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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by seatcupramad23, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    While watching YouTube tonight I stumbled across this old video from IE. Now the confusing thing is to me is...why such a small cooler on a purpose built rig to hold a 1.8 engine. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. GarryC

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    It could be a charge cooler, rather than air intercooler. They are much much smaller, and generally more efficient :)
     
  3. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Yes, can see it now.

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  4. Andrewwright

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    Intake temps with this weather, this was just rolling alone at 60 ish "normal driving" but still didn't touch 20 before, during or after a 120 run with a type r (I had fun,he did not). Smic stock and cooled really quick. What are you guys with them big front Mount getting? Also a/f sits around 12.5 at 18psi sound about right? Light foot at 60 was 14 ish. Don't really understand a/f on a car tbh. What is good on a ko3? What should it be?[​IMG]

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    Garry, do you have any pics of the mk5 Golf wiper arms fitted to your car.......PLEASE
     
  6. GarryC

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    Sure pal, pick my car up from the bodyshop later on, will try and get some when I do. Although it may be dark :)

    Biggest thing I noticed is how low they sit, you almost cant see them from the drivers seat.
     
  7. Sparkie

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    [​IMG]f
    itted some Heko wind deflectors.


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  8. Sparkie

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    I did this today. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. masterfrodo

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    Changed main, dipped, and side bulbs to LED bulbs
     
  10. GarryC

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    As the weather was still quite nice in Kent over the weekend. Gave it a good wash and wax. The first since coming back from the bodyshop.

    Looks so much nicer without the little lacquer peel issues. They were not major, just enough to bother me. Pleased I got them done :)
     
  11. Andrewwright

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    Happy Christmas people.

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  12. Sparkie

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    And a merry Christmas to you bud.


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  13. ben penson

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    discovered i have more work lined up

    On the 24th Dec i spilt a jug of water holding flowers into the passenger foot well. Not a problem, bit of water - compress a towel to the area, squeeze and repeat.
    (1) Today when i opened the car, discovered approx 4 litre in the foot well! Confused.com, where did the water come from? First thought - blame the door and or windscreen seal. Nope.:confused:
    Googled problem, dumped 2 litre of water on windscreen and watched it trickle in under glove box :cry:
    (2) Drive car, no problems, heater on and car running fine. Start using aircon - does not come on, but the engine warning light did!! :rofl:

    So in my first post, does anyone have any thoughts on this water issue? And could the aircon fail be as a result of this?

    I am 99% certain I will get the Ross Tech ODB2 software and a cable to my PC, so the engine diag should be fine.
    But does anyone have a thought on any seat spec ODB2 computer software?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ben
     
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    Hi

    I would be interested to see the result of the lacquer peel. Also, could you mention the cost of the paint/body work you are undertaking?
    I have the same problem and have just begun investigating the work costs

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  15. Sparkie

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    Hi Ben. Welcome to SCN.
    You will get. Much better response if you post in the mk1 main forum.
    This is an old thread on people’s daily antics. Not so much to do with problem solving.
    have another go bud.
    By the way water ingress prob to do with the pollen filter not housed correctly.


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    Replaced the Rocker Cover gasket, was picked up during service that it was weeping
     
  17. GarryC

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    Sold my LCR :(
     
  18. Sparkie

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    Sad day.
    Decent price?
    Replacing it with anything fun?


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    discovered wife's under-used old Mk1 Leon has gone mouldy over Christmas, so rescued car seat from it
     
  20. Zardoz

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    Ordered Powerflex front strut top mount bushes (should have got them done when I fitted the lowering springs really).

    Booked in for MOT.
     

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