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 Posted: May 21, 2017 05:18AM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
After a few testing, experimenting and corellation studies, i have come up to an accidental discovery, my mini runs so much smoother,   Throttle is so responsive and it has developed a very relaxed rpm.

What i did:
1) took the hard clogged cylindrical filter inside the filler cap.
2) i maintain my oil level just under the low level  boundary line.  I dunno what it does but it sure gives more room for expansion air and oil when temp goes up.  
Someone here  even wanted to put a plate inside the engine to make a shield between the transimission and the motor to minimize the oil splash inside the engine but i dunno that's too much,,, i call him Mr. Ramona., the western redneck. Aanyway.

Now im at our local starbucks, relaxing , sipping on my double shot latte, and thinking of more ways how to make my mini achieve more  Dp (donkey power) lol

 Posted: May 20, 2017 06:48PM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Why Ian? did your almighty BMC knew too that:

1) the radiator has no Drain Plug?
2) that the oil seals are crunchy and that they are sensitive to heat,moreso to even use on an engine and trans that shares same oil?
3) that the rubber donuts works and WEARS 24hrs a day, while driving and when the car sits in the garage, the entire weight of the car sits on the poor rubber donut...  whereas spring suspension will still be spring suspension 20yrs from now... on the other hand, donuts will turn pancake in 20yrs
4) that the distributor and alternator were located in front of the car, so if people like the one i know would "power wash" his front grill, his 123 dizzy will get flooded and frys when he starts the car. , then he cries the next day.


....will add more as i remember them flaws..

 Posted: May 19, 2017 10:43PM
 Edited:  May 20, 2017 01:48AM
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Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Watch how the crowd Boooe'd whenever BMW Mini drives by,  in my opinion, these Binis should not force themselves to join the classic mini ralllies, to avoid embarrassment...they are just being Boooo'd by bystanders..     Edited::  there goes Ian again with his none sense on the other thread. Seesh!! 
https://youtu.be/rr69Oblf6KQ

 Posted: May 19, 2017 05:36PM
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Last post: May 23, 2017
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Guys , i saw this video and  i noticed and actually i am pissed because the guy keeps on talking from start to finish, i didnt even see the welding machine spark,  if i were to make a video, i will make sure that there is no talking ALL work and will accomplish a lot of things, id rather work than talk because after all  you wont understand my horrible accent anyways

heres the video:: https://youtu.be/gZBy2ZCxzRY 

 Posted: May 19, 2017 04:44PM
 Edited:  May 19, 2017 04:48PM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
I almost bought a house in florida but lucky i didn't .. I just dint like the idea that i share my property with some viscious animals, watch this video and you'll find out.  The people in this video are english speaking, and since i am an Asian, i really had a hard time understanding them because they talk english too fast,  i can't catch up.  ....Btw, TGIF guys !!!! Enjoy your weekend, 
Here's the video:  https://youtu.be/-QOWSEZGkWg

 Posted: May 18, 2017 05:11PM
 Edited:  May 19, 2017 09:49AM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
I think if someone put a Datsun sign on a mini,, that's considered Blasphemy !!!     Makes me so mad Looking at this picture.



EDITED:

I strongly suggest everyone that everytime you log-in don't forget to visit my little space, i always edit my posts on a daily basis to give comments,criticisms,praises and everytime my detractors egg on me, i posts my replies here.

 Posted: May 17, 2017 08:11PM
 Edited:  May 18, 2017 02:00PM
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I dont care what you say guys but since i remove this filter inside the valve cover cap i felt an increase in speed and horse power, i just got  back from a 30mile trip with wifey and one 75lb dog and another 15lb dog. And the mini is oozing with horse power , my goodness, im so impressed!! I didnt tell you to follow my advice im just telling you my experience when i think out of the box. Im not afraid to experiment.  Success and failure is the best teacher.

well some pesimistic people might say, oh the dust might get inside the engine,,, Heck with the dust !! i dont care,as long as i gain power , and the throttle is very responsive, im happy !!!

AND i dont expect any replies, just digest what i say  and learn from it  !!!



EDITED: 5/18/17  just now!

... and with regards to the Re-vin topic, why would you want to purchase a mini from other countries and having to deal with re-vins etc, get minis from your country that has already been titled and registered, easy!!!. nobody will haunt you, and also, police won't stop you and bother to ask if your mini is revin or not,seeesh! this car is a show car, and cannot be a get away car, authorities are only concerned about cars which can drive fast and can haul contrabands or drugs.... minis cannot do that, my goodness!

  but i dunno maybe there are other weird laws in CA, specifically in El Camino drive,Costa mesa,,,,,, aaaanyway..!!.

