7. Want to Buy STRUT BRACE for R53

    MINI2 Classifieds
    Hi, So in my madness after selling my Original R53 a few years ago, I have gone and got an another one. So looking for some mods, I am after a top brace if anyone has a good quality one? What do you have please? Thanks
    £30 GBP
  8. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    My 2002 R53 had a cracked cylinder head. I replaced the head and gasket. The original cam sprocket does not fit nicely on the new cam that came with the new head. I bought a new cam sprocket but this doesn't fit either. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make it fit? I thought about heating...
  9. General Discussion
    Recently bought a used 2006 MCS and I plan on doing a bunch of performance mods throughout the year or so. I'm still learning about cars so any input is very helpful, thanks! I'm open to more mod suggestions too. Here's the list of basic mods I have in mind: 15% pulley reduction for the...
  10. 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...
  11. MINI Cooper S
    Listed on Craigslist. Speaking with insurance adjuster Thursday.. just throwing it out there .. here is the ad https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pts/d/port-costa-attention-1st-gen-mini-owners/7409003749.html
  12. General Discussion
    Hi Folks, I appreciate any input on this one. I have a flat spot on acceleration, just pulling away in first, a big dip then when it gets past it it goes much better. I have also noticed up around the 4000rpm range it's a bit stuttery when accelerating. I have: Changed the plugs, leads and...
  13. Welcome New Members
    Hi all, Recently became the new owner of a fantastically-kept R53 MCS in Electric Blue. This is my first MINI and I can already see what the fuss is all about! All of my previous cars have been slow, boring hatchbacks or commuter cars, so this is also my first "performance" car. Who knew that...
  14. Welcome New Members
    Hi everyone nee to the forum and also new to the mini world. I got an 03 s back in October that needed a clutch, and while I was at it took care of quite a few other bits along the way. I did all my work myself with lots of forum and YouTube help, keep in mind I’ve never done anything like this...
  15. Delivery, Shipping & Order Tracking
    Hello I have a 2004 r53 jcw and got it from a friend of mine. He unfortunately neglected it for a couple years. Battery was completed dead and I am trying to bring it back to life. .has minor upgrades like Alta cold air intake M7 intercooler exhaust I think a 16" or 17" pulley Possibly a...
  16. 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!
  17. Maintenance & MINI Care
    I have a 2006 R53 it will overheat and my antifreeze is disappearing but it's not Goin into the oil, or out the exhaust and there a new thermostat housing and gasket I'm baffled
  18. First Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hey all, please see attached image of dashboard lights currently present on my MCS R53 there’s no codes showing up on a scan and the lights show as soon as a door is opened and do not go away until you turn car off and wait about 5 minutes it occurred after I removed the satnav screen and...
  19. General Discussion
    Hey there I have a mini r53 changed the stereo and only half the speakers work all of them work when I put the standard one in and on the new one it plays and cuts out on the radio. Any idea how u can fix and make all the speakers work ? Any help would be appreciated
  20. Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
    I’m new around here so first of all Hi :) I’ve got an R53 2005 Cooper S and currently have some R95 18 inch wheels which came with the car from last owner who I must presume has hit just about every kerb in the UK !! I’m looking for some new mini R112 JCW 17 inch rims in black but after doing...
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