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Old 12-30-2014, 01:00 AM
Ducati Pilot Ducati Pilot is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Scenic Vermont
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Default Yo, from Vermont

Hi. I just joined The Underground and look forward to hanging out. I purchased my first Mini this past June and like it a lot. It's (just an effing) R50 and has really high miles. It's a really early build '02 and has thus experienced some issues. I've done all the work myself so far, some for fun, but mostly to keep it on the road. So far: fuel pump, fuel filter (had to convert to later style complete filter module, world record for most expensive fuel filter maintenance), brakes, thermostat housing (cracked) and radiator (leaking), new silicon coolant hoses in Groovy Red, SRI, Scorpion exhaust, MSD coil and 8.5mm Magnecores, Bosch +4 plugs, Sprint Booster (HLF, what a great upgrade!!!), expansion tank (also leaking), battery, MAP sensor, O2 sensors (x2), and some superfluos embellishments here and there. I commute 150 miles a day and put about 1K a week on the car total. I can make excuses for replacing so much since the car has just under 200K on the clock. My wife is a tougher sell... The way I see it, I'm a new clutch, power steering pump, alternator, water pump, and engine away from a new Mini. And I like this car enough to keep smiling. So maybe I need couch time, but this is one of the coolest, most enjoyable cars I've ever spent spent way too much time working on. See you on the lists. Dan from Vermont.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Chase Chase is offline
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Location: Bloomington, IN
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Welcome Welcome.

I look forward to seeing pics of your R50. I love them
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:44 PM
LowCountry S LowCountry S is offline
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Location: the Lowcountry
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welcome to the m|u

sounds like yer hooked already, lol...go ahead forget the couch
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:49 PM
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welcome! i love VT dearly, and am getting married in MRV this summer. what part are you from?
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