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  1. 54 Plate Lupo When I turn the steering wheel there is a strange noise, almost like sand between 2 glass plates, or as if there is grit in there. Does anyone know what this is and how much to repair (or how to repair!) Will the steering give out eventually if I don't get it fixed in time?
  2. Okay, I did the headlight - man it is tight in there. Was pretty easy apart from getting the little metal clip thing back on at the end. Will do brake light tomorrow. "headlight clip/cover is easy to break" - I just levered the cover off with a screwdriver, but was careful after reading your comment!
  3. Thank you.
  4. Are there any pics or vids? I see a lot of pics on the how-to are non-working photo bucket ones (I am aware they changed their tos recently.)
  5. The drivers side headlight and brakelight bulbs have gone and I wondered if there was a guide to changing them. I took a look at the Lupo headlight and there isn't much room there, and I can't see how to easily get to the bulb. I looked on here and there is a lot of talk of GTI and xenon, but that isn't really relevant to me. Is this something I can do? Do I need to unscrew the headlight to get to the bulb? How about for the brake light?
  6. Pete0309

    1.4 lupo exhaust manifold info please

    Anyone?
  7. My lupo has sounded rough for a while. Last night the check engine light came on. Today I had someone hook up a diagnostics unit and he said it was the exhaust manifold, probably due to the cars age (54 plate.) So how bad is this, how easy is it to fix, do I need a new manifold and will this damage the engine. Also I posted previously that the car burrs as I slow down after I press the clutch. It seems to be doing it more, could these issues be related. The car seems to vibrate more as well. Tia.
  8. mk2 is right about it happening when wet and damp, and also seems to mainly happen not long after I start driving.
  9. Please please tell me! Is the car safe to drive? How can I fix it?
  10. Driving home from work last night through countryside, and would occasionally hear a kinda "whoo" sound. Thought it was an owl in the countryside, but it happened today on the way there. Anyone have any idea what this could be? It also sounds sorta electronic, especially as it fades out.
  11. 54 plate Lupo 1.4 When I slow down and press the clutch in, the engine does the slowing down sound and then does these little brr brr sounds, which sounds like it is revving up, but when I look at the rev counter it dips when it brrs. Is this normal or what could be causing this?
  12. Took it to the garage - it was the coils.
  13. Hi mk2, We do get RPM graph on diag machine when cranking, so then tried disconnecting the crank sensor and did diagnostics again. Still getting an RPM graph when cranking, hence wondering which sensor that would be? With it disconnected we got a fault code about the engine speed sensor, so thinking that probably means the crank sensor is OK as it noticed we disconnected it? When testing for spark it was like we occasionally get a weak spark, but very intermittent.
  14. thanks, will try to get to crank sensor. one more question: with a diagnostics reader we are able to see rpm readings when cranking. which sensor would that be reading from? cam or crank?
  15. Also forgot to add that the cam sensor seemed very oily so we cleaned that out as well. Have also checked the fuses and all are ok.
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