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    Posted: September/24/16 at 12:42pm
Does anyone know approximately what Mini Seattle would charge to do the JCW ECU flash on my R53? And enable the rear fog light?

I emailed them a while back and they eventually replied that they couldn't answer and I had to call in and talk it over on the phone. So I called in and it took a while to explain what I was talking about, but I did eventually learn that they can program only parts of the JCW package -- injectors, exhaust, intake -- or do the whole thing, whichever way you like, which is good news. But they have to get back to me on whether not you need a dealer flash to enable that cute flapper valve on the air cleaner, and everything else. Like how long it would take and how much they would charge.

So do you know if they normally charge between $1 and $10? Or more in the $11-$100 range? Or $101 to $1000? $1000 to $1,000,000?

This stuff is very arbitrary. I-90 motorsports wanted to spend a day and charge me $50 to flash the ECU on my Street Triple. Triumph of Seattle grabbed the bike and flashed it in less time than it took me to finish their free coffee and charged me nothing.

I'm still debating which injectors to get, if any, and which tune (if any) to get. It's complicated because 380cc injectors cost twice as much as 550cc, but then you can't avoid a $300-$1000 tune, and... and... and... It helps if I can narrow down the cost estimates.

Obviously I'm terrified to drive if my flappery doohicky doesn't open at 4,500 rpm and my rear fog light doesn't turn on. It's that urgent. (jk)

Thanks!


Edited by Dennis Bratland - September/24/16 at 12:44pm
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Did you ever get an answer to this?  I am looking for someone local to do an ECU tune as well...also the debate of injectors...what did you decide to do there?  Thanks!
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They charge 150 an hour
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They will not do the JCW ECU flash on your car.

Seattle Mini no longer have the equipment to do work on the DME of a first generation Mini.
2004 MCS JCW (210) EB/EB, WMW QuickTune, Koni FSD
2006 MCSa PW/PW: SOLD
2005 MCS DS/B: SOLD
1999 40LE (Mulberry Red): SOLD
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Anyone happen to know someone in the Seattle area that can flash an ECU of a R53 2002 Cooper S?
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Flash it with what tune??
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JCW or equivalent.  I have the typical mini R53 upgrades...pulley, cat-back exhaust, MSD, waiting on injectors to show up.  ECU tune is next.
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I just sent mine to Way Motor Works. I was without the use of the car for a week, but it wasn't my DD at the time.
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