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Seat leon se tdi 1.6

Discussion in 'Motors' started by NoobCannon, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,575

    anyone know anything about the above cars/engines i.e any known faults or problems?

    Got chance to get a 64 plate one with only 40k on the clock for an absolute bargin price
     
  2. 233

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 12,537

    Location: Glasgow

    actually decent engines we run a stack of Toledos as taxis. as long as you service them with the CORRECT oil, they will see 200k quite happily

    dont have any leon specific advise but they seem decent enough from my limited experience
     
  3. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 12,275

    Location: Britain

    If this is the same in my absolute super car slayer 1.6 Ibiza (105bhp) then annoyingly, yes, it's a good engine. I'm circumnavigating 140k right now. No signs of it dying anytime soon and it's services when it says it needs it, no other time.
     
  4. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,166

    Location: Staffs

    Bomb proof afaik. We have them in our pool cars at work and they get ragged to ****
     
  5. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 12,275

    Location: Britain

    Certainly in the Ibiza, it's actually the sweet spot engine over the 1.9tdi as it's lighter and delivers nominally less power (for the weight disadvantage). It puffs out if the gearing is wrong, but remap it to 150bhp and you're laughing.
     
  6. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

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    Thanks all. Am paying well under market value and looking at it on thursday so will hopefullly drive it home
     
  7. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,521

    Location: Hampshire

    If it's a EA189 engine you need to make sure it hasn't had the emissions fix; if you can get hold of the VIN you should be able to check this online I believe. Bear in mind I have heard some horror stories of customers being told the fix hasn't been applied but it has then been snuck on in between viewing and collection as part of the car 'prep'...
     
  8. ahenners

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2010

    Posts: 1,266

    Location: Lancashire

    I think the MK3 Leon has the EA288 diesels. If the price is good, they are a decent car. The 1.6 can be a bit noisy though.
     
  9. Countcussy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,057

    Currently got a 64 plate with 72k on the clock. Has not missed a beat.
    Can be a bit noisy as said, but on my 45 mile commute, I regularly get between 60-65 mpg. Not important for everybody, but it is for me.
    SE spec is not badly kitted out. If you can get an SE Tech, its got sat nav, led headlights, rear parking sensors amongst other things.
     
  10. NoobCannon

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2011

    Posts: 4,575

    Brought this home this week.

    Seems like a great car, had the cambelt,waterpump 4 tyres and full service done before collection so should last a good while

    Only problem ove found is that for some reason the passenger door hinge is loose where it bolts to the car, will tighten the bolts up over the weekend.