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

  1. Thai-wronghorse

    Thai-wronghorse Active Member

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    Pulled the engine out.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Mamic172

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    Any reason why you pulled it out.. or was you just bored on a rainy Saturday afternoon??
     
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  3. Leon20vt4

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    His engine in the grey one blew, so he bought the red one to break apart and steal the motor from and then sell the rest. The red one has a slightly built motor.


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  4. Thai-wronghorse

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  5. Leon20vt4

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    Im about to give this a go! My driver floor is a small puddle after all the rain here in Germany and my windows have literally water on the inside all over them!

    So I will check the door seals... and the cabin filter seals... anything specific I’m looking for? Ripped rubbers or what?


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  6. Jarre

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    So I bought my mk1 last week. It’s a PD150 FR on 169k miles.

    Gave it an oil and filter change, air filter, pollen filter and rear discs & pads yesterday.

    Seems to have an intermittent fault with the drivers door. Sometimes it opens remotely and sometimes it doesn’t. Always works with turning the key in the door though. So I’ll have a look into that.

    Over the years I’ve owned 3 mk2s as well as a mk3, but this my first mk1!

    [​IMG]


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  7. lightup

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    nice how long did it take you ?
     
  8. lightup

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    no just the seal on top of the polenfilter should be fitted right. you can feel the underside of handglove cabin if its wet. otherwise bigger chance it coming in through the door. should just check if the doorcards behind the panel are kitted or orginal.
     
  9. Sparkie

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    Check underneath scuttle panel either side of car
    Where the filter housing for pollen filter is, it can clog up with debris and decomposing leaves behind and to sides of housing. This blocks drainage holes that drain to the front wings.
    Mine were full of crap on both sides.


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  10. Leon20vt4

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    Ah yea for sure I know these will be clogged to hell! Thanks for the reminder


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  11. Leon20vt4

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    What do you mean with the doorcards?


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  12. Thai-wronghorse

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    I spent about 3 hours prepping the area, jacking it up, assessing everything, draining fluids and removing the bumper on Thursday afternoon then approx 8 hours carefully removing everything on the Friday.
    I could have done it quicker but I was been super careful, labelling plugs and bagging & tagging all bolts etc.

    I wont be so meticulous when I pull the donor engine out though.

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  13. Leon20vt4

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    Installed new 120amp alternator today. As the old one wasn’t supplying enough Volts under high load.

    Took lots of photos to do a nice write up

    Only took about 40min to do the full job.

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  14. Leon20vt4

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    I started the car up today and the throttle was surging up and down and it sounded like it was running on 3 cylinders ... turned it off and back on did it again.


    Then I turned it off ... wiggled and hard tapped all 4 coil packs ... started right up and drove fine!

    Want to order 4 coil packs and 4 spark plugs to have on reserve if anything happens on the road. Brand recommendations? Ill be going with copper plugs but need help with coil experiences




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  15. Andrewwright

    Andrewwright Turbo lover

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    Can't go wrong with bosch coils.
     
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  17. bigT's lcr

    bigT's lcr Delete. Beat. Repeat...

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    I love it when parcels are waiting for me at work...
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  18. Deano j1971

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    Nowt wrong with adding a bit of girth.lol


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  19. bigT's lcr

    bigT's lcr Delete. Beat. Repeat...

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    20mils the charm lad ;)
     
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  20. Deano j1971

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    20mm on each corner big T, do you think you’ll get any rubbing on the arches.


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