Got 2 speeding tickets this week, poor driving and poor luck I guess
Finally able to warm it up and attempt base timing, tuning has been 2 steps forward 1 step back so the timings still off, but its Time to do the exhaust for the neighbors sake.
After 4 months it started! Surprising how well it idles and revs with the ms3 running on no tune and a different ignition system. Now to clean up all this wiring, plumb the radiator, and make the rest of the exhaust before the Mini breaks more.
It’s been leaving clouds of oil smoke in city enviroments, more info after the jump.
It’s been 2.5 months, with 4500miles, 3 shop visits and I’ve just now established the core limp mode issue. The turbo is toast thanks to a worn wastegate. Sidenote, the alternator is on the fritz as of the last 600 miles.
The area featured in Netflix’s,”Murder Mountain” is about 15 miles from where I grew up and I was in the area. Sidenote: now the local authorities are worried about the impact of reduced tourism the show will cause even though the local economy tanked when weed legalized.
An unholy union of Peugeot and BMW reliability forming together in the n14 engine, coupled with 90s GM plastics and assembly.
Was gonna post something of value but instead have a short summary of Clubman Jcw ownership after a month.
Started putting little bits on such as the oil return, powersteering, heat shield, and alternator wiring. Aiming to have it started by tuesday(though I’ll probably blow past that deadline)
My Brothers Golf R ate a curb trying to take an offramp. Now 101 is closed so no Aaa is available
No pics but hwy 101 at sea level was white with it.(notusingthisasanexcusetopostmycarzoidbergstyle)
Successfully made it out hwy 36 and 299 earlier this week during a light (california) snow storm.
Tiny flakes that arnt sticking but still not something I’ve ever seen.
Everything’s welded, painted, and wrapped. More photos inbound.
I have appointment to have my car diagnosed at the local german auto shop.
Ended up buying an 09 clubman jcw, it’s not perfect but theres an inch thick stack of service records.
Finally purchased a standalone ecu, welded and painted most of the exhaust, and mounted the battery in the trunk.
Going to be looking at an 09 Jcw Clubman on Monday If everything pans out.