You guys rock , i'm super pleased at the fast shipping two items two separate times , faster than normal shipping :) A beginning to a great modding relationship Thanks again Greg
Excellent fit. I bought the matte black to try and match the rest of the trim and it looks factory installed.
Removing the OE chrome grill "nuts" was a bit of a pain, so I elected to just snap the plastic threads off rather than attempt to remove them. I wouldn't plan on keeping the OE grill as the plastic threads and stamped nuts are practically destroyed no matter how gentle you are.
The upper grill snaps in and use the same fasteners as the OE. The new stamped nuts can be a bit annoying, just seat the nut on the ball of your thumb and turn. Once the nut cuts into the plastic use a nut-driver to snug up--don't over tighten.
The lower grill just snaps in. I cleaned and plasti coted the bumper black, as you can see the bumper color behind the new grill--my car is red so it really stood out.
This grill makes the car look so much better and more up to date. I really like it.
*plasti-cote is your new best friend*
Just wanted to thank you for dispatching and receiving, today, my order of Fuel Injectors. As usual, your service is first class and I'm sure that I will be ordering other items in the future.
Forge Blow Off Valve for the N14 engine in MINI Cooper R55S, R56S, R57S
Category:MINI Performance Parts Posted:07-30-2015 01:27 PM Views: 16292
Synopsis: This is the solution you've been looking for!
This Forge Blow Off Valve for MINI Cooper is engineered for the Peugeot / BMW Mini 1.6 Turbo engines, as
found in the Peugeot 207/307/308 GT Turbo and BMW Mini Cooper S Turbo
(FMDVR56A Blow Off Valve N14 Engines Cooper S 2007-10, JCW Cooper S
2007-2012) fitted with the N14 engines. This valve is recommended for
any vehicle where the boost pressure has been increased by an ECU
software upgrade and for unmodified vehicles operating in warmer
climates, as a solution to the many failures that have occurred.
The most common complaint on the OEM solenoid valve is a split
diaphragm preventing the valve from opening fully or not at all. This
doesn’t always result in a check engine light as the valve can still be
blown open by the boost pressure. We have seen many valves with this
problem. The other problem is that the diaphragm retaining ring is made from
very thin plastic that becomes brittle with heat cycles and eventually
fails. This prevents the diaphragm from sealing with the same problems
as mentioned above. This particular failure also results in the valve
falling apart upon removal from the turbo, though in extreme cases bits
of plastic can enter the turbo and destroy it.
Our alternative is a fully engineered solution offering significantly improved reliability. Our valve is piston based, with no
diaphragm to fail, and of all aluminium construction. The Forge Blow Off Valve for MINI Cooper replaces the
original unit with a pressure/vacuum-operated piston valve that still
retains the desirable OEM ECU control over valve actuation. The
valve has been proven on the VAG scene for many years. The spring is
interchangeable for different levels of boost, and the solenoid is plug
and play with the wiring harness which is included.
______________________________________________________________________ The Forge Blow Off Valve Kit: N14 is one of the many MINI Cooper
Parts and Accessories that we carry and fits the following MINI Cooper Models