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 Posted: Jan 17, 2023 05:35PM
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Veggivet, that's what I'm thinking.

 Posted: Jan 17, 2023 02:46PM
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If I was forced to pick a gear to lose, it would be 3rd without a doubt. I'd drive it as is and get the gas gauge fixed. 

 Posted: Jan 16, 2023 05:45PM
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Thanks! I'll be checking those links out.

 Posted: Jan 16, 2023 08:11AM
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Here are some Midlands 3rd gear parts. We would need to confirm if they are still available if you are interested: midlands 3rd - Mini Cooper Part Search (minimania.com)

See post #113 at this link for a list of parts for the swap:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/how-to/154845-r50-drivetrain-getrag-6-speed-swap-full-how-to-5.html

 Posted: Jan 14, 2023 03:53PM
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I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I still have the 2009 MINI Clubman that still doesn't run right, here's that post. https://www.minimania.com/msgThread/128355/1/1/2009_MINI_Clubman_Question Well I also picked up 2004 MINI. I was hoping it was the same motor as the 2009, but it's not, and I knew that before I picked it up, but I got it anyway. It's a pretty clean car with 200000 miles also. It runs good. The bad, gas gauge doesn't work, and the big one, no 3rd gear. It's a 5spd. It drives great skipping third. So a used 5spd is about $1500.00, a used 6spd is about $250.00. I guess the 5spd goes bad and the 6spd doesn't, the reason for the price difference. I'll be checking to see if I can put a 6spd in it, and what that will require, anybody know? Or I might just drive it as is. I'm in it cheap enough that if the tranny goes out completely I could sell it and still get my money back out of it. Anyway, I think I need to stop buying new MINI's. HUMMMM, VTECH swap?