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

  1. borisvanhalen

    borisvanhalen FR is not a dirty word...

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    ordered a new N75
     
  2. masterfrodo

    masterfrodo Active Member

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    New MOT. Straight through with only an advisory on low rear brake pads. I was concerned about the fact that I had replaced all the front light bulbs with LEDs, but the MOT tester said they were fine - in fact he thought they were a lot better and wanted to know where I got them from!
     
  3. Gokiwi64

    Gokiwi64 Geriatric Member

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    Replaced crap aftermarket re-circ valve , this was a £30 unit from ebay - You can draw your own conclusion's

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    I first thought "buy cheap buy twice"

    But then I remembered how much decent ones sell for in the region of £250-300 and think to myself......just use seat ones, they aren't worth a few hundred quid
     
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  5. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Seat diverter valve is good for 400 brake.


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  6. borisvanhalen

    borisvanhalen FR is not a dirty word...

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    Fitted new N75...cured my surging on&off boost problem
     
  7. Gokiwi64

    Gokiwi64 Geriatric Member

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    Split an OEM re-circ valve ("P" variant) in half , sprayed a bit of oil over the place , bought a boost gauge and went into panic mode over the cost of turbo repair/replacement
     
  8. icestorm81

    icestorm81 Active Member

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    Got my car back after having big brake kit upgrade on the front and rear including all new bearings.

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  9. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    £20 for all 4 off eBay! Good quality aswell


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  12. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Found a guy to do my mot but will have to put down on advisory it's stripped out. Anyone know a guy close to Peterborough? Don't matter if not as it's not going to bother me but when police run it through it will flag up? Not sure on this tbh. Going in Friday.

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  13. That seems odd as I am guessing its not something you are going to fix and can't see why that would in any way be considered a possible future MOT Failure. The only down side is that all the advisory's are stored on line for everybody to see but again if I am buying a stripped out car from you I would hope I could see it was stripped out :)
     
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    Gave it a good wash after a full on weekend of Highlands driving , then sat back to admire the shine when Mother Nature thought “that looks too clean to be left alone” and it started pi**ing down


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  15. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Every now and then it's for sale but I'd never sell it when it comes to it, I like it to much. Only two things wrong with it...stripped out and it drinks to much fuel. Nothing is odd about this imo because I don't want everyone to see it's stripped out, especially police. My car looks normal, like a 1.6 Leon.

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  16. Well when you come to sell / but then not sell it next time the buyers will allready know its been stripped out, but thats no big deal to me personally and I dont see why it needs to be on the MOT, It not something that will in the future case an MOT failure (unless they change the law.
    The advisory note is at the discretion of the MOT Tester have you seen if he will not put it on there and explain it just gets you more old bill attention, not like he is passing a de cat for road use or anything.

    Fuel we all have to feed that habit.
     
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  17. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Think I'm gonna have to buy him MC Donald's breakfast and see if he will not add it. don't care about anything apart from the police, APN hassle. Been stopped twice and they didn't care but neither where traffic copper's.

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  18. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Checked all the fluids and tyre pressures on the car ready for the road trip down to Newquay in the morning
     
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  20. Gokiwi64

    Gokiwi64 Geriatric Member

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    Ran out of front brake pads
     

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