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    This makes me all fuzzy and warm inside!! As of Friday I will be MIAS Lv2 and having 9 years experience mountain biking, a love for bikes since I can remember! I have a Radon Jab full suspension. Chopwell Woods is my little home and I can take us on a guided tour if needs be! Hamsterley, Whinlatter and Leeds urban bike park are little drive away but the skills areas are really good to practice. There will be a pump track completed in chopwell at the end of April great for fitness and healthy competition. Feel free to give me a hola if you would like any help 😁
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    After a failed order and then a lengthy wait my cheap EBay impact driver arrived. 10 minutes later my power flex bushes are installed on the rear coilovers. Now waiting to go back on the car. The drivers seat was installed in the cabriolet also. (Still needs further refining on the colour) but now the previous owners odour is gone completely. (Dog owner)
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    I have a Carerra mountain bike, not sure what model but I think it's nice 😂 I'd be interested, its something I've looked into getting into before but never really got around to doing.
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    Something I’ve been toying with for ages is a group of us who are into mountain bikes and going out for a good old hoon (for fun and to loose weight) 😂 Id be intrigued on places to go, and to cater for different experiences, beginner to pro. Would be good for those who are more experienced to give tips to those who want to either get into mountain biking or hone your skills. Discuss and arrange stuff below. Let us know your thoughts, skill level and your bike...
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    Happy Sunday Evening people!! Now I just want to gauge interest and thoughts on mobile valeters? Is there enough in the North East? Would you use one? Pros and cons? It's an idea I've been toying with for a while, could potentially maybe set up my own mobile valeting/detailing business. What's your thoughts? Completely new to starting a business from scratch so be nice 😂
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    Always a good idea to post stuff like this. 👍🏻 Im like Ian, for me I always do my own cars but I’d also like a place I can trust to buy products from 😃 You also need to be different, have your own USP (Unique Selling Point) than the rest and be competitive to others. I heard of one company doing a full wash, a wax and an interior clean for £15! I mean, that’s super cheap in my eyes, but I didn’t see how good a job that was to verify if it was worth it 😂
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    I know of a few out there but it's something I'd never considered as i like cleaning my cars myself. (That way there is only one person to blame for any swirls) I guess it all depends you promote yourself, if you use Car Cleaning, Valeter, Detailer ???? as each will have its own interpretations, a cleaner won't detail, a detailer will be expensive ??????
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    Personally I don't really know of any in my area, but I can't say it's something I've had to look for before. Cracking idea though, it's got potential 😄
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    Hi All, Hopefully this helps someone. So recently I did the full interior LED upgrade. I highly recommend this, it really makes the interior a much nicer place to be. It’s pretty simple - as always just take your time. Also, perhaps get a couple of spare fuses handy - I blew one (F 18 I think) just by pulling out the boot bulb. This took out a number of items including the air bags! Anyway, one area that puzzled me was the vanity bulbs. I believe most people attempt to remove the two clear / white plastic covers which sit over the bulbs. So this is possible, but risky if you are fussy like me and don’t want any marks on any trim. Once these are off, removal of the bulbs IS possible but it’s not easy due to restricted access. You need to be handy with tweezers, or bits of rubber tubing etc. Anyway, another option is to remove the entire mirror / flap assembly. This sounds harder but in fact it is really simple. See the pics below, they are held on by 4 clips. I gently slipped a credit card behind the top outer edge of the unit pushed down whilst gently pulling the unit forward. Once one clip releases you’re home and dry. Once the unit is off the bulbs are simple to replace. I’m not saying this is a better option that going in via the plastic covers but it’s an alternative. Big shout to @Mr Watton for his practical demo of this!
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    It's a smart little motor, another one of the apprentices I invited along from my work @LewisE. For a Renault dealer we've got an odd thing for other brands 😅 however unfortunately @Dylan Holmes sold his for a Golf...
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    Here are a couple of snaps for anyone wondering what LEDs look like in the MINI
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    So. I finally got the bulbs in. Here is what I learnt: The bulbs you need are type T5 If the bulbs don't come on, try the bulb in the holder in the reverse, so 'upside down'. Many LED bulbs are 'sided' You don't need the holder. Pull the old ones out directly and push the new ones in. As with all bulbs, don't touch them with your bare hands. If you do, wipe them with alcohol before you fit them. When you refit the mirror assembly offer the TOP EDGE in first. There is a little actuating arm which activates a micro switch to switch off the lamps when you close the visor. This is easily damaged It's well worth the effort
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    So I spoke to my friendly independent today, whom I have used for years and trust. They said they've had spongy brake pedal issues with a few BMW cars and it's almost always the ABS pump that needs to be bled. Apparently they hook up a diagnostic machine to the car and put it in to bleed mode. It pulses the ABS pump and tells the mechanic which corner to unlock, at which time. It's booked in for a week Sat. While I'm on I'll give them 4 x new bleed nipples. Might as well! I'll post back the results. So far it's the cheapest thing to try.
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    @Kettlepoti actually live in Northern Ireland! We do have a pretty decent mini club thankfully with a lot of shows
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    While I remember - this helped me with the main map lights in the roof console. https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MINI_R56/101-INTERIOR-Roof_Switch_Replacement/101-INTERIOR-Roof_Switch_Replacement.htm I took the whole console off, but if you prepare in advance with bulb tweezers or a 9 mm vaccum or rubber hose you’ll not need to remove the console.
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    Thank you @Kettlepot I've been a member of several different mini groups for a few years, and had a look on here last night and everyone seemed really helpful and friendly so thought id join I have also been following the instagram page for a while too! I've attached a few photos of my F56s which I purchased in September after trading in my R56 JCW. Since the purchase I have completed a full dechrome, roof and mirrors sprayed blue, grill bar and S badges wrapped blue, Maxton front splitter, JCW spoiler extensions + super sport tyres all round. Still a few things left to finish it off! Car came with straight piped exhausts, res delete, sports cat, ramair cone filter + stage 1 remap
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    To all that came today, thank you for your awesomeness, I had a fab day. Why not post your pics here so they don’t get lost (like on Facebook). They’ll be here as long as the forum, in decent quality too 👍🏻
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    Drivers seat now repaired and recoloured some before and afters, drying for 24 hours before protection.
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    After damaging beyond repair my IPhone cable when taking the interior apart in the summer (trapped it in the seat runner) which I had installed 12 years ago and failing to finding a replacement that worked, I decided it was time for some Bluetooth. New pioneer head unit installed nothing fancy. Some during and after I mages.
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    Covered over 1000 enjoyable miles this year, tax has run out so it’s now back in the garage on axle stands inspecting how well everything has held up so far all looks OK. Nothing really major planned over the winter yet. I stupidly clipped a kerb at high speed back in the summer so dropped 2 wheels off to be repaired today. Did a little clean up of the front struts and hubs whilst condition checking also installed a pair of power flex roll centre adjusters with a pair of new SKF outer ball joints.
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    For those who haven't seen, this new GP3 has been spotted in London before official release. Still not sure I can get over the arches 🤔
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