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Vinay-RS

and now the CV joint is failing :(
Oct 07 2019 07:48 AM
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Vinay-RS

Decided to buy another louvre for the Mini :P
Aug 11 2019 01:49 PM
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Vinay-RS

Definitely feel like an idiot. Thought it was a fueling issue, but it looks like the Mini was misfiring because of a worn distributor cap...
Jul 28 2019 08:59 AM
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    Vinay-RS
    Limped it home on what I'm guessing was 3 cylinders after it cut out on the highway :(
    Jul 28 2019 09:00 AM
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    Vinay-RS
    And literally none of the local spares shops carry new distributor caps... they are all completely useless!
    Jul 29 2019 11:10 AM
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Vinay-RS

The Mini is driving again! Yay!
Jul 01 2019 12:48 PM
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    Anthony30
    :)
    Jul 01 2019 08:35 PM
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    M J W J
    The feeling is great isnt it. :)
    Jul 15 2019 06:08 AM
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    Vinay-RS
    It is! I mean, it was out of commission for a couple of extra weeks due to me being stupid, but it's now running well. I'm super happy.
    Jul 15 2019 10:52 AM
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Vinay-RS

Yay! New bearings arrived :) time to get the Mini going again.
Jun 18 2019 10:14 AM
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Vinay-RS

Just completed my first long-distance road-trip in the Mini. I'm so proud of the car!
Apr 29 2019 02:33 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    1000 km trip - 500 km in each direction.
    May 02 2019 04:40 PM
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    Mini Manannán
    You're in SA aren't you Vinay? Sounds like a fine run out, I'd have to go from one end of this island to the other 30 times!
    May 11 2019 01:15 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    Yeah, SA is quite a big country. The roads in the western cape aren't too bad either. Haha! Race track timed laps around the island :P
    May 12 2019 06:55 AM
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Vinay-RS

Excited to get some parts and get the Mini fixed up.
Apr 02 2019 03:48 PM
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    Neville1971
    New parts arriving is indeed an exciting time.Enjoy
    Apr 08 2019 03:55 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    Thanks :) now to get to work and fix things

    Apr 09 2019 05:05 AM
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Vinay-RS

Minispares sends a parcel halfway across the world in a day and DHL SA keeps it for week... :(
Apr 01 2019 07:51 AM
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Vinay-RS

Minispares are awesome! Superb customer service :)
Mar 13 2019 01:48 PM
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Vinay-RS

and it looks like I'll need new wheel bearings :(
Jan 30 2019 08:35 AM
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    cooperdan
    Did they give up on you
    Feb 01 2019 07:13 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    I must have installed them incorrectly, as I think one of them is failing.
    Feb 02 2019 11:46 AM
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    cooperdan
    I always get paranoid when I install them...alot trial and error
    Feb 02 2019 12:44 PM
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Vinay-RS

It's always nice to start up and drive the Mini after a short break. Just puts a smile on my face :)
Jan 02 2019 08:43 AM
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    Anthony30
    :)

    Jan 02 2019 11:07 PM
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    ukcooper
    got be a mpi then
    Jan 10 2019 07:22 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    Nah, single HS4 carb on a 1275 cc Clubman :)
    Jan 12 2019 02:44 PM
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Vinay-RS

The Mini is struggling to select second and reverse. I worry that the clutch is failing (which I'm guessing is not an engine in-situ job) or the synchros on 2 and 3 are wrecked... :(
Nov 03 2018 08:15 AM
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    nicklouse
    sounds like you have a leak somewhere.
    Nov 07 2018 03:09 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    Probably, especially since the system is supposed to be sealed. need to clean everything and see where the fluid is being lost.
    Nov 07 2018 03:14 PM
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    timmy850
    I've put new seal kits through the slave and master recently. Very easy and cheap to do if the bores are in good condition.
    Nov 07 2018 11:23 PM
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Vinay-RS

It's time to accept that old cars don't work as a daily driver, especially if it's your only car.
Sep 09 2018 11:40 AM
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    Mini Manannán
    I disagree, my mini's my only car, commutes every day. Have to agree that it's a fair bit of maintenance though!
    Sep 24 2018 05:19 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    I think that's important. If the Mini was restored to a high standard and the weekly/monthly checks are done, it will be fine.
    My problem was I didn't do part 1, the car was never decommissioned and given a full resto, so sometimes parts seem to fail in succession, making me rather disheartened.
    Sep 24 2018 05:53 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    That said, as stated above, it's such a fun daily driver and it's getting easier to fix things when they break... for now.
    Sep 24 2018 05:58 PM
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Vinay-RS

Love the mention of the Project Binky folks at the end of the most recent episode of The Skid Factory Bedford Van build.
Aug 17 2018 05:40 AM
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    Ben_O
    I liked the Herbert the pervert Bedford parts guy at the beginning
    Aug 18 2018 08:08 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    I had to go look that up. Never watched Family Guy.

    Aug 20 2018 03:07 PM
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    nicklouse
    well Binky did mention Skid row at the start of the last episode.
    Aug 22 2018 03:20 PM
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Vinay-RS

is there a how-to guide for restoring tail lights on the forum?
Jul 25 2018 12:46 PM
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    WillCarter
    Haven't come across one but this might help: https://youtu.be/UEJbKLZ7RmM, unless you're talking about wiring
    Jul 26 2018 03:51 PM
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    Vinay-RS
    Thanks. That's great for restoring the lens. Wondering what to do about the housing too.
    Jul 26 2018 04:40 PM
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