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 Posted: May 28, 2017 03:05PM
 Edited:  May 29, 2017 12:20AM
Total posts: 805
Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
So i came back from an out of town trip with my mini, i must say that i was wrong when i said "who needs a V-tec mini" , , i admit i over estimated my mini, indeed, if you live in a big city or a key city, you really need a Vtec mini, i drive my mini in California and dang i thought i was doing fast but tons of cars are behind me flashing their lights, sheesh and i was going 40-45sh mph, I'm used to driving in az where cars are slower, and drivers are dork-er..... jizz, no amount of oil additive can make a mini run fast, there is always a faster car behind you if you are in California, my goodness, my mini doesn't smoke in the morning when I'm in AZ, but this morning in california,when i start my mini, it was smoking like hell, because of condensation, the roof is all wet full of morning dews but it did not rain, i dunno where all those water came from????? gosh ALL i got was a sore left leg ,stepping on the clutch pedal almost 10K times with all that traffic, gosh! and wife got sick so we went home earlier than expected., the next time i ever drive in California with a mini, i'll make sure it will be a Vtec mini, i will never never drive a 998 over there,,not even any A+ Lucas engine,,jizzzzz!!! Gawd i was so HARASSED this past 2 days!!!! i ate middle finger from mustang, camaro v8s drivers all day long my goodness!! But there were tons of people looking at my min and asking tons of questions, there was a firefighter guys who wants to buy it, but i said hmm,not now maybe later, i'm still driving it. NOW where is Steve Alexander? i need to get in touch with him about the vtec mini., he said he got the fastest car during the funkhana in Qualcom stadium. i wonder how much he'd sell me his yellow vtec mini (????)

...and no i dont live in meza Az, ...that made me less dork....Hahaha.,oooops!!

BOTTOMLINE: to me, classic mini can't be a daily driver in a key city or a city where there is a very high volumes of cars., hmmm? yes you can use it as a dailiy driver but the stress and headache is not worth it, you can drive it in interstate highways but not for long you will need to overhaul the engine in no time, it's just not for highway driving. i'm talking about the A series or A+ series engines(heck i don't care if it's 850cc or 1400cc,it still is A+ engine block.,(i dunno why they call it A+plus,i dont see any plus in it,aaanyways)..........that's my assesment.

AAAAAND another thing, if you are driving in a busy city you really need an AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION!!! that's a must!!!!!, gosh my left leg is still in sore.

But if you live in a remote non busy city like i do, 998 manual shift mini is enough.

 Posted: May 27, 2017 09:55AM
Total posts: 805
Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Working on my rear brakes the entire day today !! Darn!!

 Posted: May 26, 2017 07:33PM
 Edited:  May 26, 2017 07:36PM
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interesting how "other people" would put THREE (3) layers of Dynamat in doors, roof ,back ,ceiling etc.. while some people like me can't buy,not even a tiny strip of these super expensive dynamat thingie. if you put three(3) layers that'll make the inside so quiet, I wonder if he can still hear other cars honking at him especially the incoming truck and trains.....

nah,not my cup of tea,, i'd settle with paper egg trays.

 Posted: May 26, 2017 08:54AM
 Edited:  May 26, 2017 08:59AM
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Member since:Aug 9, 2016
just had an oil change ,and dang! i can't believe that the engine is so clean..the magnetic drain plug thingy doesnt have anything clinging in it, no iron filings whatsoever, this is ever since i started putting a strong magnet under the oil filter, all the debris has been trapped inside the filter., And also since i have been mixing engine restorer with oil, i have been getting consistently high compression on all four cylinders....i'm so happy., im ready to hit the road this memorial day weekend.....now who cares about vtec minis??,, hmm not me!!! i love my 998....pretty fast and very good in gas,, ..and why do i need to go fast on a mini???i dont see the point.. if i want to go fast, i'd rather ride my fuel injected scooter...period!-----> if i want to flirt around, and spitting cherry seeds while driving,, i'd ride my classic mini.

