Question 2nd Gen R56 S 100K+ New to Minis and now I have 2

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  1. Adam Darnell

    Adam Darnell New Member

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    My son and I just picked up two Minis. His-2009 Mini S 65,000 mi, Mine-2009 Mini Base 160,000 mi

    I have been working on cars for over 40 years and never touched an import like this. I will have MANY questions in the coming days, weeks, months. I like to keep cars on the road. My last car was a Kia at 247,000 when she was hit and totaled. Never had problems.

    I bought a Creator C501 Scanner because we both have "Check Engine" lights as well as seatbelt and Airbag warnings. Any comments on this scanner would be great. Is it going to be useful? Should I return it and get something else? I would like to stay under $100 if possible.

    I will post more after I dig into the cars this weekend.

    Thanks in Advance!
     
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    #3 MCS02, May 9, 2019
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    Welcome to MA! We are here to help you keep your Mini running and spend your money on Mods. I don't know anything about that scanner. This is the one I use.

    https://www.amazon.com/FOXWELL-Automotive-Diagnostic-Transmission-Registration/dp/B019QCG5RE/ref=pd_cp_263_1?pd_rd_w=HrwBm&pf_rd_p=ef4dc990-a9ca-4945-ae0b-f8d549198ed6&pf_rd_r=3GGJVT2VJJYABFNMFN4Y&pd_rd_r=b8a7a89e-72a0-11e9-8016-4b75b3288f34&pd_rd_wg=spgfT&pd_rd_i=B019QCG5RE&psc=1&refRID=3GGJVT2VJJYABFNMFN4Y

    There are some really good ones that use a PC. One of our members @Dave.0 uses that is even better than mine. I have two Minis and my wife has a one, my scan tool made for its self in a month. A good scan tool will save you lots of money. When a put a new battery in a Gen2 Mini you have to register it that allows will save you the about $100 these are fun addictive cars. I will worn you your sons Mini has a N14 engine. That some will that it is made of glass. Its not but it has some things you need to check and take care of. My 2012 JCW Coupe has an N14 engine.
     
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    Well as I was typing @Dave.0 was posting:D
     
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    Welcome to M/A Adam.

    I had two MINI's, but am down to one MINI & one GTI.
     
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    Welcome to M/A! and to your new addiction :D
     
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    Welcome to MA - and congrats on the new MINI's. Post some pics or create a garage. :D
     
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    Welcome to M/A!

    I am a 3 MINI owner...all generation 1s. Two were bought used and the third was bought new. I have had few problems owning them.
     
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  10. Adam Darnell

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    Thanks for the welcome. Got the Bentley book on order.
    Thinking of getting the Carly thing. Thoughts?
     
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    I have never used it. Some here have and liked it.
     

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