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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by AdamC11, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. heliophile

    heliophile Active Member

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    I looked and all I could find were a few references to the badge freezing solid in cold weather.
     
  2. Wastedagen

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    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..
     
  3. ok i will have a look later. - well wont now as Wastedagen had given you answer.
     
  4. GTunney

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    is silicone grease the same as plumbers grease?
     
  7. Wastedagen

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    Don't know my friend... I just use something like this....

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  8. RichardB101

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    Hi Guys,

    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 :coolthumb
     
  9. kazand

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    The struts for 3 & 5 door are the same, it's the ST that is different. The type you need is above.
     
  10. jacko5

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    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.
     
  11. kazand

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    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.
     
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    I hope the ones I’ve bought fit. Just noticed they’re 515mm, 184 and 515nm of force.
     
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    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...
     
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  15. russbellrfs

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    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.de/ulk/itm/121816436948

    Make sure u buy 2. And fit them the other way round to how the OEM ones are.

    Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
     
  16. GTunney

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  17. Wastedagen

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    I had to fit mine upside down as the angle of the fittings are different. Straight on one end and offset on the other...
     
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  18. kazand

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    Same here.
     
  19. And on my 280 they fitted with no issues at all in the same way as the original items
     
  20. Jim45

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    same for me as well, otherwise the angle isn’t correct.
     

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