a couple impressions of the repair of my car. 1. the clutch is butter smooth. the first time i put my foot on it, i was shocked by the lack of resistance. I thought that resistance would add to pedal feel, but the lack of resistance actually allows one to manipulate the clutch evenly to any amount of engagement. so in a sense the lack of resistance adds to pedal feel. 2. the flywheel. i never knew how much i was fighting the sloppy flywheel. so much feathering of the accelerator and clutch to take off. 3. don’t underestimate the value of shifter cables. it was like adding gates to the pattern, or like having a new transmission. the precision of the shifter, going position to position, flows. it feels like it knows where to go now. 4.the check engine light air leaks. the light was annoying , but it was losing boost. before, my idle boost numbers sat at about 18-18.5neg.. with the leaks fixed it sits at about 12.-13 neg. it also seems to run boost pressure numbers into the positive more readily now too. that i believe is causing it to run slightly warmer, but still plenty cool. i will monitor that, but i’m curious, what is the general temperature range of the engine? 5. the water pump and pulley. why would anyone want to drive such a sweet car, that sounds like there’s a flock of birds under the hood. no more embarrassing squeaks of unsightly leaks. thanks so much for everything, it has changed this car for the better. I tell everyone who will listen. i had it in two very competent shops in Reno, but Mini Motoring Solutions was the first time i felt someone understood the car and what i wanted to get out of the car. thanks again B.
Wow -- I’m glad we could get your car in tip-top shape, from the clutch to the water pump pulley! We are glad you made the trek to have us work on your MINI! Keep us in mind if you ever need some more upgrades in the future! -Mark Fernandez, Owner
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