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    Front ARB/ stabiliser mounts (NEW)

    Pair of front stabiliser mounts, bolt to the front wishbones and hold the ARB in place. 18mm internal diameter, Febi Bilstein 23030, these are only the top piece, youd need to fit the rubbers, washers and nuts to the bottom end. £5 for the pair, plus postage.
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    Front springs from 1.0

    Title: Front springs Description: Reasonable nick, removed from a 1.0. Surface rust in places but all coils are intact. Location: Teesside Postage: Would prefer collection but will arrange if necessary Price: £20
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    Front springs from 1.0

    Rears sold, fronts still available. £10 plus postage (£6.50 via Hermes, I think) Size 12s not included.
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    Hello from Sheffield

    I'll have a word with MrsHW, she did a proper job of our mate's Merc which also had been heavily smoked in. Not gonna lie, it took a couple of days...! Welcome BTW.
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    Gerti - My 'New' Gti

    ISTR falling in love with the Up's wheel when we visited Wolfsburg. Once we've finished fannying about with other cars, might try to get hold of one for Lulu...
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    Sorting the new Loop

    It's not impossible to rebuild a starter with components, as said. Bearings, brushes etc tend to be "a size" that is also fitted to a hundred other things, rather than bespoke. For reference, I sourced a new voltage regulator for our Mk2 Polo, for about a tenner, compared to the £x00 for a full alternator. Try giving ElectroDiesel a call, they were the only people that could find said regulator - properly old fashioned place but they may post things to you if you ask. https://www.edne.co.uk/ (Failing that, if they can get the bits, I'll happily collect them and post them to you, they're relatively local to me)
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    Wheel Bearing Help

    Got this to do tomorrow. If I remember I'll take a load of photos as I go, and maybe even put them into a vague chronological order, with notes.
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    Hay, im after a bit of advice please

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    Front springs from 1.0

    Welaye porkpie. £10 plus postage?
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    Love the wheels and the indicators, but the odd headlights are making me twitch.
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    New member with questions

    It's like an Arosa buggy. Also, why do E spec cars sit higher than S? Weight of engine? Everywhere lists the same shocks and springs for both, aftermarket at least?
  12. Remember, a regular German has no sense of humour. Any official or police officer definitely has no sense of humour. And I think their police all carry guns.
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    1.4 16v75hp

    Tester-wise, get yourself an OBD-2 Bluetooth dongle from eBay, only a couple of quid (dollars for you?), then download "Torque" onto your smartphone. If I can use it, anyone can...! (I have however lost two dongles, because they're titchy and I am a cretin!)
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    New Member from New Zealand.

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    Two types of B12 ProKit sold by Bilstein for Lupo GTI?

    They should put that on the labels of cable ties... "There's nothing a cable tie can't solve".
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    Bilstein Lowering Suspension Lupo GTi

    Put any word you like in front of "off"!
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    Bilstein Lowering Suspension Lupo GTi

    Hmmmmm... Will pass it on to Mrs Waddle and see what she thinks (as it's her Lupo).
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    Rear beam replacement

    Good point, well made, ours is drum rears. Being a Victorian design, it's very simple...
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    Bilstein Lowering Suspension Lupo GTi

    Doesn't everyone find the most inappropriate back issue of Razzle, shred it, and use that as protection for packing? No? Just me? Anyhow. Dumb question of the year, will this fit a 1.0? I've just got the back end stripped and ready for new bits I'm yet to buy...
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    Rear beam replacement

    I'm slowly getting this done on ours - if you have the facility to make brake pipes (or indeed, have a good local motor factors that will do them for you), it's easy to just let the brake pipes snap, then get a six sided socket on the remains of the fitting to remove it from the flexi. Then knock up a couple of new pipes and Bob's your mum's brother.
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    Indicator stalk question

    Getting the airbag unit free is much easier once you've actually seen how the clips work. Unfortunately you can't see it until you've got it off...
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    Finally some pics of our Lulu...

    Took her out one Sunday morning for some photos (and breakfast, naturlich!) lulu1-2 by Pe Te, on Flickr lulu2-2 by Pe Te, on Flickr lulu3-2 by Pe Te, on Flickr And on holiday for Halloween... lulu4 by Pe Te, on Flickr ...now off the road for some pretty serious rebuilding work. Every house should have an axle in the dining room...
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    Gearbox bolt patterns

    Are gearbox bolt patterns the same across the board? Specifically, will a 1.0 box fit on a 1.4 engine? I have some silly cheap ideas for ours and this would be helpful...
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    Lupo Gti 6 speed offside drive shaft

    Any man's shed should be twice the floorplan of his house.
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    Gearbox bolt patterns

    Appearing on a WRC stage near you, a soft blue Lupo... (In my mind...)