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  2. oprn

    Greetings from the Canada!

    The drivers door card fabric is coming loose n the top edge. I am used to VWs having a little plastic bit under the inside door release lever that pops out to revel a screw. Not so here. Any tips on how these come off before I break stuff and find out after the fact would be appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Today
  4. Sausage

    085 5th gear whine

    Silent on the road = success! 😁 Havent added any extra oil yet either.
  5. Have you removed the slave and restrained the rod, pedal should have obvious resistance then?
  6. Yesterday
  7. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    Martin that’s a spiffing idea. I do like that corrado colour. on another note, how do you feel about vwfest2019? Are you attending? I would like to meet the man behind Martin.
  8. I import Lupo gtis from Japan. On the whole they've been very good examples. Some have come in with silly electrical mods which have been easily rectified. The mechanical mods are generally no more extreme than a set of Coilovers and a Catback.. I do have one in at the minute that has Coilovers, Induction kit, Oil catch can, ECU tune and aftermarket alloys.. Its actually a great little car to drive. But the main thing all these imports have in common is the overall condition. They are literally like 2-3 year old cars. Super clean underneath, virtually no rust. Personally, I would by a car from Japan over a car from the UK everytime. My Last 3 cars have been from Japan. (BMW e39 525 individual, Audi B6 A4 Avant Sportec edition, Vw Golf Gti Pirelli Edition) Im not sure where the idea comes from that all Japanese car owners are boy racers..? There is almost 130m people in Japan. Kind of a sweeping statement Japan is the home to so much exotica and run of the mill that it makes it a car lovers dream and if you chose not to explore this as an option I feel thats an opportunity missed.
  9. Tourist

    Cherry’s Fresco

    My brain isn't quite outputting things in an understandable order at the moment, so apologies in advance in case what I am about to type comes across as impolite etc.... I would explain contrast as being like two things not normally thought of going together, for example Green and Black's Dark Chocolate with chilli. Maybe in terms of your car- if Fresno Green is a metallic colour, then maybe the metallic finish of the anthracite RX2 wheel centres would pick up on the metallic finish of the body colour, same if you had an almost different colour on the RX2 rims then maybe an aspect of the rim colours would pick up/go with the other colours on/in your car? What about that metallic Corrado colour for the centres with metallic anthracite rims? Martin.
  10. Tourist

    GTI Upgrades

    Thank you for the info. Regarding what I said earlier about the logos, I am only going on what I was told by a company who refurbished a pair of rear callipers for me- they damaged the inlet threads during the work and offered to replace them with a pair of new TRW/Lucas units and when I asked them if the logos would be present, I was told that they would have to remove them if they (the logos) were still present due to trademark laws before they sent them out to me, I ended up sending them another pair of used calliper fists with logos to remanufacture.... Martin.
  11. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    Also martin, you’re lovely. Thank you.
  12. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    I know it’s going to be dirty but I would like to know the whole story. As for this contrast situation I have no clue. I’ve had a wine and need time to process this.
  13. LR5V

    GTI Upgrades

    Hello Martin - the thread sizes on the rack are M14x1.5 and M16x1.5 The logo thing sort of makes sense - sometimes Lemforder bushes come with the VW Logo / PN ground off, sometimes its still there. I don't know where the PO got them, but I think was Silver who said his were genuine and also the same ground off mess!
  14. Tourist

    GTI Upgrades

    The reason the logos are missing from your rear callipers is because only Volkswagen themselves are are allowed to supply them with their insignia on- and if anyone else supplies them, they are supposed to remove the trademarks....😢 What thread specifications are the inlets where your PAS delete bolts onto the steering rack? 😃 Martin.
  15. Tourist

    Cherry’s Fresco

    I would hazard a guess that “Eiffel Tower” might refer to a very non standard human production technique....😳 Going back to your RX2’s, that anthracite colour for the centres and a contrasting but complementary colour/finish for the rims?😃 Martin.
  16. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    @Rich what is this Eiffel Tower Pete speaks of?
  17. Pete

    Cherry’s Fresco

    Ask rich, he knows all the mucky code phrases.
  18. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    You still haven’t explained Eiffel Tower
  19. mscherryviolet

    Cherry’s Fresco

    Shut up Rich. How can I not go with that now? My true love and my new love both day so.
  20. Well my clutch nightmare continues. Ordered one of these. after vacuuming out brake fluid from the reservoir, I back bled the system. Constantly watching the reservoir, I was pleased when a few bubbles of air came out - I thought great the guys were correct. Sadly the relief was short lived as there was no change, so dived inside and ordered a click and collect from Euro's for a Sachs slave with weekend 37%. Drove 2 thirds of the way to find I had left my wallet at home! wallet collected, part purchased, fitted - so much easier with the hose disconnected - clutch line bled again. Jumped into the Lupo, there was now some resistance, but it still seemed light. Engine off, clutch down gear changes felt a little better, but there was now change with engine on. For the slave swap, I had drained the line and reservoir into a shallow dish on inspection I could see a 1mm fleck of rubber - suggesting a seal had failed. Old slave does not show any obvious failure and thinking about the clutch install, I believe its pretty much impossible to screw up fitment: The pressure plate wont fit over the clutch plate if it's the wrong way round, pressure plate can only be mounted in one position on the flywheel, the release bearing can only clip into the lever one way, the tube that locates the release bearing can only bolt onto the bell housing one way and lastly the lever can only clip in one way - with slave off I checked the lever, it seems to be in the same location, clipped into the bell-housing Do you good folk agree that its got to be the master cylinder?
  21. Rich

    Cherry’s Fresco

    easily led harlot.
  22. CLAYTONJONES

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Yeah i was pleased! Thats it, fresh engine rebuild a couple of years ago so that must take part
  23. T65 DBW

    Help Me!

    Cheers pal! Should be back to being healthy soon ahah
  24. LR5V

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Solid figures - is it Exhaust manifold + system and filter all you have had done engine wise?
  25. CLAYTONJONES

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    So I took the car to a Local place called Hybrid Tune today to have it Dyno'd. Purely to see where i'm at before I fit all the parts.It made a healthy 140bhp and 121lb/ft. Really pleased with these numbers considering it is still on the standard map!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B0HawE9dR
  26. Pete

    Cherry’s Fresco

    Of course it is.
  27. lupo1.0se

    Help Me!

    Good to see its up ad running still. It was me who created the press car thread.
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