Mmmmmmmm R99s

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Posted on March 27th, 2006 by Martin. Filed in MINI.
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I realise it’s been two months since the last entry but here’s a quick post to show off the new wheels I’ll be fitting to the MINI in the summer :D

They’re silver genuine MINI R99s - just looking for some good 17″ tyres at the minute, trying to decide whether to go with runflats or not :?

R99 Wheel

MINI Strangeness

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Posted on January 25th, 2006 by Martin. Filed in MINI.
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I’ve had a strange problem overnight on my Cooper.

Came back in late last night (11pm), -3°C outside. Parked my MINI up on the street, locked and alarmed via the key fob button.

Alarm goes off at 2am and I rush out of bed, investigate and no obvious problems, so re-lock and alarm and go off to bed.

Go back out this morning, open the car and the red alarm LED is flashing madly, so obviously it’s gone off again since I locked it at 2am - sorry neighbours…

Still no problems apparent, so re-lock her. Alarm went off within 30 seconds :(

Got in, noticed that the drivers’ (RH) side window wasn’t dropping or raising when the door was opened/closed, but the passenger side was working fine. Turned the ignition and ran the window up and down in an attempt to reset it, but still wasn’t dropped/raising when the door was opened and closed. Tried to lock the car with the remote fob but it wouldn’t lock. Tried with the key in the drivers’ door lock but the central locking wasn’t working!

Last ditch attempt - started the car with the doors shut, within 10 seconds the window jumps up closing the gap. Stop engine, get out, lock with the key fob and it’s all working again - alarm hasn’t peeped since :)

I’m wondering if it’s “one of those things” or something more sinister to worry about…

Merry Christmas

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Posted on December 24th, 2005 by Martin. Filed in Martin.
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Here’s wishing my very small number of visitors a very Merry Christmas!

Far from a money saver

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Posted on December 24th, 2005 by Martin. Filed in Martin.
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I thought I should dispel the myth that I am the ‘famous’ Martin Lewis who saves people money - it’s not true: his site is at www.moneysavingexpert.com. I’m a 22 year old Engineering student with a taste for Land Rovers, MINIs and motor racing.

Welcome

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Posted on October 9th, 2005 by Martin. Filed in Martin.
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Hello, and welcome to my new web site :)