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What did you and your MK2 do today?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Tfsi_Mike, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. unsheenashashin

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    I was impressed with it, still needs a full correction, but a big improvement on what it was like beforehand.
     
  2. Stylance

    Stylance Stylance

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    Haha +1... Lol but one engine later still havnt done it. I have the tap + gauges lol..


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  3. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    So yesterday I went down to AKS to finally fix my car's cylinder 2 idle misfire.
    Alex quickly got stuck in and removed the manifold/surrounding parts.

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    He then removed all the injectors and checked them over. He noted that the one from cyl 2 was slightly more coked up than the others but still not as much as he was expecting.

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    The injectors were then all cleaned and had their Teflon seals replaced, the dodgy one was replaced with a new one and will be getting sent off to see what was wrong with it.

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    The flaps were then removed from the inlet ports and given a massive clean.....

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    Next up the inlets/valves were tackled......I was totally shocked by how the inside of the engine looked. Alex told me that it was actually quite a clean engine and had seen MUCH worse. So, not bad for 60k miles! :)

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    Before on left, after on the right!

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    We thought that whilst the engine was being treated to a nice "refresh" that we'd fit some new Spark plugs to go along with the new Coilpacks.

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    To go along with all the other treats for the engine it also had it's oil dropped and replaced with some more Miller's Nanodrive, this time 10w50 as I have a trackday this month.

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    Finally after the new Pagid Blue pads were fitted we also test fitted my 18" OZ Ultralegerra's to ensure they cleared the brakes ok.

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    Very happy to say they fit much better than the 18" Team Dynamic's 1.2's I've currently got for track so they'll be going up for sale soon I think.

    The car is now running like a dream and pulling harder than ever. Big thanks to Alex for working so hard/late to get it all finished for me!
     
  4. betty_swollox

    betty_swollox Richie

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    Love those wheels!!!

    I would be scared to see my engine in bits lol
     
  5. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    Hahahahaha, not going to lie pal......wasn't the best thing to see! ;)
     
  6. banksy21

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    can i have first dibs on the 1.2's if you decide to sell them bignod00?
     
  7. cheungy

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    You will get use to it :) especially if it was my car :whistle: news on Meth? eh?
     
  8. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    Hahahahaha, good man! :thumbup: I do have a friend who's always asked about them and also Betty Swollocks has asked me many times about them too.if neither of them are interested then you can. They'll probably be going fairly cheap as although they're in perfect working order they're in desperate need of a full refurb (they're candy purple right now!) ;)
    Not yet buddy......it's something I'm maybe considering for the future though! :D
     
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  9. shnazzle

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    Those wheels are sex. I want them.

    I love seeing an engine in bits :) I don't know why. This was my last weekend
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    Full exhaust change, manifold to pipes. Sparks changed, oil, etc etc.
    then a bunch of interior work.
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    Something lovely about tearing a car apart and putting it back together better than it was
     
  10. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    ^^^ That's great work there pal.....I'd love to have the knowledge/confidence to do that too!
     
  11. shnazzle

    shnazzle Glass-Half-Full Member

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    I wouldn't be so keen on doing it to the Leon haha.
    I'm reasonably confident, but it's a bit different when pulling apart a 13k machine vs a 4k machine.
     
  12. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    Yeah, good point matey! :lol:

    Still, I bet it is very satisfying though! :)
     
  13. shnazzle

    shnazzle Glass-Half-Full Member

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    Very. Actually, there's not really any reason why I wouldn't pull the Leon apart come to think of it. But the thing is, parts are almost always new, so the cash you save doing stuff yourself is almost not worth it in some cases.

    Whereas for the MR2 all parts are 2nd hand, so you save tons doing it yourself.
     
  14. Bignod00

    Bignod00 Active Member

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    Yeah....that's the brilliant thing about second hand parts/own labour.......mega savings!
     
  15. betty_swollox

    betty_swollox Richie

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    ;);)
     
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    noticed new exhaust tips(BCS) are getting a bit hot and has started to melt the rear bumper valance (oops)... only alittle...
     
  17. Crafoo

    Crafoo Crazy Fool!

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    Really! That's not very good, they shouldn't be melting the valance.
     
  18. Rob_Talisman

    Rob_Talisman MKII CR FR 170 FL Stage 2

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    Yeah mine get v hot too
     
  19. betty_swollox

    betty_swollox Richie

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    depends how close they are to the valance :shrug:?


    Mine aren't melting it and they're 4" tail pipes
     
  20. [M]ike

    [M]ike Active Member

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    I don't have that problem with my BCS exhaust. Are the tips sitting too close maybe?
     

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