Hi Oistein, nice to see you've still kept yours and continued with it
I still have mine although progress has been much slower and car has taken a backstage position as life has become busier
Maybe one day it will reach your level of tune
I have a carbon bonnet fitted and due to the lightweight nature of it if the OE gas strut is fitted it tries to push the closed bonnet up on the side.
Ive removed the OE bonnet latch as nowhere to put the release cable with cage and run aerocatches instead
However whenever working on the engine...
normally when you press them out it will leave the inner race stuck in the hub, this can be a pain to remove unless you do the old welder trick
I'm pretty sure all the ones ive fitted have been in one piece though as opposed to the thrust style like shown
Ive had quite a few different braking setups, never minded fitting them but always hated bleeding.
Last time I upgraded the rears to 308mm with new calipers and 356mm full floating 6 pot AP setup on the front but bled ok, its quite fierce when warm
I did used to have rear strut braces in mine and did make a notable difference however being as ive had my leon an eternity they were older style non direct fitment.
Now replaced with a full weld international race cage although this stiffened the car much more
Mk5 platform is better but can still cause problems.
Id suggest leaving it over night and coming back and starting again but work furthest rear to front, if he has vagcom he can also manually bleed abs unit
I have solid billet aluminium bushings in mine, just knocked in with mallet
Can make subframe alignment difficult come tracking time as there is no movement but I have adjustable top mounts to help with this
Mk4 platform is a nightmare to bleed even with all the gear.
Often had friends leave the car a few hours as air seems to get stuck somewhere somehow.
Had major headache with mine on all of my setups bar the AP's I have now but think that's just luck