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Bini cracked spring is it worth just chucking a secondhand strut leg on and it now has a dead parrot.


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#31 OFFLINE   Rusty_Rocket

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

Nice one
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:12 PM

It’s really going to look like a minter when it’s finished it’s just the central locking and boot opening I need to sort now.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:51 PM

The central locking can be coded in situ OK. You need IstaD ideally, and the numbers from the chips on the remote board fed in here to generate the "barcode".

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:18 PM

Thanks that’s good to know I can get it coded now as the only door working is the drivers door but
The wipers seemed to get stuck in the wrong position first of all but now are working perfectly.

Also I’ve got to get the damp out from underneath the new unit before putting it all back together tomorrow morning,

I wonder could you give me a rough idea what the cost should be to get it coded.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:44 PM

£30-40 unless you go to a dealer who'll take £70.00+
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:38 AM

Yesterday I thought I would hoover the water out to keep the BC1 water free and chucked a car cover over it and put some tampax under the carpet as you do as I can see it’s going to take some time getting the water out the sponge backing.

At the moment it’s two steps forward and one step back as I now have windows and lights that work but still need the heater and locks sorted and I can’t get into the boot.

I’ve looked under the back seat for the manual pull but this being a very early car doesn’t seem to have the pull and seeing that the interior is immaculate I don’t want to get the hammer out lol.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Daft question, is the unlocking switch on the dash not working?

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

The unlock switch makes a faint noise when I toggle the switch but doesn’t do much else

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:42 PM

Are you able to get into the boot area at all? I think you can reach the solenoid from inside the boot.  


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 05:27 PM

Try getting someone to push the boot latch button while you are fiddling the dash switch.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:00 PM

I’ve just got back from work and checked my emails and an independent Bmw specialist in Eastbourne said he will recode the BC1 for me so it looks like if got to wait till the 1st Feb before I find out what’s in the boot as I’m too tight to tax it lol.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

If it's a corpse you'll probably know before then...


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

Where are you? I've messaged you.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:57 PM

Sorry I didn’t see your message I’ve just replied that would be great if you could look at it.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:20 PM

Did you get the boot to open?
I am not familiar with the Mini,however, could you not maybe fold the rear seats down & climb in the boot & remove the plastic trim panel, maybe expose the lock/latch & open it manually?

Just a suggestion, done it before on some cars, but not on a Mini.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:48 PM

If he doesn’t claim it. I could use it too.


Sold to Bangernomics for the princely sum of nowt.

May be a couple of days to get it posted but pm me your address and it shall make its way to you post haste
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

I’m still draining the water out the car at the moment but it’s nearly dry now and I’m going to put a dehumidifier in the car tomorrow to see if it gets the last of the water out so it fingers crossed.

But I went to turn the steering and get a strange noise which I suspect is a broken spring but it looks like the strut leg is a bit iffy also and wondered is it worth just chucking on a secondhand leg which should cost in the region of £25.

I don’t want to throw a fortune at the car as I’ve still got an abs light that’s on and it needs a service and gearbox oil change plus the recoding but would you buy a secondhand strut leg and am I right In thinking this looks completely knackered.92AAD85B-6AF7-4EA7-9ADD-449D568772E4.jpeg
This one is the other side for comparison.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:49 PM

I’m still draining the water out the car at the moment but it’s nearly dry now and I’m going to put a dehumidifier in the car tomorrow to see if it gets the last of the water out so it fingers crossed.

But I went to turn the steering and get a strange noise which I suspect is a broken spring but it looks like the strut leg is a bit iffy also and wondered is it worth just chucking on a secondhand leg which should cost in the region of £25.

I don’t want to throw a fortune at the car as I’ve still got an abs light that’s on and it needs a service and gearbox oil change plus the recoding but would you buy a secondhand strut leg and am I right In thinking this looks completely knackered.attachicon.gif92AAD85B-6AF7-4EA7-9ADD-449D568772E4.jpeg
This one is the other side for comparison.
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Exactly what I've done re the multipla, by the time you've bought a spring and killed yourself fitting it the strut is done. Don't forget the new drop link too as if attached they invariably pooch up.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:30 PM

Can't really see from the picture Vince, but the spring is probably only losing its powder coating, which is not a cause for concern.  However, if you do want to replace, definitely just chuck a complete leg on it, as you say.  Much easier/ safer on something like this.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:14 PM

The new strut leg has been ordered and I got a secondhand hand one off eBay and used the BMW site to find the part number as it’s got the sports plus package so I paid a little extra to get the right one.

Also I had a bit of a result as my other half is scrapping her Peugeot and it had a parrot Bluetooth fitted so I’ve ripped it out the car and I’m going to install it in the Mini to the original stereo and found a loom for it on eBay for £4.




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