EDITED: 
me personally, i do not consider my classic mini as an investment,  i just buy and enjoy it, whatever money i pay for it and every penny that i spent for maintenance, it's all sum up for my enjoyment , you can't buy happiness people!!! the pride and joy that this mini is giving me is priceless. i dunno why people keeps on buying and selling their minis,, stick with one and take good care of it like your wife


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btw, dimitri is missing a car, it got stolen, lets help him find it...it's all over facebook,twitter and linkdn

 Posted: May 17, 2017 10:58AM
 Edited:  May 17, 2017 11:00AM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
..hmmmm, a 50yr old handle should still be firm and not sagging, but yah, a return spring is the way to go.  just use some imagination and you'll end up with an answer. ... think out of the box they say.







i've been noticing, FG is asking waaay to easy questions that can be answered by common sense...,,oh well, i almost forgot, i am a fabricator, where all things to me are easy fix...aaanyway

 Posted: May 16, 2017 08:54PM
 Edited:  May 16, 2017 09:08PM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
the guy in the video hates anything that is British..... A.K.  Must watch this  https://youtu.be/6C52pizDWow 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 07:37PM
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And in case you guys are interested on how i speak?  I speak same as this guy in the video, i pronounce every single letter in a word,  
for example, an american pronounce "little" as LiL',,  but i pronounce it as litel ..

https://youtu.be/g1VhJA5K6Os 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 06:38PM
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Gosh and look whats inside??? Gunk!! Yawk!! All throughout these years the engine is suffocating??? Omg!! My poor mini 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 06:32PM
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Its the most neglected part of the engine... Im sure no one here knows that this part needs to get replaced every 12k miles ..look

 Posted: May 16, 2017 05:15PM
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 Posted: May 16, 2017 12:31AM
 Edited:  May 16, 2017 12:42AM
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Topic: ..about the breather hose being connected to the carb. A message for FAB60 ( i believehis name is Fabian and he's 60y)

I remember DM said one time that if you connect the crankcase breather hose to the carb it might upset the carb tunning, the carb might run rich.  Hmm yah, It makes a lot of sense because the fumes that's comming out from the breather hose is still flamable.


ps:  and no such thing as reducer, if the inlet hose is smaller, just use zip tie to tighten it. No biggie !!

 Posted: May 15, 2017 10:23AM
 Edited:  May 15, 2017 07:27PM
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I honestly don't know HOW a side exit exhaust can minimize exhaust fumes dramatically more than the center exit...
both exhaust are directed towards the back, i don't see the point. ,, maybe he's joking...can't stop laughin' here..

conclusion: you will always, and always smell fumes when driving a classic mini, because first it runs with carburetor, second, it doesnt have catalytic converter.   



think the american way,,, not the london way !!

 Posted: May 14, 2017 09:08PM
 Edited:  May 14, 2017 09:11PM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
This is with regards to the topic on the other thread about Fumes that took 11 days to resolve.

When there is excessive cabin fumes don't be blaming holes in the body panels, , ,,99.99% of the time the culprit is the carb running RICH.. And also the fumes gets inside thru the window not thru the holes.. Im surprised nobody mentioned about carb running rich.
And also it doesn matter if there are holes in the exhaust, because the exhaust and muffler is outside the car, not inside. Basically, if you smell fumes, carb tunning is the next step.

glad you finally resolved the issue

 Posted: May 13, 2017 11:34AM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
What's the lifespan of KYB damper? I had this for 5months now, i dunno if this is normal or not.  All i know is that my mini handles S***ty on rough road recently. 


https://youtu.be/C0gVnrHso8Y 

 Posted: May 12, 2017 08:13AM
 Edited:  May 12, 2017 08:27PM
Total posts: 715
Last post: May 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Guys, with your indulgence, please allow me to rant...

I got so mad this morning when i saw this picture of a re-sized/cut classic mini, and apparently the owner who posted it said that they have a CLUB or a Group and all they own are these tiny cut/resized mini, and he said that they are still recruiting members, i'm like really?? he must be nuts, he must not have realized that he is not just destroying a classic mini, he is destroying the  HISTORY that goes with it.  He is turning a nice classic mini into a non street legal mini, and they THOUGHT it looks nice, but in my opinion, nope!!! it looks Awful !!! Looks like a liitle boys car from Toys"R"Us
Ok it might be street legal yes, but who in this planet  has a scrotum to drive that in the highway beside a truck or an SUV??  jeezus!!

The classic mini officials or Paddy Hopkirk or whoever should make a stand and put up a LAW to inhibit these kinds of mini slaughtering, before we loose All the nicest classic minis in this Planet....GOSH 'IM SO MAD!



thanks for letting me vent out..





edited:  nobody replied..,,because they all agree in what i said.

 Posted: May 11, 2017 07:46PM
 Edited:  May 12, 2017 08:16AM
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 Posted: May 11, 2017 12:02PM
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