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Edge

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    THAT Guy

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  • First Name
    Haemish
  • Spouse/Significant Other First Name - if none, please enter "n/a"
    Susan
  • Location
    Herndon, VA
  • Occupation
    Sr. Principal Systems Engineer
  • Homepage
    http://www.facebook.com/EdgeDC

My MINI

  • My MINIs Year
    2005
  • My MINIs Type
    Cooper S w/JCW Kit (Hatchback)
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Hyper Blue
  • My MINIs Roof Color
    Body Color
  • My MINIs Name
    Mr. OEM

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  1. Edge

    The Western Loop - Family and Pet Run!

    We’ll be there! It will be only me for the run itself, but Susan and Noelle will be meeting us directly at Dinosaur Land. We talked about all going in the MINI but with the walking around that we are doing, we really need the stroller, and it won’t fit in the car with the baby seat also installed.
  2. Edge

    The Western Loop - Family and Pet Run!

    Very generous of you guys, but if we make it (not definite yet but we’re trying! The early start in Purcelville is a little tough for us), we’ll leave the pup at home. To be honest, I’m not sure how well she would fare on windy roads anyway.
  3. Edge

    The Western Loop - Family and Pet Run!

    I just read on their website that no pets (besides service animals) are allowed at Dinosaur Land, so that counts pets out unless they skip that venue.
  4. Edge

    DCMM Annual Club Picnic

    Unfortunately we have to miss this - and I hate missing the annual picnic! This is my parents last weekend in town, and we have so much to try to get done before they leave... it’s just impossible to make it to the picnic. I hope everyone has a wonderful time, and we’ll hopefully see you all at another event soon... we’ll try hard to make it to the Family and Pet Run in a couple of weeks!
  5. I asked Shawn Peace about that a little while ago - you’re right! They actually have 4 loaners now, to also include a BMW X1 (which is basically like a BMW Countryman) and a BMW 318ti. I happily stand corrected - and good to know for next time. They never mentioned loaners in the lead-up to scheduling this appointment, and I didn’t ask - because most independent shops don’t have loaners. I’m impressed that they do. Had I known this, I could have scheduled my appointment much sooner, without having to wait or get a ride.
  6. I haven’t had it done yet - it’s been difficult to coordinate a date to come in, because they aren’t normally open on weekends, and they don’t have loaner cars. I’m really wishing I had made it into that special Saturday group! I finally have an appointment tomorrow morning - I’ll let you know how it goes.
  7. I still would have paid the extra to have it done, but Freddy was pretty insistent that it would not be necessary on an R53.
  8. Update on 1st Gens - I was told very clearly by Freddy that it is not appropriate/necessary to do the walnut blasting on the 1st Gen engines, even if they are very old and high miles, like mine. Instead, they will do an induction service using BG 44K. So yeah... I guess I’ll be doing the induction service instead.
  9. Edge

    The Western Loop - Family and Pet Run!

    Susan, Noelle and I are interested and will try to make it... we have RSVPed “Maybe” for now but we should have a better idea in early August after my parents visit (from Australia) is over. We would like to bring Lily (our sweet pup), but due to her size, and still needing a baby seat (Noelle will be exactly 9 months old on the day of the event!), it will be exceedingly difficult to bring her, especially in my R53. It’s awesome that you’ve planned a family-centric event, Devin - especially for pets, too!
  10. Mo- Nope - never mind then! I just didn’t want to be forgotten.
  11. My name was not on the above list for some reason, but I would like to be in this group buy too. I will PM you later this evening, Alex. I would have picked June 30 (my parents are visiting from Australia in July), but it sounds like I have to schedule privately anyway.
  12. Yep - it’s just that early (pre-refresh) 2nd Gen MINI engines (N14) are more prone to needing this service than others.
  13. My understanding (quite possibly wrong) is that the process is about cleaning the engine itself - the cylinders and valves... not the turbo or SC.
  14. If R53s are indeed a valid target, I'm in too. My 05 R53 is 13 years and 145,000 miles young, and could really use it, especially the way I drive him!
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