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  1. old81 liked Minidave's post in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    I'll have a 20-30 min long run to break in the cam, then let it cool overnight - retorque the head and reset the valves, then run it...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 5:08 PM
  2. old81 replied to the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    How long will you let it run on the engine stand before you crate it up and ship to the owner? Enough time to set the basic tune or...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  3. old81 liked Minidave's post in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    Looks like my assumptions were correct, I did have to drill new holes in the mounts as it sits a little higher than a regular manual...

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  4. old81 liked Crashton's post in the thread What did you do with your MINI today?.

    Thanks, been using them for years. When I get home I spray with Prima Hydro & dry it off. Seems to work well for me. Not Dave O...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 9:10 PM
  5. old81 liked Minidave's post in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    The new gear showed up today, so I got it cleaned up and installed on the crank and measured the clearance - it's spot on. [ATTACH]...

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  6. old81 rated Dave.0's post Funny in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    For some reason I want a bowl of Mint ice cream.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  7. old81 liked agranger's post in the thread What did you do with your MINI today?.

    I'm in the middle of a wash, clay, polish and ceramic coating of my wife's car right now. Here's my rough estimate: Products: $150...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 3:57 PM
  8. old81 replied to the thread What did you do with your MINI today?.

    Yes, I agree with the commentary and Dave.0, that is really high, I will ask around and see what the folks in Colorado are getting for...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:52 PM
  9. old81 liked Dave.0's post in the thread What did you do with your MINI today?.

    This is why I do this as a hobby for friends for $500.00 + $200.00 if they want rims done to look like brand new. I find detailing as...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:50 PM
  10. old81 replied to the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    Like a certain OCD MINI owner said, go slow, 5 days is a short recovery time, but it appears you are doing light stuff. Remember to...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:47 PM
  11. old81 rated Minidave's post Winner in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    That was less than an hour of work, so no worries..... [IMG] And I'm done for today, tomorrow will be spent looking for the correct...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:46 PM
  12. old81 rated Dave.0's post Agree in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    Wow you never rest, take it slow and easy Dave.

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:44 PM
  13. old81 liked Minidave's post in the thread 998 Automatic Engine Rebuild.

    Got bored sitting around after my little hospital adventure (hard to believe it's only been a week!) so I bolted the engine to the...

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  14. old81 liked Minidave's post in the thread Being Dead Hurts Like Hell!.

    Nah they were thorough, checked to see how I was tolerating the meds, made sure I knew of my follow up appts etc.

    Jul 9, 2020 at 3:41 PM
  15. old81 liked Jeff10049's post in the thread Got it.

    carbon fiber wrap on center grill bar and mirrors.

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