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  1. Skezza

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    It's an impressive GTI to be fair. Well done on selling it at the price you wanted as well If I had bought it, I'd have made just one change.... Bye Bye Momo. Yuck. I utterly hate them Each to their own though.
  2. Joey is correct in his assessment of Japanese Barry. The last few years (partly thanks to YouTube and various films) has basically created this enigma regarding Japanese car culture etc. There's this myth that visiting Japan will be like Fast and The Furious. Nissan R34 Skyline's everywhere with huge under body Neon's and all that ****..... It's actually not true and MCM basically debunked it when they last visited Japan. Our Barry Boys are more style over substance (i.e. fitting a cone filter for that extra -4 BHP), whereas Japanese Barry Boys are more dangerous (i.e. removing the springs off a car and welding directly to the chassis and welding the wastegate on a turbo'd car shut). There's definitely a few myths floating around as to the quality of their modifications. In answer to the question though, I see no harm in importing so long as it's a good clean example. The kind of mods that are absolutely terrible for a car will leave some war scars, I suspect. Due diligence and all that. However I'd check there's no extra costs with your insurance
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    College Edition?

    That stuff is awful. Absolutely awful. Apparently Audi (around mid noughties) told customers not to touch it if they had grease or sweat on their fingers!! They used it on the B6 A4. If you can find one without peeling on the switches, panels and dashboard.... Well you can't. The climate control panel is usually most affected and is not easy or cheap to fix.
  4. Skezza

    Corrosion on a Gti

    https://www.asminternational.org/documents/10192/3456792/06787G_Sample.pdf/c4151917-99fc-46e8-a310-d5578d0af160 The doors on GTI's are aluminium, so there is some truth to the corrosion line.... I would get it changed though. It's not a massive job really.
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    Another abomination spotted.

    I don't think it's a bad idea.... But that looks lethal. The wiring in that engine bay......
  6. Skezza

    RARE RARE RARE !!!!!

    I'm not going anywhere yet :) That said, I still regularly look at Lupo's on eBay. Thinking of getting a GTI for Sundays :D
  7. Skezza

    Lowered Practicalities

    So much impracticality, for so few scene points. I think I'm old before my time tbh....
  8. Skezza

    I joined a new club yesterday...

    Everyone is different. I did 90,000 miles in my Lupo SDI in around 3 years of ownership (I used to be a mile muncher, not as many these days) and 50k in the Lupo 1.0. I really enjoyed long journeys the SDI, even down the motorway and especially in the winter. I've driven big cars, small cars, etc, currently own a 318i, but the Lupo is one of a few cars I've driven where I've felt the heating made the car really cosy and comfortable while driving. It's worth noting I am not 6ft3 though, I'm about 5ft9 so don't rub my head on the roof lol. I drove a B6 Passat for 6 months and that was awful in the winter. No matter how hard you tried to warm up the car, it just remained cold. There was heat coming out the vents but just not enough to sufficiently warm it.... so I always found the centre would be warm but the rest of the car would be pretty chilly. I've not done a winter in my 3 series yet so we'll see. The previous car I had (a ratty Mazda) wasn't bad, but a bit drafty. Ah well....
  9. Skezza

    I joined a new club yesterday...

    Been done before. Fella on ClubPolo did a million in his 1.7 SDI..... he said in his post that expected the odometer to roll over (like an old analogue one) at 999,999 back to 0. It doesn't It just sits on 999,999 apparently.
  10. Skezza

    VW Lupo 1.7 SDI Wanted

    The sdi is a great Lupo to work on having had one.
  11. Skezza

    I joined a new club yesterday...

    Did 172k in mine but it saw the same fate
  12. I'd phone the dealer, it'll probably be about 50p and they'll have it in stock for sure.
  13. Skezza

    Lupo Gti engine -spares or repair

    If you don't have it Rich, I might. I'm not too far either. I quite like the idea of having something to **** around with on the weekends. Not sure how I'd test it though. Buy a Polo GTI with a blown engine?
  14. Skezza

    Lupo 1 litre

    I'm not sure whether I entirely agree with that, but I do agree that there's probably no need for a flush.
  15. Skezza

    Tornado/ Flash. Red ?

    flash red ended on Lupo's in about 2001 i think.
  16. Skezza

    So this happened.....

    Bypass circuit or something you've coded?
  17. Skezza

    Lupo 1 litre

    This. Take it for the thrashing it clearly needs.
  18. Skezza

    No Engine management light

    I've owned two Lupo's. Neither had an EML. They were both pre-2001. I suspect it was around that time they started fitting them. I've read on here that on the non-EML cars, the EPC warning light can double up as an EML in some cases. Don't believe it though. That isn't what it's designed to do.
  19. Skezza

    No Engine management light

    Just in case you think I'm BS'ing
  20. Skezza

    No Engine management light

    It didn't come with one. Tell them they're wrong.
  21. Skezza

    Still Around?

    It's an SDI. It'll run forever.
  22. Skezza

    Hay, im after a bit of advice please

    I'm neither Jesus nor particularly moral, but the site might not appear very inviting if Richard continues to stalk the female members with such dedication ? obviously some will find it funny but some might not. That said, maybe it's time to visit a knocking shop otherwise it's going to blue balls for the foreseeable future. Binned the Audi A4 into a hedge driving like a tit. Got done. Short ban. Wasn't dangerous driving though. Driving without due care. **** happens. I lived.
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    Hay, im after a bit of advice please

    Haha. If only you knew
  24. Skezza

    Hay, im after a bit of advice please

    He's being a cheeky so and so and leching. Try keep it clean Richard. Love a good night in Swansea me. Wind Street for the win.
  25. Skezza

    Lupo GTi (Jap import)

    Corrado and an MR2!!! You have a very nice collection.

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