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Fin del proyecto de restauración del Mini 1275cc SPI de PetrolheadGarage

Fin del proyecto de restauración del Mini 1275cc SPI de PetrolheadGarage Tras tres largos años, miles de horas de trabajo invertidas, cientos de cosas nuevas aprendidas y, sobre todo, muchísimo esfuerzo, llegó la hora de poner fin al proyecto de restauración del Mini 1275cc SPI de PetrolheadGarage. Hemos creado, contigo, el proceso de [...]

By |2018-01-17T21:38:01+01:00enero 17th, 2018|Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Mini SPI, unstable idling #2. What is the oxygen sensor and how does it work?

Mini SPI. Ralentí inestable #2. ¿Qué es y cómo mide la sonda lambda? Second episode about the diagnosis of the unstable idling problem on this f*cking Mini SPI. This time we will check the oxygen sensor. This beloved (just kidding) sensor is our suspect number 1 after the checks from previous episode. But [...]

Mini SPI, unstable idling #1. Accelerator cable and diagnosis

Mini SPI, unstable idling #1. Accelerator cable and diagnosis We have rebuilt completely the 1275 cc engine, it has a brand new wiring harness, new coolant, fuel and vacuum hoses. We made it with love. But this damn Mini is still not happy. He is moaning in the form of unstable idle. Another [...]

First drive with the Mini SPI

First drive with the Mini SPI After many episodes talking about the problem with the gears and the starter of this little bastard, we get to the end. The engine starts, this is true but… Will the gears engage properly? Have we solved the problem with the Verto clutch at last? We will [...]

Mini SPI, the ECU does not read rpm signal from CKP. Diagnosis & solution

Mini SPI, the ECU does not read rpm signal from CKP. Diagnosis & solution In the previous episode we thought we solved the problem with the gears in this little Mini 1275 cc SPI but, how can we check it properly? Going for a ride. However, first thing is to start the engine [...]

By |2017-06-05T19:21:47+01:00abril 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments

Mini SPI, cannot engage any gear. What is the root cause?

Mini SPI, cannot engage any gear. What is the root cause? In previous episodes we showed you we could not engage properly any gear while the engine was running. In seems the clutch is not doing its job. We have already seen how to disassemble the Verto type clutch and even how to [...]

By |2017-04-20T18:56:31+01:00abril 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to make a special tool to block the engine

Mini SPI, how to make a special tool to block the engine What happens if you want to disassemble the clutch? How do you block the engine so it cannot turn to loosen or to tighten the crankshaft bolt? The workshop manual of this Mini says you must use an special tool; the [...]

By |2017-04-20T18:48:15+01:00abril 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to disassemble the clutch (Verto type)

Mini SPI, how to disassemble the clutch (Verto type) The gears do not engage? Even not a single one? Damn it, f*cking Mini! We will need to disassemble the clutch even though it is completely new. Flywheel, clutch disc, bearing, even the part to center it and the crankshaft bolt… Everything is new! [...]

By |2017-04-20T18:39:18+01:00abril 20th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments

Mini SPI, Why cannot engage gears? Problems with the Verto clutch

Mini SPI, Why cannot engage gears? Problems with the Verto clutch We already got the SPI 1275cc engine running (Hallelujah, damn it!). And now that the engine is running, what do we want to do? Right, we DO want to go for a ride. But before that, we should make sure it we [...]

By |2017-03-17T20:39:44+01:00marzo 17th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments

Mini SPI, how to replace the crankshaft seal

Mini SPI, how to replace the crankshaft seal Oh my God! Why have we disassembled the clutch? My friend, this bloody Mini SPI has got some hidden tricks, and we are going to tell you all in the following episodes… Now we'll show you a little piece: how to replace the crankshaft seal. [...]

By |2017-03-17T20:31:56+01:00marzo 17th, 2017|Proyecto Mini 1275cc, Sin categorizar|0 Comments