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#1 Piglet

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:41 PM

So after many years finally got my mini back over the weekend. The garage that have done the work on her say she needs to be set up right using a rolling road to get the best out of her. I agree with this but it's current state of performance is terrible. Sluggish down the low end of revs and not much better further up the range. Im also not overly confident the turbo is spooling at all

Before I go to a tuning specialist (T&M in Colchester I intend to use) I was just wondering if there was anything obvious from the outside to why it would be so poor. I believe the two blocked pipes are for the dump valve and breather pipe.

Anyone spot anthing dodgy?

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#2 smudger068

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

To be honest I have been in the same position you have.
You have serviced it and checked as much as you can then leave it at that.
The guy at colchester (who tuned mine) said so much was out and that my dizzy had an issue inside (which I'd of never of seen) and I spent ages trying to sort it and it was a waste.
Couldnt recommend him enough to be honest.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

Thanks smudger. I suppose I'm just trying make use of my idle hands after waiting so long for it. Il get it booked in asap. Out of interest how much did he charge and for what?

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:22 PM

two things when going to a r/road

 

before you go have you changed all the components  you want/need to change like back box air filters as if you change them after it should have another r/road session as it will wrong set up again .

 

two the car should be a lot smother and less thuggish/lumpy  after tuning and feel slower, strange but true. 

 

Three talk to them see if they change/recommend any thing but don't bug them.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:24 PM

Dont quote me but it was about £120. But mine was just naturally aspirated. Plus it was a fair few years ago. (A good 6-7)

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:26 PM

Set up wise I'm happy with everything as is.

The tuners I'm heading to is just a garage but they guy knows his stuff apparently. My nearest mini friendly R/R is an hour away and don't trust the car that far as is.

My thought is to get it tuned as good as possible close by and then take it to the R/R for its final tune up.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

Ensure the air filter tubing to turbo isnt bent/crimped/blocked as that makes it struggle to boost.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:16 PM

The vacuum pipe that connects from the front of the carb to the side is in the wrong port. It needs to go into the one that's blocked off with a bolt. Then block the lower one off.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

The vacuum pipe that connects from the front of the carb to the side is in the wrong port. It needs to go into the one that's blocked off with a bolt. Then block the lower one off.


This ^^^

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:53 PM

Il switch it over tomorrow.

What's the effect of having it the way I currently do?

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:04 PM

HT leads might be better all being the same too?



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:08 PM

There on my list also to get 👍🏻

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

Have you actually paid a garage to fit the engine for you and connect it up ? Or done that part yourself ?
Have you got a boost gauge fitted ? This will tell you if it's actually boosting, though even on low boost it will be fairly obvious to feel.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 05:23 AM

Yes iv paid for loads lots of work to be done. They had the car three years all in. Spent thousands with them.

There's a few jobs I'm not best pleased with but to cut a very long story short iv now got the car back and moving on with it. It's cost way to much for a still none perfect car but iv just put it behind me and looking forward to finally using it.

Boost gauge isn't currently fitted no as dash is still not as I want it. It's here ready to go on though.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

Simply connect up the boost gauge temporary and see whats happening.






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