Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

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Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 23 Oct 2017, 21:16

Evening guys, new owner today, lowish mileage (64k) model, great condition, really happy with it so far.

Couple of things to check/look at, is I think it’s got a gearbox roar as I initially thought it was, but also could be NSF wheel bearing.

Evidence so far, noisy when driving, seems to disappear when taking left hand bends so NSF wheel isn’t under pressure, but also noticeable when stationary and depressing clutch.

Quick searches suggest as it’s got the Midlands 5speed box, that could be due replacing?

Secondly, the remote fob is damaged (mini badge button missing) but I have a new blank fob though.

It locks ok but doesn’t (currently) unlock.
I’m going to swap the internal gubbins from the key to the new blank and see if that works. I presume the blade of the key can’t be removed from the old key, but just get the blank recut and won’t need reprogramming as the internals will just be swapped?

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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by M60NJP » 24 Oct 2017, 07:32

Yup - the actual key piece is unrelated to the chip in the key, so a new key won't cause problems.

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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 10:28

Thanks mate


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 10:29

So having a nosey round the car a bit more today and I’m really chuffed with it

Organising to service it and found the cone air filter is fitted not the rectangular
Is that typical for a Cooper or changed since manufacture?

Adding a few more pics of the interior etc now and looking to get a replacement steering wheel due to wear.

Need some new stripes at some point soon too
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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by M60NJP » 24 Oct 2017, 10:35

Pretty sure that cone filter isn't OEM!!

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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 10:58

Didn’t think so, I’ll be looking at what to do with it today, got 3 weeks off work til a new job, so time to tinker

Confirmed noise as load bearings, initial price given of £850 gearbox our, rebuild or recon fitted and back in.

Anyone have any recommendations in Hampshire?
Also could the 5sp be changed to the 6sp possibly with mods?


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by M60NJP » 24 Oct 2017, 11:53

Chalks13 wrote:Didn’t think so, I’ll be looking at what to do with it today, got 3 weeks off work til a new job, so time to tinker

Confirmed noise as load bearings, initial price given of £850 gearbox our, rebuild or recon fitted and back in.

Anyone have any recommendations in Hampshire?
Also could the 5sp be changed to the 6sp possibly with mods?


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Our Hants correspondent cockneyrebel may be able to suggest somewhere/someone.

I believe the 6-sp option is possible, but a lot else needs to be changed such that the cost would be prohibitive.

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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 12:44

Cheers for that, think I’ll stick with the 5sp, but handy to find someone local


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 12:52

Just been to get the blank cut, and Timpsoms won’t do it as it’s company policy not to do Mini keys!

He did solder a new micro switch for unlocking though, FOC


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Re: Mini Cooper ‘52 plate

Post by Chalks13 » 24 Oct 2017, 13:46

Defo not OEM Image
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