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Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by Coopercupra, Jan 11, 2019.
Didn't see this post. What a shame
was it running on its first belt?
Not a belt a chain
So freshly built engine being put in next week.
In the end it was catastrophic damage to the engine. Numerous issue, chain, cracked pistons, one of the crank bearings had spun....
But back on the road real soon!
Glad to hear you got all that done on warranty! The Mini looks great with the bike engine
Finally.... this car is back in my possession working as it should (almost) car was passed among numerous garages to diagnose the issue.
Shortly after i took the car back with fresh new engine it developed a miss fire at idle.
Seems there was damaged piston, even though it was new. possible cause was faulty/dripping injector. New piston fitted and new injectors.
4 months later I have the car again, all fixed under warranty forma the used car dealer I bought it from. So super happy despite the long wait.
Though, seems there is a judder (maybe clutch) sometimes when setting off in 1st.
Glad you have it all sorted out. Did you fit the milltek?
Thanks! unfortunetly the car threw a P2188 (Too rich at idle bank 1), so the car is back at the garage.
And yes I fitted the milltek, sounds great.
You will get there man. Someday...
Faulty Lamba sensor seems to be the cause.
As the winter approaches I begin ti think about sooner winter wheels. Remembering that this is a budget tidy up, I bought a second hand set of of 15" wheels and studded tyres. Guess what..... they didn't fit over the Audi tt /golf4 break discs /caliper is fitted.
Was really tough to find a set of wheels here in Sweden. 17" would mean the tyre chose was limited and expensive. So I bought the only 16" wheels within 100km radius. Still paid 100 pounds for them
Not the best condition but beggars can't be choosers:
I set to them with a 240 flap disc on a drill, maybe a bit aggressive but the scratches were pretty deep.
Then some 240 wet and dry. and then 1000 wet and dry
Turned out Ok, I could have used some filler in places, but I skipped that.
Clear on (excuse my growing lamps, for my collection of tropical plants, honest) :
I will give them a second coat and then flat them back and polish/cut them.
Not to bad i think. now to decide on studded tyres or not
Started the process of adjusting the koni shocks. Fitted by a previous owner and set way too hard.
The adjustment tab on the front right snapped off a while back, after a chat with Koni turns out they can't be adjusted another way. So new shock ordered. Started to change that and was halted immediately by the drop link stud snapping at the hex insert. So new one ordered and I will cut the old one off, when it arrives.
Moved onto the rears - Crazy that they need to be removed to be adjusted. They were set a little over half way towards hard. Now set to almost the softest.
Nice autumn picture too - starting to fall back in love with this car
So drop link removed.
Shock off and swapped over, wasn't the easiest of jobs actually.
Will finish it tomorrow morning
Was also a bit tight in the my garage, normally only reserved for my k1100 BMW Motorbike cylinder headed mini. Time to expand the garage maybe...
Super happy with the new suspension set up. All four koni shocks set to almost fully soft. Could be a bit harder in the front, but it is nice and comfortable as it is. I understand the koni at their softest are even harder than standard.
Now onto tyre choice.
I ordered a set of studded set hakkapeliitta 195/55/16 seems like they might fit even though they are a bit tall.
Though I will fit a set of michelin alpine friction winter tyres instead (195/50/16). The non studded seem a better choice on the wet and in soft snow.
I have an Audi a4 quattro for the icey / compacted snow days.