Mel22
Mel22
2/8/15 8:59 a.m.

I have acquired an 03 MINI with a bad second gear. I would like to give the collective first shot at this. I'm in south central Pennsylvania. What say you?

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UltraDork
2/8/15 12:13 p.m.

A regular MINI , or the "S" version?

Mel22
Mel22 New Reader
2/8/15 12:21 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk: Regular garden variety. That said, will an S trans or 6 spd fit?

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UltraDork
2/8/15 12:25 p.m.

It can be done, but you have to change axles and other stuff.Read this....
http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/stock-problems-issues/222658-used-6speed-getrag-sources.html
Guy ended up spending more than the car is worth.

Mel22
Mel22 New Reader
2/8/15 12:31 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk: Oh well, not worth THAT attempt.

johnmcfarland
johnmcfarland New Reader
2/20/15 6:51 p.m.

Shoot me a note. I can enlighten you on Minis and these tranny's..

Mel22
Mel22 New Reader
3/2/15 3:44 p.m.

In reply to johnmcfarland: For whatever reason I can't send PMs (?) I know these things are a challenge...

johnmcfarland
johnmcfarland New Reader
3/2/15 7:35 p.m.

A replacement Midland transmission is at least 1200 bucks and will only break again with spirited use. The much better 5 speed Getrag in the late 04, 05 & 06 will be hard to find but should be an easy swap. The 6 speed is a good conversion, there are plenty out there but requires what the article describes.

Mel22
Mel22 New Reader
3/3/15 8:11 a.m.

Thanks for the input, Much appreciated.

Mel22
Mel22 New Reader
3/14/15 2:09 p.m.

Would it be safe to say that "Midlands is the new Lucas?"

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