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Everything posted by hoddlewaddle

  1. Cherry’s Ratty Lupo

    I'd say Lupos aren't old enough to rat... Then I realise how long it is since they were launched. As you were.
  2. Good Evening

    Welcome! I too am intending on writing a couple of useful bits for here, especially with PBs demise - sort of oays back for the guides I've used already!
  3. Nearside indicator's not working ?

    Possibly a faulty flasher relay (built into the hazard switch IIRC), possibly a connection breaking up in the column stalk (which is a minor pain in the backside to change), but first check is the fuses. Can't remember off the top of my head which one does NS indicators, but the diagram inside the cabin fusebox will show it. Even if it looks OK, swap it for a new one, we had one that hadnt fully blown and had similar symptoms.
  4. Evening all

    New joinee from the NE England... probably going to be shouting up for parts, advice, and contributions to my swear jar in the near future when the Lupo we have in the household starts getting a full rebuild over winter...
  5. Gearbox oil change.

    Another bloody stupid piece of design, ready to be rounded off... Whats wrong with a big allen head like our Lupo has?
  6. Evening all

    Send the kids to work for you. Duh. (I'm assuming you work as a chimney sweep...) No worries - I'm sure a NE mini meet can happen at some point, we have a kettle and know how to use it!
  7. This is the sort of thing I would consider for our road rally car... Then I realise that any weight savings are pretty much made redundant by the fact MrsHW has to carry 17 stone of me as a navigator... Good luck with the sale!
  8. Evening all

    Our meeting point is about half a mile from a Subway... Are you chaps coming down?
  9. Vw Lupo Press Cars

    Love this thread, huge amount of effort going in!
  10. Wonky mk4 recaros?

    This. Stick a straight edge across from corner to corner, they may be bent, or warped from the heat.
  11. Evening all

    Kids? You're in my good books already! I wouldn't get a parmo from Darlo anyway... They haven't got the local touch!
  12. Lupo Gti from Germany

    Love it. And the wheels!
  13. Evening all

    Well... We are running a drive'n'dine this Sunday, starting in Darlington... If you would like to join us, drop a PM for details...? About a 130 mile loop.
  14. wishbone/arb advice

    Soon to start a major suspension refresh, including fitting 15s. As I'm fitting Sport or GTI hubs - will this still apply? Will be getting new wishbones that are listed for the Sport.
  15. Images

    Having just been through a few how-tos (as if I don't have enough to do with the fleet), it's bloody annoying seeing PB's placeholders everywhere. I've always used Flickr, hopefully they won't start doing the same in future.
  16. CL Stickers

    MrsHW is addicted to stickers. Any chance of doing one (or more) in a nice orange? We are going for an almost-Gulf colour scheme with the soft blue one...
  17. 1.4 16v subframe

    That is spot on - thank you! Much appreciated. Now to make the world's largest order of Plusgas and wire brushes... and of course a couple of new hammers.
  18. 1.4 16v subframe

    Considering fitting a 1.4 16v in the current 1.0 - let's not get into the whys and wherefores, it's a project for the two of us... Until I get one in front of me to compare, I'm not 100%, but is the subframe the same and the bolt-on mounts different... or do I need the full frame? I understand the Sport hubs are different and enable the fitting of proper sized brakes - how much else is different chassis-wise between the Sport and a boggo 1.0? Rear end comes with discs IIRC? Naturally I'm concentrating on the important bits (that make noise) first. (If I've missed a very obvious topic, please feel free to insult me and direct me to it...)
  19. Lupo Sport Breaking

    That's the other possibility, of course!
  20. Lupo Sport Breaking

    We want to put the 16v gear into ours - so engine, gearbox, hubs, calipers, driveshafts and the like. Totally understand if most of it has gone!
  21. Lupo Sport Breaking

    I know this is months old but you're relatively local... got any Sport bits left? Might need some in the coming weeks...
  22. Lupo sport breaking

    Planning ahead at the moment - still got any parts left?
  23. VW Lupo 1.0 V Reg £200

    As co-owner of a 1.0 with 174k on the clock... I can only say don't sell it, you'll regret it! Mrs Waddle has never sold a car, and I don't think ever will. We've been all over the country in ours, just done a 800 mile trip around Wales, and loved it! I'd take this off you but we have no space and no need for another little car...