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#16 Jammy

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

You should always try and fit the gearbox steady, it should make changing gear much smoother and slicker.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:54 AM

good guide man, just what i was looking for, MPI's are hard to get to though :D

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

Man its tight in that little engine bay

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:16 PM

great guide purple tom!



just to say though, in the first pic of the mini, it looks like theres quite a bit oil leak in the engine bay as its wee'd all over the inside of the bonnet.



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Posted 06 May 2009 - 10:53 AM

Just done this the other day, absouloute b***h to do! Mainly because of the fact that one of the metal sleeves on the bolts had welded itself onto the bolt which made it impossible to come out, i tried hammers from the bottom to push it up and everything else i could find, but i found that by wedging a metal chisel or crow bar between the metal sleeve and the head of the bolt and hammering it loosens it off, drilling the bolt didnt work as the bolt kept spinning....

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 04:17 PM

I recently bought this set of bushes. because my 95 cooper's engine is wobbling.

Minispares Bushes I.

After I got them, I changed my mind and decided to get the poly ones...

Minispares Bushes II.

So I gave the poly ones to the mechanic who said he needed coned metal inserts. There weren't any metal cones with the poly bushes, but there were with the first lot. Will they work with the poly bushes or is the first lot completely wrong (they look different)?

Thanks

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:55 AM

you can't use the cone inserts on the poly bushes, but the poly bushes should have come with a metal inner (like in the pic on minispares)



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Posted 14 October 2009 - 02:16 PM

you can't use the cone inserts on the poly bushes, but the poly bushes should have come with a metal inner (like in the pic on minispares)



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Right so I have got the right ones, but my mechanic is showing his mini experience by not realising my poly bushes are kosher and wanting me to give him the cone ones.

I shall have a butcher's for a more mini-savvy mechanic. I can't do it myself (lack of technical ability notwithstanding), because I don't have a garage so all my work has to be done on the roadside.

Cheers for the reply Sam




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