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11-26-2012, 08:18 AM
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Posted By IHATEMINIS

book time is 9.2 hours at dealer, (where iam at)....

book time is 9.2 hours at dealer, (where iam at). most 'small' shops probably wont even touch this repair. if you do replace it get the feed and return lines for the turbo and new gaskets for the...
03-06-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 39,557
Posted By IHATEMINIS

Take it to the dealer its still under warranty....

Take it to the dealer its still under warranty. It more than likely needs a high pressure fuel pump based on your complaint.
12-20-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 42,084
Posted By IHATEMINIS

You need an actuator

You need an actuator
11-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 31,225
Posted By IHATEMINIS

When your vechile is out of warranty, it is out...

When your vechile is out of warranty, it is out of warranty, 4 year 50,000. I recommend an extended warranty for sure. Any issues that come up due to poor fuel quality is yoru responsibility.
It is...
11-28-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 31,225
Posted By IHATEMINIS

It says right on the fuel door 91 octance. I...

It says right on the fuel door 91 octance. I realize what it says in ur manual.
Bottom line, your mini is designed to run on 91 octane with top tier gas.
Dont use low grade gas from costco, cub...
11-21-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 31,225
Posted By IHATEMINIS

If your mini is a 2007 or newer and has the...

If your mini is a 2007 or newer and has the direct injection, you muusst use 91 octance or higher with top tier gasoline. (older cars tend to get away with it sometimes but why short yourself??)not...
11-21-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 42,084
Posted By IHATEMINIS

replace the door lock actuator with the updated...

replace the door lock actuator with the updated part. trying to 'fix' it or snap it back in will only last so long. the updated part has a security flap that covers the bowden cable where it hooks...
Forum: General Tech
11-16-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By IHATEMINIS

Dont run anything other than conti pro contact...

Dont run anything other than conti pro contact ssr! Everything else is complete junk especially with the abnormal alignment angles that minis run! Dunlop sp sports are junk, bridgestone turanzas are...
Forum: General Tech
10-28-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By IHATEMINIS

Have you tried your second key?

Have you tried your second key?
Forum: General Tech
10-28-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 18,922
Posted By IHATEMINIS

You need to take ur mini into the dealer for...

You need to take ur mini into the dealer for programming. The frm module in this vechile loses its calibration and results in irregular window/sunroof operation.
Also i have seen the door lock...
Forum: General Tech
10-28-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By IHATEMINIS

The dual mass flywheel on the n14 engines are...

The dual mass flywheel on the n14 engines are just as bad as the clutches that are in them. There would be no reason they would replace the clutch and flywheel under warranty if there was never an...
10-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 39,557
Posted By IHATEMINIS

are u taking ur mini to the dealer? has it been...

are u taking ur mini to the dealer? has it been in for the same issue those 3 times? or an issue irrelated to ur actual first complaint...just curious on your statement of the 'lemon law'. there is...
10-28-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 39,557
Posted By IHATEMINIS

the new n12/14 n16/n18 engines do not have spark...

the new n12/14 n16/n18 engines do not have spark plug wires. they use a coil and these rarely go bad. a misfire at that low of miles can only be a few things from my experience. bad gas (high alcohol...
Forum: General Tech
10-19-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,641
Posted By IHATEMINIS

In my opinion, an aftermarket clutch via a stage...

In my opinion, an aftermarket clutch via a stage 1 or stage 2 wont necessarily solve the problem. The clutch itself is physically to small.
As a dealership, and a vechile under factory warranty, iam...
Forum: General Tech
10-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,250
Posted By IHATEMINIS

IF YOU ARE HEARING A loud FAN RUNNING, IAM PRETTY...

IF YOU ARE HEARING A loud FAN RUNNING, IAM PRETTY SURE YOU ARE MISTAKING THAT FOR THE RADIATOR FAN, NOT THE POWER STEERING PUMP COOLING FAN.
IN THE EVENT OF A COOLANT LEAK, LOW COOLANT IN YOUR...
Forum: General Tech
10-17-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,641
Posted By IHATEMINIS

The right to ask for a replacement on what?

The right to ask for a replacement on what?
10-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 814
Posted By IHATEMINIS

Mini special tools

If anyone is looking for any mini special tools i have the ability to make most tools and get access to the ones i cant make.
Engine suport brackets, serp belt tools, timing chain lock for the new...
Forum: General Tech
10-06-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,250
Posted By IHATEMINIS

are you mistaking the continous run of the power...

are you mistaking the continous run of the power steering pump for the p/s pump fan? if the p/s pump continues to run when vechile is shut off it has electrically shorted and you will need a new...
10-06-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By IHATEMINIS

removing a cylinder head you really dont run into...

removing a cylinder head you really dont run into many ac lines. but i guess it depends which line they said had a hole in it. where is this 'impossibile spot"?
10-06-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 42,084
Posted By IHATEMINIS

Unfortunately it is most likely the door lock...

Unfortunately it is most likely the door lock actuator itself. The cables rarely break, the bowden cable is known to fall off from the actuator which results in not being able to open it from the...
Forum: General Tech
10-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,641
Posted By IHATEMINIS

yes i work for a dealership. bmw north...

yes i work for a dealership. bmw north america/mini cooper is aware of the issue of using too small of a clutch disc, which prematurely wears first which then in turn wipes out the dual mass...
Forum: General Tech
10-04-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,231
Posted By IHATEMINIS

do NOT buy one with a cvt. best advise i can give...

do NOT buy one with a cvt. best advise i can give you. if its had a new tranny, put in by a dealer...it may not be a bad buy. high mileage minis = trouble $$$$$$
Forum: General Tech
10-04-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,277
Posted By IHATEMINIS

is it a cvt? cvt's are known for losing their...

is it a cvt? cvt's are known for losing their calibration on the software. if your rpms are high on the freeway and u have a cvt, and it doesnt seem to want to shift into a higher gear, you need to...
Forum: General Tech
10-04-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,834
Posted By IHATEMINIS

there are no dipsticks. there is a drain plug and...

there are no dipsticks. there is a drain plug and fill plug underneath the vechile on the transmission. it is a 8mm allen socket. although mini has lifetime bmw fluid in it. its always a good...
Forum: General Tech
10-04-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,057
Posted By IHATEMINIS

dont let it overheat and keep it full with...

dont let it overheat and keep it full with coolant until fixed. those mini are notorius for leaking from the thermostat housing, (they are also prone to leak from the pass side bottom of radiator,...
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