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  1. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Hi there, Anyone knows what’s the cause of the knocking rattle sound? Link provided here : —> - Thanks in advance!
  2. General Discussion
    Art & Cars are both debated topics, but when they come together, something magically happens. Pop Bang Colour did that with my MINI R56 JCW by bringing the love and passion I have for it by interviewing me whilst drawing my JCW. If you don’t know who is POP BANG COLOUR is, let me fill you in…...
  3. General Discussion
    I have a 2010 R56 S coupe, i'm debating whether I should get a OEM Mini Cooper roof rack base to mount my mountain bike on top, or if I should buy a third party rack, do the third party ones fit the car? Or does it have to be an OEM roof rack?
  4. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    So i have finally found out that my mini is running a stage 2 manic map. I got in touch with the original owner and he told me about this manic SPS obd2 switch i didn't have one when i got the car, so im looking too by one. Would a Revo SPS switch work? So my question is when you buy one can you...
  5. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hello from Japan. I bought R56 Mini one 2010 used car last month. Last week, I added electronic device which is for toll road payment. That device uses ACC and Battery. After added the device, I have not driven for 3days, using a key to open the door is works, but does not work when I insert the...
  6. MINI Interior & ICE
    I’ve looked but I can’t see any similar questions so I’m asking this one: Radio Boost broken (power button does nowt) options seem to be remove and send away for repair, remove and fit android screen in speedo or chance it with second hand boost. My question is has anyone found a way to...
  7. Second Generation MINI Cooper S
    So i have bought a 2011 Mini cooper s r56 N18, It has a full milltek de-cat exhaust, AEM cold intake, performance spark plugs, forge intercooler. So its running a custom stage 2 map print out is 245bhp and 280 ft/lb. When putting my foot down its averaging around 14-17 psi depending what gear...
  8. Welcome New Members
    Hey 👋 new to this! I’m breaking a 2007 R56 Mini One, I Can’t seem to find any information online telling me how to remove this. Any help would be much appreciated!
  9. MINI Cooper Diesel
    Hi there, My Mini Cooper D makes this noise when the car is idle and also when the gas pedal is pressed when driving. I've been told it's a common design fault in diesel Mini Cooper engines but was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue? If so, were you able to find a solution...
  10. General Discussion
    Hi all, I'm new to minis and new to this forum so hello! Looking at getting a mini. I test drove an r56 the other day which made me fall in love but having recently rung a mini specialist they told me that the r53 was the one to go for. Apparently they have far less issues, the engines will...
  11. MINI Cooper Diesel
    Hi there, My Dad recently installed a new gearknob on my R56 Mini Cooper D by removing the silver plastic ring which holds the leather gaitor in place. In his wisdom he has snapped the clips on the ring when trying to reapply the trim after installing the gearknob. In fairness, he has offered...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi, Yesterday my mini had hardly any boost felt like it was just running on engine power. Today i took it for a drive and the boost was back.. then parked the car for around a hour and went back out for another drive and now there seems too be no boost again.. Its also not showing no codes. What...
  13. 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...
  14. 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!
  15. 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...
  16. 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!💪🏼
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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
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