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LCR light weight edition, Getting broken up

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by Willie, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Yup Rob more a track day car as this will be my road car aswell.
    As for suspension I'll wait and see how my set up feels on the track before I change it. I've checked my shockers and they seem fine just now.
    And 2 piece discs will be fitted when these need replaced.
    I plan to get R888 for a start then OZ ultraleggeras to fit them on
     
  2. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Well got the sump changed, was quite easy to do. I did try and change the oil pump but couldn't get it off and balls weren't big enough to take off the timing belt, pulley and crank shaft case.
    When time belts gets done the next time I'll probably do a baffled sump and change the oil pump, chain and tensioner, I have them all now.
    Got the ARB bushes changed aswell so cars back to feeling great again.
     
  3. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Updated the handling specs to include new transmission mount
    This has reduced my stalling incidents since the SMF and Stage 1 clutch has been fitted
    As for increased handling not had a chance to try this yet due to gearbox concerns
     
  4. rich.h44

    rich.h44 Its a secret!!!!

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    wow nice project mate i will be following this and good luck with every thing you do,also a really good read
     
  5. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Cheers Rich
    Not going as quickly as I thought it might due to Gear box corrosion issue
     
  6. rich.h44

    rich.h44 Its a secret!!!!

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    what that due to then?its not that old is it?
     
  7. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Na only 5 years, hopefully Seats faulty casing or summat or else its going to cost me a Grand!!
     
  8. rich.h44

    rich.h44 Its a secret!!!!

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    jesus thats not good could you not get a recon box and get some specil bits done to it?
     
  9. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    I will get a recon box but not too sure about getting a diff fitted as majorly skint just now
     
  10. 6th.replicant

    6th.replicant Active Member

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    Is your 4-wheel alignment/geometry standard spec?
     
  11. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    It is just now but am planning on fitting adjustable top mounts
     
  12. oliverj

    oliverj Active Member

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    Fingers crossed SEAT stump up for the gear box issues. I have had no luck getting my dealer to do anything under warranty since I bought it three years ago. Spoke to SEAT customer service the other day about the various issues and they have sent me to another dealership with a reference number!

    Only 13 days till I christen mine at Donington. A few people from work are coming to watch as they are convinced I will crash! My concern is the suspension (standard) as the brakes should be more than capable but like you I will see how the suspension copes before deciding whether to replace.
     
  13. 6th.replicant

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    Have you considered a wee bit more toe-out on the fronts? It helps dial out FWD mid-corner understeer, was a savvy trick used on orginal Mini Coopers & also a popular mod on Mk2 GTIs (8v & 16v).
     
  14. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Not tried this yet but will do, cheers bud
     
  15. oliverj

    oliverj Active Member

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    I have had the wheels laser aligned a few times as they seem to wear very quickly on the inside. Been two months since I had it done last so need to measure the tread depths again to see if it has improved the situation. The bloke at the alignmentplace said some cars are just set-up to wear this way and nothing you can do about it....
     
  16. iib3327

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    leon cupra r track day toy fair play.. best this will put some of the bigger stuff in its place..;)
     
  17. oliverj

    oliverj Active Member

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    The LCR is quite a formidable weapon on track. Needs better brakes over standard but aside from that in the right hands it can punish cars many times it's price. :D Watch this space!
     
  18. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Was into Seat Aberdeen yesterday for the sewcond time to get pictures taken and a second report to be written. Seems like mthe service manager might not have put in the initial one, not good, that was 2 months ago.
    The aftermarket Manager recons Seat will no do anything about it due to the car being 5 years old.
    This could get messy!!!
     
  19. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Hi :)

    To clarify what you mean by transmission mount, you mean you changed the transmission bush?
     
  20. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    No there are three engine mounts
    One on the drivers side called the engine mount, one on the passengers side between the chassis and gear box which is the transmission mount and the Dog Bone Mount between the chassis and gear box.
    It was the Transmission mount I changed, I got the set from Issam.
    They are a complete mount no just a bush like other set ups
     

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