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  1. Up date on this... PCB has water damage and has damaged some traces. So had a go at fixing but the traces are really small and there was a bit to fix. In the end it was unsuccessful. So i now need new clocks. I have the old style sport white clocks which revs to 7k whereas many others only rev to 6k Can i just replace the background to the new clocks and get the mileage adjusted? (Clocks are interchangeable and not paired with the ECU)
  2. funny enough I used your post in your build thread to dismantle it
  3. i ripped it apart yesterday and replaced the clock display but still doesn't show correct. I cant confirm the old one works but I'm pretty confident it did. Can you purchase the clock separate? Take it I'm going to have to replace the LED light as well
  4. Issue with the LED clocks, anyone know how to fix this? Seems the display and back-light is not working.
  5. Yes really easy to do, May as well replace them then, Instead of loosening the 3 bolts just undo the 1 nut holding the ball joint in place. You will more than likely need a spanner for this as from memory I couldn't get a socket in there. To release the ball joint I usually just use a hammer and smack on the hub next to the ball joint whilst pushing down on the wishbone. To get back in just use a jack pushing up on the ball joint then re tighten the nut.
  6. Good idea, ill give it a go
  7. At the flange one of the bolts is rounded and wont make a tight seal. At the price of £120 i think I'll have a go at repairing it. Would epoxy do the job?
  8. I'm looking for a new thermostat housing for the GTI I take it they are different to standard lupo's due to the oil cooler Are there any aftermarket ones available? Are polo 6n2 GTI ones same?
  9. Torque settings are in this thread
  10. 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
  11. Back of wishbone (Vertical bolt M12) = 70NM and further 180 - Renew after removing Front of wishbone (Horizontal M10) = 50NM and further 180 - Renew after removing 3x Ball joint bolts = 20NM and further 90 - Renew after removing I got these from Elsawin for a sport model but all use same wishbones Lots of people say FT but I prefer torque settings for parts like these, especially if they have captive nuts like they do. Hope that helps
  12. Also available here for GTI https://www.awesomegti.com/shop-by-car/audi/s1/copy-of-powerflex-lower-engine-mount-bush-pff85-620/
  13. The plastic bleeder is knackered and is being a pain to bleed. I would rather replace it as doing clutch and gearbox as well so would rather do it all in one go then 'maybe' failing few thousands miles later... This is the standard one... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clutch-Slave-Cylinder-for-VW-LUPO-1-6-00-05-GTI-AVY-Sachs-Genuine-Hatchback-/401261124649?fits=Model%3ALupo&hash=item5d6d06dc29:g:FDAAAOSw5cNYesT7 I've found a similar looking one made from aluminium from a polo... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-POLO-Clutch-Slave-Cylinder-2001-on-VOLKSWAGEN-3237-LPR-Quality-Replacement-/331976562870?fits=Car+Make%3AVW&hash=item4d4b5858b6:g:-hAAAOSwhQhY6eq6 or something like this one... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Golf-MK2-MK3-G60-Passat-Polo-T4-Transporter-Gearbox-Clutch-Slave-Cylinder-/161760918611?hash=item25a9b3bc53:g:CM0AAOSwHnFVpOHl The input line is a different location so maybe make a braided line for it?
  14. I can only find plastic clutch Slave cylinders for the GTI? Is there any other options from other vehicles to use? Reason I would like to change is I don't like the plastic bleeder valve and i feel plastic is cheaper and not as durable as metal?
  15. Electrical - replacing the door loom is really quite simple. I used a lupo sport loom (with electric mirrors) which seems fine. I would probably also get the multimeter out and check the other features which aren't working