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  2. loopydebs

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Loving this thread ❤️🚗💨
  3. Today
  4. A pretty bog standard two tank set up is the plan. Nothing out of the ordinary bar a proper strip down and renewal of anything that may benefit from it.
  5. creon

    dronning humming noise

    the car had been making a droning humming noise from the front left so today i changed the offending sides wheel bearing, the noise is still there. I wasnt convinced it was the wheel bearing as it had only been present since the mrs got her tracking done, ive had the cars tracking done a second time and the noise remains. any of you guys can help what i should be looking at next, drive shafts gearbox, gearbox oil? ive changed tyres front to back and possibly ill get it tracked again as i dont think any one adjusted from the strut to hub carrier, and as i found out on reassembly the noise got worse when i tewaked the camber from here, possibly putting more stress on the drive shaft and cv joints. car is arosa auc 1.0
  6. weslangdon

    My new car

    French cars of that era, Renaults and Pugs don't rust
  7. weslangdon

    LUPO SDI good condition £900 £30tax 149k light blue

    probably, can't remember having to do anything but change the oil, and even that I'm told could be recycled via the fuel tank
  8. Y2ACP

    My new car

    Enjoying the bank holiday with a good clean.
  9. weslangdon

    LUPO SDI good condition £900 £30tax 149k light blue

    My old Merc diesel OM617 would run on anything
  10. Biodiesel is not veggie oil (SVO). Basically the oil portion of straight veggie oil is only about 80% (from memory). The rest is made up of glycerols, fatty acids, protiens, sugars and aromas. Veggie oil diesters, or biodiesels are purified SVO, with only the oil component remaining. All the non combustible products have been removed. The problem is that when you have a hot engine, the non-combustible portion of the SVO gets slowly cooked inside the injector and then turns into a plastic like substance. With newer diesel injectors that use tiny holes instead of a jet, they get clogged with this sticky stuff- game over. That's why most dual fuel systems need to have a purge before you switch off the engine so that no SVO is left in the injection system. Usually starting the changover about 3-5 minutes before parking up.
  11. LR5V

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    If it is the RVT silicone seal between head and cam box that has failed, to properly fix you need to take the cam box off, this includes timing belt. Do you know when the timing belt was last changed? -If you don’t you need to prioritise this there are various products that claim to stop oil leaks, but unsure how effective they are.
  12. weslangdon

    LUPO SDI good condition £900 £30tax 149k light blue

    Strange that the TDI can't use these biodiesel fuels as I believe the 3l Lupo is advertised as Biodiesel friendly http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_218.pdf
  13. Oh, just had a thought... SVO clogs the cat. It's the glycerols that cause the problems. Ah unless you're going down the route of diesters? I've helped a few people do SVO dual tank conversions. Small extra tank for regular diesel and main tank for veggie oil. Thermostatic changeover control and press button purge, which automatically clears whne you switch off. Tell us more about your plans... unusual mods are always interesting.
  14. Rich

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    New ECU - cheap. Immobiliser removal is easy and cheap.
  15. No thanks. I've used SDi's quite successfully before.
  16. Rich

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Oil is usually the gasket failure or weepage. Work out your own bodge for it. Word of advice, spark plugs from a cold engine is hassle, taking them out of a warm engine isn't any hassle. Thermal expansion and all that crap.
  17. Adrian777

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    It's swimming in oil right at the bottom of the plug so the HT lead is also very covered in oil at the bottom. I'm praying it is something simple and the belt doesn't need to come off but when driving and flooring it to get up to speed, there is blue smoke coming out the back so I reckon something serious will need sorting but under normal driving it doesn't smoke at all. Yeah I get that😁 It's this lack of care which is what I'm dreading, on the day I bought it a brake bulb was out. Should be a very easy job but again, badly rounded off bolt on something reasonably easy to unscrew... Not great but it will do
  18. Yesterday
  19. LR5V

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    The oil around spark plugs may just be overspill from topping up oil. The cam box under the filter/cover acts as a funnel to the spark plugs. Do a few hundred miles and pull a plug to see if it’s still oily. sump plug is easily cross threaded as it’s alloy, I wouldn’t say ha4d life, just exposed to more ham fisted maintenance. Thats really unusual for the foam membrane to still be intact on such a high mile car! Tearing is what the animals do - you can cut access openings into it and tape it up.
  20. Adrian777

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    GSF had a Good Friday sale on so picked all this for just £35! And that's where the good stuff ends... Started off replacing the air and cabin filter. Looking at the comparisons below, they don't look like they've been changed for a very very long time or ever! And this is where hell starts😂😓 So I then started to change the spark plugs, the first one was on very very tight so I had to get a longer ratchet in order to get it off. This is the first sign that this engine has had a very hard life! And when it finally was out, the plug was drowning in oil! I believe that the seal/gasket needs replacing or there is a crack in a valve but from looking on here and physically, it looks like the belt needs to come off to sort this. So unfortunately this is a job which isn't going to be done anytime soon since I'm keen to do it myself since it is a project car but I don't have the knowledge currently and don't know anybody with an automotive background for guidance! Going to have to wait a few years until I have time to jump on a Btec course or find an alternative way of learning😓 Since the spark plugs were drowning in oil, I decided to drain the car. I would love to know who worked on this car before I owned it! The sump plug was cross threaded so a lot of patience was needed to get this off. Another sign that this engine/car has had a very hard life! Can't say I'm a happy bunny as I know there are going to be plenty of other difficult jobs incoming due to the bad workmanship previously done on this car such as the rear wiper hose but oh well. At least I'm learning and it's going towards something great😀😍 After a lot of searching online, I couldn't find suitable sound deadening which was for a reasonable price so just decided to dry the originals. I then decided to try and sort the driver's electric window. From moving the passenger side window cables to the drivers side switch and it working, I know it isn't the driver's switch at fault which says to me there is a fault with the window motor. There is no clicking noise from the motor when the driver's switch is pressed. But I didn't want to start a job and leave it unfinished as mk2 rightfully said above, the grey foam is for waterproofing and I would need to rip it out to access the motor. This job will be for another day when I've managed to find some radiator backing and bought a new motor😁 Interior is back together again now at least!
  21. vwluponut

    yellow vw lupo breaking for spares

    1.o litre ,basic trim no electric windows .good tailgate, doors, bonnet ,rear lights ,manual gearbox, just ask if any questions thanks
  22. danno

    yellow vw lupo breaking for spares

    What engine, trim, electric windows etc? Just general info
  23. loopydebs

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    Hi Rich, apologies I may have had too much sun today, but I don’t understand what you mean? Thanks 👍
  24. loopydebs

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    I am so grateful for all of your help and suggestions on this! The garage she’s at has looked after all my cars for 15 years and I’ve always been happy with them. They’ve shown me the corrosion which is on three of the ECU tiny connectors. The codes that it came up with are: 17978- engine start blocked by immobiliser P1570-35-00 which he says is nothing to be concerned about. 18047- accelerator position sensor 1/2 (G79/G185) P1639 -35-10 - implausible signal - intermittent readiness: 0 0 0 0 0
  25. SimonJ65

    Lupo SE auto gearbox wiring plug

    All sorted now, and not too much damage done to the plug. It's easy once you realise how it comes apart! Thanks.
  26. vwluponut

    yellow vw lupo breaking for spares

    What info do you need .👍
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