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suzeq
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December 27, 2016 12:55 pm  

Recently moved to STX. I'm looking for a good mechanic to service 2005 Mini Cooper S. Recommendation & contact info would be appreciated.


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speee1dy
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December 27, 2016 1:23 pm  

sent you a PM.


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LiquidFluoride
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December 27, 2016 5:12 pm  

is that the Turbo version?

I'll take it for a test drive for you 😉

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suzeq
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December 27, 2016 6:20 pm  

Yep, it is fun when I can find a decent road...


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jumbie75
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December 27, 2016 10:43 pm  

Jeff n Terry in La Grande Princesse. 718-3325


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Alana33
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December 28, 2016 2:02 am  

Yep, it is fun when I can find a decent road...

Ha! Welcome to the VI!


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specialk
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December 28, 2016 10:06 am  

Mike at MPH at Five Corners is great (tu)


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suzeq
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December 28, 2016 10:19 am  

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations!


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vasecs
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December 28, 2016 1:03 pm  

We had a 07 Cooper S Convertible on island for 5 years. The mechanic that worked on it for various reasons was "Hayden" 340.277.3606. He was always attentive and responsive to vehicle's needs, which were many! We finally shipped car back to states for relief and the ability to use it!

The main problem we had was the quality of premium fuel was so poor on island that it constantly clogged fuel filters along with lack of use. Good luck, you are going to need alot of it along with wiring instructions to pay for repairs!


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LiquidFluoride
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December 28, 2016 6:08 pm  

The main problem we had was the quality of premium fuel was so poor on island that it constantly clogged fuel filters along with lack of use. Good luck, you are going to need alot of it along with wiring instructions to pay for repairs!

Funny thing a bout new cars, you don't have to run premium in them unless you want a tiny bit of extra power, your car's ECU will adjust to the fuel your using and adjust the timing accordingly.

I wouldn't run premium fuel in a vehicle unless I had specifically tuned my car for it. plus I'm sure that stuff sits in the tanks a lot longer, regular fuel is cycled out much more often & I'd trust it more.

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Scubadoo
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December 29, 2016 2:17 am  

Funny thing a bout new cars, you don't have to run premium in them unless you want a tiny bit of extra power, your car's ECU will adjust to the fuel your using and adjust the timing accordingly

I tested that theory once in a rental Lexus in FL on a road trip. Definitely noticed the lower power on one tank of gas and used premium for the rest of the trip. But of course no knocking like in the old days. Definitely no need for premium unless the manufacturer says it's required. May not make so much difference using regular for STX driving if premium is required.


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LiquidFluoride
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December 29, 2016 3:34 am  

Definitely no need for premium unless the manufacturer says it's required.

Not even needed then, the same thing will happen, your ECU will adjust for the fuel.

My truck requires 91 octane "minimum" I've put "regular" (usually 89 octane) in it for 108,000+ miles now except for the few times I took it to the drag strip, then I reset the ECU, let it re-learn on C16 (race gas, 117 octane).

My hobby in Alaska was car racing (yeah, Alaska.... stupid i know)

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Scubadoo
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December 29, 2016 5:29 am  

Yes, the ECU will adjust but there will probably be some some loss of power. That was the point.


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