I did some work the other day, removed my water pump, flex plate, and prepared some new parts for when I reinstall them. Got a new thermal clutch for my fan, and the pully attached to the new water pump.
A little wear on my flex plate’s teeth. I am not sure if this is enough to concern me, I have no frame of reference. Instinct says no. Let me know!
The reason not much work has been done is because the thermostat housing on my mini burst, and I nearly cooked the engine. Why might you ask?
BECAUSE ITS MADE OUT OF PLASTIC! AHHHGHGJFKJDJSFKJERK
I didn’t go to school for materials engineering. Neither did anyone at BMW (Renault?) either because this mofo gets hot and cold every time I turn it on. there is a big ass seam and I don’t know if that’s what failed (still waiting on another plastic part that I am replacing while I am in there) but plastic, seriously? Do you not understand fatigue and chemical leaching? Sonofabitch!
Here’s another good question: should I sell the mini? Its only worth ~8-10k. What should I get instead? It’s only got to last 1 year until I get a job, and a 4runner. Does my flex plate and starter motor look ok? Or should I just replace em now?
Thinking of getting one of these:
I don’t think the fam will approve though.