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  1. Greetings from the Canada!

    Thanks! That should be a big help!
  2. Greetings from the Canada!

    Maybe the old glass would have a part number on it?
  3. Greetings from the Canada!

    I heard back from my glass shop buddy. His supplier does have access to the factory in Mexico that makes glass for VW but they do not have a listing for a part number for the Lupo because they are bringing in glass for Canadian vehicles. They will not or cannot (I'm not sure which) order it without a part number. Would someone here have access to the VW part number for it? Thanks!
  4. Greetings from the Canada!

    Thanks for the offer! It may come down to that yet. A friend of mine owns a glass shop and has a supplier in Mexico so he is assuming there are Lupos there. What are you asking for price and do you have any idea what shipping would cost?
  5. Greetings from the Canada!

    You read my mind Rich! I am on call here at work just now so cannot go out of out service area but that changes tomorrow. Then there is the little issue of my son's school graduation this weekend. I am getting the distinct feeling that the mechanic is waiting on my car broker to make the next move, the broker is waiting on the trucking company, the trucking company is waiting on the insurance company and the insurance company is looking for a cheap way out of this. I desperately need to get over there and light a fire under them ALL! Unfortunately it looks like 2 weeks before I am freed up to do that unless I take an unpaid day off work... Then there will be more than just looking going on - trust me!
  6. Greetings from the Canada!

    The window I am told is complete and all in place and holding, not one hole anywhere, just cracked into a million pieces like tempered glass does. All it would take is the pressure of slamming a door and it would be completely gone! The car has passed customs already (federal) and has been trucked to the nearest city to us and needs to pass an "out of province" inspection to drive it here. Each province has it's own standards. So if I cannot get it to pass it becomes a parts car at my expense. Do what I like with it, plant flowers in it, cut the roof off and haul hay bales in the field but can't use it on the road. If the trucking company's insurance company (if they have one that covers cargo) writes it off then we will have to negotiate a deal. Now with the oil pressure thing looming I almost wish to be rid of the whole thing. Too soon to jump to judgement on that yet though.
  7. Greetings from the Canada!

    No, no action from the trucking company on the back glass yet. They will likely drag their feet and hope I go away. My glass supplier wants to know if the back glass is heated so waiting for a reply on that. I may have to find one myself and try to get a settlement later.
  8. Greetings from the Canada!

    So the oil light doesn't normally flash when triggered then - or does it? For instance when you turn the key on and the engine is not running, does the oil light normally flash? As in is there circuitry that makes it go on and off to alert the driver? If not then yes we have a bad connection or a ground fault feed back condition. I wish this car was here so I could check it out myself instead of relying on someone I don't even know 4 hours away! Frustrated!!
  9. Greetings from the Canada!

    Ok, so it does flash when it is triggered? That is confusing me as any VW or other makes for that matter I have had in the past have a steady on for no pressure and steady off when there is. Also what should the oil pressure be at idle if I was to screw a gauge in?
  10. Greetings from the Canada!

    The Lupo arrived in a city 2 hours west of us for an inspection before registering it to drive. Two issues have come up, the rear hatch glass is smashed and the mechanic tells me the oil light is flashing. They are trying to locate glass for it but the oil light worries me. He said the oil level is fine so what would make it flash? He thought maybe it was a warning that the oil was overdue to be changed?
  11. Greetings from the Canada!

    The Gulf is the smallest car here and the smallest engine you can get in petrol was 1.8 liter. Now there is a 1.4 liter TSI with twin turbos. I am not sure if it is the same basic 1.4 liter engine that is in the Lupo.
  12. Greetings from the Canada!

    I sure appreciate that offer and may need to take you up on it. The timing belt will need changing for sure. I have no idea how old it is. There are virtually no Lupos in Canada but the local VW dealer (2 hours away) seem to think they can order parts in. We shall see... Thanks!
  13. Greetings from the Canada!

    Yes road wheels. I have 4 sets of aluminum wheels left over from my Rabbit days. No I had not considered a standard transmission conversion. I am thinking of leaving is as is unless the auto tranny fails. Just for interest are the Rabbit/Gulf tranys the same? I have spares of those already.
  14. Greetings from the Canada!

    Is there any possibility that the wheel bolt pattern is the same as the old Rabbit/Gulf from the '70s and '80s?
  15. Greetings from the Canada!

    This is all we have to go on so anxious to see it in person! My first choice of color is red but the missus really liked this color and I can't say that it is not attractive especially with the matching seats!