Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums   Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums Motoring Alliance :: MINI Cooper Forums
Home

Menu




Notices

Sponsor

» Random Garage
Finally a MINI owner
Minerva

G3ntle

» Ad Links
» Recent Threads
Go to first new post Looking to purchase...
11 Replies, 2,768 Views
Go to first new post 10 year (+) MINIs
72 Replies, 12,826 Views
Go to first new post Word Association
72,398 Replies, 1,459,166 Views
Go to first new post IMSA 2017
231 Replies, 34,561 Views
Go to first new post Wheel spacers.
30 Replies, 7,141 Views
Go to first new post What did you do with your MINI today?
14,415 Replies, 891,812 Views
Go to first new post 2017 - F1
791 Replies, 73,744 Views
Go to first new post Dark Silver
80 Replies, 15,024 Views
Go to first new post It's mine! 2015 JCW 6MT
28 Replies, 6,949 Views
Go to first new post PWC - 2017
21 Replies, 5,167 Views
Go to first new post New Guy from Wichita, KS
12 Replies, 348 Views
Go to first new post Manufactured in The Netherlands?!
14 Replies, 554 Views
Go to first new post Clutch replace in a 2006 S
23 Replies, 4,475 Views
Go to first new post Got the subframe out. Now what?
12 Replies, 2,958 Views
Go to first new post MINI/Mini Trailers
121 Replies, 34,572 Views
Advert

» Ad
Sponsors

Likes Likes:  9
Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-08-2017, 10:31 PM #1
Helltime Helltime is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 7
Finally a MINI owner
Helltime Helltime is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 7
Finally a MINI owner
Finally a MINI owner

Long story short, I first rode in a MCS back in 2005 and I have wanted one ever since, last week I finally picked up a 2006 MCS 6spd and I can't wait to start driving it everywhere. I picked it up knowing it needed a couple minor things before it was driven too much. Currently waiting on parts so I can put it back together (Crank seal behind the pulley was leaking).
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Helltime is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 5 Likes
Likes wmwny, MCS02, Goldsmithy, Dave.0, Rainman768 liked this post
Unread 01-08-2017, 11:51 PM #2
00Mini 00Mini is offline
Stage 6
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,881
Likes (Given): 4793
Likes (Received): 821
00Mini 00Mini is offline
Stage 6
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 11,881
Likes (Given): 4793
Likes (Received): 821
Congratulations on a nice looking ride and Welcome to Motoring Alliance the bestest MINI forum on the interweb !!
00Mini is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-08-2017, 11:56 PM #3
wmwny wmwny is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Piqua, Ohio
Posts: 2,966
Likes (Given): 924
Likes (Received): 1667
Finally a MINI owner
Send a message via Yahoo to wmwny
wmwny wmwny is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Piqua, Ohio
Posts: 2,966
Likes (Given): 924
Likes (Received): 1667
Finally a MINI owner
Send a message via Yahoo to wmwny
Welcome to M/A!

Your R53 looks nice and I'm sure you will have the time of your life as its new owner [2006 was THE best year]!
wmwny is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 12:57 AM #4
MCS02's Avatar
MCS02 MCS02 is offline
Stage 5
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,991
Likes (Given): 13919
Likes (Received): 5294
Finally a MINI owner
MCS02 MCS02 is offline
Stage 5

MCS02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,991
Likes (Given): 13919
Likes (Received): 5294
Finally a MINI owner
Nice Mini! Welcome to MA!
MCS02 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 08:05 AM #5
GokartPilot's Avatar
GokartPilot GokartPilot is offline
Stage 3
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maysville, North Carolina USA
Posts: 770
Likes (Given): 1135
Likes (Received): 504
GokartPilot GokartPilot is offline
Stage 3
GokartPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Maysville, North Carolina USA
Posts: 770
Likes (Given): 1135
Likes (Received): 504
Welcome aboard! Kudos on the 06 R53!
__________________
Officially diagnosed with FSI, "Factory Stock Intolerant"
GokartPilot is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 08:22 AM #6
Savvy's Avatar
Savvy Savvy is offline
Stage 5
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DE
Posts: 6,784
Likes (Given): 2470
Likes (Received): 2308
Finally a MINI owner
Savvy Savvy is offline
Stage 5

Savvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: DE
Posts: 6,784
Likes (Given): 2470
Likes (Received): 2308
Finally a MINI owner
Welcome aboard!
__________________
2006 R53 Checkmate Edition
AstroBlack/Silver - 15% Pulley - Dinan intake
RMW Tuned: 218hp/181tq

Savvy is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 09:04 AM #7
Goldsmithy's Avatar
Goldsmithy Goldsmithy is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Main Street in the land of Oz
Posts: 1,096
Likes (Given): 774
Likes (Received): 782
Finally a MINI owner
Goldsmithy Goldsmithy is offline
Stage 4

Goldsmithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Main Street in the land of Oz
Posts: 1,096
Likes (Given): 774
Likes (Received): 782
Finally a MINI owner
Welcome to the modness...great site and greater people.
__________________
Don't take life to seriously...you'll never live through it.

I spell fonetically...get used to it.
Goldsmithy is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 10:06 AM #8
Gil-galad's Avatar
Gil-galad Gil-galad is offline
Stage 4
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Decorah, IA
Posts: 1,119
Likes (Given): 887
Likes (Received): 723
Finally a MINI owner
Gil-galad Gil-galad is offline
Stage 4
Gil-galad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Decorah, IA
Posts: 1,119
Likes (Given): 887
Likes (Received): 723
Finally a MINI owner
The '06 MCS model is considered by many (including me) to be the epitome of the BMW MINI when it comes to elegant simplicity in design, spirit, and pure driving pleasure.

Congrats and enjoy!
__________________
GWAIHIR - 2013 R59 / STYBBA - 1977 Mini MK-IV --- with Eastern Iowa MINIs
Gil-galad is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes wmwny, 00Mini liked this post
Unread 01-09-2017, 02:51 PM #9
wjosh45 wjosh45 is offline
Stage 1
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 89
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 18
wjosh45 wjosh45 is offline
Stage 1
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 89
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 18
Welcome to MA.. good looking ride.. looking forward to seeing what you do with it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
wjosh45 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2017, 06:10 PM #10
Helltime Helltime is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 7
Finally a MINI owner
Helltime Helltime is offline
Stage 0 - Stock
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 7
Finally a MINI owner
Thanks for the warm welcome!
My plans for the car (after I get the maintenance where I think it needs to be) will be brakes, wheels/tires, suspension in that order. After those are done the power mods will start.
I am currently replacing the Crank Seal (the one behind the pulley) and waiting on parts. After that I will probably replace the radiator as it seems to have a small leak at the top where the hose goes and just go from there.
Helltime is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes Dave.0, 00Mini liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
back, finally, mcs, picked, put

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin; Version - A Very Customized 3.8.2
Copyright ©2009 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Clubs, Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.4.1 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Motoring Alliance is an independently operated web site supporting MINI owners and enthusiasts worldwide. All original artwork and design is Copyright © 2009 - 2016 Motoring Alliance.
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO