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  1. Cupra 280 DSG Gearbox fault / failure

    Thanks. I’m guessing it’s a mechatronic failure, so hopefully I will just be able to replace that! The garage should be checking it over early next week and I will take it from there :)
  2. Cupra 280 DSG Gearbox fault / failure

    I think my car is trying to tell me something :LOL: following on from having to replace my turbo a few weeks ago (my wallet is still sweating after that), I was driving along the motorway on the way to work this morning and my DSG box failed. It came up with the message reverse has failed / not...
  3. Cupra 280 turbo failure - what's the current go to turbo?

    I am guessing the root cause is that it was one of the early turbos that had issues. It has always been warmed up and cooled down, without exception. I have done lots of trackdays so it has been used “properly” and I do drive fairly briskly on track. :) Everything else has been carefully checked...
  4. Cupra 280 turbo failure - what's the current go to turbo?

    Thanks, just before I got your reply I ordered one for next day delivery from a race and rally company in Uxbridge. Hopefully should be back on the road early next week!
  5. Cupra 280 turbo failure - what's the current go to turbo?

    I presumed that if I went a bit further in future then a downpipe and intercooler would be a minimum...
  6. Cupra 280 turbo failure - what's the current go to turbo?

    Thanks, thinking about it, it would be nice to have a little headroom, so an IS38 hybrid of some sort?
  7. Cupra 280 turbo failure - what's the current go to turbo?

    Hi all, Unfortunately the turbo on my 2014 Cupra 280 went pop earlier in the week, its been running stage 1 for probably three or four years. Any thoughts on the best replacement? I doubt I will take it beyond stage 1 although I may be tempted with a hybrid turbo... any suggestions re...
  8. Cupra - 2014 faulty turbo

    My turbo went pop earlier this week. 2014 280 with Stage 1 (its been running stage 1 for 3 or 4 years?), 44k and always warmed up and cooled down.
  9. VAQ LSD Servicing

    Sounds right to me, I recently rang lots of garages to get quotes for the same job and most were a bit dearer than that. I finally booked in with a Skoda main dealer for next week because a. They sounded like they knew exactly what they were doing (and knew the correct intervals without...
  10. Remap in the midlands

    Will at P-Torque :) I have tested his maps extensively on track and they are faultless. Look at my YouTube vids ( SteA200sx ) if you want to see what they are like; early vids just had a basic stage 1, later vids had the DSG remap and full stage 1. He’s mapped lots of my other cars too, all used...
  11. Video reviews of Cupra 290 2019

    Definitely, these are awesome cars. A little flippant, but buy decent tyres? :)
  12. Brake Advice

    As above, the RSL29 pads plus brake ducts and fluid are excellent on a 280 with 380 bhp, you will likely need to spend money on cooling the engine / oil before the brakes become a big worry. They last well too; I could easily destroy something like a DS2500 in a trackday or two whereas these...
  13. Anyone else had the P00B7 Coolant Code - Cupra 280

    Yes, it’s my local village garage, parts were a significant part of the bill.
  14. Anyone else had the P00B7 Coolant Code - Cupra 280

    The car is fixed, the water pump has been replaced too as it was starting to leak, I'm pretty surprised for what has been an otherwise brilliant car, but the water pump and thermostat combination are a shocking design (I imagine S3 owners are delighted too o_O), I'm surprised they last long at...
  15. Anyone else had the P00B7 Coolant Code - Cupra 280

    My garage has only just had the chance to look at this, it is the thermostat, which is now apparently a complicated design including housing etc. Part alone is £200 plus and several hours to fit. Have VAG engineers gone insane? :banghead2 Slightly ridiculous on a fairly new car?
  16. Anyone else had the P00B7 Coolant Code - Cupra 280

    As above, has anyone else had that code? I’m guessing it’s the thermostat, coolant level is fine... thanks :)
  17. Keep SEAT Leon Cupra 290 or upgrade to Audi S3 or even Golf R

    That’s really nice and I quite like the 4 series convertible too, but we want a “small” convertible, which even the TT isn’t, although the wife has a soft spot for them. :)
  18. Keep SEAT Leon Cupra 290 or upgrade to Audi S3 or even Golf R

    A few personal ramblings: If you want off the line traction, and that’s really important, then maybe you want 4WD; try the Cupra ST, R and S3. Pick the one you like and ignore everyone else. Same goes for the interior, image etc. Excepting standing starts, snow and you being an immensely...
  19. Track Experience

    I do and I watched your vids when you first posted, looked ace. And exactly what you said, go home in the same car that is the same shape :) many many years ago when we first went, one of my friends (a good driver who also raced), did considerable damage to his car in the wet, we rebuilt and...
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