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  2. Do you still have the Bathurst alloys, and do you want to sell them?
  3. Hi All im in Chester and need my gti front bumper sprayed. can anyone recommend a paint shop near my area? cheers 😊
  4. Thanks for the advice I’ll keep you posted
  5. Yesterday
  6. Rich

    Lupo GTi

    My mate wants to low ball you on this. What happened to the arch liners?
  7. No, for a gazillion reasons. They're electronic for starters. Bellhousing. ECU map. half shafts. mounting. shifter. dash. pedal box. more +++
  8. Hi, I have the 1.7sdi and am thinking of swapping in an auto gearbox. Could I fit an auto gearbox from any sized engine lupo?
  9. Hi, I have the 1.7sdi and am thinking of swapping in an auto gearbox. Could I fit an auto gearbox from any sized engine lupo?
  10. James_VW

    Lupo GTi

    Price reduced to £2000 I have been driving the car more recently and the clutch issue has pretty much resolved it's self. I'm guessing it was because it has stood for a while and needing bedding back in. Not entirely sure but it no longer concerns me. Anyway, please no more dreamers asking to swap for a Corsa b 😂
  11. Hi, Thanks for the incredible answer! No tracker fitted, it was a run around that sat for over a year before I got it. I ran out first thing this morning and pulled the switch unit out, the process was exactly as you described. All the cables looked good and there wasn't any flickering when they were wiggled, what I did notice was the fog light would flicker on and off when the switch itself was wiggled. Going to order a replacement for the sake of £10. The answer and the welcome are greatly appreciated!
  12. 2001 VW LUPO 1.0L For sale in Leicestershire 98,331 Miles 3 Owners MOT DUE APRIL 2020 (extended to October due to COVID-19) Fully serviced 4 x tyres in good condition Engine light is on but VW could not turn off. No engine issues relating to this proven by multiple passes on MOT The vehicle is CAT D as of 2008 but no issues following as the vehicle has ran fine for the 12 years I have owned it £400
  13. I'm trying to remember how it's wired. I think the rear fog is powered from the headlight circuit via the main headlight switch, through the dip switch on the steering column, and lastly through the fog light switch that you pull out. So if high beam and dipped beam headlights work ok, the steering column selector is fine, as is the headlight/side light switch (main switch). Which points to the the main lights switch, fog light selector. It's a really unusual fault. Have you had a tracker fitted? They usually bung them in behind the light switch, connected to the always powered circuit. And make a right botch job of the wiring. To remove the light switch, instead of pulling the selector out, like you do to select rear fogs on, you push the switch in firmly to mid position. Then while keeping in mid position, wiggle and pull it straight out. The selector should stay pushed in. The whole switch assembly should come straight out revealing a ton of wiring. Press the retaining clip on the wire connector and disconnect the switch. Then you can swap over the switch or test it. And inspect the wiring leading into the connector. My guess is wiring just behind the connector (a tracker fitted) or the probably the switch itself. Let us know what you find. oh, and welcome to club lupo
  14. To be fair I've seen a few updates of her since she's gone and a bolt going into the box has snapped causing an oil/fluid leak which was the final straw for me really. I could have put the back seats down to be fair but I think I was just a bit tired of the gutlessness and it wanted a fair bit of work (new exhaust, said bolt repair, full service, front shocks and springs were goosed etc. So I would have been putting more money into it than it was worth. It did me great for 9 months and probably 8-10k miles mostly on veg oil without letting me down. Do miss it now and then but the ibiza pd100 has been sweet as a nut. New discs and pads on her and a cv joint and she's not given me any bother in the first 1k miles. Doesn't have as much character as the lupo but I'm not getting headaches with the noise anymore and the extra poke has been a welcome bonus. Part of me wishes I'd went for a lupo tdi for the extra grunt but great fun to drive still. The ibiza is quick but its a bit bland, doesn't have that chuck-a-bility the lupo had. Still, for an 08 plate car for 250 quid and 150 in new tyres, cv joint and tracking I can't complain too much, considering I got 350 for the lupo (only paid 400 for it)
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  16. Hey, Any info on this would be great! I've got a 2000 1.4 Lupo that when the dipped beams are switched on the rear fog comes on even with the fogs switch in the off position. I checked the fuses by the steering wheel and all were fine, has anyone else experienced this or know where else I should look? Thanks for any advice in advance! Crafty
  17. Rich

