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Scavenger

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About Scavenger

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    DCMM Veteran & Enthusiast

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  • First Name
    Alan
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    Kattiya
  • Biography
    I like cars, computers, the outdoors, and motoring
  • Location
    Apex, N.C.

My MINI

  • My MINIs Year
    2006
  • My MINIs Type
    Cooper S (Hatchback)
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Space Blue
  • My MINIs Roof Color
    Silver
  • My MINIs Name
    B.A.

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  1. So, this year I've done a lot of work on B.A. to get him back in good condition. After 15 years and 130K miles, a MINI is going to need some work. I wanted to capture it all here. Maybe this information will be helpful to others. Particular first gen owners. After ignition, I replaced the by-pass valve (MINI officially refers to it as "shut-off" valve) and thoroughly cleaned the throttle body. I also replaced the throttle body gasket. I have misplaced some of the pictures, but will update this post if I can find them. For now, here are some pictures of the cleaned up throttle body.
  2. So, this year I've done a lot of work on B.A. to get him back in good condition. After 15 years and 130K miles, a MINI is going to need some work. I wanted to capture it all here. Maybe this information will be helpful to others. Particular first gen owners. I got started in February, and the first job was to refresh the ignition system. So, I replaced the ignition coil, spark plugs, and spark plug wires. If you have the stock intercooler, then this isn't too difficult, however, if you have a larger aftermarket intercooler, or the JCW GP, like I have, then it needs to be removed since it
  3. Technically, yesterday, but we're on pandemic time, right? I inspected and adjusted my coil-overs. I actually raised the ride height slightly front and back. I reduced the amount of 'rake' in the stance and gave it a little more clearance for the ridiculously high speed bumps around here. NC roads aren't quite as nice as NoVA roads either.
  4. I once used my MINI to carry Sun T1000 servers to the data center!
  5. Sony is making a HU that puts out 45x4 Watts RMS! When you say 'Bass', do you mean DJ BASS BOY sorta Bass?
  6. Cool, Bass is good! I just replaced my factory speakers. I went with MTX Terminator 6.5 component in front, and MTX Terminator 6x9 in rear. They aren't the most pricey, but make a great upgrade over stock. I had already replaced the head unit about 8 years ago with a Kenwood Excelon unit. My recollection is the factory Boost HU only had 6watts per channel, whereas the Kenwood has 22, the OEM speakers had started sounding like mush, so far, it's sounding great now!
  7. I can't believe no one has done anything to their MINI since last summer! B.A. got some new parts last weekend, I installed new spark plugs, wires, and ignition coil, and a new bypass valve. Seems to be running better!
  8. Oh no! Time for me to go hide again!
  9. It looks like things are on a positive direction, MOTD 2021 may be a go!
  10. I may have an incentive to get some work done on B.A. A LOT of work!
  11. The gallery is updated with lots of picks, hope you enjoy!
  12. Just wanted to let you all know I updated my Gallery "Scavenger's Memory Lane", I hope you enjoy the photos!
  13. Scavenger

    Scavenger's Memory Lane

    Generally, from L to R, there's the Fast Lane, Sandwich Lane, and the Granny Lane, although I suspect most of you prefer the Fast Lane! From time to time, we should take a trip down Memory Lane. This Album is a selection of photos from my personal collection of a decade of Motoring with DCMM. Enjoy!
  14. I have never heard of this being done on the first-gen. Only second-gen. Check with one of the reputable vendors.
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