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Discussion in 'MINI' started by KittyMini, Jun 17, 2011.
Nope, I am not that kind of friend. He has a very nice driveway.
My driveway is gravel, so it wouldn't matter. I change my oil on my neighbor's garage hoist. He got it for free but he had to dig it out of the ground when they demolished a local service station.
Not to mine but to a bud's R53....Better than advertised!!!!
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Not much on my MINI these past few, I have been AWOL for a month or so other than lurking for a quick check on activity.
Major drama and tragedy in the family before Thanksgiving, not back to normal nor will it be for a long time, hoping for the best and normalcy in 2019. We shall see what lots of good prayer and great doctors bring to us.
I am fine, just very tired, traveled to Virginia for Christmas, I did not want to spend it alone in Colorado nor did I want my wife to spend it alone in Virginia with my two youngest grandkids.
Needless to say I have an Army Special Forces Son-in-law in the hospital and could use a few prayers.
So I will see you folks when I can and you all stay MINI and enjoy what you have.
Prayers sent for your son-in-law Don.
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He and your family will be in my prayers. When the time is right tell him a stranger says thank you for your service. We live free because people like him.
Sorry for your situation. I hope your SIL heals fast. You and your family have my thoughts and prayers.
“Let future generations understand the burden and the blessings of Freedom.
Let them say we stood where duty required us to stand”
President George H. W. Bush, January 1991
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and especially your Son in Law.
Don I'm so very sorry for your families heartache. Best thoughts & wishes are being sent to your Son-in-law for a complete recovery. Also to your family during this time of hardship.
Keeping your family in prayers and for a speedy recovery for your son-in-law.
Please keep us posted.
Got in my car to drive to work this morning. Got about 6 blocks when I noticed my battery light had come on. Couldn't be. There was lots of juice to start the car.
Noticed the wipers were kind of slow....uh oh. I might be running on battery only. Also noticed the squeeling from what I thought was the tensioner pulley, starting to wear, was gone. Maybe it's the alternator.
Went about 4 miles and was at the top of the bridge when my ABS and Traction control lights came on. Not good....started to make my way to the right curb lane. But the car seemed to be driving fine still.
Got another 2 or miles or so off the bridge and my dash warning lights were blinking like a Christmas tree.
Got another mile or so and I lost power steering. Still another mile or 2 to my friend's place. I wasn't going to leave the car on the highway.
Made it to my friend's place, so I parked it there and took the bus to work.
Will have to tow it somewhere to get fixed later.
What a nice way to start your day! Had you had your morning coffee?
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you, your family, and other service members...not just at this time, but always. The Freedoms we have here in the USA are not "free" and we are ever- reminded of the sacrifices made to ensure we have it. It should be cherished and never taken for granted.
beken -That is exactly the behavior my MINI had when its alternator bit the dust. It started about 10 miles after a hit a furry forest critter (dead squirrel ). That bugger as his last act of life was to suck the electrons out of the alternator.
I was not as lucky as you. Since I was in eastern bum fark I had to drive as far as I could then wait for the flatbed to drag it 75 miles back home. My goal was to reach Tom's Ice Cream bowl & chill out eating ice cream until Mr Flatbed got there. But that didn't happen, died completely on the highway 2 miles from my goal.
I'd recommend a new alternator & not a rebuilt. It seems these days the rebuilt parts are not very good & often die an early death.
My S is back on the road again! It drives differently now, but at least the rear wheels are straight, although I'll have to have the alignment checked more often, as well as the wheels rotated more, too.
Thanks again, MR. OEM Donater...I have your address. Expect a package...no, not a bomb or any of that white powdery stuff [of any sort].
White powdery stuff like cigar ashes?
For an old fart, you're pretty smart!
You got that half right. I'm an old fart.
Ordered a new wheel arch for the R53 from Outmotoring