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  1. Had a quick search and couldn't find anything. Just got the Lupo back on the road after the world's slowest suspension/ running gear rebuild. Got it home yesterday, and ten minutes later there's a pool of gearbox oil under the car. I know it's not a huge amount, it just looks like it because of the fluid type. Upon inspection, it seemed to be dripping from the green sleeve around the gearbox/ shaft seal, driver's side. After a couple of hours and a lot of swearing, I've replaced the black rubber seal, I think it still may be dripping from that area. I'm going to get it higher to investigate the selector seal... does it usually present as a leak coming down there, or do I need to replace that sodding green sleeve? If so, it's going to a garage, I'm sick of the thing now.
  2. £90 later and it's sorted. Given the price of my sanity, I can't really complain, especially as they replaced a lot of the bolts for me while they were in there, half the bill was parts.
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    Pics of boot floors

    It's a couple of hours work (by a competent welder, not a shaven ape like myself) to cut and adapt the standard boot floor to fit a centre exhaust and spacesaver wheel. Be advised, if the new exhaust is of a larger bore than standard, it *may* end up catching on the brake lines and bias valve, and therefore need a bit of tweaking to fit. Also the rear bumper needs notching for the tailpipe to fit. Handily, I know a fella who does it, so if you're ever in the North Yorkshire area...
  4. I ended up dropping it at my tame neighbourhood garage before going on shift. For future reference, how does the green seal come out? A circlip or something? I'm guessing my usual approach of ****ting it with a hammer wouldn't work...!
  5. *shakes fist* If I'd known that the first time I stripped it down!
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    lupo 1.4 16v black

    What colour is the interior? I'm after a grey passenger side, upper door card.
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    Beautiful VW Lupo Leather Interior

    My God that's stunning! Would look great in our blue rally car, but sadly we can't justify the cash! Good luck though!
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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

    Rears sold, fronts still available. £10 plus postage (£6.50 via Hermes, I think) Size 12s not included.
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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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    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?
  19. 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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