[Mini] Seasons greetings and a question... on retrofit of soundproofing......

Frits Schouten fritss at ps.gen.nz
Tue Dec 25 01:23:32 MST 2012

Hello John,
same to you of course a Merry Christmas.
On the sound proofing I've fitted carpet undelay under the floor carpet. Well,
that's an obvious one.
I've also fitted this behind the dash and, before I refitted the front and
rear glass, I put it behind the roof linging too.
And the clincher to sound proofing for me was ditching the A series engine and
replaced it with a Suzuki 1300GTI engine.
It has a five speed box and, wait for it, the exhaust is out the front of the
engine. That was the most brilliant move ever:-)

As far as the leaking alloys, I would most certainly try this liquid punture
repair kit.

Frits Schouten.

On Tue, 25 Dec 2012 06:48:21 +0000, Dr John C Bullas wrote
> Hello !
> Merry Christmas to all you Mini Owners out there, thanks for keeping 
> the dialogues flowing and aHo Ho  Hoing in this most festive of Seasons
> from your minilist owner / list cofounder
> I have a question or two regarding (i) retrofit sound-proofing (ii)
> alloy airtightness
> (i) retrofit sound proofing
> #9 has ZERO soundproofing and I am wanting to indoctrinate Ella (5yrs
> old) into Mini ownership so to avoid a 1850's Industrial revolution
> level of paediatric hearing loss, #9 needs some soundproofing, I have
> a rather nice acreage of woven domestic carpet to fit BUT
> Q1 what can I put under the carpet to act as sound deadening that
> won't act as a wick for water and rot the floor out
> Q2 what can I fit inside the passenger compartment and reasonably in
> the engine bay to attenuate the noise, I was thinking of something
> like the laaging on a domestic hot water tank, anyone any ideas
> The alloys are sound apart from the rims having an issue and they 
> leak a bit, removal of the tyres will cost me #5 a time plus the 
> later refit and balance so...
> Q3 has anyone used any mountain bike tyre sealant goo/liquid or the
> like to seal leaky rims and how did you distribute it????
> I am in the UK for branding purposes
> Remember in this time of good cheers... don't EVER drink and drive!
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pwHoOJazEMQ
> Pip Pip
> Dr B / Fatbloke
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