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Cheap intake air temp sensor mod

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by ptooze19, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. ptooze19

    ptooze19 Guest

    I have recently brought a 2002 seat leon cupra and with service history etc is a resistor for the intake air temperature sensor,ive looked on ebay and that its a cheap mod for more bhp. Just wondering how safe it is to the engine and would it make much difference in performance? i have been told by my local mechanic it can cause problems.
    cheers
     
  2. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    bad idea, forget it, they dont work and will cause you problems... you have a very good engine there dont ruin it by purchasing ebay mods...

    30% power increase for a fiver..... cmon pal really...
     
  3. stpete

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    Just causes overfueling, as above not a good idea really!!
     
  4. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    all it will do is make out that a temperature is something its not. So the correct fuelling is not achieved, but instead you run rich (as said above) which will result in a reduction in MPG and in all probability next to no difference in bhp. You could end up needing a new cat.
    Id check that this is not fitted, or if it is remove it.
     
  5. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    I wish one day someone would just do this and see if it does work
     
  6. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

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    Really stupid idea. Take it off.
     
  7. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Let him do it, it might work
     
  8. Rocky Rocastle

    Rocky Rocastle AKA Tim

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    :lol: shame on you
     
  9. lc_allan

    lc_allan Northern Monkey

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    Best one is the glorified PC fan and cheap cone filter. Costs £200+ and the amount of people who've not only bought but have been crazy enough to leave positive feedback, makes me giggle like school kid with a 1/4 of gem gems.
     
  10. Rocky Rocastle

    Rocky Rocastle AKA Tim

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    :cartman: PMSL, nearly literally
     
  11. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    LOL, theres real scientific research went into this.
    I can't see why this wouldn't work, just like a supercharger but without draining the engines power
     
  12. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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  13. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    It does basically what a knackered Thermostat does, don't rely on your dash gauge to give you a correct reading.

    Mine was reading 90 deg but was only getting to 75 deg on my scangauge and DM200, and I'm sure vag-com would have been identical.
     
  14. ptooze19

    ptooze19 Guest

    i wont be using it stick to how it is now, ill save up for a remap or superchip i think! thanks for your help!
     
  15. daboy3000

    daboy3000 No Longer a Seat owner

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    I fitted one of these £20 jobbies to my 130tdi Superb.

    1. did notice a small power increase
    2. didn't notice any mpg change
    3. did have engine management light come on.
    4. did need temp sensor replacing
    5. did remove unit after the platic casing started falling apart due to glue melting
    6. don't bother!
     
  16. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    :lol:
     
  17. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope

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    drive aroud overfuelling on the choke all day carbonising your engine running it at a higher temperature than it needs to causing fuel to fill the cat and exhaust so it melts and burns away in half it's life all for a little minimal more power

    feel free :):)
     
  18. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    i think hes saying hes found the receipt for this in his cars service history so its potentially been done already... and is asking if this an issue.
     
  19. Nev_LCR

    Nev_LCR Gone... but not forgoten

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    Allan will you be sorting a group buy, i can see willie put his name down for this one.
     
  20. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Is it even better to fit two??

    LOL
     

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