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  1. MINI Interior & ICE
    Hi all! I’m just wondering if anyone has ever vinyl wrapped the centre part of their steering wheel, and if so, how difficult a job was it? As you can see from the photo, mine’s all bubbled and peeling and just doesn’t look very good, and I’m wondering if vinyl wrap would be a good solution to...
  2. Photos, Photoshops, Videos & Showcases
    Here are some before and after pics of my project car. I’ve done full detailing inside and out. After clay bar and machine polish outside, and shampoo, leather balm and plastic treatment inside. Its taken a bit of effort but I’m really happy with the results!
  3. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Aloha! Got some continuous problems with my 2011 Mini S Manual Trans under 50,000 mls - First codes were: 2D60 VANOS exhaust:control fault, camshaft jammed 2C58 Charge-air pressure control, deactivation: change air pressure build-up disabled Since then, I've swapped the two VANOS solenoid...
  4. 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!💪🏼
  5. Wheels, Tyres & Brakes
    Hi, I hope everyone is doing well. I was wondering if people can share some knowledge with me. I’m looking to put some 5mm spacers on my 2008 R56 Cooper S. Could someone tell me what length the regular wheel nuts are? As I have read that I would need to get extended wheel nuts to use spacers...
  6. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello, Recently my 07 mini one (50k miles) will completely stall when idling after the engine is warm (usually after about 20 min run on the motorway). I have not noticed any change in power or strange noises but as soon as I lift off the accelerator and the revs fall below 1k it quickly sinks...
  7. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello, After diagnosing a pre cat oxygen sensor failure on my Mini One r56 (07, 45k miles) using an OBD reader. (I received codes 2A92, 2ACB, 2A8B). I have ordered a new sensor to replace the old one but not sure what tools are needed for the job. Shamefully my current toolkit has little more...
  8. General Discussion
    JCW Adventures - New Blog - Modern Classic: The Ultimate R56 MINI Buyer's Guide Click on the link below to read the full post: Modern Classic: The Ulitmate 2nd Gen R56 MINI Buyer's Guide - JCW Adventures
  9. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi all! So every time it rains my car loves to make a high pitched squeal, allerting all of the neighbours (and everyone in a 30 mile radius tbh) of its presence. It usually sticks around for about 15mins before gradually dropping off as the moisture evaporates off the belt. Now this has been...
  10. Second Generation MINI Cooper
    Long Story Short. I have a 2008 Mini, My Center console is number 51162752899. I bought an aftermarket stereo, which needs a different opening for the stereo. So I also bought the Center Console number 51169206835 (Which fits the new stereo). My current console looks like this The new one also...
  11. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi all, Ive just bought an R56 Mini One 98 (non stop start) on a 2012 61 plate, with 1.6 engine. My question is being the 1.6, is this an identical engine to the Cooper, and can it be remapped without any difficulties to the same performance as the Cooper (around 120bhp)? I just don’t want to...
  12. Second Generation MINI Tuning
    Hi, i have a Mini Cooper S (2007) Recently have a full service and had 02 Sensor replaced ... but noticed i am getting heavy puffs of blue smoke from the exhaust is sat idling for a while... it does wear off after the initial acceleration and disappears once driving normally.
  13. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    I have a Mini cooper R56. That I have painstakingly rebuilt. Now it is a year later. And was wondering, as I know everything on it is correct and done correct I.E. timing marks lining up and the car idling fine and such. That if bad gasoline could cause horrendous backfiring? Or if it is...
  14. General Discussion
    Here is the ultimate list for the Best Mods for the 2nd Gen MINI MINI 2nd Gen Tuning Guide: The Best Mods For The R56 MINI - JCW Adventures
  15. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Very specific question, I have been chasing my tail SOO much with this. I have done the channel swap - LOVING having some real Bass!, I know that my standard 6 speaker setup does not include tweeters. There are a (very) few 3.5’ tweeters available, so... Can I replace my upper Mid-Range with...
  16. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hey Guys/Gals, R56 with 75K miles , replacement turbo on✔️ Valve steam seals ✔️ DeCoke✔️ After the car is upto Temp when it decelerates it will puff out blue smoke, or after heavy turning as i come back onto a straight it will puff smoke. No smoke on Start up or under Acceleration! (Blue...
  17. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    I bought a 2010 Cooper S with the N18 engine on Saturday. The previous owner bodged the repair of a pipe. It looks like an easy DIY replacement with just a couple of clips. I can't find an engine diagram on here or elsewhere to help me identify the part so that I can buy a replacement...
  18. General Discussion
    Hi, I've just bought myself a 2010 R56 Cooper S, and im looking to install a double din head unit. I know this is going to be a pain, but to make the install even more complicated, I'd also like to replace the cigarette lighter with a USB port that directly links to the USB port on the Head unit...
  19. General Discussion
    Hi all, I saw a few threads on the internet, maybe even one on this site. Are you able to fit R53 Coilovers on an R56? I think there was mention of needing a bushing? Any info is appreciated :) Thank you!
  20. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Let me describe in detail how the car drives since this issue began. Start up the car and everything seems perfectly normal. Pull out of the driveway and start driving in 1st and 2nd gear, everything seems normal. Once it warms up just a little bit, and especially once I take it above 2nd gear...
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