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  1. weslangdon

    Seat Arosa for Sale

    Is that the original interior, it looks more recent to me, the older interiors have a very good quality fabric
  2. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    No, they were all over by 1996
  3. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    w124?
  4. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    the one in the G-wagen is I think a 5 cylinder unit but essentially just the same or 5/6ths the same
  5. A left hand drive Mk1 Golf GTI was always a much better car than the RHD version because the brakes worked properly, there may be similar things re the Lupo as conversions always involve compromise to a design
  6. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    both are decent engines, very smooth for diesels but the 606 non turbo is a double overhead cam 24v gem
  7. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    Which engine is it, there are 3, three litre diesels 603, 606 and the 606a, the latter being a turbo charged unit and very tunable
  8. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    Not at all just 1350 kg and 140 mph, the saloon being a fraction quicker than the coupe, mine is on 120k and has a fsh but I expect cylinder head gasket trouble at circa 150k, rusty wings is another common problem with them but easily replaced
  9. weslangdon

    Inner CV Joint Advice

    Is that a single wiper conversion?
  10. weslangdon

    1.4 TDi losing power

    I like the colour
  11. weslangdon

    Help Me!

    I've got some side strakes in that colour for supermarket trolley bumps
  12. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    correct, de-cat and the final silencer removed, but still very slow compared to a w124 with the same engine
  13. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    I have one at the moment and have had two others in the past, I have a 3 litre petrol manual, permanent four wheel drive that gives me week in week out 19/20 mpg, which for a 2.25 ton beast isn't too bad and is proportionate to what I could get from a 1.4 litre Lupo given the Lupo's sub 1 ton weight
  14. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    You should be able to buy a w460 [part time 4x4]for under £5k, [3 engines were available and 3 body styles, the only one which should breach the £5k figure are the short wheelbase soft tops] they are almost certain to need major metal work repairs to the rear corners and door, but all the panels are available; what's more difficult to fix is a tatty interior. There are a variety of experts who claim to be able to convert these to either 5 cylinder or 6 cylinder turbo diesel spec, not all though are genuine experts. A decade ago the fashion was to fit large V8 to your old w460 and on occasion to the newer w463 [permanent 4x4]. High powered engines make no sense though as the trucks can't corner and are always thirsty however economical you might think they are.
  15. weslangdon

    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    There are quite a few people converting older w460 g-wagens as you say from thirsty ge280 spec to diesel, using either the 606a or the 5 cylinder above, it looks a very tidy conversion. I've had 3 G-wagens and made the mistake of turning to lpg for a ge280, it was a disaster, I'm not sure of the future for diesel though, I think Government and public are starting to see them as a serious pollution issue.
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