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James_VW last won the day on June 8 2017

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    Polo 6n2 TDI, Lupo GTI

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  1. Newbie member... Thanks for the add

    I really wish that when I first started driving I bought a TDI. Would have saved so much money on gearboxes and fuel 😂 If buying a TDI I would look at gumtree and Facebook etc, eBay ones seem far to high priced for what they are. If buying one I would be looking in the region of around £500 max £750. I've got a polo 6n2 TDI same running gear as the lupo and genuinely cheaper car than a lupo, something to look at
  2. Newbie member... Thanks for the add

    Welcome, Defiantly a TDI, all other models are now redundant except the GTI (IMO) 1.0 and 1.4 just burn oil and destroy gearboxes. TDI are cheap to run, munch miles, cheap parts and £30 tax if you get the right year.
  3. lost key

    Throw this out there... What if the same scenario happened to the previous owner and there is a completely different lock kit than the original? VW wouldn't have know about the lock change so I presume a whole new lock kit is needed? Or is there a way to get the key shape manually? All this makes me want to get a spare sorted for my GTI
  4. Update on this for anyone else with TDI issues. It wasn't the bearing inside the shift tower but the counterweight. Nothing was stripped it was just loose but couldn't be tightened anymore by the nut. So I just put a washer between the nut and counterweight. You have to make sure the washer fits over the spindle so when the nut is tightened it pushes force on the counterweight. Gear changes are much smoother and when in gear the gear stick in the cabin doesn't shake. It seems to be a common fault as a lupo TDI around me also had the issue and now is resolved with the same method.
  5. Cheap sdi/tdi lupo near Teesside

    I think there will be a Lupo TDi in black for sale near me very soon which doesn't seem far from you (Barnsley) if that's still correct on your location.
  6. Insurance help please

    My first year with Lupo 1.4 75bhp... £1600 blackbox £1800 no blackbox. I Paid the extra £200 as blackboxes are more hassle than there worth... cant drive after 11.... can charge you more if your percentages decrease... etc etc horrible things. Second year exactly half the amount £900. I think its just a case of biting the bullet and getting the first year out of the way as the policy holder and not a named driver as you wont be getting any no-claims bonuses, meaning you'll just get stung every year. The £1500 doesn't seem that bad for a new driver. Also I wouldn't bother paying monthly as you'll be giving the robbing t***s even more money. 0% interest credit cards are a good shout here as long as you are sure you can pay it off before the interest charges become applicable. Hope that helps
  7. Lupo sport breaking

    All parts going cheap, scrapping shorty. Can post most items collection Sheffield S5 Parcel shelf Under dash plastics Sport subframe ETD gearbox (no crunching, whining) 4x sport alloys (all 4 good tread) Indicator panel X2 (white and jazz blue) Front bumper (blue) Passenger wing mirror Bonnet Front wings Sport disc rear beam Front landing panel Driveshafts Exhaust cat and mid box (standard) Front hubs (rebuilt calipers) Rear belts Passenger belt Wiper motors X2 electric GTI wing mirrors Rear door cards Standard clocks Sport clocks Gear knob with red stitch
  8. Lupo sport breaking

    Sold unfortunately. Although I do have another but one of the tabs is snapped and another crack above badge. Don't know if you fancy repairing it. If so pm me.
  9. Lupo sport breaking

    Still some parts left Gearbox Full rear beam for drum conversion Body panels Driveshafts Standard 14" alloys 185/55/14 all good tread Front hubs Plus much more
  10. so... I take it is an 02J shifter and is not actually the shaft that is stripped, but shifter tower bushings degrading allowing the play. So, either find replacement part or mess about removing bearings which people say can be a pain.
  11. Lupo engine swap

    I was going to do this conversion. In the end bought a GTI. The work involved and cost of getting the bits together wasn't practical. You'll probably increase insurance cost, still not have as many features of a GTI and still have a s****y gearbox. Although if you can source all the parts cheap and have spare time, why not.
  12. I have a polo 6n2 TDI same gearbox as Lupo TDI (correct me if I'm wrong) The counterweight is very wobbly in all directions. It is tightened adequately. I'm assuming it could be either of 2 things 1. The counterweight it self is stripped 2. The shift tower is stripped Is the tower it self easy to remove? Remove the cables etc then the 3 bolts and the tower just lifts up? nothing going to fall out or anything I need to be wary of? Could you get me price of tower that I need? Believe gearbox code is EXB
  13. Lupo sport breaking

    still quite few parts remaining Front upper door Cards Rear door cards Dark Grey Carpet Black Interior plastics front and rear mud flaps rear lights GTI Black grab handles GTI black Headlining GTI middle sunvisor candy white panels Passenger Mirror In a few weeks more will be available: Sport Gearbox AFK engine (Still runs just burns oil due to piston rings.. head may be some use etc) Full sport rear beam Front hubs reconditioned front calipers driveshafts PM for any more details, postage is available on most items.
  14. Were did you get it from? I have got the polo 9n one which is identical to the GTI one but is just missing the little nipple at which if i remember right goes to the throttle body.
  15. Could you grab a few photos of it on your GTI, specifically the radiator pipes?