The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour premiered last week on Amazon Prime. Of course I watched it. And yes, overall I thought it was very good. Poo Came Out If you have ever seen an episode of Top Gear, most of what this show is about if very similar to what we saw during the final 2 series […]

Here’s The Problem

https://youtu.be/OB54aV5J5SA A few things. While I have been a fairly bad MINI enthusiast of late, I do still have one and he is finally going to be getting some love in the very near future. Don’t worry, you will hear all about it here as it happens. Next, watch the video linked above. For 10 […]

Big MPG Test

>**Elwood**: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses. >**Jake**: Hit it. Or something like that. More like I have a fresh set of tires, a new set of plugs and fresh oil in the crankcase. You get the idea. […]

What a Difference Air Makes

You might remember me [complaining about poor MPG and performance](http://dbmini.us/r50-vs-r56-bruce-takes-las-vegas/) on the drive to [AMVIV](http://www.amviv.com) earlier this year. Then, you might remember that I [upgraded](http://dbmini.us/making-better-air/) my air filter from factory to K&N (because K&N). I’ve been monitoring my MPG since and that small changes has been giving me about 2 mpg per tank during Phoenix […]

Every Little Bit

Last tank was +2 MPG **after** installing the K&N filter. Considering the average temps (105+), this is huge. Went from 27 MPG to 29. At this rate, the air filter will pay for itself before the end of the year. It is the little things. Besides improved MPG, there is now a little bit of […]