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Old 05-21-2014, 01:58 PM
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Hello all, just joined this site last night and decided to introduce myself. I'm a long time Subaru guy, but recently had to sell my 03 WRX due to transmission failure and am now daily driving an 04 Indi Blue R53. So far its stock except H&R springs. Hoping to do ignition coil and wires, pulley and exhaust soon then move on towards wheel fitment, most likely coilovers...maybe bags.

I'm new to the Mini world so any input on which parts to get would be greatly appreciated. In the mean time I'll be reading and searching as much as possible to gain knowledge.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:12 PM
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Welcome. Skip the coil. Not worth the trouble and expense over OEM.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:06 PM
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:21 PM
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Thanks LowCountry S.

And the only reason I'm doing the coil and wires is cause my #3 terminal is corroded pretty bad causing my car to idle rough at times. Is there any other maintenance I should look into at almost 70K miles? What's the interval for transmission fluid or P/S fluid?
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:57 PM
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Use an OEM coil.
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:04 PM
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^+1 on OEM coil & leads!
-Powerflex LCA & swaybar bushes/New ball joints/Pentosin CHF11s PS fluid/PS hose clamp change
-Check axle & steering boots
-Cravenspeed or VIP strut tower reinforcement plates
-ATI crank pulley. Stock WILL FAIL!
-$80 Gates belt tensioner assembly from Amazon
-If low speed fan is dead, bypass the burnt resistor
-Vibratechnics passenger side engine mount. 02-03 different from 04 up.
-Check potential leaks: thermostat, crank position sensor O-ring, oil pan gasket, heat exchanger O-rings.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:14 PM
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Thanks man, thats exactly what I was looking for. I'm pretty sure I need a tensioner soon cause I've started hearing a rattle in that area after warm up. And right now the only leaks I have is a minor one from the power steering hose, so that answer that question as well. Thanks again guys for the help
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:27 PM
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Anytime. The PS pump is known to expire but MINI has extended warranty on the pump/fan tandem. If you dare, another solution is a PS Pump delete block coming out soon. It'll be a reversible mod if you find it unfavorable but you'll have 2 things less to worry about if you go w/ the delete.
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Old 05-25-2014, 05:09 PM
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Welcome. On a very serious note... how many times do you type your username wrong before finally getting it right when you log in? haha.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:40 PM
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It used to be quite a few times when I first started using it a few years ago. Haha. But now with the auto fill feature on Chrome, it saves me some time.
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