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Old 18-01-2018, 08:54 AM   #291
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Wow great attention to detail, the car looks great.
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Old 18-01-2018, 09:47 PM   #292
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Just read this start to finish, what a excellent job you have done. I had a JCW 210 for a bit, loved it to bits, the noise it made for a 4 pot was awesome.
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Old 18-01-2018, 10:21 PM   #293
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Brilliant write up, chum.

So where do you reckon you'll go now regarding the abs lights?

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The next area for investigation is the wiring from the ABS module down to the front sensors. We’re going to get the front inner arches off and try to check the wiring properly all the way along. I’d also like to make sure we’ve checked all possible earths, in case there is a poor earth somewhere.

I’ve had my friend print a wiring diagram off in A3 which will hopefully help.

I really can’t think what else could be the problem - as everything else is new!!




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Just read this start to finish, what a excellent job you have done. I had a JCW 210 for a bit, loved it to bits, the noise it made for a 4 pot was awesome.
Thank you, and thanks for sharing your project - I’ve just read through it, shame the photos have since gone down - good old photobucket!
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Old 19-01-2018, 08:07 AM   #294
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This thread is one of my favourites on DW! Partly because I have the same car, but also because the write up and pictures are brill. I totally agree how awesome they are to drive!

I have been so tempted to get the JCW carbon interior bits but thought that the gearstick was an odd shape, the current one being round and dead easy to grab and shift with, is it just as good?

I keep meaning to post mine up, I probably will do eventually, have you not had the mushrooming top mount issue?

Keep up the good work mate looks amazing!
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This thread is one of my favourites on DW! Partly because I have the same car, I totally agree how awesome they are to drive!

I have been so tempted to get the JCW carbon interior bits but thought that the gearstick was an odd shape, the current one being round and dead easy to grab and shift with, is it just as good?

I keep meaning to post mine up, I probably will do eventually, have you not had the mushrooming top mount issue?

Keep up the good work mate looks amazing!

Thank you! Do you have some pictures of yours?

I know what you mean about the shape of the gear knob. I had thought the same thing - but as my original was rough to the touch, I decided to try the JCW part.

The shape is actually really nice, it seems easy to hold - the smooth carbon looking part on top allows you to just place your hand on top of it when you’re driving normally - just like the original part, but the contoured leather part on the front gives you better grip if you decide to try and be a touring car driver


I’ve checked the top mounts on a few occasions but no, it doesn’t seem to have suffered with mushrooming. Surprising really - given the high mileage and unknown previous life of the car! I wondered if the fact my car has had the runflats removed has helped a little? As the ride is much less firm.
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Old 20-01-2018, 10:15 PM   #296
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I do but it is still a work in progress...not enough progress either

Hmmm...might have to get it then, after the black grills I need.

I had the rubber mount split, whilst changing it the hub bolt sheared, turned into a full day changing it. Will eventually start a thread!
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Old 23-01-2018, 08:10 PM   #297
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Not Mini specific, but on my Mk2 Focus RS, the ABS leads were well known for stretching over time and breaking the wiring inside the sleeve...pretty straightforward fix (on the RS, as I say I'm not clued up on Mini's!!) and not too expensive

Fingers crossed you get it resolved, nothing as frustrating as an intermittent electrical gremlin throwing warning lights on!!

Nice update yet again, looking forward to more of the same in 2018!!
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Old 23-01-2018, 08:26 PM   #298
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I drop into this thread every now and then and each time, your determination astounds me.

Hats off to you pal and I hope you get the ABS matter sorted once and for all.
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Read your entire thread start to finish. Absolutely top work and hope you get the Abs issue fixed easily.

Really nice car and a testament to your hard work.
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Just spent an hour reading through this thread, great work OP!

Really enjoyed reading about all the changes, both big and small, even though I didn't understand most of the engine bits.

Looking forward to reading further updates in the future.
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