 Posted: May 23, 2017 08:50PM
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You know guys, i totally agree with(you know who you are) , we should not settle with just what haynes manual and alec issigonis says,, classic minis has a lot of good potential, you just have to discover it, some people just confines themselves in a box, and refuse to learn, yes your car might have survived for 20+years without trouble but are you sure that you have maximized it's running potential during those 20 years?? Haynes will help you make your mini run yes, but Haynes does not tell you how to make your mini run BETTER. you have to find out for yourself. Now when i took off that darn crappy filter inside the oil filler cap, i noticed an obvious increase in power, no more suffocation... and also, im not ashamed to say that i use oil stabilizer every oil change, this will give extra protection for the piston rings, And since i bought my mini 3 yrs ago i have always been getting 165psi on all cylinders consistent.,, if i didnt use stabilizers, the psi would've been a lot lower. im not a purist and im not a restomoder niether, im just a simple mini owner ooozing with common sense and a person who is not afraid to explore and experiment when it comes to my mini.

 Posted: May 21, 2017 04:18AM
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After a few testing, experimenting and corellation studies, i have come up to an accidental discovery, my mini runs so much smoother,   Throttle is so responsive and it has developed a very relaxed rpm.

What i did:
1) took the hard clogged cylindrical filter inside the filler cap.
2) i maintain my oil level just under the low level  boundary line.  I dunno what it does but it sure gives more room for expansion air and oil when temp goes up.  
Someone here  even wanted to put a plate inside the engine to make a shield between the transimission and the motor to minimize the oil splash inside the engine but i dunno that's too much,,, i call him Mr. Ramona., the western redneck. Aanyway.

Now im at our local starbucks, relaxing , sipping on my double shot latte, and thinking of more ways how to make my mini achieve more  Dp (donkey power) lol

 Posted: May 20, 2017 05:48PM
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Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Why Ian? did your almighty BMC knew too that:

1) the radiator has no Drain Plug?
2) that the oil seals are crunchy and that they are sensitive to heat,moreso to even use on an engine and trans that shares same oil?
3) that the rubber donuts works and WEARS 24hrs a day, while driving and when the car sits in the garage, the entire weight of the car sits on the poor rubber donut...  whereas spring suspension will still be spring suspension 20yrs from now... on the other hand, donuts will turn pancake in 20yrs
4) that the distributor and alternator were located in front of the car, so if people like the one i know would "power wash" his front grill, his 123 dizzy will get flooded and frys when he starts the car. , then he cries the next day.


....will add more as i remember them flaws..

 Posted: May 19, 2017 09:43PM
 Edited:  May 20, 2017 12:48AM
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Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Watch how the crowd Boooe'd whenever BMW Mini drives by,  in my opinion, these Binis should not force themselves to join the classic mini ralllies, to avoid embarrassment...they are just being Boooo'd by bystanders..     Edited::  there goes Ian again with his none sense on the other thread. Seesh!! 
https://youtu.be/rr69Oblf6KQ

 Posted: May 19, 2017 04:36PM
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Guys , i saw this video and  i noticed and actually i am pissed because the guy keeps on talking from start to finish, i didnt even see the welding machine spark,  if i were to make a video, i will make sure that there is no talking ALL work and will accomplish a lot of things, id rather work than talk because after all  you wont understand my horrible accent anyways

heres the video:: https://youtu.be/gZBy2ZCxzRY 

 Posted: May 19, 2017 03:44PM
 Edited:  May 19, 2017 03:48PM
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Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
I almost bought a house in florida but lucky i didn't .. I just dint like the idea that i share my property with some viscious animals, watch this video and you'll find out.  The people in this video are english speaking, and since i am an Asian, i really had a hard time understanding them because they talk english too fast,  i can't catch up.  ....Btw, TGIF guys !!!! Enjoy your weekend, 
Here's the video:  https://youtu.be/-QOWSEZGkWg

 Posted: May 18, 2017 04:11PM
 Edited:  May 19, 2017 08:49AM
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I think if someone put a Datsun sign on a mini,, that's considered Blasphemy !!!     Makes me so mad Looking at this picture.



EDITED:

I strongly suggest everyone that everytime you log-in don't forget to visit my little space, i always edit my posts on a daily basis to give comments,criticisms,praises and everytime my detractors egg on me, i posts my replies here.

