2004 Mini Cooper S R53 lots of new bits upgrades and extras

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  1. #1
    Theory Test Pass
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    Nov 2018
    2004 mini cooper s
    For sale here is my 2004 Mini Cooper S R53
    Please read on as it isn't just your average used Cooper S

    Mileage on the shell is 110K, however I replaced the engine 1000 miles ago with a 68000mile engine.
    Whilst doing it I replaced all the seals on the engine so it doesn't leak oil like the average cooper S.

    I have also done the following whilst doing this wee project.

    Serviced supercharger (100k service item), bolted on new water pump whilst at it.
    Upgraded GTT intercooler
    Kavs 17% reduction pulley
    Red silicone hoses all round
    John cooper works exhaust system
    Full service of engine, new oil new waterless coolant new coolant bottle, new plugs.
    New clutch
    New brakes all round
    Upgraded front calipers. (John cooper works spec brakes) taken from newer R56 mini with bigger discs on the front for better stopping power.
    Braided hoses and new front brake pipes.
    new ball joints, track rod ends and tie rods.
    new front wheel bearings
    fuel tank straps replaced as were an advisory at last mot.
    New battery
    Wheels powder coated and in mint condition with brand new tyres all round.
    upgraded Kenwood Bluetooth cd player
    body work wise front bumper painted. Tailgate replaced to remove common rust issue.
    Black front grills

    I bought the car as a non runner project and everything the car has needed it got. I probably spent more on it than its worth. However if you are looking for a good car that will run well mechanically then this is probably the one to have. It starts first time every time and runs with no issues.
    Its pretty tidy with only a couple of little trolley dings on it. Car has just benefitted from a recent machine polish as well so body looks pretty clean.
    Please don't let the slightly higher price put you off as buying cheaper wont have all these new parts on it and will only cost more in the long run.

    Everything works on the car

    Mot until July

    See the build thread for more info

    Last edited by scottw341; 6th March 2020 at 08:14 PM.

  2. #2
    Site Owner MINI William's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    F56 JCW GP, R55 Clubvan
    Great looking car. Can you please post a price
    Racing Grey F56 JCW GP 0370 - Mods to come

    Ice Blue R55 Clubvan - JCW Shiftlight, JCW Carbon Fibe Handbrake, JCW Carbon Fibre Dash, JCW Steering Wheel, Recaro JCW Sportster CS, CoolerWorx ShortShifter, BC Racing Coilovers, JCW Brembo 4pots, HEL Braided Lines, JCW Front Bumper, MINI Challenge Splitter, Black Rota Blitz

  3. #3
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    Nov 2018
    2004 mini cooper s
    Good point price added

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    Werther's Original & Sponsor ELFMAN's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
    That seems like a great wee car for 2,200. Always love a tuned R53! Lots of bang for your buck here. Good luck with the sale Scott.

    2008 R56 COOPER S, Pepper White, Black Roof, 'John Cooper' Signature Side and Bonnet Stripes, JCW 'Stage 1' Tuning Kit, Forge Intercooler, Milltek Downpipe & Sports Cat, ALTA Induction, Chris Knox/DNA Remap, JCW/Brembo Brakes, Limited Slip Diff, JCW Suspension and Front Strut Brace, 17" Crown Spokes with Non-Runflat 205/45x17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, JCW/Recaro leather Seats, JCW Sideskirts, Chili Pack, Front Spotlights. Still got my old Hendrix Badge blu-tacked to the dash!

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