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FlyingFrank

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Just joined this illustrious gang of Lupo owners. Indoctrination was the collection drive from the M25 outskirts  down to my home here in the West Country. 275 miles in 4 hours 40 minutes, not bad going for the the 18 year old Lupo  , even with its auto gearbox. ( My wife only drives auto so hence the purchase )

Car has excellent bodywork but the flash red paintwork is suffering lacquer peel, seems to be common on these red cars ? Is it just the red ones that suffer?

Look forward to hearing others experiences with their pride and joys ……...

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it always happens with red. Something to do with the pigment.

change the box fluid. :)

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Hi Rich, thanks for the advice , I'm a little wary of fiddling with auto gearbox fluids, I had a very nice Audi 80 Estate with auto gear box and when the fluid was changed in that ( mileage about 110,000 ) 200 miles later , the whole thing gave up on me and had to scrap the car as replacement/re-build  gearbox was in the region of £1800 ; felt that after that experience, it might be better to leave things alone if they are working ok . The Lupo has only done 32,000 miles by contrast and has an incredibly smooth gearbox .

As for paintwork, I was surprised to see that the car had a lacquer coating , normally the non metallic paints were without lacquer . However, VeeDubs with red paints ( and Audis ) are notorious for paint fade so maybe the lacquer was an attempt to prevent the fade ?  Spanish built too so not quite the Wolfsburg finish ? ;-)

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It's a common red thing.

what about taking the arch liners off out front and clearing the inevitable crap out?

buy it a few more years!

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Don’t bring up red. 

 

Its a sore subject

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

It's a common red thing.

what about taking the arch liners off out front and clearing the inevitable crap out?

buy it a few more years!

I think you're just trying to find work for me to do on my perfect little car ! :P

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Also hello Cornwall 👌🏻

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