After catching up on some work, I headed over to MINI of Peabody with GPMINI this afternoon – everyone there finally got to see a GP!
Top of my work list was an oil change, state sticker, and a clean GP, but I also decided to have a JCW strut brace fitted – primarily as a defence against the “mushroom tower” issues reported online (I could have got M7 reinforcing plates but a JCW part suits a GP better!)
A significant initial challenge was simply getting the GP onto the lift – next time they’ll probably select a lower lift, since they had to manhandle the car to get it up!
Then it was oil change, strut brace install, and Euro Shelf install …
While this was going on, Gary was very interested in seeing behind the luggage restraint bar – but it didn’t reveal much …
Gary also pointed out that the back edge of the intercooler cover is being rubbed away by the protective plastic panels on the underside of the hood – it’s clear the hood panels have been trimmed for the bigger intercooler, but apparently not enough! And I was told that the rear hatch / trunk hinges are of the “old” type which have now been re-designed apparently to resolve a (hopefully rare) issue of the hinges rusting and failing! GPMINIs hinge looks like this (I checked – it’s the same as on my other MINI):
Finally, GPMINI got washed and I paid and headed home – after a few more pics of course!