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    mrsbean

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    Age : 35
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    Tips for New owners

    Post  mrsbean on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:25 pm

    As you may know my friends are buying thier first mini from me in the very immediate furture and for a laugh I wanted to make them a little owners manual/tips book, light hearted fun and jokes with serious points also.....so if you have any then please let me know ASAP..
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    understeer into wood

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    Age : 29
    Location : Steyning

    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  understeer into wood on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:49 pm

    1. Avoid puddles at all costs... unless you want your feet bathed.
    2. Leaking engine oil is encouraged as it prolongs the life of your front subframe.
    3. when mechanicle/ elecrticle faults let you down remember the three most inportant rules of mini ownership, adapt, improvise and overcome.
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    mrsbean

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    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  mrsbean on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:59 pm

    Very good! Keep them coming!
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    Retro_1985

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    Age : 33
    Location : Pagham

    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  Retro_1985 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:01 pm

    4.ebay is your friend
    5.always wave at fellow mini drivers
    6.have a friend with a tow rope
    7.mini's never die if you love them (they might stop working, but always get better in the end)
    8.have a tool box
    9.have a very big hammer

    Jokes Laughing
    "I never break down" lol!
    why does the mini have a heated rear window?

    to keep your hands warm when pushing it bounce
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    tahitipunk

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    Join date : 2010-03-24
    Age : 33
    Location : Middleton

    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  tahitipunk on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:32 pm

    Good service will keep it running sweet!

    All waxoyl the underneath...keeps it from rusting!
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    electricjim

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    Join date : 2010-03-24
    Age : 38
    Location : Middleton, Bognor Regis

    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  electricjim on Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:05 pm

    Always power hard round corners, this s a must as it forms part of the minis propulsion system and failure to do so could result in seemingly endless acceleration and throttle pedal angst.
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    Tommy Eightfifty Huntbach

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    Age : 32
    Location : West wittering

    Re: Tips for New owners

    Post  Tommy Eightfifty Huntbach on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:31 am

    850s r the future,
    avoid scuttle and inner a panel rust at all cost, fit a roof rack for luggage, no need for a full box of tools (too much weight) Smile , just a 10,11, 13 and 14mm spanners, 2 screwdrivers, a hammer, WD40 and duck tape, oil n water Razz if it cant be fixed with them then aa card lol

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