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A guide to the variations in Mini driveshafts and universal joints, looking also at maintenance and modification
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A guide to the variations in Mini driveshafts and universal joints, looking also at maintenance and modification
2002 5 $7.20
A look at the mainstream and more unusual tools that are useful in a Mini owner's collection.
Mechanics Article from MiniWorld

A look at the mainstream and more unusual tools that are useful in a Mini owner's collection.
2003 4 $7.20
A rusty rear subframe is one of the most notorious Mini problems and most Minis will need at least one new subframe during their lifetime.  Fortunately this is a job that could be done at home.
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A rusty rear subframe is one of the most notorious Mini problems and most Minis will need at least one new subframe during their lifetime. Fortunately this is a job that could be done at home.
2003 12 $7.20
A simple windscreen wiper swap - the Mini's windscreen wipers, their associated mechanisms and the motor that drives them are often a neglected area
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A simple windscreen wiper swap - the Mini's windscreen wipers, their associated mechanisms and the motor that drives them are often a neglected area
1993 3 $7.20
A standard differential is fine for a smoothly driven road Mini, even if you increase the bhp slightly.  However, if you fit a big-torque motor or if you're going to give it a real thrashing, you will need advice on how to upgrade the differential.
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A standard differential is fine for a smoothly driven road Mini, even if you increase the bhp slightly. However, if you fit a big-torque motor or if you're going to give it a real thrashing, you will need advice on how to upgrade the differential.
2003 6 $7.20
A well-designed, good-looking dashboard makes your Mini a lot more fun to drive.  There are many different designs and ranges, but this article focuses on two of the best.
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A well-designed, good-looking dashboard makes your Mini a lot more fun to drive. There are many different designs and ranges, but this article focuses on two of the best.
2003 6 $7.20
Aerodynamics - is the Mini beyond help when it comes to aerodynamics?
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Aerodynamics - is the Mini beyond help when it comes to aerodynamics?
2010 6 $7.20
Air filters - with so many to choose from, are you sure you have the right air filter for your Mini? Here we explore the main options from four manufacturers.
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Air filters - with so many to choose from, are you sure you have the right air filter for your Mini? Here we explore the main options from four manufacturers.
2009 5 $7.20
Audio install part 1 - preparation and installation of the speakers
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Audio install part 1 - preparation and installation of the speakers
2005 5 $7.20
Audio install part 2 - everything else, apart from the speakers
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Audio install part 2 - everything else, apart from the speakers
2005 5 $7.20
Consider a Quaife 4-speed dog engagement gear kit and ATB differential if you have a highly tuned Mini needing to get maximum power to the wheels
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Consider a Quaife 4-speed dog engagement gear kit and ATB differential if you have a highly tuned Mini needing to get maximum power to the wheels
2001 5 $7.20
Curing the problem of post-76 rubberised subframe mounts when they are causing hesitation in your Mini's steering response
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Curing the problem of post-76 rubberised subframe mounts when they are causing hesitation in your Mini's steering response
1996 4 $7.20
Fitting a credible new stereo to go on the Italian Job 2006 - part 1
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Fitting a credible new stereo to go on the Italian Job 2006 - part 1
2007 2 $7.20
Fitting a Duplex chain and gears - if you have a nasty 'dry' rattle in the engine bay it could be your timing chain and sprockets
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Fitting a Duplex chain and gears - if you have a nasty 'dry' rattle in the engine bay it could be your timing chain and sprockets
1997 4 $7.20
Fitting a Wood & Pickett electronics package to a Cooper
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Fitting a Wood & Pickett electronics package to a Cooper
1996 4 $7.20
Fitting KAD's internal gearshift
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Fitting KAD's internal gearshift
2010 4 $7.20
Fitting the later internal bonnet release system to your early Mini and adjusting the bonnet fit
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Fitting the later internal bonnet release system to your early Mini and adjusting the bonnet fit
1997 4 $7.20
Fuse box replacement
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Fuse box replacement
2008 2 $7.20
Gearbox build - part 1 - gearbox rebuild guides are useful but here's some of the tips you won't find in the manuals
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Gearbox build - part 1 - gearbox rebuild guides are useful but here's some of the tips you won't find in the manuals
2009 6 $7.20
Gearbox build - part 2 - building a straight-cut gearbox and getting it cleaned and ready to assemble.
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Gearbox build - part 2 - building a straight-cut gearbox and getting it cleaned and ready to assemble.
2009 6 $7.20
Gearbox build - part 3 - building a reliable performance gearbox using the correct assembly techniques.
