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** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 pm
by Laurie
As some of you may or may not know I have a new to me R53. There is some work that needs to be done on it and I have zero car wrenching knowledge.

I’m looking to start simple and work my way up. I would like to learn how to change the oil in the R53 and I need to change a light bulb in the rear side. I also need to pop the front bumper cover off and do a quick repair to a fog light.

The club has many tools at our disposal if need be for special jobs. Our house in Shawnee is near 3 different part shops and minutes away from Baron. I have a nice double wide driveway and we could work on several cars at the same time.

Would anyone be interested in a R53/R52/R50 wrenching day? Do you have some work that needs done? Do you have MINI knowledge that you can share? Please reply below and let me know if you are interested.

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:17 pm
by MiniManiac
Sweet!!!

My garage is too much of a mess right now to host a garage day and my driveway is too steep.

I will be there to offer my advice :)

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:28 pm
by Laurie
MiniManiac wrote:Sweet!!!

My garage is too much of a mess right now to host a garage day and my driveway is too steep.

I will be there to offer my advice :)


Your advice will gladly be taken!

I think right now we have 3 oil changes for sure. I’d like to tackle a couple other things while I have the help.

I wonder, does anyone know anything about taking the seat cover off the drivers side seat?

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:01 am
by Zack
Would be happy to offer assistance if needed. I’m practically a pro at removing and reinstalling the front bumper of an R53. Plus I have tools still that I bought back then specifically for when I was doing my own maintenance work in my driveway.

Let me know if you need help Laurie. Would be happy to come.

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:51 am
by Laurie
I'm looking to get final numbers for people who would like to do work on this day. Please respond here or on the FB group post by the end of day 03/15/19. I'd like to keep it down to no more than 6. Thanks!

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:11 pm
by Laurie
Looks like we have 5-6 people that are going to be doing work. Thanks for your interest. Everybody who wanted to do work replied on Facebook so I’ll be communicating with everyone via private group message over there.

If you didn’t get in on this garage day you might check out Zach’s garage day on the 30th.

Re: ** R53/R52/R50 Wrenching Day - Saturday March 23rd, 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:18 am
by ragtopday Johnna
Looking forward to the perfect Spring day for this.