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    internet security

    Thanks, I'll be sure not to enter my credit card details now!
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    Soft Blue 1.7 SDI

    All parts available. Comment for prices. Can post items (Not the larger ones), or collection from near Wigan.
  3. The breather pipe you refer to being aimed down at the road is in fact the air intake, which is fine to be as it is. The one Mk2 is referring to lives underneath the plastic airbox, roughly where the dipstick is. It's a push fitting and is easy enough to simply remove from the airbox.
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Hi all, been a while since I've been on this forum! Used to drive a fantasia green lupo E for my first car! Been itching for a while to start a project off and get into rallying. Happened to get my hands on another lupo E for a reasonable price, and decided instead of selling it on/using it as a daily I'd use it as a base for a project! The car was a lupo 1.0 E. Standard car. The plan is to do the minimum to meet regulations to begin with, and then progress from there. Going to be leaving the 1.0 engine in initially and then as time/money allows upgrade to either 1.4/1.6 class. Over the weekend I've began stripping out the interior. Car mainly stripped out: Didn't realise there was this much in it! Removed radio and speakers today. Began wrapping the colour coded bits of the dash in Matt black to reduce glare on the window. The plan is to fabricate a panel to cover the double din hole where the radio is usually located, and house all the switches in here. Next up is to remove all the bits of bitumen from the chassis and roof. Then next on the list will be to install a roll cage, to see what mods need to be done (if any) to the dash for it to fit. Ordered a battery master switch with 6ft pull cord today as well. There's going to be a lot of work involved but it will be worth it when I get there! If anyone's after any interior bits, please let me know! Watch this space!
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    Hounslow on A4. Black Lupo.

    If you squint, you can just about make out the Lupo!
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    Compomotive mos swap and cash

    Meh. It's personal taste I guess. I don't like them but if OP does then fair enough. It's nice to see someone doing something different at least.. The rear bumper is growing on me though!
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    Compomotive mos swap and cash

    Canards 😉
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    No Compression 1 & 4

    If it helps you, I'm only down the road from you really near Wigan. I have a Polo 6N2 sat outside with a 1.0 AUC engine in it which at the moment is doing nothing. If you need a new head, complete engine or any bits just drop me a message. I do not however have a compression tester.
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    SDI to 3L style conversion

    And superior 😋
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    Lupo GTI

    x = Drivers lock spring is bust Y = Microswitch is being held down X + Y = N N = New Lock or repair kit. Readily available from manies of places.
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    What have you tried thus far in diagnosing the problem? Essentially whether the car starts doesn't particularly matter at this point. The gear selector doesn't know if the car is running or not.
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    Arosa Engine light on ?

    If it is the above, I have a 1.0 AUC Polo at home and would have one available. (All engine parts for that matter)
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    Ball joint?

    Ok, changed top mount bearing and also discovered the front bolt of the suspension arm was slightly loose contributing to the banging. Still getting an odd noise on lots of turning to the right, suspect maybe tyre is catching on the spring as I noticed some rubber shavings on the strut and spring. The noise has only been present since I got the camber set to -1.5 deg, so ordered some 3mm spacers to move the wheels outwards slightly.
  14. Clunking randomly over bumps etc and then noticed this when I stopped. And a weird whirrring sound when turning heavily to the right. At first I put the clunking down to the diff that’s in the car but seemingly not! Not had time to properly inspect, but sounds like a ball joint, right? A2FA1568-5F4C-483B-A84E-C2A9FA4EFF25.MOV
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    Lupo 3L fuel issue

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    Ball joint?

    Changed ball joint for good measure but didn’t really do anything. Ah well, one less out of the collection! Top mount & bearing will be here tomorrow. I am hopeful that you’re going to be the winner of this one @mk2. FE264B37-0313-44BF-8380-D86E3A7BE611.MOV
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    Ball joint?

    I would have been inclined to think that also but I’m not too sure. It seems to clunk in a straight line too with no steering input.
  18. Hello, Over the weekend I had an inner cv joint fail, not under power, when downchanging to second gear on entry to a left hand corner. The cage wasn't cracked, it seemed like the shaft had been pulled outwards slightly. I'd like some opinions on what potentially could have caused this. I've done 21 rallies event free on this shaft, so potentially it's just wear. However what has been changed lately: Powerflex Black Bushes (front & rear) fitted to both front wishbones. Camber set to -1.5 deg negative. Tracking is 0/Parallell, not that this would really impact it but still. So the bushes did cause the tracking to be WAY out, which doesn't usually happen if we just change a suspension arm. And I've seen people using this level of camber before without issue. But I guess I have the following questions now: Could the stiffness, or slight difference in dimensions of the wishbone bushes cause this? Am I running too much camber? Is this simply normal wear after some competitive use? Any advice appreciated. Ride height is relatively normal, not excessively low. Plan is to get the car on the ramp and check for lateral movement in the shaft. I'm thinking revert to standard suspension arm bushes (Not liking the powerflex ones anyway) and set the camber to maybe less of an angle at -0.5 or something. We've not hit anything to damage the subframe either. @Rich, @mk2, any ideas?
  19. Yep. I did fear that £65 seemed a bit too good to be true. So I've got a new OEM one on order. Fingers crossed we don't have any further issues!
  20. So, update. Did a rally at Oulton Park over the weekend. Drivers side shaft was completely fine. I had a moment where I slid into a barrier, and it was tight to get out of. I ended up giving it full acceleration of full lock to the right, boom went the outer CV on the passenger side (Stage 3). Got back to service and replaced for a new (Refurbished unit by Shaftec) shaft, which lasted less than 100 metres. Inner joint failed. Can only assume they're terrible, or I was supplied the wrong one. Fitted an old OEM one I have and all was fine for the remaining 5 stages (Out of 9). So my conclusion: OEM Shafts > Re-manufactured All is well with the car following fitting spacers. Passenger side failure was due to driver error and bad parts.
  21. This is driving me mad. Just put a driveshaft from a Polo 6N AFH onto the Lupo, and then the end outer nut on the wheel hub won't go more than half way through the nut... Is anyone aware of a difference? I've tried said nut on 4 polo driveshafts, and all get stiff around same point. No obvious differences in thread or any damage, and nut works fine on Lupo shaft. Looked on an online parts page and both are listed as M20 x 1.5. Any help appreciated.
  22. Thanks. I know I'm overthinking it but had a few issues with the car lately. The confusion all started when I bought 6N0 407 452X - Listed as a Polo/Lupo/Arosa shaft. I guess it's measuring tape time.
  23. So I have confirmed that indeed the polo with AFH engine had a different part number to that of the Lupo so they aren't the same. There's not a definitive answer I can find on other threads so hoping this serves as a helpful prompt for anyone else looking to do this swap. So a Petrol Lupo driveshaft, in a Lupo, with a polo AFH engine, would be the correct one to use, correct?
  24. Curiosity got the better of me and yes most I’ve found also list them as compatible for both the Lupo and Polo. Also measured strut top centres between Lupo and 6N2, both were 1030mm. So if it is indeed running a wider track and thus longer driveshafts I can only see this difference being in the bottom ball joints similar to how it is achieved on a Lupo GTI.
  25. That’s exactly what someone hiding would say...

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