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LewisE last won the day on November 11 2020

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About LewisE

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  • Birthday 07/01/1997

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    Kite Blue R59 JCW / Dark Silver R55 Cooper S

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    Bishop Auckland / Newcastle
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  1. Only one, Iโ€™m afraid! Iโ€™ve had the JCW Tuning Kit exhaust fitted. It looks (and sounds!) the part but Iโ€™m contemplating a resonator delete to unlock a little bit more noise ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™ve still got to fit the exhaust manifold which Iโ€™m not at all looking forward to. I think that can wait for warmer weather. Once thatโ€™s on I can finally get the JCW software loaded onto the car and itโ€™ll be done in that respect. Iโ€™ve been toying with the idea of getting some JCW front brakes and doing a facelift. Though trying to find LCI bumpers for an R55/56 for a decent price is
  2. I hate to admit this but Iโ€™ve only used the car once since the remap was done! I kept getting codes for the thermostat so it had a trip to the garage to have a new one fitted. I must admit, it was the quickest journey to and from the garage Iโ€™ve ever done and I had a massive grin on my face for both trips ๐Ÿ˜ Itโ€™s a total transformation, @Kettlepot, Iโ€™ve never driven anything quite like it. Shares in Goodyear might be a good shout there ๐Ÿ˜…
  3. You're not thinking logically about this, @Kettlepot... Get the SD remapped and then the clutch needing replaced will come around a lot quicker really you're just accepting your fate sooner if you do it that way around. Plus you can get the timing chain checked while the 'box is off ๐Ÿ˜› win win I think
  4. 10 is being stabbed with the tip of a hot knife
  5. I've not been the biggest fan of the F60 Countryman since it first came out but this sways me a little! I love the colour and wheel design. I think it's a really smart looking car
  6. Great write up Si! I was super impressed with Frank on the day and I think it'll take you a long while to get bored of that power and go hunting for JCW turbos Looking forward to getting out again and seeing what he's made of especially when he's got some capable rubber wrapped around his wheels. I'll have ride shotgun and see what a difference your clutch and flywheel make once we're all allowed to be near each other again! It was a great experience and I wish we could do it all again. I hope you're enjoying yours as much as I've been enjoying mine
  7. Well, the deed is done. All of the money, effort and swearing has been worth it as I have finally got round to getting the JCW remapped. Installed by Lohen, I went for a 'Stage 1' tune. My thinking behind this was to give the car a little bit more drivability without going too stupid. I had originally considered a 'Stage 2' tune but I would have been needing a new clutch and wanting an LSD in the not too distant future with the power that would have provided. I was hoping for around 240 bhp from the 'Stage 1' tune and maybe 250 bhp at a push. It's safe to say I got a su
  8. I'd forgotten about them... thanks ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿค‘
  9. Put the car back together today. Went out for a test drive and the intake temps are nice and low.. all ready now for the map! Snapped some quick pictures while I was out to show the drop hat the Eibach lowering springs have given. It's got a nice subtle drop I think which is exactly the result I was hoping for. Note to self.. Don't take it to Alnmouth beach car park again ๐Ÿ™ƒ Also managed to put my screens back in the rollover hoops (which I was told not to do to avoid damaging the wrap). Screens are in and the wrap remains undamaged ๐Ÿ˜Š The trick wa
  10. Well.. The one on the SD may have seen better days ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜…
  11. Current state of affairs! Airtec intercooler now fitted to the car. In terms of hardware it is ready for its trip down to Lohen to get remapped. In terms of actually getting to Lohen I need to put the car back together! Lack of time (and daylight) due to working nights all week means the car has been sat in the garage like this since last Wednesday. Tomorrow's project is putting it all back together and going on a little test drive. With the remap quickly coming round it means the car is nearly done! There isn't anything else that I want to do to
  12. oooooh.. shiny! 'Motorsport use only'..? means you'll have to do some track time next year very much looking forward to seeing (and hearing) how the upcoming upgrades will transform Frank. Not long now!!
  13. It all depends on what you're wanting to achieve. For me, I was just going for a better look and wasn't too concerned about any handling improvements that may be made so I just went for lowering springs. If you're wanting to improve the handling and maybe do a bit of track driving then coilovers may be the best shout. I decided to go with Eibach as they're a reputable brand and all I did was find the correct springs for my car on their website (they produce different ones depending on the model and engine) and then use the part number on Google to find out where they were cheapest
  14. I'm going out on a whim here, but looking at the code descriptions I'd guess the problem lies within the wiring feeding the sensor. I'm not sure how easy it would be to do this, but have you hand traced all of the concerned wiring to ensure that the cores have good insulation and are fully isolated from each other and any metal work (ground) of the car? You might also want to test the continuity between all three cores that are feeding the sensor to ensure there is no short circuit there. That's completely speculative as I'm not familiar with the sensor or
  15. To further back up @Mr Watton my N18 JCW and N14 MCS both run around the 100 mark. 80 does seem a little cool!
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