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Remap question

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by shauncupra, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. shauncupra

    shauncupra Active Member

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    Hi there,

    Ive recently had my lc180 leon mk1 re-mapped and just in a few days 2 coil packs have failed..:blink:

    I hear this can be quite common, is this true?


    Any replys muchly appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    yup a common thing, they were probably on hte way out and the extra pressure from the map has pushed them over mate.... best to bite the bullet and replace all 4 for piece of mind, as usually once one goes they all will follow shortly.

    grab an extra one for the boot aswelll then when the next goes your not stuck pal.
     
  3. dmmsta

    dmmsta Sold car - bought bike

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    I had 2 blow on the test run during the map process.
    Was flush at the time so ordered 6, replaced all 4 in the car, and kept 2 spare in the boot.

    Remap tends to take out the weakest CP's so if you just replace the failed to the other 2 will go at somepoint.
     
  4. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    basically what the others have said. they wont keep failing they are just old and not used to working hard :) once replaced they should be fine
     
  5. mike2926

    mike2926 vroom vroom

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    if i want to book in for a map, is it worth getting coil packs in just in case as i dont want to be stranded...or pay garage prices :)
     
  6. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    mine never went. but my maf did.
    i wouldnt bother as whatever you cater for something else will die!
    majority of people are fine after mapping.:)
     
  7. Rarpuc

    Rarpuc Active Member

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    Exact same thing happened on my Octy VRS after its remap,1 went then a month later another went so id recommed getting the lot renewed to save you more hassle down the line.
     
  8. Faisal

    Faisal UK's 1st Liquid Yello LCR

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    i lost a coilpack ages ago....replaced that one alone and iv not had a problem since...does that mean my car is a ticking time bomb?im sitting at 83k miles on 3 original coilpacks...
     
  9. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    not neccesarily mate... you may have been lucky. i always carry spares now... such a pita if they go
     
  10. ell0070

    ell0070 Full Member

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    I had one go while I was overtaking the wifes 85 year old aunt trundling along in her smart car. Was not funny when she overtook me back a couple of minutes later:lol:
     
  11. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    LOL! my maf gave up whilst driving progressively alongside a boxter s. :redface:

    they pick their moments
     
  12. ell0070

    ell0070 Full Member

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    Ouch:lol:
     
  13. Faisal

    Faisal UK's 1st Liquid Yello LCR

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    mine went when an evo was trying to show off next to me :(

    helped give the "go as fast as you want,i KNOW im faster" look.
     
  14. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Your pretty local to me mate [beccles area] can I ask who done your map and how much it cost? :)
     
  15. shauncupra

    shauncupra Active Member

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    Thanks guys for your replys, im glad to see that it is common thing.
    Looks like ill be buying a couple of spares as the coil in cylinder no4 has not been replaced yet.

    cheers again
     
  16. Nutkin

    Nutkin Pop-a-Keg ya?

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    After my remap experiance and seeing the differences in the little things, I'd say before any remap, make sure the following are new.

    1. MAF - My maf worked but it made a 3bhp difference for a new one.
    2. Fuel Filter - Goes without question
    3. Petrol - Coilpacks
    4. EGR Valve is clean - again 3bhp more on mine.
     
  17. Timberwolf

    Timberwolf w1ickeds1ck

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    That EGR valve clean only applies to Diesel cars right?

    I had my Remapap done by will @P-Torque nearly 2 years ago. My coil pack went straight away after the map, during the test drive.

    I replaced all 4 coils, as they are the most common to go. Im going to clean my MAF this weekend coming up along with the Ramair Maxflow CAI. The fuel filter was changed after the remap so I don't think its nessesary just yet.
     
  18. flak monkey

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    About the only reason a remap should knock out coil packs is if the dwell is being whacked up too high and burning the coils out.

    You may need longer dwell to stop the spark being blown out, but I wouldnt expect it to need to be so high that it kills coils so quickly. They must already be on their design limits with a std map?
     
  19. Bigbhp18t

    Bigbhp18t Guest

    Not true with these engines. If was true then the brand new coil packs would keep failing would they not? Its like a clutch if its been in there a while and worn a remap will finish it off and make it slip with on weeks. Just by adding 3 or 4 psi using a MBC with out any inition advance can knock a old coil out

    @ shauncupra
    Have you had any issues with the new coils?
     
  20. shauncupra

    shauncupra Active Member

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    no problems so far and i have only one coil left possibly to go..
    but i have a spare in the boot just incase:whistle:
    It did run lovely to Elvington air field in york last weekend for Ten of the Best:D
    it goes like a rocket now:funk:
     

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