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On 15/05/2017 at 3:01 PM, Rich said:

you will learn how terrible mk4s are.

good chance to hone your skills

 

Late response to this (I hadn't spotted it).

Mk4's are in no way terrible :rolleyes:

I came to the Lupo after running a Mk4 1.4 Golf. I bought it for £600, absolutely nothing went wrong with it (Ever) and I sold it for £700 two years later. I found it to be utterly indestructible and frankly far superior to the Lupo in most ways hence my pining for another.

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Many hours spent today removing a selector seal that had welded itself in situ.

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Top tip to anyone thinking of having a go at this, think vary carefully before getting involved...

.I'm sure when it goes well this is an easy job, but when it goes wrong... What a pain!

 

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I was told pretty much every gearbox selector shaft seal leaks.

 

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1 hour ago, mattarosa said:

I was told pretty much every gearbox selector shaft seal leaks.

 

That was certainly the message the VW techs relayed to me, that and pretty much half of all the ones they've removed have reulted in selector shaft damage and necessitated gearbox removal/opening to replace.

By that stage it was too late, I'd punctured the old seal so it was going to have to be removed, none the less I wish I'd spoken to them first.

Ah well, job jobbed and all's well that ends well eh?

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Exactly, its not just lupo seals either its across the model range.

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It will be the first and last one I'm ever doing that's for sure <_<

With hindsight if there's a slight weep then better just to wipe off/top up the oil occasionally.

Mine used to leave a tiny drip on my drive once fornight or so, nothing really. If I'd known the danger of scoring the shaft and what's involved to put that right, or had any idea of what a pain the seal would be to remove I wouldn't have bothered.

The good news is, I've just been and had another look under the car this morning with a mirror/torch and both the shaft and gearbox are bone dry.

 

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job done then!

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10 days on and the underside of the 'box is still bone dry, having spent lots of time looking underneath various Lupo's I can confirm this is something of a rarity :D

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Power steering pump replaced this morning.

Troubles began on Friday with Mrs Eunos reporting a terrible grinding noise coming from the engine bay. She wasn't kidding, the car sounded like a bag of nails <_< Que investigation and the culprit was tracked down to PAS pump bearings gone West.

Bit of a back story to this one ;) The used pump I fitted as a replacement actually comes from a Lupo that once belonged to a prominent CL member and mod.  I'd spotted the car being broken some months back on one of the Facebook groups, recognised the reg from a build thread here, bought the pump and had it posted more as a curio than anything else :rolleyes:Turned out to be a good move.

@Skezza, you'll be pleased to hear (Hopefully) that part of your old car now lives on in our little tractor. The pump works well and is quiet as a mouse.

RE pump replacement, it turns out it's a bit of a pig on the SDI models and in the end I needed to remove the bumper and arch liners just to get access :ph34r:

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Glad to hear :) I changed the fluid a few times so hopefully it it's in better condition than others. 

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28 minutes ago, Skezza said:

Glad to hear :) I changed the fluid a few times so hopefully it it's in better condition than others. 

Seems like a gudun fella, as I mentioned it's virtually silent compared with the pump it replaced.

As a matter of president I'm going to disconnedt the low pressure hose next weekend, drop the contents then fill with fresh fluid.

I'm ashamed to admit I had to put the old stuff back in today (Albeit filtered through an old T-shirt)  on the basis of VW parts/TPS being closed and 'her indoors' needing the car for work this week.

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broken up spongy gasket or someone has been there before?

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I think this was the first time it'd been off TBH but hard to be sure.

The gasket was old/OEM and had pretty much chemically bonded with the cover, but meh, all's well that ends well.

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That looks like glue was used, but VW specifically recommend not to use glue? I'd have to check ELSA but I'm sure they recommended not using any kind of sealant the last time I looked.

Which means it might be aftermarket.

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On 06/11/2017 at 9:48 AM, Skezza said:

That looks like glue was used, but VW specifically recommend not to use glue? I'd have to check ELSA but I'm sure they recommended not using any kind of sealant the last time I looked.

Which means it might be aftermarket.

Perhaps they don't recommend using glue when replacing the gasket but that doesn't necessarily mean the factory didn't glue/bond them in the first time round...

Probably makes life eaier on a production line for the robots to just whack the covers on without a loose gasket flapping around, but who knows? Certainly looked original and was far too neat  to have been done by hand.

RE Elsa, I bought  one of the 3xCD sets from Ebay but getting it installed on my Windows 10 OS desktop is like trying to nail jelly to a cieling, gave up in the end :o

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