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  1. Problems starting - When Warm?

    Once it's running, you could try the old pull the sensors test... one by one and reconnect. If it has no effect, it's probably that sensor....
  2. L11PVW

    I wish you'd posted this about ten days ago...! Got any pics of the sdi? Sure you don't want to sell the whole car as is, if it's potentially a runner....
  3. New member

    Rich, behave... yeah welcome. Check the gear changes and gearbox oil. Other than that all should be just basic maintenance stuff. Got any pics? Hiw much did you pay?
  4. Fixed. Full power restored. it was the injectors. ok, so all i did is swap the injectors from the used spare engine to the one with the gutless symptoms. New washers again. I bet the threads on the pipe nuts are wearing out the number of times i've done this now... so much for two sets of known to be good injectors. Hmm. Ok, I'm going to go back to the guy who cleaned and tested my original set (and the spare set i bought) to find out what is going on. I saw the spray pattern myself, so i know it can't be blocked nozzles. I also read the gauges as they 'popped' and they were all almost identical. This is all most peculiar. I'll run with the 'new' injectors for a few days to let everything settle in, maybe chuck a can of purge through the system too, as the nozzles that came out of the old engine were a bit gunged. But i thought, no cleaning; I'm just going to bung them in my engine without doing anything at all to them and see what happens. All good! then i'll see what the injector balance is like and post my results here.
  5. Have just changed the injectors over and have cleaned everything inside the pump. New seals and everything is god to go. I was about to start messing with the QA settings (everything is still factory- but a bit out), but thought I'd see if anyone on here has ever been brave enough to get stuck in. I know you can change the injection start point, but the servo mech in the pump can be 'tweaked'.... Can't believe how much metal material was stuck to the magnet (for the servo motor arm). On the same subject, does anyone know how the adaption routine works?
  6. Vw Lupo odd accessories section

    Now the question is why do we all submit to rich's requests...? Hmmmm?
  7. Lupo 3L Gearbox stuck in upper gears

    Hey hey, RAB is back...
  8. 2001 Black GTI 87k

    Nurburgring in a lupo... that i'd like to see a video of. Short wheel bases and track don't go well together. I bet that turned a few heads! Awesome.
  9. Greetings from the Canada!

    I reckon that'll be just about the smallest car on the road.... i can't wait for pics of it parked in a mall parking lot perfect for the delivery run though.
  10. Vw Lupo odd accessories section

    yeah, i've done just that to one of my mk2s... it has (probably the only one in the uk) ac. and bluetooth/wifi hifi. no EW or CC but yes to RCL. very few wifi connected car hifis out there. i can park near the house and download up to 32gbyte of music without plugging anything in... philips. just fitting RCL to my black lupo if someone can supply me with the little LED door button bezel. then i can finish it. I put that philps hifi in the black sdi and love it. no cd player but they're already extinct anyway.
  11. Vw Lupo odd accessories section

    the main reason i like mk2's.... enhancements: dont forget adding a stupid touch screen. you can't grope around for a button- you've got to take your eyes off the road and 'read' the screen before selecting something. hmmm. french cars started that idea.
  12. Vw Lupo odd accessories section

    i'll buy one off you for my black sdi... And there I was feeling all smug that my two almost mint cars (dont mention the power issue in one), were just about "complete". yeah, and to keep rich happy, yes i do need to change my cracked undertray on the black one... not as smug now
  13. Vw Lupo odd accessories section

    i have the hens teeth rare boot liner in my silver sdi...
  14. where's that vin-prodcution date link rich? i'm curious to know when my 2 machines rolled off the line...
  15. yeah, it's possible... theres a thread somewhere on here with vin numbers and production dates which makes an interesting read! or maybe boring depending on your point of view
  16. Problems starting - When Warm?

    yeah, what rich said...
  17. Replacing Clutch

    to do the clutch release bearing, you need to remove the gearbox from the car, or both engine and box together and work on a bench... basically it goes between the engine and box, so you need to split them apart to get access.
  18. if it were a gti or an sdi, then you'd get the enthusiasts bidding hard... As it's a regular lupo, albeit in cracking condition, sadly it'll be viewed by most people as a small old car, usually something that is driven by a new driver before moving on to something bigger. The 2005 models were built in 2003 or 4 so are now about 14 years old. personally I'd say store it for 15 years or drive it till it dies. sad but true, and viewed by most as just another small old cheap runabout. Even in like new condition, you'd be hard pushed to get more than £1400 for it. insurance companies value them at about £500... yes, very depressing!
  19. Led popup lock insert thing

    don't look half bad. almost corrado like. Mmmm. not bad at all! did ventos ever come with projector headlights? that would make the mk3 look very much like a rallye....
  20. Led popup lock insert thing

    Has anyone got an 'S' spec car they're breaking with central locking? I need the little black plastic bezel with a red LED in that is on the driver's door, to tell the world that Lupos are dangerous cars when locked, and need to left well alone... I'm fitting aftermarket central locking, and want to make the car look OEM... The little flashing led thing next to the lock button will 'finish' it nicely. cheers people
  21. Tombstones in lupo

    yeah, but you still need the backs to fold. so the replacement seats need to both tilt (back adjust) and fold. otherwise i can't think how people will ever get into the back...
  22. Led popup lock insert thing

    a vento front on a mk3... now that i'd like to see! pic?
  23. Led popup lock insert thing

    the headlights are hard to find. one of mine had a tiny stone chip, it took me nearly a year to find a replacement (that was any good). but you know what, I don't get why you'd want to change the face of a regular mk2, when all the funky wheel arch bits are missing. it's the wheel arches that give the rallye its unusual looks... (thinking...) unless there's a secret you've been holding back about how good you are with a tig or oxy welder.... I saw someone try and repair a rear quarter and it just never ever looked right afterwards. the metallic mica twist paint means that every little shape is visible. they are odd 'straight' curves. oh and there's the metalised glass.