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MK2 Leon 1.9 TDI 2007

saveoursouls

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Been a bit quiet for a bit with going on holiday and then breaking my ankle

I’m itching to get started on the car again, there’s a few things bugging me at the minute and next on the list to sort out. There’s a few patches of rust (around 4) primarily around arches which I understand is a common problem. I’ve contacted Seat a few times as to try to claim under the perforation warranty and have been passed from pillar to post, they want me to take it into a dealership when the bodywork guy is in so may be getting somewhere. The dilemma I have is that I need to sort it before winter and I’m toying with the idea of starting the repairs myself.

The other issue is that the grill painted in black has flaked a bit, think I chipped the paint when putting the grill back in. Need to sand the affected areas, primer and repaint.

There’s a dent in one of the door panels, need to get to the back of the panel as to remove the dent.

Got a remap booked in for next month with Awesome GTI, I can’t drive at the minute but should be back to driving by then, can’t wait to drive the car after a remap!


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Clutch bearing went today, awful noise! New clutch to be fitted sometime next week for £400 which is decent, two bus mechanics will be doing the fitting

They recommend not bothering doing the flywheel, yes it’s good to do it but they’ll check the condition.

Had a remap booked next week for the 8th, should be ready before then but hoping they’ll let me move the slot, at-least I’ll be on a fresh clutch for the remap.


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Since last update added LED interior lights and LED sidelights. Added SCN sticker to the front.






Full clutch replaced, flywheel, bearings etc....

Couldn’t go ahead with the remap due to sticking turbo. I’ve got everything I need to clean it with Mr Muscle just there’s no rush as I can’t afford the remap at the minute.

Up next:

LED Headlights
Finish of interior LED lights
Repair rust
Clean turbo
Fit new glow plugs (all coming up as faulty, resistances are all out)
Full service ahead of January
 
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saveoursouls

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Been ages since I updated this so thought I'd revisit the thread.

Since my last post I have done the following:

- Couple of faulty injectors replaced

- Changed gearbox oil due to a worn gear synchro

- Put the Leon badge back on after painting gloss black

- Redid the front grill in gloss black but left the S silver

- Smoked the side repeaters

- Got rid of the LED sidelights after multiple experiments with different lighting and ultimately settled on halogen

- Rear wiper delete

- Changed a few OBD settings with Carista, enabled coming home lights, beep on lock and unlock, enabled boot pop, opening and closing windows with remote

- Rust repaired on sills, poorly by a bodyshop I'll never be going back to.

- Covered cars door cards with faux leather rather than the usual grey fabric.

- Deleted EGR by simply blocking the vac line.

- Seat dust caps

- Sanded number plate surrounds as to remove Seat logos, felt they looked a bit chav and boy racer

- Mr Muscle clean on turbo, helped but not fixed. Various additives used which again helped but I don't think it's going to fix it. Needs stripping and cleaning or replacing.

Bit short on cash at the minute so no major mods planned in the short term, mods and work coming up are as follows:

- Replace car mats, I'll be getting aftermarket but want some of decent quality with L E O N lettering on them.

- Repair rust on front wings

- Lowering springs

- Gloss black wrap around front number plate

- Paint dash satin black

- Friends scrapping his Audi A3 soon and will be giving me his semi leather S-Line seats.

Longer term plans are as follows:

- Replace or clean turbo, possibly upgrade turbo.

- Remap

- Change alloys for gun metal or gloss black

- Tint rear windows

- Add exhaust tip

- Tint rear and front lights with a subtle tint.




 

saveoursouls

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Further updates!

I'd say this year has seen more progress than at any other time. Probably due to COVID.

Recent changes as follows:

- S-Line seats fitted

- Shark fin antenna

- Centre console wrapped gloss black

- Part of seat badge wrapped gloss black

- Removed old centre caps from alloys and replaced with centre cap + bolt covers.

- Turbo replaced with recon unit

- Brake fluid changed for Castrol react

- Repainted calipers and heat shield

- Replaced factory stereo for a pioneer head unit.

- Tint wrap on rear lights

- Rewrapped edges of front number plate

- Obtained engine cover from an Audi A3 and battery cover.

- Cleaned engine bay

- Sourced decent H7 LED lighting

- LED Side Indicators
 
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