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  • 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. Drained old fluid into an oil pan, filled with a...
  • 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 good thing to stick on here. They say "by doing...
  • 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 will save you some clean up time.
  • 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 ideal, not a possibility. There are, however, a select...
  • 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 for SK8BRD. He replies that they just got their...
  • Way Motor Works Turbo Heat Shield for R56 MINI Cooper/Clubman S

    I was walking down “Vendor Alley” at the '08 MINIs On The Dragon and something caught my eye at Way Motor Works booth. It was gleaming in the beautifully crisp afternoon sunshine and beckoning my...

2nd Generation MINI

  1. 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...
  2. 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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  3. 2nd Gen "How To" Way Motor Works Turbo Heat Shield for R56 MINI Cooper/Clubman S

    I was walking down “Vendor Alley” at the '08 MINIs On The Dragon and something caught my eye at Way Motor Works booth. It was gleaming in the...
  4. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)

    How to install the ALTA Positive Steering Response System (PSRS)
  5. 2nd Gen "How To" Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others...
  6. 2nd Gen "How To" R56 Oil Service

    Welcome to Detroit Tuned’s how-to guide for an oil service for an R56 MINI Cooper. It’s always best to do an oil change on a hot engine as the hot...
  7. 2nd Gen "How To" Front Camber Adjustment/Nylon Stud Removal

    These cars need more negative front camber for anything other than straight line racing and driving. Increasing negative camber allows more even...
  8. 2nd Gen "How To" This is a How-To on Removing the Carbon Build-up, the right way.

    After reading a few posts on cleaning the valves, I didn't see where anyone had done a full writeup on the procedure. I figured I would jump in...
  9. 2nd Gen "How To" Koni FSD's

    It's time to consider some new struts for the ol' girl. I've landed on some Koni FSD's and am wondering if anyone has any insight before I pull...
  10. 2nd Gen "How To" How To: Move the Bluetooth Microphone

    A few people have commented on how the microphone for the Bluetooth phone kit is on the wrong (passenger) side of the car in the US. A few others...
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