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  1. Jeff10049

    Jeff10049 New Member

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    Hi All,
    I have been reading this forum for a while decided to register after seeing a few familiar names like minidave and scottinbend.

    Cars are
    1960 mini
    2004 cvt mini
    2013 countryman s all4 mini

    Jeff alsoinbend any other central Oregon mini owners on here?
     
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    Welcome to Motoring Alliance.
     
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    Welcome to M/A :Thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome to M\A, we love pictures and telling people how to spend money on MINI’s. :rolleyes::D
     
  5. Jeff10049

    Jeff10049 New Member

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    Hi Jeff!

    Now that's what I call a nice well rounded group of cars!

    do you know Scott (in Bend)?
     
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    Welcome to M/A!

    Back in the day, I had a 1959 Morriis Mini Minor...loved it, but college beckoned and it was too expensive to keep repairing so I bought a '66 Bug. Now that I'm retired, we have 3 Gen 1 MINIs...an early '03 R50 and 2 '06 R53s. I'm just MINI committed....
     
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    Welcome to MA! You have a 2004 CVT still moving? That’s great! What’s your secret? :D
     
  9. Jeff10049

    Jeff10049 New Member

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    I thought I did and I might I sent a pm to him. I know a few scotts that have minis and MINIS in bend.
    I think the Scott here had something to do with central Oregon mini association no longer exists as far as I know.
     
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    #10 Jeff10049, Nov 24, 2019
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    Service keep them serviced every 20k and they will last I service two other cvts one with 178k and one at 250k
    I really like the CVT it's definitely quicker than a stick shift or conventional automatic.
    mine has 221,000 miles
     
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  11. Minidave

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    We have two CVT;s in the KC club with huge mileage on them, one is close to 300K now and the other just clicked over 200K. I thought the service interval was 30K? One thing I recommend is to have the dealer do the service - they have the right fluid and the machine that will do the fluid exchange correctly.
    That's not to say an independent shop can't do it right too, but that way you know you go the right stuff
     
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    Hey Scott, do you and Jeff know each other?
     
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    #14 wmwny, Nov 25, 2019
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    My early '03 R50 ['9/02 build] cvt had a tranny change at 61k and it now is at 87k. The first tranny was run at Phil Wicks track schools in Indiana and Illinois and to and from the Dragon, where I learned that that was bad for the tranny. That said, the new one is clicking along with nary a hitch but will get a fluid change in about another 5k. It's Dragon slaying days are over and I haven't tracked any of my MINIs since 2012. It's a quick and nimble car, but not so fast...just fun.
     
  15. Jeff10049

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    Oil samples with factory essso oil show changes needed at 15k the atp oil I have been running holds up better and 20k maybe a little more is ok. Tracking a CVT is fine they work amazingly well in autocross track use not sure who said that was bad for them the 250k car I service has been tracked it's whole life. As for the dealer service unless you have no other option id find a local shop.
    No machine of any kind is needed nor should be used any dealer stating otherwise is wrong on the only two occasions a dealer serviced mine it did NOT have the correct amount of fluid in it I had to correct it myself.
    It only takes about 30 minutes to do it yourself.
     
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