Mainstream Cooper Lives Again! (5 replies)
Hi, No to the forum so hello! Thought I'd share some photos of my Mainstream, it's been in a barn for 9 years and I have just recommisioned it. It's had new
Hi, No to the forum so hello! Thought I'd share some photos of my Mainstream, it's been in a barn for 9 years and I have just recommisioned it. It's had new brakes, New cooling system including head gasket and has had a full service and tidy up. It's done 35k from new and I think it's looking pretty damn smart actually. I do have a few questions though and I was hoping you may be able to help. I've not had a mini before but the ride seems pretty harsh and looking at mine it seems a bit low at the front. I have included a picture of the car side on, does it look low to anyone else? Also mine is idling at just over 1000rpm, seems happy but I was just checking that's where they should sit. And finally does anyone know where to get the code for the radio? It's the original one to the car. I'm moving to Canada in Feb so the car will be up for sale at some point over the next few months but would love to bring it to a couple of shows before that happens. Any recommendations? Sorry for the link rather than posting them but my laptop is busted and I'm having to do this from my phone. Cheers Adam Album link: [url]https://picasaweb.google.com/109174414448382075124/MiniCooper?authkey=Gv1sRgCKvY7-fvqeXXfA[/url] -- via [url]http://bit.ly/picasa_tool[/url]
Looks as though you can get the radio codes if you have the serial number but I can't even figure out how to get the radio out.... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Idle speed is fine,the Radio....hmmmm lay on your back facing upwards in the footwell looking up behind the radio and under neath the black plastic Holder it will become clearer as to how to remove the radio...it's serial number may be on a sticker somewhere on the radio body...cant quite remember where (it's been years since ive had mine out)...the front does look a touch low,is it sat evenly accross the front(from side to side ?)...but check your cones (black rubber) trumpets ,and knuckle joints,and whilst there give all of the nipple's a good grease.....
I had someone check the suspension out today and they said it's fine, it's the same height on both sides so must be something I need to get used to.
Speed bumps are not this cars best friend.
I'll have a look at the radio this weekend, cheers for the advice.
The radio will come out with a couple of radio keys, autoleads part number pc5-83. Depending of the model of radio, you will either see a pair of holes either side or they may be covered by small covers that pop off. The serial number is (I think) 14 digits long and includes letters. If you find that and PM me it I will look up the code for you. This is assuming that no one has had the code changed. If that is the case it will have to be done manually.