Not many RR companies up here i'd trust. Heard good reports about Star Performance ( 100 miles south of me ) If i did get it on the rollers it would probably be after the Inlet / Boost tubes.Thanks for your post Japper, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts after a hard drive. Not sure whether to try go DIY with an open filter, get the ITG or leave it stock!
Also do you plan to dyno before and after some of your planned mods?
It'll never change the sound much as it's a closed airbox. If you want more noise you need an open filter like ALTA's. I want to keep the OEM look and don't want it to sound too modified either.Thanks for the update, bit disappointed it doesn't change the sound much, but I guess thats the price for keeping a stock look.
As for the coolant yes I have topped it up a fraction, not much though, didn't think much about it after having the car just over a year and with 18,000 miles on it. I've also done it with previous cars too, so I'm kinda surprised with your comments.... I also thought it was part of routine maintenance like your Mini dealer!
Yer I guess so, the boy racer in me wants to hear more turbo sounds! It's annoying though as the first car I test drove with the Works kit did sound better than mine but from posts on here that was the exception rather than the norm. On that car you could just hear the turbo blow off when really working the car hard. I guess they hadn't fitted the airbox correctly...It'll never change the sound much as it's a closed airbox. If you want more noise you need an open filter like ALTA's.
Haven't topped it up yet, as need to wait for it to cool down. First job before setting off home tonight.Would interested to hear if they find its leaking coolant, how much did you need to topup?
It is a torx, but not sure what size. I'll check and let you know tomorrow:smile:Mine wasn't anywhere near that much, and thinking about it I can't remember taking much notice of it when I first got the car, so it may never have been filled to the max... The manual says to check the level with the cap off and get the car looked at if looses coolant so you are right.
Do you know what kind of screw is used on the JCW airbox? Looks like a Torx but I don't have any, do you know what the size is?