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Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by greesha, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Hello :)

    i'm a member and a proud leon owner for more than a year now so I think its time to post something about it.

    I bought it in January 2009 and it is pretty much my first owned car. Leather interior. 83k miles on the clock. FSH. It was second Leon I went to look at. When i bought the car i was thinking that 180 bhp is enough and i wont have to upgrade it in any way. Oh boy how wrong was I...

    It was completely standard in a nicest leon color - imperial blue ^^

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    Well... i resisted remapping the car for the whole 3 weeks! After that time i surrendered and started to look for a good remapper. It wasnt really a hard choice as I was quite a low on budget so i couldnt really afford any "big names" like CC or Revo. I noticed that P-torque was getting very good opinions and with price tag of 265 pounds it was in my reach.


    Car was totally transformed. It was like driving a new car again. Very sharp acceleration right from the bottom.

    Since then i changed few things in my car

    First i've changed my tyres because those that i had on the car were just useless (pirelli p6000)... i went for Goodyears F1 Eagles in standard size 205/55/16.

    I have lowered suspension using standard shocks and lower springs (Jamex -40mm)... Im looking now into putting coilovers but there are some other things i need to do first.

    Car lowered
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    Other bits i've changed are

    - forge 007p (i had split R before - but it was only causing problems)
    - FMIC
    - sparkplugs Denso IK22
    - N75J
    - silicone turbo inlet pipe from THS
    - dogbone mount (whole mount from THS - really, really good mod)
    - Jetex FR7003 cone air filter with 102mm cold air inlet from fog light
    - HIDs (i went fr 6k as i prerer pure white color - great mod)
    - along with HIDs i had to order LED for my side lights
    - fabia rear wiper
    - oil catch tank
    - i've done N249 bypass (DV sound is much sharper now - much better)
    - i've also installed quickshift i bought off ebay for arounf 35 quid. A very easy and useful mod as changing gears in standard Leon reminds me of rowing



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    That's it for now but I still have plans for my Leon :)

    FMIC very soon then turbo back exhaust and time for stage 2 remap but first i have to change all the breather pipes and other vacuum pipes under the inlet manifold as i have just noticed they are in very, very poor state.


    I must say im a bit proud of myself as i never had any mechanical experience with cars. Till now i've done everything by myself.

    I will make some more photos of interior and engine bay tomorrow.

    Thanks for reading. More to come :p
     
    #1 greesha, Jan 24, 2010
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  2. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    Well done dude!

    I am the same, never really got my hands dirty before this one and i'll be honest, every time I change anything, I crap myself but seems to have worked out so far :).

    I must too have a look at the hoses under the inlet manifold as I know they're prone to going.
     
  3. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Looks nice mate, good luck with your planned mods :)
     
  4. gezmeister

    gezmeister I need a derv!!

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    Very nice mate, nice colour
     
  5. finally! :)

    what ever you do, "dont" change the bumpers :cartman:
     
  6. Staszek20vt

    Staszek20vt Full Member

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    Nice car, and a lot to do with it :) I had 1.8T before and was very quick car. But has been stolen :(

    Regards,

    Stan
     
  7. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Thank you all very much for comments !




    It was quite a busy day today !

    Fabia estate rear wiper fitted

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    It actually works now !


    Then thermostat was replaced which cured ALL my problems with temp gauge :). It sits now at 90.

    That was actually very confusing because temp gauge was pretty much living its own life (up and down). I checked cooland temperature using climate control screen and it was showing constant 90... that's why i was waiting so long with thermostat change.

    I'm sure my MPG will be much better as I was doing 200 miles from a full tank

    During thermostat change i had easy access under inlet manifold and guess what i found there? :D

    ... as Tony predicted ;p

    2 Split hoses ! Those *******s were robbing me of my precious boost

    Sorry for low photo quality

    Elbow shaped hose was split right in the middle

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    Thats how big split was
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    Replacement part

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    That little hose was split as well
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    That little hose made a big mess
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    Everything done and works great :)
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    Also oil was changed. I flused engine first with some valvoline engine flush. Oil came out just BLACK. My last oil change was about 3,5k miles before.

    I used Motul 8100 X-Cess Synthetic Oil - 5W40

    Thanks guys for your input




    EDIT: Wow i just took it out for a spin and i must say... accelerates smoothly without that flatspot around 3k. Almost feels like remapped again
     
    #7 greesha, Jan 25, 2010
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  8. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    Hi very intersting read, think mine might have a small leak i think i might RR it to confirm.

    I only live down the road and i know a few ppl that work at Windrush VW in slough, where about do you live in slough ?
     
  9. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Thanks. I live pretty much in the "centre" of slough. Not far from police station. I might RR it again at AMD meet ^^.

    Plug it to vag com. Mine was telling me about boost leak for months.
     
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  10. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    If you're coming alone to the AMD RR day then you're more than welcome to meet a couple of us at the Reigate junction or Clackett Lane Service a little way up, will be early though.

    I am going to look at those pipes on mine when I get home, assuming I have them (LCR). I can't see pics here at work but how did you spot the split, by feel or by removing and examining?
     
  11. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Is the little bit of hose just a normal bit of hose or a special shaped bit?

    Can I be cheeky and ask how much they cost? :D
     
  12. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    The one on the left under manifold - elbow shaped - costs something like £2.29

    The small one on the right i just made up from leftovers from N249 removal :)
     
  13. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    Im going to AMD meet with a mate in his Ibiza and poss with another mate in his Ibiza Cupra caddy van thing, so if you want some to role with just let me know.
     
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  15. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Thanks, I never looked in that section before now. something else to read :)
     
  17. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Sounds good JamJay. Can you give me any postcodes? I cant find those places on google maps ^^

    You should have them as well JamJay. I had lots of oil deposits around those pipes, it was quite obvious that those splits are there somewhere. Also Vag showed me boost leak fault code. When i unscrewed that "ledge" in fron of inlet manifold to access thermostat i had quite easy acces to those pipes as well. I didn't remove them to examine :} just feel them.

    PS. I can see you are as busy at work as I am today ;p

    We should all meet somewhere then with the group that JamJay is talking about... fun fun ^^
     
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  18. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    Yeh i would defiantly be up for that, but isnt Reigate the opposite way to essex ?
     
  19. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    I have sent a feeler email out to some local guys to me and see what they say but Reigate Hill is Junction 8 of the M25, where the M25 meets the A217 and the postcode for Clacket Lane Sevices is TN16 2ER (http://www.motorwayservices.info/area.php?area=38).
     
  20. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    Oh.. My bad its an extra 3 mins to go that way round the M25, Plus could always involve a bit of a tunnel run ?!
     

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