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Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:58 pm
by integrale_evo
I'll get my laptop on it at some point as it might just be having a spaz as it was left without a battery for a couple of months.

Need to identify which steering hose has split too, seen some on eBay for an eye watering £17 :lol:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:05 pm
by Swervin_Mervin
DeskJockey wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:49 pm
I think my batter may finally be on its last legs
Is that a euphemism?
It's not but it's probably also not far from the truth. I'm sure years of rum abuse can't have done it much good. :P

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 pm
by Swervin_Mervin
Sundayjumper wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:56 pm
mikeyb wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:49 pm
I think my batter may finally be on its last legs. Left the supermarket earlier and it was intermittently bonging the bonnet open warning at me (it wasn't). Then the alarm has gone off this arvo whilst it's sat on the drive. Will give it a test later.

Fairly sure it's original so 13yrs and 121k isn't too bad.
Could it be the bonnet catch switch/sensor? That would give the open bonnet warning and may cause havoc with the alarm.
Agreed - check out the switch first.
Will do cheers gents. Bloody obvious really - I just assumed the worst

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:40 am
by Beany
Oh, I did a throttle learning map reset thing on the BMW the other day, seems to have helped iron out some flat spots; certainly feels punchier in first and second, and easier to mooch around town in thanks to the more linear response.

I still think I have a vacuum leak, or a leak behind the MAF, somewhere, as I still get a bit of kangarooing in first, but otherwise, happy days.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:41 am
by Rich B
Beany wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:40 am
Oh, I did a throttle learning map reset thing on the BMW the other day, seems to have helped iron out some flat spots; certainly feels punchier in first and second, and easier to mooch around town in thanks to the more linear response.

I still think I have a vacuum leak, or a leak behind the MAF, somewhere, as I still get a bit of kangarooing in first, but otherwise, happy days.
that shitty CDV?

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 am
by Beany
I don't think so. It'll accelerate a bit, go a bit limp, then accelerate again, but it's tricky to replicate without being abusive. Seems more likely to be air coming in behind the MAF, or a coil pack. Hell, it could even be spark plugs, it's due them in about a thousand miles.

I can rush it through the gears these days, although I don't do full bore upshifts as yeah, the CDV slurs it a bit. I do plan to get it off just as soon as I have a jack or ramps that can get under the car.

At this rate I might pop around a few local garages and see if they'll let me hire a lift bay for a few hours, it'd be easier than trying to get the jack off my brother - or getting him to buy one that's low enough to fit :lol:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:53 am
by Sundayjumper
MINI has failed its first MOT in our ownership. Nothing too bad though, both rear tyres (which I kinda knew about), oil leak from the cam cover (that I knew about but didn't think it would be a fail), and a broken exhaust mount that's totally new on me.

We're busy all weekend so it'll have to wait until next week. Meh. Could have been worse.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:12 pm
by Broccers
Our mini has cost little to run to be fair. Which one you got?

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:49 pm
by Jimmy Choo
Broccers wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Our mini has cost little to run to be fair. Which one you got?
The only big bill my One has given me was the clutch at £600.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:50 pm
by 16vCento
My Mini cost a fortune to run for what it was!

2 HPFPs, all 4 Coils, Walnut Blasting, Timing Chain and Guides, Timing Chain Tensioner, AC Condenser and more I've probably forgotten!

It had the Panoramic Roof replaced before I bought it, was about £4k for that doing!

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:58 pm
by Sundayjumper
Broccers wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Our mini has cost little to run to be fair. Which one you got?
‘04 MINI ONE convertible. Bought for the missus just over a month ago on a complete whim, but it turns out she absolutely loves it.

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I’m not surprised it needs some odds & ends. Nothing I can’t tackle myself.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:34 pm
by IanF
SJ,

Did you get it from a garage? Son fancies a Mini.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:17 pm
by Sundayjumper
IanF wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Did you get it from a garage? Son fancies a Mini.
No, private sale. It was all rather spur of the moment and we’d not done any research. Saw two at low end dealers for £3000 and £3250, then I thought I’d better look at a private sale too just to compare. This was advertised at £1750 and was so much better than either of the dealer cars that I bought it immediately. Didn’t even haggle.

It’s not fast but it’s quite nice to drive and has a good solid feel to it - presumably BMW’s work there. And I fit into it no problem ! I’m actually quite tempted to try a Cooper S myself now, if I can somehow justify buying another car.

Insurance is cheap for my wife - although your son is obviously not a forty-something woman. Loads of cars around to choose from. A strong following means lots of support online and parts are readily available. So probably a pretty good first car. Go take a look at some !

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:47 pm
by Broccers
Our MCs clubman is great.

Nice buy!

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:10 pm
by Foz
Minis are wonderful cars


Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 pm
by Matty
8-) Pink is the fastest, as many on this forum already know.

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 pm
by Foz
She’s back again this year to defend her title, a 90kg diet and we are hopeful!

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 am
by Coaster1
Matty wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 pm
8-) Pink is the fastest, as many on this forum already know.
My Milano Pink Integra must now be faster than my GT3 then :lol:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:03 am
by Matty
Coaster1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:31 am
Matty wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:12 pm
8-) Pink is the fastest, as many on this forum already know.
My Milano Pink Integra must now be faster than my GT3 then :lol:
A Champ White one definiately would be. You, Chris and Barry bought the wrong coloured ones! :lol:

Re: Your fleet running reports

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:23 am
by nuttinnew
Foz wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 pm
She’s back again this year to defend her title, a 90kg diet and we are hopeful!

How much did you weigh? :shock: