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Old 14-02-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Henry_b's 2002 Mini One.

Whoo i seem to be posting threads left right and centre

Don't worry it isn't


Anywhoo here's my Mini.

She's my first car built september 9th 2002

pure silver metallic

Panoramic Roof

Sports seats

7 holies alloys

Part chrome line interior

etc etc





The Pano glass sunroof is my favourite feature of the car, if you go looking for an r50-53 i highly recommend you seek one with this roof.





The interior is mostly stock aside from a funky metal gearknob and Part chrome line interior.



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Nice lickle MINI - sensible 15" wheels for the best ride/handling

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Nice lickle MINI - sensible 15" wheels for the best ride/handling

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How come you asked for the s type thread to be closed? Was enjoying your updates!

Your write ups remind me of the legendary ‘Jim’


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How come you asked for the s type thread to be closed? Was enjoying your updates!

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I noticed walking around the car that the Tailpipe was very rough.







it is a cover for the horrible PEA shooter exhaust that comes stadard on ONE's






After wrestling it off i discovered it wasn't exactly round!!




After digging around one of my workshops i found my vice!!
this allowed me to re-round it lol, it also made polishing easier!




To remove the heavy deposits i ran it over with a soft wire wheel in a drill.

This removed all the deposits but made it dull so i polished it up with some autosol.


Afters!





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The act of polishing it made the muffler stand out like a sore thumb..




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Not exactly concourse but a bit better!!
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Service time!!




I pulled the old oil filter, anyone who owns a mini will know what a PITA the oil filter housing is to remove!

IMO you shouldn't start this job unless you have a low profile 36mm socket.





The oil for the Mini is 5w30 meeting bmw ll04 however my engine is high mileage so i decided to go slightly thicker.




Its also worth mentioning i ran some STP oil flush through her before hand




A pic after filling 'er up.

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