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  1. 3 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.
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    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. 2 points
    if you're local and want to sell it then i would discuss as I have a spare head kicking about and I am a chancer.
  6. 2 points
    Mattarosa fwend.
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    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
    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
  10. 2 points
    good tax and economy. what's not to love?
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    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.
  12. 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!
  13. 2 points
    Can we have some pics. It would be nice to see it.
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    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???
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    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.
  16. 2 points
    Friendly teaches no lessons. mild abuse makes people think.
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    with the amount of details you have given and the general ignorance of your post you don't deserve an answer.
  18. 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" !
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    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.
  20. 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
  21. 2 points
    Is that because of the upcoming diesel scrappage scheme?
  22. 2 points
    everything can be stroked. hamsters, dogs and cats.
  23. 2 points
    gti isn't a fast car, nippy and fun though.
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    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.
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    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
  26. 2 points
    two of the pictures are 90 degrees out... (wake up)
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 2 points
    Spain, dislike drugs, Portugal, like drugs. Mexicans, like tacos, Portugal, like drugs. very cultural here thanks.
  30. 1 point
    When my wife gave birth I didn’t look, but the doc did stitch her up there and then and ever since I’ve had issues getting in. I figured a natural birth would have the opposite problem. I also cut the cord, they gave me the crappest scissors, I may as well have just chomped on it.
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    Finally got around to doing my drivers side window which has been stuck since last summer.... These are a pig to get to if the window is stuck up, this is the shape 10mm spanner you need to get on the hidden window clamps as no room for socket and nut is recessed : Get to it like this: Battery died so repair done with no pics... Nicked this one off here to show broken part, the red plastic part with spring had broken allowing cable to pass thru it, fixed with gorilla glue and zip tie. Greased everything up while in the drive mechanism. getting cable back on drum was tricky so unhooked from the rollers at the channel ends to give enough slack, then hooked cable back over those when motor all back together.
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  33. 1 point
    that's a great diagram... where's it from?
  34. 1 point
    I'm going to say yes. they're all near enough the same size.
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    Or perhaps try Quantum Platinum 5W40 from your local TPS (Assuming they're prepared to play ball)? It's actually cheaper than most other oil at around £12.70p for 5l, it's fully synthetic and has the nod of approval from VW
  36. 1 point
    Am I correct in thinking that it must be the stalk as opposed to relay etc, Wipers front and back are on a different relay to the screenwash, right?
  37. 1 point
    hook (built into the car) screwdriver and spanner. also the cap removal tool and the locking nut. if you want a set, send me a pm and i will happily arrange something.
  38. 1 point
    you have been no help to me.
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  40. 1 point
    nope but i did fix the sunroof and windows on it last week and i am currently in the thought process about doing it either this weekend or the last one in September.
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    There's a detachable one on my TDI too...
  44. 1 point
    i dunno if he will go for that.
  45. 1 point
    Hi All, Many thanks for the brilliant feedback. Particularly to The Penguin for his insightful points! Typo on my part, I have a VI Golf GTD, not a Mk.4 (don't think there was one my Mk.4, my error). I understand the question why? When I was a kid we had brilliant simple cars, but they rotted through in five years. The first car I owned with galvanised metal and wax injection was a 1981 Mk.1 Golf GTI. (I have fond memories of that car). Now cars were still simple, but they lasted!... Come to my Golf Mk. 6 GTD and trust me it is brilliant, and I've no intention to sell it. However this car had a 20% manufacture saving over the Mk.5, and the amount of electronics has gone through the roof! Electrical contacts corrode, sensors fail, lights take in condensation. The basic car is brilliantly made, and even though it is low milage, and fully serviced, the cost of ownership is rising through replacement electrical parts. £500+ on this service alone for these cheap plastic ancillaries. That is the reason for wanting a simpler car, that does what it says on the tin... "Special" because they bothered to use lighter steal in the body, and use aluminium panels to cut kerb weight. Disc brakes all around, and funky dials. You feel the road through the steering rather than fly by wire, and a great honest engine noise rather than an artificial noise maker. I think the well made cars of the mid eighties to the mid noughties will rise in price because they last, and can be cost effectively maintained without eye watering computer difficulties... And special, means special, not just a different chip in the CPU, flashy badges and a change of dash light colour... I hope that makes sense, and hope I have not trodden on too many toes!? Good news is, following your advice I have bought a pristine black 2005 Lupo GTI this morning, and can't wait to get it on the drive!
  46. 1 point
    Much as it pains me to admit it, you're right Always prefered the Arosa's front end.
  47. 1 point
    that would be the same. I have done three of these, never have I bothered to drop the oil, jacking angle must have put the oil elsewhere.
  48. 1 point
    1200 years apparently.
  49. 1 point
    Ok so I just had a scan through my photos and I don't have anything particularly clear. But it this one you can just make out that the belt is double sided:
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