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Hints for traveling in an RV across country

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

We did the boogie tour last year and going to do a shorter one this year here are some pointers: Get long acid handling gloves for dumping the waste Always were shoes when dumping. I personally only used one old pair for this. Sandles is too close to the action. Get a good dumping hose. It coming off is just discussing Get a book called "The next exit" It is a must! Find or print out the manuals for everything...

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Easy fix to Mini Cooper Center Console

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image Like many people, the Mini Cooper armrest does not stay shut. This is a quick fix I performed that works great. I used 6 mini rare earth magnets that can be found at a big lot hardware store or hobby store. You will also need some super glue and probably some plastic epoxy.  The first step is to take off the center console cover. This is done by sliding it towards the back and press it towards a side and...

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Fuel Pump not working on 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible (MCS 06)

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image Again my girlfriend's 06 Mini Cooper S Convertible has broken down. The engine turns but it never catches. Also, I noticed that the fuel pump, which is located under the driver side rear seat was not clicking. I checked the fuel pump fuse (F37 - 20Amp) and it was fine. I looked for the Fuel Pump Relay and could never find it!?!   Reading on the forums most people said the fuel pump was dead. I removed the fuel pump...

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How to Really Fix a Mini Cooper Harman Kardon Amp

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

My girlfriend's mini cooper amp recently died after being stored for a while. Basically the head unit would power on and act normal, but nothing would come out of the speakers. I heard people also having the amp cut in and out everyonce in awhile. After some research I found this hardon-kardon amp costs $1050usd new and $500usd used. Obviously replacing the whole head unit and bypassing the amp would cost less than either solution. Being the hacker type I...

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How to fix GoPro Footage that Doesn't Play

Posted by Mark Kirschenbaum on

my image My team and I typically mount GoPro's on objects we are sure will get destroyed after we throw them out of a plane. Be it poker tables, bathroom setups, cars, or pianos; the GoPro footage we get from these objects impacting the ground is worth the $300 cost of the camera. To us, GoPros are semi-disposable and even better, the footage normally is salvagable! (Photo: GoPro Screen Grab courtesy Joe Jennings) This is a guide on how I've been able...

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