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  1. 4 points
    If anyone is interested, there's a feature in May's edition ( out now. ) of Modern Classics about the Lupo GTI under the title Tiny Heroes. Gets a good right up !
  2. 3 points
    My TDI is on 260k now and drives spot on.
  3. 3 points
    We have a different understanding to what makes a car more interesting / valuable. Apparently being able to fit a tow bar is the new cool
  4. 3 points
    I should update this more often, it's been nearly 6 months since last time The 15th of May marked the 2nd year of ownership of the car, and I sometimes wonder why I didn't buy one of these earlier... So far and since my last update, the car has had a very small service, new spark plugs and cleaning of the leads alongside a new air filter. I'm waiting to do the oil service, having already bough the filter and the oil. After having to jumpstart the car a couple of times, it turned out the old battery was dead. I tried doing a whole charging cycle on it which didn't work at all, so in the end I had to buy a new battery . As for changes, I bought and installed a Gamma radio as the plan is to fit 8 speakers this summer. And yes, I know these were standard in the UK And now a couple pictures of a little drive I did this morning:
  5. 3 points
    Indicator stalk intermittent: contacts wear out, just replace the stalk Drivers door not activating interior light: will be dry joints in the lock mechanism, dismantle and re-solder CD changer lights: you might just need an illumination loom, pull the CD changer out and have a look if one is fitted http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=113637&page=2 Window problem: could just need a new switch Drivers seat heating: I'd swap the roller switches over and if the problem still persists I'd probably look to replace the heating mat (or at least remove the seat covers and look to see if it
  6. 3 points
    I'm biassed. Go for the SDI and you'll be fine. Cheap running, cheap insurance and very reliable. Not much to go wrong. Check out the buyers guide.
  7. 3 points
    Replaced my rear Discs/pads at weekend with some Brembo dealies. Gonna do the front next and I'm contemplating a G60 upgrade, am I correct in thinking that one of the places to get the correct carriers is from a 1.8 Corrado? Found a set for about £20 each if so. Now the weathers improving a bit aswell, got the clay bar/polish/wax out and gave her a good going over.
  8. 2 points
    Obviously you'll always be second on my list, Amèlie is obviously the main reason I come, being my best friend and all
  9. 2 points
    Update time, got hold of a set of OZ Superleggera’s, the lightest 15” wheel available. Had them finished in a Satin anthracite which i think looks fantastic. Wrapped in Yokohama AD08R’s, they are going to be my summer wheel. Some pictures below of how they look.
  10. 2 points
    I test drove the white demonstrator at JCT600 York yesterday. They have a tornado red one currently en-route to the UK.... I'm a little ashamed to say that I've bought the red one
  11. 2 points
    good tax and economy. what's not to love?
  12. 2 points
    Haha it still matters if it's trade insurance as to what you are actually declaring. If your calling them up or using an app and registering the car on your policy as whats on the log book but it's got a different engine, that's still illegal, even with trade insurance. I've had my trade policy for a fair few years, I have to sell a min of 8 vehicles a year. All cars MUST be legally declared, there's no exceptions to a traders policy. If you crash, your in the same boat as everyone else if the details are wrong.
  13. 2 points
    As we all know the GTI has different ball joints to a standard Lupo and all the 3rd party ones never fit because they just give you standard ones. Well I was on buycarparts just having a look and noticed these https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/rts/7883717 From the picture they looked like GTI ones so I figured for the price I'd just have a go and see, no harm done if they were the wrong ones...Well it arrived and they are identical to the GTI ball joints. Got a brand new VW one for comparison so here's a few pictures comparing them. Definitely handy seeing as the OEM one's are a pain in the arse to get hold of!
  14. 2 points
    Can we have some pics. It would be nice to see it.
  15. 2 points
    You guys are just being dicks were you not loved enough as a child or something that you feel the need to belittle someone you don't know behind your keyboard I'm being serious the reason I messaged you rich was you had a good reputation on this site but I guess a little bit of popularity has gone to your head,I kinda feel sorry for you man it's not your fault you're just insecure and want to be the loudest in the room correct me if I'm wrong???
  16. 2 points
    I wondered how long it would be until the 'dieselgate' saga reared its ugly head! Despite OTHER MANUFACTURERS CHEATING AS WELL, VW seem to be the only ones who are the anti-Christ. Jeez, get over it! How about Vauxhall Zafira's that spontaneously combust? Or Toyota's that spontaneously combust? Or Honda's airbags that go off in your face even though you've not hit anything? Its been blown out of all proportion because VW are a successful company. And for the record, it's not affected sales of new VW's either. Sorry about that. You broke your ONE AND ONLY key, and it's VW's fault? It's your fault but you want to blame VW because the time-frame involved is inconvenient to you. Plan ahead, get a spare key. Or make friends with a good mobile locksmith, they're handy guys to know in situations like this. 'I've worn my clutch out by slipping it all day. Come on VW, that's your fault!' Sounds dumb doesn't it. Dealers DO NOT set recommended parts prices for parts, VW Germany do. I find a lot of parts are overpriced, much like a lot of things in life are. But you do get what you pay for. A lot of the aftermarket stuff is pure rubbish, and that is why you pay less for it in the first place, because it is shite. Dealers DO NOT have any control of how long a part takes to arrive. There are a lot of factors involved with this. Do you think a supplier of ball joints for example, only supplies them to VW? And those suppliers have to be supplied with the raw materials to make the part in the first place. VW keys are not made by VW but a few companies that have made them for VW, much like Chubb do for Ford (which are also shite!) Is a dealer expected to keep key information for every VW in their records? They are stored SECURELY so that not every Tom, Dick or Harry has access to a minefield of information. And you can imagine the fun the media would have if it ever happened that VW key records got out in the open! Get a grip man. The key broke. You needed a new one, and your local dealer has ordered one for you. Oh and you do know it will need coding to the car as well, as it won't start until you do? Another security device, but I guess that's an inconvenience too until someone wants to steal your car, then it will be a God-send.
