What have you done to your Mini today ?

What have you done to your Mini today ?

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sjc

11,858 posts

237 months

Sunday 3rd June 2018
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Bought this for the daughter
And went on eBay got 4 cream interior bits along with an interior chrome kit and the last set of black/cream pinstripe mats.
And hence went from a rather dull this ..
To this

E-bmw

6,194 posts

119 months

Sunday 3rd June 2018
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S2r said:
a pair of Yokohamas on the front.
Never mind, everything can't be positive!

uk66fastback

15,158 posts

238 months

Wednesday 6th June 2018
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We bought a new Cooper, sold our old Cooper D to our daughter, who in turn sold HER Cooper to a friend of hers ...

Of course a couple of days before the swaps were due, the daughter tells me a few things wrong with her one (a 2003) ... it's losing water ...

So had to buy a new rad from EuroCarParts and fit it the next day - £70-odd so not too bad ...



They look a right mess though when everything is off the front!


S2r

483 posts

45 months

Sunday 10th June 2018
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Plugs and air filter have now been changed, while the sump plug flatly (now roundly) refuses to budge. The air filter was black and full of leaves while the plug electrodes were worn down to the ceramic bit and the change has done it some good.

One strange thing though was that the spark plug hole for cylinder 3 was full of oil, most bizarre so I cleaned all that out.

I also removed the front bumper to have a look as I think it may be using some water (but can't be sure), couldn't see anything obvious so I put it all back together.

Boycie100

59 posts

49 months

Sunday 17th June 2018
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Finally got my stone chipped front sorted.
Bonnet done at the same time think it looks much better



Edited by Boycie100 on Sunday 17th June 09:53

Trustmeimadoctor

6,973 posts

122 months

Sunday 17th June 2018
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Not just today but just put 1800+ miles on mine doing the nc500 over last 2 weeks car performed beautifully despite all the potholes and st road surfaces

vikingaero

5,814 posts

136 months

Sunday 17th June 2018
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Did a few things on the Clubman yesterday.

(1) Swapped out all the el cheapo LEDs I'd fitted on the rear number plate lights and door puddle lights for LED COB lights. The COBs give much better even illumination. Realised at the end that I'd forgotten the two standard bulbs in the driver and passenger footwell, so I tried to remove one and burnt my fingers. biggrin They must have been on for 15 mins whilst I was changing the other bulbs. New tactic, change them as soon as I open the door next time!

(2) Used Michelin leather cleaner to clean and probably not feed much the leather. Gives the leather a nice even matt look.

(3) Bought a £8 spray bottle of Angelwax Interior Detailer from ECP, but decided not to use it because the 99p Lidl W5 stuff I used over a month ago is is still looking like new and satiny.

cerb4.5lee

19,564 posts

147 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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Finally completed my de chroming, swapped the light surrounds and front grill. Also de chromed the belt line and the chrome strip on the front bumper. I got the bumper off easily enough but the grill its self was a bit of a pain.

Now wandering whether to do the door handles/fuel cap! Might just leave it as it is though. Its the first time I've ever modified a car visually and its got a little addictive, so I can now see why many enjoy doing it.


Deep Thought

29,060 posts

164 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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Ordered a Racechips GTS tuning box, +54BHP so that will take my MCS to around 246BHP. I've also in ITG air filter element in so in theory that should take it to around 250BHP.

woohoo

cerb4.5lee

19,564 posts

147 months

Friday 22nd June 2018
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Deep Thought said:
Ordered a Racechips GTS tuning box, +54BHP so that will take my MCS to around 246BHP. I've also in ITG air filter element in so in theory that should take it to around 250BHP.

woohoo
Great news! thumbup

You're teasing me though because it's something I want to do as well big time. driving

Mr Ralph Jolly

44 posts

59 months

Saturday 23rd June 2018
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I was playing with the radio and discovered it's got shortwave. I thought I had been transported back to the 60's!


Jaybmw

305 posts

48 months

Saturday 23rd June 2018
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Painted some wheels. I really have to clean her but driving her is more prevalent biggrin


Deep Thought

29,060 posts

164 months

Saturday 23rd June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
Deep Thought said:
Ordered a Racechips GTS tuning box, +54BHP so that will take my MCS to around 246BHP. I've also in ITG air filter element in so in theory that should take it to around 250BHP.

woohoo
Great news! thumbup

You're teasing me though because it's something I want to do as well big time. driving
Indeed. Cant wait!

