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 Posted: Jan 27, 2018 07:36PM
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Someone was so thick to sell a heavily beat up mini SHELL for $3500 in the for sale section....jeeeeezzzz my goodnessss!!!!  aaaaanyway!

 Posted: Jan 26, 2018 07:37PM
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OMGosh!.... since the time i change the needle on my carb, the mini pulled stronger but as i drive it, i started to hear knocking during acceleration, i searched the youtube about the cause of knocking and one video suggested to adjust the timing, retard it a little bit, so i adjust the ignition timing and retard the timing,  AND man oh man!!! the min i pulls MUCH stronger and best of all the fumes disappeared. i don't smell like burnt oil anymore.
My advice to anyone who feels that their mini runs sluggish, try adjusting the ignition timing first and feel the big difference.

 Posted: Jan 26, 2018 04:46PM
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what is your ideal classic mini?

my ideal classic mini is Quick and nimble (not fast), and should be good in gas. i don't need a fast mini, i don't race them.
Every weekend,i put $3 worth of gas and it's good for 2days, going around the lake and everywhere, driving at about 40sh mph.

 Posted: Jan 23, 2018 07:23PM
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I wish i own a car that always breaks down like uhm ,the BMW Minis so i can always call this lady mechanic..
https://youtu.be/W1tTwkZjlQo 

 Posted: Jan 21, 2018 07:35PM
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you know guys lately i noticed that there are quite a few weird unusual things happening to some members and their minis,,,i dunno if it was the minis fault or the owners fault...
One of the weirdest things i've heard lately from a member that his rear window latch wouldn't stay close...isn't it weird??? i mean what are the odds that the latch won't stay close???? the usual abnormal thing is that the latch won't stay OPEN....not close!!!  gosh!!

And another weird thing is that one member posted that his Clutch won't dis-engage.......really??????   i mean again what are the odds of clutch won't disengage???? the usual thing that happens is that the clutch won't Engage.....not disengage....gosh!!!!

 Posted: Jan 20, 2018 05:47AM
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I did not finish watching that video, because it is full of crap. To start with, if engine oil was as dark as the stuff in the red pan, either it has not been changed in many thousands of miles or the engine is already worn out. Oil gets black because of carbon from exhaust etc. getting past worn piston rings or valve guides. Gummy sludge results from other contaminants like water or coolant.
Flushing an engine with kerosene risks washing lubricant out of bearings etc., leading to a possible under-lubricated startup and wear/damage. Since it cannot be completely drained from an engine, it also will contaminate and dilute the nice fresh oil being put in. No wonder the oil is black and sludgy.
File that idea under "Snake-oil".
Kerosene might be OK for a rinse-down while stripping a motor down for rebuild.

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 Posted: Jan 20, 2018 04:06AM
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 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 09:06PM
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I think you’re right sir Paul, but i dunno , in Asia, the word crush means if you admire somebody, kinda like, love at first sight. 

 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 08:50PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
Sir dan, if i use it in a sentence like which is correct?

The car crashed

or

The car crushed


the car gets ripped apart or squashed right??
The car crashed.
The car was crushed.
And the word LIKE in your first sentence has no meaning...................

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 04:42PM
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Sir dan, if i use it in a sentence which is correct?

The car crashed

or

The car crushed


the car gets ripped apart or squashed right??

 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 08:20AM
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No.
Crushed as in squashed, ripped apart, shredded...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmjY8lmzWBc

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 Posted: Jan 18, 2018 10:37AM
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Crush? like he means “puppy love” ??

 Posted: Jan 14, 2018 10:39AM
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You know wut?, 998cc is not really that bad, if it gets tuned properly, it's nimble.(i honestly dunno what this word means, but it sure sounds nice) .  im very happy with my mini now since i change the needle to a newer one. More power, less fumes, more mileage, and considering it still has the old motor oil, the last time i changed oil was 13months ago, and if i needed to add more oil, i just buy some 20/50 motor oil from 99cents store, works for me. Compression stays at 160psi +-3 across all cylinders.,, hmmm not bad. 

 Posted: Jan 14, 2018 07:15AM
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Omg!! Im so happy with my new needle and jet combination. They call this rebuild kit RED, its because it has a red plastic tip. My other kit came with the car, and they call it a waxtat, i heard that there is a wax on the tip that expands when hot thereby equalizing the air and fuel mixture whatever., but i notice when i had it the car runs conservatively, not nimble .
Now, the throttle is very responsive. Feels like i can go on highways at 70spm (smiles per miles). 

 Posted: Jan 13, 2018 09:22PM
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Someone on the other thread said not to mix match new and old jet and needle, i remember im using an old AAC needle with a new jet, thats the reason it rans crappy in different days and doesnt pull that good. So i installed the new needle together with the new jet(red), now the car runs fantastic and pulls powerfully. Thumbs up!!

 Posted: Jan 13, 2018 11:58AM
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First of, i wanted to tell ya’ll that i am so Mad..!! I ordered “Sneekums”  on ebay 2weeks ago and up to now i didnt recieve the  item, it’s been almost 17 days already , and the item is just comiing from Louisiana. I mean that wouldnt take that long.... no wonder its free shipping.. 

https://youtu.be/FP9YZ8plMe4 

 Posted: Jan 13, 2018 10:40AM
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 Posted: Jan 12, 2018 09:17PM
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So while somebody is still realizing and making up his mind if he is complaining about how to keep the rear window "open" or "Close" , i would want to advice that you can use low tension spring to keep the rear window in the open position, i dunno about keeping it close, that is a very rare, very very rare thing to happen,like once in a dark blue moon,, it will only happen if the body of the mini is twisted, and the alignment is upset.....aaaaanyway! that's my advice,..take it or leave it.

 Posted: Jan 10, 2018 07:18AM
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The rear parcel shelf is the area inside the rear windscreen, between it and the top of the rear seat. The body sheet metal is covered by a heavy cardboard panel finished in vinyl or carpet, like the door cards etc. His has gotten wet and has rippled.

The shelf portion of the firewall below the instrument pod is referred to as a "parcel shelf" where one might put small parcels.

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 Posted: Jan 9, 2018 06:05PM
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sir Dan, somebody from the other thread posted a four words that i cannot understand,, he said "Wavy rear parcel shelf"  what does he meant?  looks like he just put together four words that doesn't mean anything., i know the word "parcel" means like a package form other countries that was delivered to your address by UPS, fedex or DHL.  other than that i really don't know what he's talking about, please explain if you got the chance. thanks. 
you know i'm asian and these thing make it hard for me to understand.,, let me guess, ,did he order a shelf from ikea?

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