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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by AdamC11, Jul 20, 2017.
I looked and all I could find were a few references to the badge freezing solid in cold weather.
Same here. The boot struts along with the door release badge and now the petrol cap solinoid all get a good dosing of silicon spray.... Don't use wd40 people.. That's a releasing penetrant. It will work for a short time then gum up and make things 10x worse... Invest in silicone spray.. Including down the sides of the door/window runners.. Help with windows sliding up and down..
ok i will have a look later. - well wont now as Wastedagen had given you answer.
Anybody know If these will fit?
Yup, they are the ones I have fitted, work fine.
is silicone grease the same as plumbers grease?
Don't know my friend... I just use something like this....
I am new to the forum. I have just taken delivery of my new Seat Leon Fr 1.4 EcoTsi 5 door, 2018 plate , great car so far.
I have done some Carista changes, nothing special as of yet. But my next job is the go for the auto pop boot. Because i am on the 5 door model what length of strut would i need? I see someone above mentioned for 3 and 5 door the length needed is different. I also assume i will need 515N as a min.
Thanks in advance
The struts for 3 & 5 door are the same, it's the ST that is different. The type you need is above.
I bought some of the skoda ones listed in the thread earlier and they did not fit my 3 door SC Seat Leon.
I had to get the 483mm ford focus ones from Ebay.
They fit great but did not lift the boot even though they are 530N.
I put a 50mm spring onto one of the boot struts, and now the boot pops every time.
Not sure why you had issues, the standard Seat strut is 494mm long, 183.5 stroke, 410nm force. The Stabilus ones listed ( and I have had fitted to previous 280 and current 290) have a length of 492mm, stroke of 184mm and a force of 515nm. They are for the Skoda Octavia. They lift the boot fine from the key fob.
I hope the ones I’ve bought fit. Just noticed they’re 515mm, 184 and 515nm of force.
I bought these and they did not fit. to long.
I bought these and they fitted but the boot would not spring open, untill i put a 50mm spring onto one of the gas struts.
Apologies for bringing this up again, but can someone point me in the direction of the correct ones to buy? Quite a few different links being thrown around and unsure which to order...
Make sure u buy 2. And fit them the other way round to how the OEM ones are.
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No need to fit the other way round. The tops twist so you can change the direction.
I had to fit mine upside down as the angle of the fittings are different. Straight on one end and offset on the other...
And on my 280 they fitted with no issues at all in the same way as the original items
same for me as well, otherwise the angle isn’t correct.