  17. 2 points
    Friendly teaches no lessons. mild abuse makes people think.
  18. 2 points
    with the amount of details you have given and the general ignorance of your post you don't deserve an answer.
  19. 2 points
    Looking forward to it, especially the leaderboards. How will the scoring work? I hope it's different to the current "get a friend to like all my posts" !
  20. 2 points
    physically anything can be done. you can put a 1.8t in the front, mount a haldex system out back, bolt Tt swingarms on and shorten every single shaft so that it all fits. it isn't worth doing, there's a lot of work doing it properly, not just a welder on a driveway job. you've already killed it by chopping the floor out. weld in a standard one, fit a tdi engine and towbar then sell it to the penguin.
  21. 2 points
    Nice to see a topic that gets so many involved though. However I'd disagree with @Rich, being able to afford more than one car doesn't mean you need to have more than one. A lot of people can afford multiple of everything in their lives but only choose to have one. Therefore, the TDI is the best compromise, (I promise it's just coincidence I may have one up for sale soon ) Oh, and to keep it on the towing topic... It has a detachable towbar too
  22. 2 points
    Is that because of the upcoming diesel scrappage scheme?
  23. 2 points
    everything can be stroked. hamsters, dogs and cats.
  24. 2 points
    gti isn't a fast car, nippy and fun though.
  25. 2 points
    The cover on the back of the lamp is held on with a metal clip, unclip that and it will pull away, but not completely as the wiring loom goes through the cover. The bulb is an H3, has a negative wire that comes off the back of the bulb that connects to the negative terminal inside the lamp. The bulb is held in with a spring clip and shouldn't be too hard to remove. As the car owner's bible, the mighty Lord of Haynes says, refitting is the opposite of removal.
  26. 2 points
    Spotted this today when browsing through. One of the writer has bought a lupo for £320. Plans are to fix it and get it to worthsee next year.... Link https://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/new-cars/opinion-can-you-buy-good-car-£300
  27. 2 points
    two of the pictures are 90 degrees out... (wake up)
  28. 2 points
    Really simple. Jack up. Axle stands. 2 bolts at back 3 bolts at ball joint (Best to replace with new bolts and lock washer as get really rusty and crap) 1 nut for drop link Ensure when refitting the bolts at back they are threaded properly as they are captive nuts and are a huge hassle if stripped etc. I would just replace the whole wishbone much simpler and takes less time
  29. 2 points
    I haven't been on here ages I still have the car it's going back in for paint soon I've only been driving my Ibiza cupra for a while now but I miss driving the lupo so much more fun than the cupra
  30. 2 points
    Spain, dislike drugs, Portugal, like drugs. Mexicans, like tacos, Portugal, like drugs. very cultural here thanks.
  31. 2 points
    Update: I think Happy Green Lupo man must have disappeared from the Earth. I am now happy green lupo lady
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  33. 2 points
    sad times, Lupo has gone. turns out I owned it for nine years.
  34. 2 points
    It'd take a machine shop five minutes a wheel. And it'd be accurate too. I'm sure that there's someone local to you with a decent size lathe. They'll simply need to know the exact size of the hole needed. I'd imagine a fiver a wheel would cover it. Just make a few phone calls or speak to your nearest farmer in s wales. They know all the right people!
  35. 2 points
    So it is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to wish farewell to my little project, and my baby. Thanks to @danno for finding her, and losing her! Thanks to everyone, especially El @Rich, for putting in time and advice. Sadly, Cherry passed away Thursday 6th April at approximately 8am. @danno was on his way to a course, when a motorbike plowed into the side of her. Yes the bikers ok, but at fault. Danno is fine too, apart from some whiplash and a sore eye. so many plans with her, so much to do and see. She was fab, apart from her oil burning problem she really was the best little car I ever had in the whole world and I miss her so so much. They gave me a Ford Fiesta to replace her, and this is such sad times. Everything happens for a reason though..... RIP my little princess. I loved you so so much ❤
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  37. 2 points
    Busy with general tear down/paint and general tidy up ready for taxing in April. The Eunos turns 28 this year and is about to reach proper/bonafide classic status
  38. 2 points
    gotta keep at it. plus the world needs to know of Pete's misery.
  39. 2 points
    you're such a miserable prick.
  40. 2 points
    Something just arrived 😍
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  42. 2 points
    if you don't need the money, stick it in a garage somewhere instead. better interest rate than a bank.
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  44. 1 point
    Like dubfiction?
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  46. 1 point
    Once the engine is in the back the hard work is done. If it's too unbalanced then I'll get another AGU & do the same mods & put one in the front too which is the easy part. So if anybody can help me with the original post please do so as it's going ahead whether you want to see a GTI chopped up or not!👌🏽😝
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  48. 1 point
    that is a really nice example.
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  50. 1 point
    Just use an Allen key and take the bars off the stem, as it makes much more room and doesn't take much effort.