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  • Little Mods R56

    So here is my review of this kewl little R56 mini mod! The fit was perfect and superior product and time during shipping because of over seas was 3 weeks but worth the wait and price! Seller...
  • R56 Diverter Valve Replacement

    I started noticing a bit of non-linear power from my 2009 MINI.... Sort of a mild "rocking chair" effect when applying boost..... I knew the OEM diverter valve had a weak design with a flexible...
  • MINI Oil feed line replacement

    Another episode was sent out this morning of EricTheCarGuy's MINI Series. You'll be happy to know that I've been exchanging emails with him since he first got the car and that Detroit Tuned oil...
  • R56 Front End Disassembly

    In this video EricTheCarGuy shows a front end disassembly. Headlight removal, windshield washer fluid tank removal, front bumper removal, wheel arch removal, intercooler removal, crash bar...
  • EricTheCarGuy- R56 Battery Replacement

    This video is a How-To on battery replacement for an R56. NOTE-You may or may not need to register your battery after re-installation. I registered mine using the Carly for BMW app. You can...

2nd Generation MINI

  1. 2nd Gen "How To" MINI Oil feed line replacement

    Another episode was sent out this morning of EricTheCarGuy's MINI Series. You'll be happy to know that I've been exchanging emails with him...
  2. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Front End Disassembly

    In this video EricTheCarGuy shows a front end disassembly. Headlight removal, windshield washer fluid tank removal, front bumper removal, wheel...
  3. 2nd Gen "How To" EricTheCarGuy- R56 Battery Replacement

    This video is a How-To on battery replacement for an R56. NOTE-You may or may not need to register your battery after re-installation. I...
  4. 2nd Gen "How To" EricTheCarGuy- R56 seat and carpet removal

    I've followed this guy for years and he's helped me out countless times. He recently bought an 07 R56 S and has started The MINI Series. These...
  5. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement

    Tools Needed:
    -Flat head screw driver
    -Pliers
    -Star bit for the fastener, most of these cars have a hex head bolt
    -If you don't have a fluid...
  6. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Manual Transmission Fluid Change

    Super simple DIY. This guy isn't the most exciting mechanic to watch but he get's the job done. I didn't use any of the products he used/showed....
  7. 2nd Gen "How To" N18 Seafoam treatment from Detroit Tuned

    Not really a how to, more so an FYI and it seems VERY simple.
    Came across this whilst perusing the DT website the other day and thought it'd be a...
  8. 2nd Gen "How To" Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

    If you have access to one, get out a compressor and blow out around the valve cover and those 2 bolt holes in the middle of the valve cover. This...
  9. Product Review ALTA Performance "Stealth" Cat-back Exhaust System for R56 Cooper S

    I have yet to drive a car that was absolutely brilliant and completely perfect in every sense. No, of course I haven’t. Perfection is just an...
  10. Product Review Texas Speedwerks R56 Springs Review

    Non-linear systems usually have unpredictable performance, so I wanted linear springs. So I messaged Scott at TSW asking when I could get a set...
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