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#1 TimmyB

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 04:48 PM

hiya guys.

after some changes and putting in more oil into my mini it seems to be making a slushing sound coming from the back of the vehicle when i stop. its as if u can hear a tide of liquid of some kind splashing which lasts for a couple of seconds. any ideas? the oil reading is just below maximum.

cheers, tim

#2 The Roadie

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:14 PM

I don't quite follow, but from what I understand it just sounds like the petrol is sloshing around the fuel tank. I can hear it in mine if pulling up to an abrupt stop if its about half full.

#3 Jammy

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 05:21 PM

Yea, have you filled the tank up recently?

#4 TimmyB

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:30 AM

oh right yeah. its probably just me being paranoid as ive had a lot of trouble with my mini recently (indicators, wheel bearings, brakes) and the sort. Thankyou for putting my mind at ease. :wub:

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:33 AM

If its a mini your always gonna have problems with it, but thats half the fun of owning a mini :tongue:

#6 TimmyB

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:34 AM

ok guys.. just one other thing i gues...

i need a new exhaust as mine has pretty much rusted off (Well it wasnt completely rusted until i took it to KAP in folkestone (avoid) and when i got it back it was completely off. They have been pretty bad. Anyway, they've quoted me for £60 for a new exhaust (inc fitting parts etc.) is this reasonable? I have a 1990 City. Thanks

#7 TimmyB

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:36 AM

haha quick response. yeah i guess it is. I really need to start learning how to do it all myself (hayes manual on the way), next time i have a problem with it!

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 07:19 AM

not bad i guess if thats a stanard exhaust but for about the same you can get an rc40 which will look and sound better plus it may even increase power a bit.

#9 TimmyB

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:01 AM

wow cool whats an rc40, will i need to fit it myself? thanks mate.

#10 clubman katie B.F

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:58 AM

rc40 is the next step up in terms of exhausts, it improves gas flow from the engine, sounds roarty and looks cool.... treat yoursxelf to a stage 1 kit, which will include inlet and outlet manifolds...rc40 and fitting kit along with a carb needle and improved air filter...will make a big difference

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 04:46 PM

ok guys.. just one other thing i gues...

i need a new exhaust as mine has pretty much rusted off (Well it wasnt completely rusted until i took it to KAP in folkestone (avoid) and when i got it back it was completely off. They have been pretty bad. Anyway, they've quoted me for £60 for a new exhaust (inc fitting parts etc.) is this reasonable? I have a 1990 City. Thanks

Just had a new standard exhaust fitted to mine, cost me £39.00.

#12 davexdavexdave

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:36 AM

my mini also did this when i first got it.

this may sound stupid but my slushing sound came from rain water which had gathered where my spare wheel was.

so you might want to check there.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:38 AM

and yeah definately get an RC40 or a stage 1 with an RC40 in it as it does make a big difference. but you will have to get i rollin road tuned if you get a full stage 1 kit!!

#14 TimmyB

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 01:51 AM

good idea. i will check the spare wheel tomorrow.


in relation to the £39 quote for a new exhaust, did that include them installing it for you?

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:41 AM

new mini driver - help!

I thort another bini driver had joined lol. Thort this post would consist of alot of bini bashing




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