Please also ensure the use of the correct grade of oil. This is a true 'Bolt-on' upgrade! The car was unveiled in 2009 Mini United Festival in Silverstone. About the only negative is a slightly higher level of supercharger whine, not bad for short stints, but undoubtedly tedious over a long haul. The backseat is quite comfortable and offers abundant headroom; however, legroom is minimal when the front seats are positioned rearward. Cooler running plugs help transfer the added heat into the cylinder head helping to reduce in cylinder temperatures by a few degrees. The headlights themselves are now fixed to the front quarter panels rather than being integrated with the bonnet, so that they are not raised up with it when the bonnet opens.
The install is not for the technically challenged as it does require some work, but the effort of getting this done is well worth it in smile factor! The shape is slightly more rounded than the one it replaces, in order both to improve the car's aerodynamic efficiency and to enhance pedestrian protection in the event of accidents. The Sprintex unit is 74% efficient all-the-time, you can run the unit on the dyno without fans and the results will be the same! There simply is no greater bang for the buck out there. Well, that's a whole nother story. The key to Mike Cooper's upgrade is more power, just as it was with John Cooper's Mini back in 1961 from 33 to an ungodly 65 horsepower. And if you miss all that, the menacing slot above the grille that plumbs air to the intercooler is a dead giveaway. The non-S Cooper has more parts than the Mini One and has a single exhaust.
If we can take Valvetronic to the next level, and lubrication systems and accessory drives, and electrify things such as power steering. The price was reasonable, and having George perform the modification is worth paying to have it done right the first time! Other pullies on the market that are made of stainless steel weigh more than the stock pulley! Add to that a modified intake or exhaust and your Mini Cooper S will have even bigger power gains. New safety requirements resulted in the overall length increasing by 60 millimetres 2. The standard Cooper S twirls up 163 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque from its 1. Explanations of all of the features are included in the system and available for download before you even purchase.
At 6800 rpm, the computer pulls the plug. From 2004 through 2008, the soft-top R52 was made. Some engines have accessories hanging all over them, which determines how far forward they hang off the front axle centerline. It has a higher volume exhaust and air filter, and uprated brakes and suspension, and different 17-inch 430 mm wheels than the S models. There are numerous styling and badging differences between the models, including the Cooper S having a distinctive cut into the. A Mini Cooper S Convertible went on sale in September 2004 as a 2005 model. Make sure all necessary tools are available at the time of installation no specialist tools are required for you to fit your Sprintex system.
The vanes of the new Eaton supercharger are coated with a ceramic compound that provides better sealing, and maximum boost has been bumped from 11. All registered in England and Wales. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual transmission. Here are the benefits of this. The immediate gain in horse power was pretty amazing. The car has a restyled and larger rear light clusters. Boot volume has been increased by more than 30% to 211 litres.
Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights are optional, a. Mike Cooper was soaked in speed throughout his youth, in a household frequented by guys like Bruce McLaren, Denis Hulme, Sir Jack Brabham, and Stirling Moss, to name just a few. An unofficial estimate by a Mini spokesman forecast a 0-to-60 time of about 6. I'm mechanically competent and after looking things over and noting the need for a pulley removal tool, I did the only sane thing and had George install it. The supercharged version in Cooper S models upped the output to 163 horses and 155 lb. The dashboard retains its instrument layout, but adds a new instrument binnacle on the steering column for the speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge.
It is not recommended for the long high revving situations typically seen on the racetrack! There are a great deal of factors that affect the Mini Cooper cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Seven cars were entered into the , coming 4th in class and 34th overall. A complete upgrade to replace the inefficient factory Eaton M45 Roots type unit. Where did the battery go? Exhaust sound is much more noticeable and can hurt sensitive ears. The installation was fairly simple with minimal mechanical know-how 3-4 hours and the step-by-step picture instructions made that much easier.
This also increase the amount of belt contact with the pulleys, saving the belt and decreasing wear. Big difference with this pulley. Change your fluids if you have been putting it off. The John Cooper Works company also created a higher spec model of the Mini Cooper S, the Mini Cooper S Works. Especially challenging was effective cooling with different-size radiators for different global applications. A Mini Cooper S Convertible went on sale in September 2004 as a 2005 model. The crank pulley uses the backside of the belt to drive the water pump belt through an idler pulley that is engaged and disengaged directly.
Cooper S Convertible When the Mini Convertible went on sale in September 2004, it became the smallest soft-top model in the U. For 2006, a new Checkmate package features an exclusive exterior appearance with decals and hood stripes. Most removals take just 5-10 minutes. Mini continues to offer the high-performance John Cooper Works tuning kit, but it now comes as a factory-installed option, complete with a sport brake kit and a limited-slip differential. The smaller supercharger pulley causes the unit to spin faster and create more boost.