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6J Ibiza Cupra tidy up

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by Coopercupra, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Last week I just bought a 6J ibiza Cupra!

    I drive a mini cooper with a K1100 BMW Cylinder head. That is just for fun and sunny days.

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    My old "daily is an Audi a4 quattro 20.TFSI tuned to about 280 bhp

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    That was way too thirsty for me to drive everyday to work. So I was looking for something else. I wanted a small fun car like my mini and something comfortable like the Audi but a bit kinder on fuel. I landed here!

    Here it is the day I bought it -

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    Bought as a quick project from a dealer. The last one (who didn't have the car vey long) has done some very poor mods on the car (pictures of the wrapped straight through exhaust to come). I also removed 30kg of active subwoofers from under the parcel shelf.

    Jobs for now fit the new Milltek exhaust ordered and some other bits. I will try and make my own induction kit using the old air box.

    Anyway good to be here! and thanks for the help so far!
     
  2. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    So this is going to be a bit of a general tidy up. Some mods, some removal of mods and some restoration.

    I have set myself a tight budget on this car since it is supposed to save me money.

    So lets see what happens...

    Many parts have been hydrodipped, which I not generally a fan of, but it looks ok. The wing mirror caps were a bit tatty, so a quick rub down, clear coat, run down with several grades of wet and dray and three grades of compound and polish:

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    There are some imperfections/damage in the hydro dip, but I can live with that.
     
  3. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    Exhaust!

    Believe it or not but the car currently has a straight through wrapped 3" exhaust: horrific

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    This arrived yesterday:

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    70mm non resonated cutback system

    Great service from Roadrunner motorsport, arrived in only 3 days - https://www.milltekexhaust-roadrunnermotorsport.co.uk
    This will be going on tomorrow.
     
  4. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    Remember the part where this is a budget build.
    Current intake:

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    So I have been looking at a cost effective induction kit. Doesn't seem too exist, but I feel I can improve the handy work of the last owner.
    I think using the original air box was a good idea poorly executed.

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    I had to cut the bottom of the airbox, I think the sis ok as the air down there shouldn't bee too warm. I have an extra cold air feed that I will tray and squeeze in there.

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    to be continued...
     
  5. Coopercupra

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    The worst exhaust ever.......

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    Really fought me, but it is off now.
     
  6. Coopercupra

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    New milltek trial fitted

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    My garage isn't so used to having "modern" car in it.

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  7. Coopercupra

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    Mock up for a new fresh air feed -

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  8. Coopercupra

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    I wonder what is this part called and how do you remove it

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  9. Kibby

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    Great work so far!

    Love what your doing.

    That exhaust looks like something from a george romero film!
     
  10. kanyewest

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    :snack:
     
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  11. Coopercupra

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    New Plugs (BKR7EIX) and NGK coils fitted tonight

    Cylinder 1 was a bit involved...... basically ended ups removing most stuff around it.

    Here is a handy tip, a bit of packing tape is great for pulling the coils up:
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    I ended up snapping a part off the WG control valve.
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    Then I remembered I had an old turbo form my 2.0T A4-
    happy days - same part.
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    New plugs are a tad shorter. I understand this is a good thing

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  12. Coopercupra

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    Big brake kit ready to be mounted at the weekend!

    I hope I have everything right

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  13. Coopercupra

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    Comparison of the standard discs and the 312mm
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    Also Golf 4 callipers and discs fitted:
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    They are still bedding in, but certainly feel much better.

    Also managed to find a set of 6J0601025F wheels.

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    A bit overkill fitting drilled discs to the rear, but why not....

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  14. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    Really like these new (to me) wheels really suits the car.
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    but maybe the other set a nicer? opinions welcome

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  15. Coopercupra

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    A previous owner told me tehat the ECU had been refreshed /tuned at https://www.bhp-chiptuning.com (BHP Motorsport). they do have a package for the 6J.

    Is there anyway I can tell if the car has infacted been tuned?
     
  16. Jimbobcook

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    In my opinion the newer wheels look better. Car looks great!
     
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  17. Coopercupra

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    Thanks! I think so too. The 17" wheels make the car a bit more comfortable than the 18"s
     
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  18. Coopercupra

    Coopercupra Full Member

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    Well.... the engine is a gonner.

    Cam chain has either skipped, or jumped. Car is currently at the dealer I bought it from. Engine change is looking likely.
     
  19. bigT's lcr

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    Looking good man
     
  20. kanyewest

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    whaaat? how many miles did the car do up to that point?
     

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