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Everything posted by JoeyEunos

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Greetings all, thought it was about time I got a 'members cars' thread started for my little SDI. I picked her up earlier in the week for a fairly reasonable price, she's got 120k on the clock and has FSH and 11 months ticket I'd bought the car in search of the galactic levels of economy the diesel variants are capable of, although so far I seem to have spent most of my time worrying about every gearchange and awaiting iminent peddle box or gearbox failure, lol. At least the fact that the car was pretty cheap means I can decide to walk away should the worst happen! I hadn't really planned on any modding per se but TBH I always say that The story starts here...
  5. As per the title chaps I don't get much of a chance to drive the little SDI these days as it's been in the wife's custody for a while now, took it out tonight and was disappointed to find that there's now a pretty nasty hesitation and/or juddering sensation at low revs, usually the 1000-1800 range. In the past I used to marvel at the fact the car would happily chug along at 30 mph in 5th at around 1100 rpm without complaining, now it seems like 30mph in 4th is too much to ask, it's complaining pretty badly and almost seems to be asking for a lower gear Anything over 2000 is fine... To make matters more frustrating, I got in this afternoon after driving it and asked how long it had been like, she confirmed it's been a month or so My first thought is fuel starvation? The current fuel filter is about to hit 2 years old and has covered circa 17000 miles so that seems like a good place to start? I know @Skezza has experience of cleaning the fuel pickup/strainer, worth looking there? Anywhere else I should be looking? As always any feedback/suggestions would be gratefully received.
  6. 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
  7. EGR blanking is a possibility but not at present as all is running well again. @Lupo 1.7 sdi, have you deleted/blanked yours?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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*
  11. Please report back once testing phase is complete.
  12. ^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
  13. SDI power steering pressure pipe

    No need to remove the bumper to change the aux belt, but to change the PAS or the hardlines it's a necessary evil IME. Removing the bumper is pretty much the same sequence as MK4 golf, I'm sure there's a YouTube video of the process, just have at it 😉 It'snot complicated, but it is deffo time consuming compared to other VAG stuff.
  14. SDI power steering pressure pipe

    Bumper off I'm afraid, or at least it was when I had to get the PAS pump off.
  15. Odd Temp Sensor Fault

    The thermostat has failed in the 'open' position (They're designed to fail this way), seen this on a few of mine. Change the thermostat and I'll bet you the problem stops and the car will sit and stay at a steady 90 once up to running temperature
  16. #ThankF*ckIDon'tHaveToRemoveIntake
  17. Ghost trapped in the re-circulating haunted house valve filter maybe? Seriously, not enough to go on here. Try to be more specific as to the noise location and what circumstances it takes place
  18. If the problems arise again the I will do For any future Lupo bodgers who stumble across this topic, the SDI is derv not petrol! This thread doesn't relate to petrol variants
  19. Knocking in front end.

    Check drop links/wishbone bushes/ARB bushes.
  20. Right, I wanted to wait a few days before coming here and gloating, the issue is now resolved A bottle of 'Tunap 984' and 30 miles on the motorway in 4th gear later and job jobbed :) The car is running well and pulling cleanly from low revs so the strip down and cleaning of trumpets/inlet manifold will have to wait for another day... The car's due a service within the next couple of weeks so that will help too I'd imagine. Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this, you're a good bunch
  21. Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    Jolly good bolt place it is too, they regularly sort me out with big boxes of nuts/bolts/fixings for the price that you'd usually expect to pay for 3 in a zippy pack in Halfrauds Have you sorted out my undertray yet
  22. Right, I shall start with the easy stuff first then... 1. Half hours motorway blast at high revs this morning (Possibly with added redex or injector cleaner added). 2. Replace air filter. 3. Replace fuel filter. 4. Blank EGR 5. Remove trumpets/inlet manifold/EGR and clean. 6. Check fuel pickup/strainer. 7. If all else fails then diesel purge and perhaps even chuck a new CTS at it (Long shot though IMO) I'll do these in order so as to see what effect each step has. RE EGR, I think simply bunging the hose won't really provide much insight as if it's stuck open then this will have no effect as mentioned. RE removal, it looks a right pain. The unit appears to be held on by a threaded bar without a nut to spin it off Is it simple a case of grabbing one end of the bar with mole grips? Is the EGR itself threaded inside to house said lower threaded bar? How does it all work?
  23. Thanks for chiming in fella Funnily enough I had it out this afternoon, only for a 10 mile run on dual carriageway and towards the end (When warm) hit 70 *cough cough* at circa 4k rpm in 4th for a few minutes. It did feel better afterwards, not 100% but a fair bit better so you might well be onto something... Air filter is 2 years old and had done circa 16k so I will fit a fresh one in the morning (Been meaning to get round to this) Power seems fine after around 1900 rpm, it happily reaches redline, there's just the stutter/hesitation at lower revs (Almost like engine mounts/bad drive shafts etc but both are fine). This is causing me grief as I know the car will usually run happily and has enough torque to do 1.5krpm in most gears without complaining at all Perhaps I will give it another longer run tomorrow but with some injector cleaner or Redex. Interesting that you thought fuel starvation as that was my first thought... If an Italian tune up doesn't work tomorrow I'll look at changing the fuel filter sooner rather than later too. Like this....? I'd considered simply fitting a generic Ebay blanking plate at the bottom where it joins the manifold and then re assembling for a stealth EGR delete, but if this achieves the same ends then I'm all for it... One question though, if the valve is 'stuck' in the open position then surely despite blocking the vacuum hose using the method you describe it would remain stuck open regardless of having stopped the vacuum?
  24. @lupo 1.7sdi I think you covered this in this thread (I actually commented on it at the time).... Also covered here... So do you lot think I'm barking up the wrong tree RE fuel filter etc? I must admit this seems likely, the car leaves a sooty patch on the drive upon cold start... * Are the 'trumpets plastic? Safe to use carb cleaner/Mr Muscle on them? * Any tips (Or even better 'How To's) RE removing the EGR for cleaning * @mk2, I know you've done this, any guides RE removal of the trumpets/intake/EGR? Also, how did you clean the soot from the inlet ports on the block whilst avoiding debris falling into the cylinders? TIA.
  25. CTS, really? I've got a few spare decent ones about and plenty of coolant too, I'm also prepared to admit I may be wrong but I'm struggling to see how it could cause juddering/hesitation Temp gauge reads true, no codes on my cheap China scanner and the fault is present whether engine is warm or cold...