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 Forum: General   Topic: Another Wedding!

 Post subject: Another Wedding!
Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:39 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1005


Hi folks, I've been out of touch with the Mini scene for the past year due to work and college commitments. However I'm getting married in Galway on Friday 31st and I would love to get a convoy of minis to join the trip from the church to the hotel. We would be leaving Bushypark church around 2:45 o...

 Forum: General   Topic: Car battery prices

 Post subject: Car battery prices
Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:00 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 968


I was justed quoted €124 for an 096 battery in a shop in Galway. Have battery prices really gone that high?

 Forum: General   Topic: MINI INSURANCE

 Post subject: Re: MINI INSURANCE
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:19 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1406


My 95 Sprite is on classic with First Ireland.
Check out the insurance link on www.eircooled.com for the details, requirements and contact info

 Forum: General   Topic: Dead battery

 Post subject: Re: Dead battery
Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:51 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 700


Thanks for the replies. I don't think the alternator is the problem for the same reasons you have described - no warning lights and no problems with electrics once the car gets started. I'll try to get my hands on a trickle charger to see if that makes any difference. I've installed a battery isolat...

 Forum: General   Topic: Dead battery

 Post subject: Dead battery
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:51 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 700


I took the mini out of the garage for a spin last weekend. It had spent the best part of the last 4 months in the garage thanks to our lousy summer. The battery was flat so I gave it a jump and took it for the half hour spin into college. When I returned to the car after 3 hours, the battery was fla...

 Forum: General   Topic: Wintering a Mini

 Post subject: Re: Wintering a Mini
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:21 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1878


Apparently we're getting a heat wave next week - you might want to hold off garaging it for a few days!

 Forum: General   Topic: Chucking

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:36 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 779


Is it bad that this post made me laugh?

 Forum: General   Topic: Classic insurance

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:51 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 4290


To add to that; First Ireland insured my 95 Spi as a classic for €285 for a limited milage policy - not a bad deal if your pride and joy is not your daily driver

 Forum: General   Topic: New Battery

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:40 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1753


The 063 fills the battery box nicely and is great in cold weather.
Direct connecting should be fine - just remember to start the engine on the car with the good battery before attaching the leads

 Forum: General   Topic: Cutting keys

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:56 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1252


I got a couple of sets cut last summer at the key cutting shop in the Corbett Court shopping centre in Galway

 Forum: General   Topic: mind of its own

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:44 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 889


If it's an injection model it could be the vacuum pipes from the inlet manifold to the fuel trap / fuel trap to ECU: they have a habit of wearing out

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 Forum: General   Topic: need ideas for paint job

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:00 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1556


If you have the patience!

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 Forum: General   Topic: spi problems ....

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:00 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 618


Hi John

Remember the fun we had McGyvering fixes on my Vacuum pipes? I ended up replacing the fuel trap and all pipes, haven't looked back since. I have spares at home if you want to give them a try.

Enda

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 Forum: General   Topic: Indicators not working

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:20 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 776


Could be a fuse; hazards run on a different circuit

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 Forum: General   Topic: useful links

 Post subject: useful links
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:13 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 848


I came across some useful sites this evening - enjoy

http://mini.nicehelp.co.uk

Haynes Manual

Not sure why the link isn't appearing properly - feel free to tidy it up!

 Forum: General   Topic: Battery

 Post subject: Re: Battery
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:20 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1600


The 096 is pricier - mine cost 90euro. It fills the whole battery box and you will have to move the securing bar to the other hole. I'm no expert; the 096 does the job and from what I've read, damage/wear to the alternator shouldn't be an issue

 Forum: General   Topic: Battery

 Post subject: Re: Battery
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:44 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1600


Ya can't beat a good battery debate! I popped the 096 in last night. It's a good snug fit in the battery box. I don't think it will hurt the alternator. It's doing the job anyway, first time in a month I drove it any distance. Must look into putting an isolator as I'm getting a backup and keeping th...

 Forum: General   Topic: Battery

 Post subject: Re: Battery
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:08 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1600


Thanks for the help. I went all out and got the 096; in for a penny...
Can't wait to go for a spin, between floods and the frost the car's been in the garage for ages

 Forum: General   Topic: Battery

 Post subject: Battery
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:34 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1600


I put off replacing my battery until after the big freeze. Now that has (hopefully) passed, it's time to go shopping.

can someone advise the best battery for a SPi?
I was also thinking of installing an isolator switch - does anyone have experience/recommendations for these?

Thanks in advance!

 Forum: General   Topic: mini not holding revs when i clutch?

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:13 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1439


I had a similar problem with my SPI in the past. It turned out that a couple of hoses need replacing:

From the inlet manifold to the fuel trap & from the fuel trap to the ECU. I know the MPI has a different setup but if might be worth taking a look for something similar

 Forum: General   Topic: Locked out!

 Post subject: Re: Locked out!
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:19 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1298


thanks for the advice folks. Car was being moved (not by me) to spray the garage. I got a message to give me the bad news. I'm guessing what happened was that the person who unlocked the door didn't give the key a full turn so the lock slipped back on slightly when the door was shut. A good jiggle o...

 Forum: General   Topic: Locked out!

 Post subject: Re: Locked out!
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:48 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1298


I'm checking out lock-picking videos on youtube...

 Forum: General   Topic: Locked out!

 Post subject: Re: Locked out!
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1298


will do! It's freezing out, why couldn't this have happened in the garage? :P

 Forum: General   Topic: Locked out!

 Post subject: Re: Locked out!
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:51 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1298


Thanks for the tip Kenneth - looks like it could be a long night!

 Forum: General   Topic: Locked out!

 Post subject: Re: Locked out!
Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:44 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1298


I'd rather leave the window where it is if i can - probably best to pm me to avoid solutions getting into the public forum :wink:
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