 Posted: May 17, 2017 07:11PM
 Edited:  May 18, 2017 01:00PM
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I dont care what you say guys but since i remove this filter inside the valve cover cap i felt an increase in speed and horse power, i just got  back from a 30mile trip with wifey and one 75lb dog and another 15lb dog. And the mini is oozing with horse power , my goodness, im so impressed!! I didnt tell you to follow my advice im just telling you my experience when i think out of the box. Im not afraid to experiment.  Success and failure is the best teacher.

well some pesimistic people might say, oh the dust might get inside the engine,,, Heck with the dust !! i dont care,as long as i gain power , and the throttle is very responsive, im happy !!!

AND i dont expect any replies, just digest what i say  and learn from it  !!!



EDITED: 5/18/17  just now!

... and with regards to the Re-vin topic, why would you want to purchase a mini from other countries and having to deal with re-vins etc, get minis from your country that has already been titled and registered, easy!!!. nobody will haunt you, and also, police won't stop you and bother to ask if your mini is revin or not,seeesh! this car is a show car, and cannot be a get away car, authorities are only concerned about cars which can drive fast and can haul contrabands or drugs.... minis cannot do that, my goodness!

  but i dunno maybe there are other weird laws in CA, specifically in El Camino drive,Costa mesa,,,,,, aaaanyway..!!.

EDITED: 
me personally, i do not consider my classic mini as an investment,  i just buy and enjoy it, whatever money i pay for it and every penny that i spent for maintenance, it's all sum up for my enjoyment , you can't buy happiness people!!! the pride and joy that this mini is giving me is priceless. i dunno why people keeps on buying and selling their minis,, stick with one and take good care of it like your wife


EDITED:
btw, dimitri is missing a car, it got stolen, lets help him find it...it's all over facebook,twitter and linkdn

 Posted: May 17, 2017 09:58AM
 Edited:  May 17, 2017 10:00AM
Total posts: 805
Last post: Jul 28, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
..hmmmm, a 50yr old handle should still be firm and not sagging, but yah, a return spring is the way to go.  just use some imagination and you'll end up with an answer. ... think out of the box they say.







i've been noticing, FG is asking waaay to easy questions that can be answered by common sense...,,oh well, i almost forgot, i am a fabricator, where all things to me are easy fix...aaanyway

 Posted: May 16, 2017 07:54PM
 Edited:  May 16, 2017 08:08PM
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Last post: Jul 28, 2017
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the guy in the video hates anything that is British..... A.K.  Must watch this  https://youtu.be/6C52pizDWow 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 06:37PM
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And in case you guys are interested on how i speak?  I speak same as this guy in the video, i pronounce every single letter in a word,  
for example, an american pronounce "little" as LiL',,  but i pronounce it as litel ..

https://youtu.be/g1VhJA5K6Os 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 05:38PM
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Gosh and look whats inside??? Gunk!! Yawk!! All throughout these years the engine is suffocating??? Omg!! My poor mini 

 Posted: May 16, 2017 05:32PM
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Its the most neglected part of the engine... Im sure no one here knows that this part needs to get replaced every 12k miles ..look

 Posted: May 16, 2017 04:15PM
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 Posted: May 15, 2017 11:31PM
 Edited:  May 15, 2017 11:42PM
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Topic: ..about the breather hose being connected to the carb. A message for FAB60 ( i believehis name is Fabian and he's 60y)

I remember DM said one time that if you connect the crankcase breather hose to the carb it might upset the carb tunning, the carb might run rich.  Hmm yah, It makes a lot of sense because the fumes that's comming out from the breather hose is still flamable.


ps:  and no such thing as reducer, if the inlet hose is smaller, just use zip tie to tighten it. No biggie !!

 Posted: May 15, 2017 09:23AM
 Edited:  May 15, 2017 06:27PM
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I honestly don't know HOW a side exit exhaust can minimize exhaust fumes dramatically more than the center exit...
both exhaust are directed towards the back, i don't see the point. ,, maybe he's joking...can't stop laughin' here..

conclusion: you will always, and always smell fumes when driving a classic mini, because first it runs with carburetor, second, it doesnt have catalytic converter.   



think the american way,,, not the london way !!

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