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  1. Some truths.... 1. There's no difference in terms of the level of rustproofing in JDM cars vs European ones. This is a myth banded about in the nineties and has been proven many times now to be incorrect, they were made in the same factories and on the same production lines as our domestic cars and other than some subtle differences (Flares/no fog light requirement) were built in the same way. 2. Despite glossy importers images of pristine cars, the reality is that the Japanese Barry their cars just as badly if not moreso than we do.... Think MAX POWER meets driven through Halfords with velcro attached. Cars are often tidied up to make them look like cherished examples before sale/import. 3. The only real virtue of importing a car from the land of the rising sun aside from some build/spec quirks here and there is rust (Or the lack-of). This makes sense for MR2's/MX5's/Skylines/Imprezas etc as they all dissolve in our salty winters, Lupo's not so much, they're galvanised. Granted, they do rust, but not to the same extent as the aforementioned cars and as such you still stand a fairly good chance of finding a rust free example domestically. In short I can think of lots of cars that would be arguably worth paying the premium to import, IMO it would be pointless paying to bring something like a Lupo over.
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    SDI alternator removal - how the heck!?

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    SDI alternator removal - how the heck!?

    Agreed, good write up and full marks for posting. I've not been unlucky enough to have to do this myself yet but did notice when replacing the PAS pump that the alternator looked like it would be lots of fun to remove.
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Yes, the Lupo looks properly tiny parked on the drive next to it
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    The little Lupo is running well after her service. Meanwhile I have become bored again/developed an itchy trigger finger... Today I bought her a new stable mate in the form of a cheap/big/old and incredibly retro Volvo 940 turbo estate. SAM_6328 by SAM_6339 (2) by
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    Seat Arosa Sport pedal box

    Weird, I've found them a fair bit cheaper... 5l of Quantum Platinum is circa £12 at TPS but close to £30 at the dealer, '5+ range' battery for the Golf was £55 at TPS but £70ish at VW Also the red Quantum coolant they sell meets G12 and is cheap, unlike the extortionate purple G13 stuff at the stealer Maybe there are regional differences? Either way (And back on topic) I'm pretty sure @Rich offers a drive in-drive out pedal box welding service, depending on where you are it might be worth giving him a nudge
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    1.7 SDI gearbox needed

    Yes, G50 seems to be working perfectly well for me too, like you I've replaced the selector seal and keep the box topped up. Do you mean the selector shaft, or the linkage mechanisms?
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    More fool you for not making it clear that beer/ weird imported sausage are crucial for a smooth job. Only got yourself to blame.
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Right, no updates here for some time eh? A fortnight ago I gave the Lupo a dose of injector cleaner and an Italian tune up after some rough running. Much better This weekend I rewarded the old girl by providing a full service... Air filter looked pretty grubby after covering 16000 miles over the last 2 years... Gearbox oil top ups... Turns out this step was actually unnecessary, having replaced the selector seal last year the level had stayed toppy tops and also looked bone dry underneath, I've looked at loads of Lupos and they all all seem to glisten with oil on the underside of the box, not mine though How long with the seal hold out? Who knows but it's up to about 5k now without even the smallest of weeps That's it, job jobbed. To celebrate I quaffed a selection of fine ales, ate an imported German sausage thing and a selection of soft cheeses
  10. EGR blanking is a possibility but not at present as all is running well again. @Lupo 1.7 sdi, have you deleted/blanked yours?
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    1.7 SDI gearbox needed

    RE gearbox oil, proper VW G50 works quite well too. It's a 75W90 Gl4 synthetic, but actually much thicker than most other oils of the same grade. Bit tricky to get but it is still available.
  12. Thought so... They were described as 'Sports Seats' in the original brochures IIRC, they look like Recaros but aren't I bought a set of these for £30 too, then found a better set (3X3 rear belts) for £20, so I've actually got two sets, one set lives in the loft. Mk4 parts = pretty much rock bottom price at present.
  13. Nothing brightens up my day like some high Res images of a well used bush. Is it bad that I've spotted the background in your candid bush shots is a MK4 Golf 'sport' (Recaro lookalike) seat? *Must try to get out more*
  14. Please report back once testing phase is complete.
  15. ^The magic words that the female contingent of CL have all been secretly waiting to hear you utter... Don't keep us all in suspense...Did it put an end to the knocking? Mine's had a hideous clunk ever since I bought it a few years back (I actually came and spoke to you in person about it when it was in the first week of it's tenure at cassa Eunos IIRC) I've done drop links, rear shocks/boots/bump stops, but in the end learned to live with it given driving an SDI is pure misery irrespective of much clunkorz. Perhaps ARB bushes are to blame for mine, if not maybe rear beam bushes

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