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  1. Thread: MINI Mod Day 2

    by jamez
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    MINI Mod Day 2

    The return of the coveted MINI Mod Day is a possibility and on the horizon - but in a much smaller scale. Pencil in June 3rd, however the date and time may change as things develop. With luck, I can...
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    Re: R53 crankshaft w11(supercharged)

    Responded on facebook. Good luck on your search
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    Re: Testing the water

    Still lots of gen 1 owner's kicking around
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    Re: mini takes the states

    There's a stack going, they've been discussing it on the SOMC and TMC Facebook pages
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    Re: Testing the water

    Seems like a decent price for that.
    Pics would help, along with posting it on the Facebook page (If you don't have FB, PM me the details and I'll post it for you)
  6. Thread: Im back!

    by jamez
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    Re: Im back!

    Welcome back, Way to go!

    There's a few events coming up... Taste of British Car day and perhaps some other get together's.
    Check out the SOMC pages on FaceBook for fast access
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    Re: 2003 Mini Cooper s for sale

    $9000 for a 2003 with 107Kms

    GLWS (You're in the 2006 JCW range for that price)

    (oh and I don't see the H/K stereo system installed there.... Please inform us where/how you installed it......
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    Re: Clutch & Flywheel

    On the first gen's there's also a trick to bleeding the clutch... use a piece of wood/spreader whatever and jam the clutch pedal down overnight after the job is done. Seriously, the tech's can...
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    Re: Clutch & Flywheel

    What Car is it?

    NAM will have lots of info for you.

    Assuming it's a 1st gen: Common fix/replacement is the Valeo setup from a lot of the vendors. It's cheaper than the OEM Dual mass, arguably...
  10. Thread: Hi everyone

    by jamez
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    Re: Hi everyone

    Welcome aboard! Check out the Facebook pages for SOMC and Toronto Mini Club for more daily action
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    Re: Dip Stick Tube - Having trouble removing it

    It's been 4 years since I had to do it....I'm pretty sure it's just a turn and pull kinda thing

    http://www.dvdizzy.com/images/a-c/bolt-05.jpg

    fughetaboutit
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    Re: Control arm bushings

    I have all the BMW tools to do the job.

    http://www.somc.on.ca/showthread.php?7087-SOMC-s-Tool-rental-borrowing-program

    If you are crazy lucky... it will take you 1.5 hours per side... HOWEVER,...
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    Re: Dip Stick Tube - Having trouble removing it

    What year/model?

    If it's the R53... it's held in by a bolt, gravity and a washer...

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/images/diag_1rqg.png
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    Taste of British Car Day 2016

    Join me (and my "minicrew") at Black Creek Pioneer Village for the 2nd ToBCD. Last year it was quite wet, so not many showed up, but just like BCD, it's for a good cause.
    Unlike some show locations,...
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    Re: Performance Parts / Aftermarket

    Sounds cool.
    Do they have a physical store, or are they just online?

    and you're "enhancing" your GoodWood???
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    Sticky: Re: SOMC's Tool rental/borrowing program

    I have the belt tensioner listed above.

    Thanks for joining the program!
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    Re: Call for those with problems...

    I've finished my video review:
    https://youtu.be/fDjlNJHbIFU


    The scanner has been donated to the club by ECS. If anyone needs it, please let me know.
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    Sticky: Re: SOMC's Tool rental/borrowing program

    I've added a Motorvac Cool Smoke machine (with UV smoke and tracing) for rental... something I was unable to find for rent in Ontario.

    Even though I'm renting it out, it's cheaper than having the...
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    Sticky: Re: SOMC's Tool rental/borrowing program

    Special shout-out and thanks to ECS Tuning for donating a BMW MINI Scan tool to the club.
    https://www.ecstuning.com/Mini-2005-Cooper-R53-S-Coupe-L4_1.6L_W11B16A/ES2975699/

    It works on all 2002+...
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    Re: Potential Mini Buyer

    Welcome to the trials and tribulations of R53 ownership!

    I've recently started a FB page and YouTube channel to help all of us R53 owners cope with their... issues...
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    Re: 1979 Mini Panel Van For sale in Alberta

    Daymn....

    looks beautiful...

    good luck with the sale.
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    Re: Looking for 2004 R53 Cooper S coilovers.

    Careful with changing up the suspension height now. If/when you need to get the car certified after July 1, 2016 there may be issues in changing the ride height. But don't quote me on it yet.

    Read...
  23. Thread: Hi everyone

    by jamez
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    Re: Hi everyone

    Welcome aboard! Good to have you here.

    as they say... pics or it didn't happen!
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    Re: Sport button missing?

    What about popping the VIN in the decoder and seeing what it was built with? Does it work on the Countrymen?

    http://www.bmwarchive.org/
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    Re: "MEET, DRIVE, MEAT" once again...

    I'd call 18 cars showing up a fantastic success for a small club like ours. Well done Tata and I'm sure y'all had a great time
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