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  • Birthday 06/05/1976

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    R56 Cooper S broken


    Seaham by the Seaside

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  1. absolutely. I sorted out all the receipts for when I sold the car and I must have paid for the thing twice over! At the same time it went on pretty much every holiday with us and had some great runs out in it, particularly the highland tours it went on. Very much a mixed bag of emotions. I would never recommend anyone buy a car with the N14 engine in it!
  2. It’s gone! It’s race is run! Sold to webuyanycar as MINI didn’t want it back in part ex 🤣 If you see it at auction unless you’re a breaker I’d give it a wide berth. Somethings up with the VANOS and at 173k it’s not worth the aggro of fixing. so 10 years and 150k miles it’s adios. I’ll do a new thread for the new F56 soon 😇
  3. Gosh its been a while! Car is working(ish). Done a thousand miles since it was back on the road. Had one hiccup today, so I've come seeking knowledge Is Carly still the best obd diag app to use? Dunno if that should be here or somewhere else. It was doing the same thing before it broke. Under full throttle chucking an ECL every now and again. Not very handy on the M62 Gonna try and get along to a meet soon but I'm away in the van for pretty much every one!
  4. Just a quick update. Car has basically been broken for the entirity of 2018 now 😫 Hoping to have it back on the road soon, but the mechanic its currently with seems to enjoy holidays more than working on cars. Stay tuned for progress.
  5. There's a knock on startup, but its never set off the knock sensor. I dunno. I'm always pessemistic with this MINI 👿 Definitely a Monday am or Friday pm model.
  6. Yeah the internet seems to think engine wear, big end bearing particularly, would cause the oil pressure light to come on. Hoping not.
  7. Cheers Ian. Hope you’re well. Thinking it could be engine wear to be honest. Will try the cheap oil and filter change first, it’s just getting the time at the moment. The camper is taking up most my time.
  8. Hi stupid mini has developed another stupid problem. I’ve got the oil pressure warning light at low revs. Oil level is fine. I don’t think my regular non specialist would be able to diagnose that so I’m looking for a specialist. I’ve used DW motorworks but he’s not answering his phone. Anyone know any others? cheers
  9. Welcome. Me great granny was born in Coatbridge [emoji3] Hope you enjoy your car.
  10. Voice of experience from my northern mini days but it was exactly the above problems Ian identified that killed the forum. Same people arranging and doing everything to the point others may have felt intimidated to do anything. In fact I think I can remember someone complaining vociferously when someone different arranged a sub forum meet for a particular region [emoji50] It is hard to get people together though, and even harder to get people to share responsibility.
  11. Ffs wrong place. Tried to reply to a post in another forum and Tapatalk inexplicably took me back to a previous post [emoji848]
  12. Oddly mine had an AGM battery without stop start. I Replaced like for like just in case. Got a lion one from eurocarparts in some sale or other and it’s been fine.
  13. Looks good that colour
  14. Heated seats? Spoilt! I just wear thermal y fronts
  15. Same car as the Mii which I probably had when I wrote my reply. It would have been alright except for the seat which appeared to be made from knives and compressed uncomfortableness
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