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Leon 1.8T Conversion From 1.6?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1' started by beavz_28, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. prezf

    prezf Senior Member

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    I don't anyone gets offended :) You are absolutely right tho, it's will be harder to sell, more expensive to insure and will never see your money back. That's it must mean more than just a car to someone to go for such a big and expensive project. I wouldn't recommend to anyone and I wouldn't do it again but I love the feeling car is different :)
     
  2. Murdered LCR

    Murdered LCR Wide mouthed mofo

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    See a 2.0l Tfsi in a golf I can see the point in but swapping engines when you have both cars sat on your drive is stupid Esp as it's a full car your insurance will be loads more than a respray on the 1.8t swap the bumpers from the 1.6 wheels etc then Break the 1.6 that will cover the costs for the paint job , then ur quids in for insurance
     
  3. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    fun fun :D

    Its All about the candy ;)
     
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  4. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    my point of view

    decent spray job £2.5-3k??

    1.8t i paid just over £2k for and am gna get over half of that back on spares ....

    also gain expericence from it .

    also the white parts arent gna fetch anyhwere near as much money as the white is rare as! :D
     
    #24 beavz_28, Sep 6, 2010
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  5. Pyro

    Pyro Guest

    Sorry :redface: my eyes aren't what they used to :( lol
     
  6. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    so i got complete wiring loom engine all in the car tried to start but all i get is a red battery light?

    anone got n e suggestions?

    i havent plugged door electrics in yet or centre console but everything should be ok?

    ecu wont need resetting will it/?

    literally the ONLY light on is the battery and turns over but wont initiate fuel pump or any other electrics.... could i have blown a relay??

    if so which one?

    Thanks
     
  7. Pyro

    Pyro Guest

    Fuel pump relay ;) have swapped the 1.6 o e fir the cupra one?? I'm not sure if it's needed but would think so?
     
  8. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    yh i swapped the pump wheres the relay??
     
  9. DPJ

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

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    Have you swapped the clocks and column over along with the ecu?
     
  10. prezf

    prezf Senior Member

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    I would say, for piece of mind you should swap everything from 1.8T :) otherwise there's will be complications like with mine...
     
  11. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    You beat me to it.

    What haven't you swapped over from the Turbo car to yours, might be easier list.
     
  12. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    yes i swapped i did notice something spark by the battery when i first tried the ignition but i have checked all visible fuses?
     
  13. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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  14. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    Thats your answer!

    Look harder. You've broken something.
     
  15. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    think it was loose battery connection spent 2 days going through it ... ill do anuva today
    cheers
     
  16. 53 Leon SX

    53 Leon SX aka Kris

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    Did this ever get completed?
     
  17. beavz_28

    beavz_28 DriveItLikeYouStoleIt

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    yeah its sweet!! will prbably finish the step by thread sometime :)....
    Beavz
     
  18. 53 Leon SX

    53 Leon SX aka Kris

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    Oh lol congrats dude
     
  19. 53 Leon SX

    53 Leon SX aka Kris

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    Look forward to your write up
     
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    Edit: just read the thread!
     

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