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    Hi new to the group from Dalkeith I was on here briefly a good few years back with my n14 cooper s but ended up selling due to the amount of issues the car had. Picked up a 2012 cooper s in pepper white with jcw aero pack and wheels. Really good wee car so far itís only covered 28k miles needs a bit of work done like brakes, wheel refurb nothing major. Picked up a few mods so far, silicone hoses new pipercross panel filter and just ordered a full cobra exhaust. Going to use the car for track days probably in 2021. So just picking up parts at the moment. Would post a few pictures up but not sure how to 😂.

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    Bob the belter stoney's Avatar
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    Welcome I use my R53 as a track car great little cars to throw round a track :)

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    Site Owner badwolf340's Avatar
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    Saw your post on fbnms good to see you have got a very low mileage car ,nice to see what the changes are later on
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    Site Owner MINI William's Avatar
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    Welcome back to NMS. Sounds like you’ve picked up a cracking car and I’m looking forward to seeing how you progress the car. I’ll need to keep an eye out for you, as I’m in Midlothian as well
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    Thanks for the reply’s I have bought an r53 also down in nottingham put a deposit on it just before the lock down started but I’m considering giving it a miss and using the money for the r56 but I would like to have both. Will keep an eye out for you William. The mini doesn’t move much your more likely to see me in my white work van ��.

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    Super Moderator Alasdair JCW's Avatar
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    Welcome back Scott. Looking forward to the updates on the R56
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    Managed to get a few bits on the car. Fitted new brembo rear discs and pads first time working on the brakes was pretty simple just a bit awkward with the wear sensor. Also fitted noise maker and intake silicone hose. Still to fit the intercooler one to turbo but when I removed the coolant tank started to leak from the bottom stupid design with that clip Attachment. So will leave it till another day. New exhaust should arrive any day now. Hopefully get that on next week. Looking to get wheels re done has anyone used pentland powder coating?

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    Site Owner MINI William's Avatar
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    I’ve used Pentland powder coating a few times and they have always done a good job. Sounds like the car is coming along nicely with everything being fitted
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    Site Owner badwolf340's Avatar
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    Yeah used pentland before ,also had problems with the coolant tank just as you say ,but always nice to things replaced
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    Will give pentland a phone and see if they are open . Coolant bottle is fine when it’s in place but once moved or tilted seems to leak clip looks to be in place. Will change the hose and do a coolant change after wouldn’t be surprised if it’s due to be done anyway.

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