what have you done to your car today ?

Manic172

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Nothing yet but been so so busy at work j not been to the workshop know over a month.... let's hope its still there...... updates later on lol
Also any one near hemel/watford / Luton ish area breaking a Leon... I need some bits and to cut a section out as well.
 

MoToJoJo

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So, you guys know I like my experiments with random car parts so strap yourselves in for the latest installment.

Let's start with a hole

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Here's what should go there (right) with the same thing from a 2009 Scirocco.

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Pretty similar, but will it fit?

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Oh come on, they must have changed something

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Nope, it lines up perfectly, like millimetre perfect. Did some measuring and the back end is pretty much the same dimensions wise (was by eye with a tape measure so not super accurate).

The only thing now is the fluid level sensor wiring

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Those cheap ba... I mean, great people who knew not to mess with a good thing.

Btw, yes I tested out the vacuum line and it fits as well. So far it looks like only the steel lines would need modification to fit. I don't know if the ESP sensor is compatible for those who run such things.
 
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iammooks

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So, you guys know I like my experiments with random car parts so strap yourselves in for the latest installment.

Let's start with a hole

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Here's what should go there (right) with the same thing from a 2009 Scirocco.

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Pretty similar, but will it fit?

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Oh come on, they must have changed something

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Nope, it lines up perfectly, like millimetre perfect. Did some measuring and the back end is pretty much the same dimensions wise (was by eye with a tape measure so not super accurate).

The only thing now is the fluid level sensor wiring

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Those cheap ba... I mean, great people who knew not to mess with a good thing.

Btw, yes I tested out the vacuum line and it fits as well. So far it looks like only the steel lines would need modification to fit. I don't know if the ESP sensor is compatible for those who run such things.
I love these posts. I'm not knowledgeable enough on different parts and sizes (nor brave enough) to try things like these, but I'm more than happy to ride your coat-tails if it all works...

Any particular reason for the test or just seeing if you can chop and change certain parts? If it might help my brakes, I'm in.
 

MoToJoJo

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I love these posts. I'm not knowledgeable enough on different parts and sizes (nor brave enough) to try things like these, but I'm more than happy to ride your coat-tails if it all works...

Any particular reason for the test or just seeing if you can chop and change certain parts? If it might help my brakes, I'm in.

I'm just lucky enough to be curious and know people willing to indulge me (this was all done at a local specialist who was breaking a Leon and a Scirocco).

As for why, part of it is the age of the Mk1 Leon, getting a decent booster and/or master cylinder is becoming expensive, the newer ones may be the better option (newer than the original equipment, cheaper than the new stuff)

Other reasons are a bit more specific.

It reroutes the lines which hopefully gives room to reroute turbo hoses (looking at running a different radpack).

Also, the one I used was from an auto which means the reservoir is capped off for the clutch line. That makes it an easy way to separate the clutch line, useful if you want to run race brake fluid etc
 
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Thai-wronghorse

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Pretty sure they're 8mm as when I swapped my shift arm over to a quick shift one I didn't have the right spigot so ended up drilled mine out to suit.

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Thai-wronghorse

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Thanks, figured out it should be 10mm side to side and 8mm front back. Might as well upgrade to metal bushings
I've got some of those....God knows where

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Got some cool photos on Monday morning before we left Le Mans.
The public road part of the track was opened again so we had to have an early morning drive round them. Be rude not to.
Also they hadn’t yet put the barriers back so I managed to get a shot on the track at Porsche curves next to our campsite.
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We did a total of 1127 miles and the whole weekend only saw one other mk1 Leon which was on the M6 near Birmingham on the way down.
Car was faultless and I had no aches and pains after 14 hours. Even my 11 year old son didn’t complain once.
It also got as many looks as the hundreds of Porsche’s and many Ferrari’s and the like we saw over the weekend.
A testament to the design of the mk1 it still turns heads.
 

Nam-uk

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Thanks, figured out it should be 10mm side to side and 8mm front back. Might as well upgrade to metal bushings
I've seen on vids ect were they updated the standard linkage not sure if it was that one your getting as it was a while ago , it made the gear change more tight than the sloppy change well on the fr pd150, that's my only issue with the Leon, cheap upgrade is that's the case i would change mine

 

Alexis27

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I've seen on vids ect were they updated the standard linkage not sure if it was that one your getting as it was a while ago , it made the gear change more tight than the sloppy change well on the fr pd150, that's my only issue with the Leon, cheap upgrade is that's the case i would change mine

Yeah I drove my old LC I sold to a relative the other day and the gear change was silky smooth, whereas mine is pretty notchy. Gave the linkage on top of the gearbox a pull and it moves all over the place because the rubber bushing has perished.
So was just going to get new ones but then someone on Facebook suggested just changing the bushings to the metal ones.
 
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Thai-wronghorse

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I was about to type up an explanation but then it dawned on me it's easier to watch this. It's for a TT but it's essentially the same anyway.


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