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Gearbox build - part 3 - building a reliable performance gearbox using the correct assembly techniques.
2010 6 $7.20
Guide to differentials and what they do
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Guide to differentials and what they do
1999 5 $7.20
Guide to exhaust manifolds
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Guide to exhaust manifolds
1999 5 $7.20
Guide to fitting electronic ignition systems - how to convert from those old contact breaker systems to shiny new electronic ignition
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Guide to fitting electronic ignition systems - how to convert from those old contact breaker systems to shiny new electronic ignition
1998 5 $7.20
Guide to the ins and outs of Mini wheel bearings and how to fix them
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Guide to the ins and outs of Mini wheel bearings and how to fix them
1998 5 $7.20
How to build a straight-cut, close-ratio Jack Knight gear set - the kind of conversion you need when you've got a heavy horsepower motor
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How to build a straight-cut, close-ratio Jack Knight gear set - the kind of conversion you need when you've got a heavy horsepower motor
1997 5 $7.20
How to get the best out of drum brakes even if you are unimpressed with their stopping ability
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How to get the best out of drum brakes even if you are unimpressed with their stopping ability
2007 3 $7.20
How to keep swivel ball-joints well lubricated and healthy.  The swivel ball-loints are a vital part of a Mini's sterring system.  They go into action every time the steering wheel is turned or a wheel goes over a bump in the road.
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How to keep swivel ball-joints well lubricated and healthy. The swivel ball-loints are a vital part of a Mini's sterring system. They go into action every time the steering wheel is turned or a wheel goes over a bump in the road.
2008 3 $7.20
How to maintain your Mini's heater and how to fit a new heater matrix
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How to maintain your Mini's heater and how to fit a new heater matrix
2006 3 $7.20
How to replace wheel bearings - a horror hidden under the wheelarch
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How to replace wheel bearings - a horror hidden under the wheelarch
1994 3 $7.20
How to spot crabbing in your Mini - when the front wheels are out of alignment with the rear
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How to spot crabbing in your Mini - when the front wheels are out of alignment with the rear
1997 4 $7.20
If your steering problem is due to the steering rack, it can be changed at home and then have the wheel alignment checked professionally
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If your steering problem is due to the steering rack, it can be changed at home and then have the wheel alignment checked professionally
1996 4 $7.20
Improve your ignition system.  There is nothing worse than a Mini that will not start.  This month looks at ways of maintenance and performance upgrades for the whole ignition system.
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Improve your ignition system. There is nothing worse than a Mini that will not start. This month looks at ways of maintenance and performance upgrades for the whole ignition system.
2008 4 $7.20
Lowering the steering column in an Mpi Mini
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Lowering the steering column in an Mpi Mini
2006 2 $7.20
New chain-free timing gear set from Slark Race Engineering
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New chain-free timing gear set from Slark Race Engineering
1999 5 $7.20
One of the most common Mini MoT failures is play in the front ball joints. Here is how to check, repair or replace them.
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One of the most common Mini MoT failures is play in the front ball joints. Here is how to check, repair or replace them.
1999 5 $7.20
Overcoming worn rubber subframe mountings which take the sharpness out of a Mini's handling
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Overcoming worn rubber subframe mountings which take the sharpness out of a Mini's handling
2006 3 $7.20
Pre-testing - dyno tuning tells you lots about your Mini but some cars arrive in such a state that they cannot be tested. This is how to make the best start.
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Pre-testing - dyno tuning tells you lots about your Mini but some cars arrive in such a state that they cannot be tested. This is how to make the best start.
