Soon to be a GP1 owner... #0965

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Soon to be a GP1 owner... #0965

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Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are doing well.

My name is Joaquim, i'm portuguese living in France and last week i made a decision to buy a GP. Actually, i've already paid the deposit.
It's the GP number 0965 and the only information i have it's that the car was imported from a BMW/Mini near Munich/Germany to a dealer in France with 120.000kms.
If anyone have additional information, i will be pleased to hear about it.
I haven't collected yet because of the situation that we are living, but soon... I hope.

Take care. ;)

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Welcome Joaquim and congrats with your GP.
I also own a GP1 since 2013. Bought with 112500km and now it has 207000km.

Last few years here on the forum there is not much activity but you can find some information. Also about the roof numbers.

I hope that there wil come more posts here when all GP3's are delivered.

The GP1 is the most hardcore GP and it will ever be I guess.
Have Fun with it !!!

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niekcarfreak wrote:
Sat Apr 18 2020 - 11:42 pm
Welcome Joaquim and congrats with your GP.
I also own a GP1 since 2013. Bought with 112500km and now it has 207000km.

Last few years here on the forum there is not much activity but you can find some information. Also about the roof numbers.

I hope that there wil come more posts here when all GP3's are delivered.

The GP1 is the most hardcore GP and it will ever be I guess.
Have Fun with it !!!
Thanks.

:shock: Already 207000km! Any major issues along the way?

Yes, indeed. And for me is the most beautiful of them all. I can't explain but, for me, since i bought my 2004 cooper (in 2018) i started to like this car and now i don't care if it's outdated, impractical, i just love it. :)

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Do you have your GP already?

Issues I had:
Leaking right hydraulic engine mount, replaced by one of Vibratechnics.

Steering pump kept running with engine and ignition off, mounted new one.

Broken abs sensor, abs and esp lights turned on. Replaced in a garage. Most time took to get the rusted old one out.

One of the weldings at the rear exhaust bracket part was gone.
It is above at the exhaust, so it took a while before I saw it.
Friends of me repaired and welded it.

Replaced coolant reservoir because the old one lost coolant at the part where the two halfts come together, common problem.

When I bought the car the mounting brackets of the intercooler were not good mounted everywhere.
One was broken and one or two bolts were broken.

The seat console of the driversseat, part where my ass sits :) , was broken.
And the bolts that you see upside down in the slider where loosened and that made that the seat could not slide anymore because the heads of the bolts locked the slider.
Was a big job, fixed by a friend.
After that the slider was ok and the bolts fixed with loctite.
But after a while squiking of the console again.
Sliders still ok.
I took out the seat myself after I plugged off the battery. Waited about a little half a hour because of the airbag.
At the Mini dealership they replaced the console by a new one and till now no problems with the seat.
O no, a few months ago the easy entry didn't work. Was only a cable underneath the seat that slipped out.

Further normal maintenance.
Brake discs Tarox type F2000 at the front
Brake pads Tarox compound 114
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines

I drive no runflat tyres.
Used a lot Michelin Super Sports
But now at the front I have Dunlop Sportmaxx RT2, they hold better at the outside because they have harder sides.

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I forgot one problem:

I replaced the cooling vent of the steering pump.
Problaby the electronic part in the pump did fail because the cooling vent did not work so good any more.

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niekcarfreak wrote:
Mon Apr 27 2020 - 5:51 pm
Do you have your GP already?

Issues I had:
Leaking right hydraulic engine mount, replaced by one of Vibratechnics.

Steering pump kept running with engine and ignition off, mounted new one.

Broken abs sensor, abs and esp lights turned on. Replaced in a garage. Most time took to get the rusted old one out.

One of the weldings at the rear exhaust bracket part was gone.
It is above at the exhaust, so it took a while before I saw it.
Friends of me repaired and welded it.

Replaced coolant reservoir because the old one lost coolant at the part where the two halfts come together, common problem.

When I bought the car the mounting brackets of the intercooler were not good mounted everywhere.
One was broken and one or two bolts were broken.

The seat console of the driversseat, part where my ass sits :) , was broken.
And the bolts that you see upside down in the slider where loosened and that made that the seat could not slide anymore because the heads of the bolts locked the slider.
Was a big job, fixed by a friend.
After that the slider was ok and the bolts fixed with loctite.
But after a while squiking of the console again.
Sliders still ok.
I took out the seat myself after I plugged off the battery. Waited about a little half a hour because of the airbag.
At the Mini dealership they replaced the console by a new one and till now no problems with the seat.
O no, a few months ago the easy entry didn't work. Was only a cable underneath the seat that slipped out.

Further normal maintenance.
Brake discs Tarox type F2000 at the front
Brake pads Tarox compound 114
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines

I drive no runflat tyres.
Used a lot Michelin Super Sports
But now at the front I have Dunlop Sportmaxx RT2, they hold better at the outside because they have harder sides.
Now that's a long list :shock: Mine has started too... Collecting day, first 50kms made and... she overheated. Returned to the dealer and a head gasket problem detected. So, still waiting to enjoy it.

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Sorry to hear of the head gasket, hopefully a quick repair under warranty.

A few weeks ago my GP lost power. The Supercharger is damaged.
A friend of me will replace it. Now a lot parts are already removed, he will also mount a new clutch after 208000km and some other maintenance.
He already ordered some parts, i think this week he let me know which parts he has already.
The GP will drive again, it only takes some time and money but the car deserves this. ;)

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niekcarfreak wrote:
Mon Jun 08 2020 - 8:40 pm
Sorry to hear of the head gasket, hopefully a quick repair under warranty.

A few weeks ago my GP lost power. The Supercharger is damaged.
A friend of me will replace it. Now a lot parts are already removed, he will also mount a new clutch after 208000km and some other maintenance.
He already ordered some parts, i think this week he let me know which parts he has already.
The GP will drive again, it only takes some time and money but the car deserves this. ;)
Thanks, still waiting. The head is ok just a tiny resurface.
Sorry hear about the compressor. I saw a video of clutch replacement and it's a pain in the ass. I think when my time arrives I'll take the motor out and make a major maintenance, changing all the problematic parts. It's not cheap to live with, but I agree with you, he deserves. And with all you had changed already, you will have some peace from now. 🙂👍

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