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  1. Squealing Noise When it Rains

    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...
  2. Mini Cooper R56 Center Console Trim Exchangeable?

    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...
  3. R56 2011 Mini One

    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...
  4. BLUE SMOKE FROM EXHAUST....Full Service and 02 sensor replaced,

    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.
  5. Bad Gasoline?

    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...
  6. JCW Adventures - New Blog - The Best Mods for the 2nd Gen MINI

    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
  7. Mid-Range Speaker Replacement with Tweeter (damn you Freddie M.)

    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...
  8. R56 Blue Smoke on De Acceleration?

    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...
  9. identifying a pipe on n18 engine?

    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...
  10. r56 Double din and USB install help

    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...
  11. R53 Coilovers on R56

    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!
  12. 2009 Mini Cooper S Standard - N14 R56 - Dying at idle / No Boost / Stumbling Acceleration Problem

    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...
  13. R56 N12 oil separator cover

    MINI Engine & Drivetrain Tuning
    Hello guys, I have some small problems with my mini cooper r56 n12 (non turbo) engine, RPM falls when puting neutral, after it gets hot it occasional go flat and I have to start it again. It all started after changing oil and air filter. Last weekend I checked with obd that it shows air sensor...
  14. Driver side window regulator 07 MCS

    Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    R56 2007 Cooper S My cable has almost snapped on OS window regulator and needs replacing... My window is down about 3 inches and won't go up any further. The cable was stripping and getting tangled. The rest of the regulator is fine, (expect maybe the two bolts holding in the glass want...
  15. N18 BOV please help!

    Second Generation MINI Tuning
    there seems to be alot of confusion online about whether the n18 engine can use a bov that vents to atmosphere. Forge now list this bov specifically for the n18 that vents to atmosphere. Anyone know if this works without giving fault codes?? I've been in contact with people who have this and...
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    General Discussion
  17. 2007 Cooper S Cold Start Issue / Runs fine

    Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi everyone, For the past months my Cooper S has difficult start-ups when cold (in the morning or after a few days): sometimes stalls 1 or 2 times and iddle is irregular (400-1200rpm) for a minute before everything comes back to normal. It runs fine.. changed spark plugs and ignition coils...
  18. Mini Cooper R56 engine error code P111B

    MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hi, Scan code presented P111B (Mass or Volume Air Flow via O2 Sensor Too Low Bank 1) Car is misfiring and rough. I have added two Youtube links with engine audio that I have recorded: Can anyone give me a direction of what kind of issue am I facing with my Mini Cooper 1.6 Petrol R56 2007...
  19. Cooper Blower motor and heated screens not working

    Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Hi I recently purchased a 2009 R55 Cooper D with the auto climate I have noticed that my heater blower motor isn't working, neither is my heated front or rear screens. The climate control display and lights are working fine though. I have tried a different heater resistor, (albeit a used one...

    MINI Cooper Diesel
    Hi i am new here and I do not know how to solve my problem, when i cold start my car it goes into limp mode but i can immediately restart car and everything is normal. Anyone know how to solve this??