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  1. Skezza

    WORRIED ABOUT MY NEIGHBOURS LUPO CATCHING FIRE

    Distilled water will be fine. It's about 1 pound a bottle from Tesco.
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    1.8t drives in a 1.0ltr lupo

    Oh.... right, makes sense I suppose.
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    1.8t drives in a 1.0ltr lupo

    You suggesting it's a cut and shut ?
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    1.8t drives in a 1.0ltr lupo

    I spotted that yesterday. I'm convinced there's something he's not telling you on that ad. He discovered a few faults, so whipped out the whole engine???? It's like cracking a nut with a cruise missile.... Still, it's a potential bargain for someone with a truck and arsed.
  5. I disagree that lowering a car on cheap coilovers makes it handle better. Expensive coils yes, but some of these nasty cheap ones you can buy for £40 a corner.... the ride feels like ****, they don't handle significantly better...... maybe in the dry they'll handle marginally better, but certainly not when there's any kind of condensation on the road. Everything that has already been said.... If you're looking at an S model, electric window switches are occasionally prone to problems, although it's more of a problem on the really old Lupo's.... If it is just a switch, it's an easy fix. Best way to test is to put the key in the door lock barrel and turn hard in the direction of open and hold it for 5 seconds, which rolls down the windows. If it doesn't roll, it's the regulator and that's a bit of a tedious job. Not hard.... but tedious and fairly long winded. Central Locking can be hit and miss, again, more of a problem on the older models. The car should lock and unlock, obviously, but also there's an anti-hijack button. Check that. If there's any kind of jumping up and down, when locking or unlocking then there is an issue. Aftermarket central Locking mechanisms are about £15-£20 delivered and fitting them is easy enough. Check the door lock barrels as these are prone to seizing up in winter. If the car has a second key than this has probably happened and it's fairly common. If it's a CL Lupo, then you might just want to fit remote central locking. Check the boot lock solenoid. If the car has central locking, the boot opens on the central locking. If it's opening from the key only, the solenoid is probably nailed. Fairly simple job. Depending on which model you're looking at, if it's an SDI, try and get a Y or newer, as it's £30 tax, not £255. Don't be surprised if it vibrates more than your normal diesel experience, SDI's are agricultural out of the factory. Tutorial here to smooth, if it bothers you: Other than that, they're great motors and you can't really go far wrong.
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    1.8t drives in a 1.0ltr lupo

    Now now, give the lad a chance. However, I echo the sentiments, rather than chop up a good one, find a 1.4 with a blown engine or something.
  7. Get that airbag in mate.... It might save your life.
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    Check Engine Light doesn’t come on

    They're the same thing, no??
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    Check Engine Light doesn’t come on

    2005 Lupo doesn't have canbus. They're K-Line?
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    Check Engine Light doesn’t come on

    What 'control unit' do you think it's missing? Is it just a difference in the ECU? I figured a 1999 ECU would work fine on a 2005 model?
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    Check Engine Light doesn’t come on

    Cheers Skezza
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    Check Engine Light doesn’t come on

    It doesn't have an engine management light. Been through this many times on here. Pre-2001 weren't fitted. Go back and tell Dave the MOT bloke, he's wrong.
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    Smallest non turbo diesel DI?

    A bit? I would say that's an under statement. They're a wonderful little engine, just too slow for most people. I ran mine on vegetable oil for 60 odd thousand miles with absolutely no ill-effects whatsoever having made zero modifications. Most cars you have to tweak bits and bobs. Just throw it in the SDI, no issues. As far as I'm aware that engine continues to run to this day in another car with over 200k miles on. God why the hell did I sell that SDI. What a fool I was
  14. It may be a myth, but I've heard it repeatedly about various JDM imports. I suspect it depends on luck. If you get salt water on it and then happen to go for a few weeks without serious rain, that will be absolute carnage on a car with no proper weather-proofing. I'm still looking at them tbh.
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    Selling car online?

    Gumtree or eBay. Sold loads of cars that way, even absolute rotters.
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    Smallest non turbo diesel DI?

    Fairly sure you could get a Peugeot 306 at one point with a 1.5 diesel engine and no turbo, perhaps I'm confused. Are they IDI or DI? The absolute opposite of **** of a shovel I imagine. I still miss my SDI. That was the last long term car I owned I'm getting through them far too quickly at the moment
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    VW Lupo 1.7 SDI 2001 Spairs or repair

    As said by others, such a shame it's in Salisbury, 200 miles unfortunately for me, otherwise I'd be all over this. I need a £30 a year banger.
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    Just curious

    There's enough about, but some are E and some are S. I prefer the S model with EW and CL. I had a £255 model, but really they're not worth the time of day. The £30 is the one to go for really, like you said
  19. I'd just buy a second hand seat. They cost pennies.
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    VW Lupo 1.7 SDI 2001 Spairs or repair

    I'm not sure it is..... but it's still worth fixing up. There's not a huge amount of work and the MOT tester looks a tad sensitive by some of those advisories.
  21. I've seen a few for £6.5k. You're talking older, high mileage though. Are they prone? I'm seriously thinking of buying one.
  22. How was your S2000? Just curious.....
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    Compomotive mos swap and cash

    Each to their own.
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    New fuel line

    I must have been lucky. I've never had problems on a variety of cars. Good idea from rich about cutting in half.
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    New fuel line

    I disagree, but then you've worked on a million more cars than me so I'll take your word for it
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