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Old 09-08-2017, 06:43 PM   #151
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Great progress - enjoying the thread!

I don't suppose the beached Merc was at Sytner Leicester was it?
Yes it was!
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:11 PM   #152
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Brilliant update mate. You must be getting a huge amount of satisfaction from seeing the wee car slowly taking shape.

Keep them coming!

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:54 PM   #153
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Yes it was!
Ah, thought it looked familiar - I had to pop in and noticed the bent metal fence lol

Following this thread with interest as I have just picked up a Cooper as a project
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:35 PM   #154
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A fantastic update, doesn't it feel good as it all comes back together?


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Great progress - and will be so worth it when the car is on the road. Also, think of the skills you are gaining every time you work on the car.

Keep up the good work.
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Brilliant update mate. You must be getting a huge amount of satisfaction from seeing the wee car slowly taking shape.

Keep them coming!

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To answer you all collectively - yeah, it's such a great sense of achievement. There is added excitement from the fact that I've never heard it run or driven it, so I still have that 'new car' experience to look forward to!

I've learnt to be more methodical and patient (that may be hard to believe, given the mount of things I've broken!). Also, I don't need the car to get around, there's no pressure on getting it done.

It'll be nice to take the pressure off my Discovery too, it's really not suited to being a daily driver! It's far too cumbersome!



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Ah, thought it looked familiar - I had to pop in and noticed the bent metal fence lol

Following this thread with interest as I have just picked up a Cooper as a project
There had better be a project thread on the way!!!
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #155
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Glad it's going well and you didn't need additional costs for replacement of the chain.

Looking like it's coming on well and you're keeping up the momentum which is great...
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:20 PM   #156
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Thanks as always guys


Seriously - where were you guys for the last 9 years I've been pouring oil all over the exhaust manifold?

Wish i'd bloody known this!!!! I'll try it next time!
i've been right here where i've always been
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Regarding the oil filter, leave it on the last thread and go have some tea coz it takes a few mins to drain to the sump lol

Also Gearbox oil is a topic of huge debade with minis!

MTF94 is a bit uhh stone age lol

redline mtl is a much superior oil in terms of high heat stability service life and its safer for cars with an LSD i don't know if your 210 has one.


Good news is The gearbox code will tell you if you have the 6spd with lsd
(last letters of the gearbox code):

TBKL - Facelift gearbox with LSD
TBKE - Facelift gearbox-- standard

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Regarding the oil filter, leave it on the last thread and go have some tea coz it takes a few mins to drain to the sump lol

Also Gearbox oil is a topic of huge debade with minis!

MTF94 is a bit uhh stone age lol

redline mtl is a much superior oil in terms of high heat stability service life and its safer for cars with an LSD i don't know if your 210 has one.


Good news is The gearbox code will tell you if you have the 6spd with lsd
(last letters of the gearbox code):

TBKL - Facelift gearbox with LSD
TBKE - Facelift gearbox-- standard
Thanks for this, I googled it and spent about an hour trying to find an answer. I got very bored and confused with all the conflicting information!

I read that MTF 94 wouldn't dissolve the brass bits in the gearbox so I figured that some of that would be better than unknown oil with potentially 142,000 miles on it.

Once the car is running I'll have to swap it for some better oil in view of what you've said.
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If you pop your VIN number into this site..

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/select

You can get all the exploded parts diagrams, listings etc - perhaps somewhat late now, but still useful for ongoing improvements.
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Thanks for this, I googled it and spent about an hour trying to find an answer. I got very bored and confused with all the conflicting information!

I read that MTF 94 wouldn't dissolve the brass bits in the gearbox so I figured that some of that would be better than unknown oil with potentially 142,000 miles on it.

Once the car is running I'll have to swap it for some better oil in view of what you've said.
Mtl and mtf94 are both GL4

GL5 is the stuff to avoid
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