Interesting too though is the GTS box gives you a "free" reprogramming which means i can get it upgraded when i change car too smile

Deep Thought

29,060 posts

164 months

Friday 29th June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
Deep Thought said:
Ordered a Racechips GTS tuning box, +54BHP so that will take my MCS to around 246BHP. I've also in ITG air filter element in so in theory that should take it to around 250BHP.

woohoo
Great news! thumbup

You're teasing me though because it's something I want to do as well big time. driving
Thats the GTS fitted. Comes out of the box at setting '5' so immediately changed it to the highest - '7'

Well pleased, doesnt feel as peaky as the single point Bluespark, feels like theres more power all over the place. Definitely definitely worth doing. Doesnt change the driveability of the car, just makes it FASTER!


cerb4.5lee

19,564 posts

147 months

Friday 29th June 2018
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Deep Thought said:
cerb4.5lee said:
Deep Thought said:
Ordered a Racechips GTS tuning box, +54BHP so that will take my MCS to around 246BHP. I've also in ITG air filter element in so in theory that should take it to around 250BHP.

woohoo
Great news! thumbup

You're teasing me though because it's something I want to do as well big time. driving
Thats the GTS fitted. Comes out of the box at setting '5' so immediately changed it to the highest - '7'

Well pleased, doesnt feel as peaky as the single point Bluespark, feels like theres more power all over the place. Definitely definitely worth doing. Doesnt change the driveability of the car, just makes it FASTER!
Brilliant stuff and I'm really chuffed for you. thumbup

I've been looking forward to your thoughts, I really need one on mine now for sure. smile

Deep Thought

29,060 posts

164 months

Friday 29th June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
Brilliant stuff and I'm really chuffed for you. thumbup

I've been looking forward to your thoughts, I really need one on mine now for sure. smile
Yes we're heading out for the day tomorrow so taking the MINI to see how it performs now. Only got a few quick miles this morning.

Its definitely smoother than with the Bluechip, feels very controlled and "natural".

uk66fastback

15,158 posts

238 months

Friday 29th June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
Finally completed my de chroming, swapped the light surrounds and front grill. Also de chromed the belt line and the chrome strip on the front bumper. I got the bumper off easily enough but the grill its self was a bit of a pain.

Now wandering whether to do the door handles/fuel cap! Might just leave it as it is though. Its the first time I've ever modified a car visually and its got a little addictive, so I can now see why many enjoy doing it.

That looks pretty good. How did you do the beltline? Just some black wrap - did you remove it, or fit while in situ?

I have only done the front and rear lights, there's so much reflective stuff in the headlights, I think the contrast is okay. The rear lights look much better without the chrome surrounds though ...

cerb4.5lee

19,564 posts

147 months

Friday 29th June 2018
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uk66fastback said:
That looks pretty good. How did you do the beltline? Just some black wrap - did you remove it, or fit while in situ?

I have only done the front and rear lights, there's so much reflective stuff in the headlights, I think the contrast is okay. The rear lights look much better without the chrome surrounds though ...
Cheers smile with the beltline I ordered it off ebay and it came on a roll and you just cover the chrome with it and cut the edges. I got black gloss(Matt and other colours are available) and it looks really well to be fair.

Agree regards the front lights, I'm pleased with rears on mine too with it being a black car because apart from the chrome exhaust tips everything is black now.

Deep Thought

29,060 posts

164 months

Saturday 30th June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
Great news! thumbup

You're teasing me though because it's something I want to do as well big time. driving
Lee - i've sent you a PM smile

Trustmeimadoctor

6,973 posts

122 months

Saturday 30th June 2018
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cerb4.5lee said:
uk66fastback said:
That looks pretty good. How did you do the beltline? Just some black wrap - did you remove it, or fit while in situ?

I have only done the front and rear lights, there's so much reflective stuff in the headlights, I think the contrast is okay. The rear lights look much better without the chrome surrounds though ...
Cheers smile with the beltline I ordered it off ebay and it came on a roll and you just cover the chrome with it and cut the edges. I got black gloss(Matt and other colours are available) and it looks really well to be fair.

Agree regards the front lights, I'm pleased with rears on mine too with it being a black car because apart from the chrome exhaust tips everything is black now.
Get the carbon tips too wink