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Lupo GTI, Engine cover "GTI" emblem

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Old Timer    1

Hi,

The chrome GTI letters on the engine cover of my LUPO are cracking, and I'd like to replace them. I understand in the past Lupoboz(Dale) has been able to help out? Would very much like to order a set up. Second, I have seen GTI's of different milages and ages with the problem and without. Does it point to anything more sinister, and can I prevent it in future with say rejecting foil or the like? Thanks for reading!

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Pete    282

Any pics? I've never seen this before.

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Old Timer    1

Hi Pete,

It's really pouring down out there, but I'll get a pic to you asap... Thanks for asking. Strange as both with cracking chrome have been jap imports but that's where the similarity ends. Weird! 

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lupogtiboy    120

I've seen some with GTI written on the cover, mine says 1.6 16v. AFAIK, they aren't a VW part on their own, they only come with the cover, and you don't want to know how much VW want for a new one! Halfords sell chrome stick-on letters individually, so that would be a much cheaper option.

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Blue Loop    43

It's only on late GTi's (2004 and 2005) that the engine cover says GTi and not 1.6 16v.

With that said, and if VW only sell them with the engine cover, you can always get a GTi logo and stick it on yourself. Try eBay or similar.

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Old Timer    1

I guess it's possible that the tail GTI logo and the engine cover logo are identical?

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Rich    826

I'd be willing to say the cheap lovely persons didn't make a different part.

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lupogtiboy    120

On all years, ETKA only lists the 1.6 16v version, 036 103 925 AD which is a ridiculous £357.25 inc vat.

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lupo1.0se    82
2 hours ago, lupogtiboy said:

I've seen some with GTI written on the cover, mine says 1.6 16v. AFAIK, they aren't a VW part on their own, they only come with the cover, and you don't want to know how much VW want for a new one! Halfords sell chrome stick-on letters individually, so that would be a much cheaper option.

The silver gti on the engine cover is because it was built in Belgium. In Wolfsburg built it was 1.6 16v

 

There were other minor differences too

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Old Timer    1

Thanks for the replies... Wow lupogtiboy, I see what you mean by expensive!

 

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Old Timer    1

Hi All,

 

An update on the "GTI" emblem on the engine cover... Pete, apologies for the delay in sending a pic, it's attached, and Rich you are right, the part appears identical to the boot emblem in size, look and spacing, so I've put one on order to keep the car as original as possible. I took the car to James, a VW specialist at VDS Performance yesterday, and he is amazed how clean and corrosion free it is across the underside, so that backs the advice from you guys that Japanese imports are worth it. He also commented that the engine is the quietest and most smooth 1600 lump he has had pass through the garage so fingers crossed things will stay that way. There are a few minor issues, but hey the car is 12 years old! Rear shocks are suspect, causing uneven wear on the rear tyres, which creates a drone sound when on smooth roads (one to note in case it happens to you!). There are some bushes which look tired, and the N/S CVJ gaiter is split, so a bit to spend but it could be so much worse! There are a few other cosmetic issues which I will enjoy finding solutions to and I'll get new tyres once the shocks are replaced... I guess there will be more posts to sort minor issues, but I can at last say I am delighted with the car that Club Lupo helped me buy, and thanks for your support to find a good one :D

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Rich    826

make a thread.

the front badge on a fox i have to deal with is lifting the same way.

she is **** so has used loads of chemical drive through car washes, I have put this down to a reaction rather than heat.

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Silver!    0

I have the GTI badge on my cover. Pretty sure it's just a red I though like my boot baste.

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lupo1.0se    82
8 hours ago, Silver! said:

I have the GTI badge on my cover. Pretty sure it's just a red I though like my boot baste.

Should be silver I if a Belgium one

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jon_273    94
On 8/2/2017 at 8:11 PM, lupo1.0se said:

The silver gti on the engine cover is because it was built in Belgium. In Wolfsburg built it was 1.6 16v

 

There were other minor differences too

What are the other minor differences? The all-silver GTI badges front and back?

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Blue Loop    43
14 hours ago, jon_273 said:

What are the other minor differences? The all-silver GTI badges front and back?

That and the inside mirror covers in textured black plastics as opposed to body colour.

Other than that, it's all the same.

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lupo1.0se    82
21 hours ago, jon_273 said:

What are the other minor differences? The all-silver GTI badges front and back?

Pretty much. Obviously a b in the serial number. 6 Speed was standard after year 2002 (so wolfsberg ones where built 6 speed).

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lupo1.0se    82
6 hours ago, Blue Loop said:

That and the inside mirror covers in textured black plastics as opposed to body colour.

Other than that, it's all the same.

Mine a silver. Not sure on that one. But my are original I believe.

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jon_273    94
17 hours ago, lupo1.0se said:

Mine a silver. Not sure on that one. But my are original I believe.

Philplop's were red too and his was a Belgian one.

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Rich    826
3 hours ago, jon_273 said:

Philplop's were red too and his was a Belgian one.

i thought it was Scottish?

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lupo1.0se    82
17 hours ago, jon_273 said:

Philplop's were red too and his was a Belgian one.

I checked with Dale when he was around. Best way to confirm is to check the vw system. Lupogtiboy maybe able to help

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Blue Loop    43
On 10/8/2017 at 9:03 PM, lupo1.0se said:

Mine a silver. Not sure on that one. But my are original I believe.

Maybe it's just the very later ones, such as this one:

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=240943073&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=25200&makeModelVariant1.modelDescription=gti&makeModelVariant1.modelId=21&pageNumber=2&scopeId=C

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Silver!    0

My late '54 has silver bits where the mirror adjuster would be.

 

 

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lupogtiboy    120

My 03 has body-coloured trims where the adjuster lever would be too. Maybe they couldn't be arsed to paint some!

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