2009 4 $7.20
Project Mini part  6 - the addition of a new wiring loom and headlining
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Project Mini part 6 - the addition of a new wiring loom and headlining
2003 5 $7.20
Project Mini part 2 - dismantling and fitting new and restored parts on to the Heritage 'shell
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Project Mini part 2 - dismantling and fitting new and restored parts on to the Heritage 'shell
2003 5 $7.20
Project Mini part 4 - aiming to build a complete rolling shell
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Project Mini part 4 - aiming to build a complete rolling shell
2003 5 $7.20
Project Mini part 5 - many smaller components have now been fitted to the BMH 'shell and the old donor Mini is now almost fully stripped
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Project Mini part 5 - many smaller components have now been fitted to the BMH 'shell and the old donor Mini is now almost fully stripped
2003 5 $7.20
Project Mini part 7 - the dashboards been installed and the engine's being rebuilt
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Project Mini part 7 - the dashboards been installed and the engine's being rebuilt
2003 5 $7.20
Project Mini part 8 - glass and winders fitted, but a minor hitch with the engine rebuild as the con-rods are of the circlip variety not the press-fit
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Project Mini part 8 - glass and winders fitted, but a minor hitch with the engine rebuild as the con-rods are of the circlip variety not the press-fit
2003 5 $7.20
Quick pre-MOT checklist - spending 10 minutes checking over your Mini could stop you failing your MOT on some vital points
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Quick pre-MOT checklist - spending 10 minutes checking over your Mini could stop you failing your MOT on some vital points
1996 4 $7.20
Rear radius arm overhaul - how to maintain the bits that hold on your back wheels
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Rear radius arm overhaul - how to maintain the bits that hold on your back wheels
1998 5 $7.20
Replacing a Mini clutch - the later diaphragm and Verto clutches are not too difficult to change at home
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Replacing a Mini clutch - the later diaphragm and Verto clutches are not too difficult to change at home
1997 4 $7.20
Replacing steering column bushes - you won't believe how cheap and easy it is
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Replacing steering column bushes - you won't believe how cheap and easy it is
2006 2 $7.20
Replacing the water pump on a '79 1000cc
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Replacing the water pump on a '79 1000cc
1993 4 $7.20
Replacing worn-out steering column bushes is quick and straightforward.
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Replacing worn-out steering column bushes is quick and straightforward.
2009 3 $7.20
Soundproofing your Mini - makes a big difference and can be done at home
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Soundproofing your Mini - makes a big difference and can be done at home
1999 5 $7.20
Standard gearbox rebuild on a Clubman 998cc estate
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Standard gearbox rebuild on a Clubman 998cc estate
1998 5 $7.20
Steering column lowering. Minis, though great to drive, have never been renowned for a comfortable driving position.  Some Mini drivers prefer a lower-steering column position, especially if you have fitted non-standard seats.
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Steering column lowering. Minis, though great to drive, have never been renowned for a comfortable driving position. Some Mini drivers prefer a lower-steering column position, especially if you have fitted non-standard seats.
2008 2 $7.20
Step-by-step guide to lowering the steering column
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Step-by-step guide to lowering the steering column
2005 2.5 $7.20
Straight-cut gears are becoming increasingly popular on tuned Minis.  This is how the manufacturer Quaife approached the conversion of an MG Metro gearbox which is destined to be used with a 1430cc engine, although it could be done at home.
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Straight-cut gears are becoming increasingly popular on tuned Minis. This is how the manufacturer Quaife approached the conversion of an MG Metro gearbox which is destined to be used with a 1430cc engine, although it could be done at home.
2003 12 $7.20
Swapping a Mini gear lever for a race inspired Quickstick by KAD
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Swapping a Mini gear lever for a race inspired Quickstick by KAD
1997 4 $7.20
The basics of lowering the steering column and positioning the front seats further back for taller drivers
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The basics of lowering the steering column and positioning the front seats further back for taller drivers
1997 4 $7.20
The clutch actuating system - make sure that your Mini's clutch hydraulics are in proper working order
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The clutch actuating system - make sure that your Mini's clutch hydraulics are in proper working order
2006 4 $7.20
The handbrake is an easy to maintain, but often neglected, essential on a Mini.
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The handbrake is an easy to maintain, but often neglected, essential on a Mini.
2008 2 $7.20
The intricacies of the cooling system and examination of the leading and trailing brake shoes
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The intricacies of the cooling system and examination of the leading and trailing brake shoes
1992 3 $7.20
The tools you need for working on your Mini
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The tools you need for working on your Mini
1993 2 $7.20
What should you ask for when getting a gearbox built?
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What should you ask for when getting a gearbox built?
2005 5 $7.20
What's involved in fitting central locking and electric windows
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What's involved in fitting central locking and electric windows
2002 5 $7.20
Wipers - when was the last time you serviced your windscreen wiper system? To ensure absolute reliability, a check over and a little lubrication are essential.
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Wipers - when was the last time you serviced your windscreen wiper system? To ensure absolute reliability, a check over and a little lubrication are essential.
2008 2 $7.20
With so many different wheels to choose from here's how to judge which ones fit your Mini correctly, which might foul the dampers and which may need wheel arch extensions
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With so many different wheels to choose from here's how to judge which ones fit your Mini correctly, which might foul the dampers and which may need wheel arch extensions
2007 3 $7.20
Your Mini's steering rack doesn't need much maintenance, but don't skimp when the time comes to re-condition it
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Your Mini's steering rack doesn't need much maintenance, but don't skimp when the time comes to re-condition it
2000 7 $7.20