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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1' started by seatcupramad23, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Zardoz

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    6A047DE8-6DC2-4136-BA95-0FB12C2EB83C.jpeg 00DC1878-4652-4964-B432-3E64A449B5B0.jpeg Went to put my brembo pads and discs on only to realise I’ve no 7mm Allen for the callipers (so ordered one for tomorrow). Decided to swap my dogbone with the new one with powerflex bushes and found it wasn’t attached! See bolt on undertray

    Then managed to shear off one of the bolts that held it to subframe. Couldn’t shift it so let some WD40 soak on it while I had a sulk. Came back and prised it out with a chisel and hammer and then got the sheared bolt off too (phew).
     
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  2. Thai-wronghorse

    Thai-wronghorse Senior Member

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    Those two 13mm bolts into the subframe nearly always snap.
    The problem lies in the difference in metals of the actual dogbone mount and the bolt, not the threaded section inside the subframe.
    The alloy corrodes and binds up around the bolts and obviously when you assert pressure on them with a socket they shear off as they're stretch bolts which have already been stretched to yielding point.
    As you found once the mount is prised off of the remaining bolt stub you can almost always unwind it by hand from the subframe.

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  3. Zardoz

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    Bang on. I used some mole grips to turn it once or twice (think the corrosion was holding it) then I turned the rest out by hand.
     
  4. Zardoz

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    Made a big difference having the dogbone connected :D no surprise there. Treated the old girl to a wash polish and wax with the Auto Finese kit I forgot I had! I’d say it’s better than the Chemical Guys stuff I’ve used before and the polish and wax was easier to apply too. And fitted the £5.99 lip splitter too :)
     

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    finally got round to fitting cruise control
     
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    Just ordered LED interior light set - £2.44 from China!

    Tried to knock them down but they weren't having it.
     
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    Have you got the link??
     
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    Replaced the secondary water pump - big difference Bosche one flowed 530 litres per hour this new one 700. Replaced upper hard pipe to inter cooler boost hose. Not sure about this one - It comes from MKPerformancehose on the bay of evils, they say they are UK made, quality seems to be good but the hose is softer than I would have liked and when fitted has deformed a little bit (squashed) . Will have to see how it goes.
     
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    If im not mistaken its only the tip under negative pressure so all others are ok 2 squash its ballooning you need to watch out for, the reinforced pipes should hold the positive pressure
     
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    Leeoncupra Leon cupra 240 stg1

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    Funny you say that lol

    So since ive bought my first home and sorted my wedding out ive discovered wag funds i had left over....

    Bought myself a a3 8p sportback tdi 170 quattro

    1 prev owner , recent clutch and flywheel along with cambelt and new haldex control unit so all the big bills are done with

    Going to wait a year or 2 while i sort the house out before i go back to a petrol hot hatch plus side is i got the a3 at a very reasonable price so it was a bargain not to be missed , its absolutely faultless considering it has 110k on it

    leon mk1 cupra
     
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    Today I made my leon in to a big sand pit 20190413_190336.jpg
     
  14. Zardoz

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    Keep your windows shut when you rally through Dakar bud :D
     
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    Removed, clean and reset my brake light switch.

    Now I don't have to stamp on the pedal to cancel cruise control and as a another plus don't have other drivers almost rear-ending me.
     
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