    Wanted Urban Fox

    I also thought about asking for pics.
  18. Rich

    Wanted Urban Fox

    I just hate how high you sit, you can't text whilst driving and asides from wishbone bushes nothing seems to go that wrong. Windows are ****. Engines can burn oil. I haven't got but I have seen bad rust. All the buttons and switches are in the wrong place. Wipers looks ****. 9n3 selecting reverse makes the wiper go, even dry. Revs are too high at speed. There doesn't need to be six cup holders. I can't fault that much but I definitely don't endorse it.
  19. Cant play the video on chrome, it says no, then i click back and a black square where the video should be shows with a loading swirl on it then immediately disappears. Where is the noise? Front back, centre, one side? Check all the usual suspects as already mentioned, plus back plates, and brake pads. Had brake pads separate from the metal backing once on a different car so they rattled and buzzed in the caliper and it sounded exactly like a knackered wheel bearing until you pressed the brake and it went away.
  20. Mick, See below for a reply I made to another query on the Fox. It may assist: There are two basic Fox variants. The 1.2 three cylinder and the 1.4 model. The 1.2 is the much more economical car. i have owned three of the 1.2 model, covering about 80k miles. They have proven to be more or less trouble free. It’s a good, practical workhorse, but built to a budget. There is plenty of front tyre noise in the cabin and performance is adequate. The gearing means that the car will go most places in 4th and 5th gear. Motorways are no problem but petrol consumption dips if you get too enthusiastic. The only problems I had were as follows: 1. Speedo display packed up, but this was replaced under warranty. 2. Blown fuses from trying to use rear wiper in freezing weather. 3. Front washer hose leak where it meets the bonnet...design issue 4. Electronic boot catch fail 5. Electric window motor fail. Servicing of the 1.2 is simple and dirt cheap. There is a Base and an Urban model. The latter has a few extras such as split and sliding rear seat, opening rear windows, central locking and electric windows. As a workhorse, I personally think it takes some beating. I taught my son to drive in the Fox too. The clutch is light and the gearbox is smooth. Good basic car, with a high driving position that gives good visibility. Good luck. Kev
  21. mickster

    Wanted Urban Fox

    Thanks for the input, you two are single handedly propping up this forum! Was a little concerned when I saw Rich had answered that it might just be a request for photos, fortunately not 😅 Rich - what has gone so wrong with your good lady's Fox to give such a damning warning? Mk2 - naturally, I had considered getting her a Loop but they all seem to have either been molested or trashed in some way. Plus the newest Lupo is what, a 55 plate, so lower mileage examples are few and far between and most need some work doing. Plus plus they mainly seem to be bloody miles away! I have always hated the Fox with a passion but without any real reason, the one we drove had a much better gear box than my girlfriends old 14 plate (black x across the face style) Aygo and my brothers 11 plate 107 and I really like the movable rear bench. Visibility is much better than the Aygo clones too and the car feels a bit more usable as its just that little bit bigger. If we do go for something different it might be an i10 😲
  22. Yeah, I'd say something around the front wheels. Brakes, Calipers, Bearings (unlikely), CV joints, Gearbox (diff)? Wheels screwed on tight? Tried swapping wheels around (fronts to back).
  23. I can just see insurance companies trying to renege on any claims if you were in an accident and your car didn't have a recent MOT. So the car needs an MOT anyway. And mine are all this month, spaced apart by a few days, deliberately; as at this time of year I have the most daylight to work on a car and the weather is usually good! Working on a car in Jan/Feb is no fun. You're 100% right about the awful rubber coming out of China. Really. The quality control is shocking. Any time I see non-european engineering, I avoid... They don't grip. They tramline. They go out of balance. They perish fast. They're noisy. "Just don't" is what I suggest to anyone. For a just a few quid more, it might save people from sitting in a wheelchair for the rest of their life. A car's tyres are the only thing that is in contact with the road. It's worth going a bit better.
  24. I'm after a hazard warning switch for a 99 lupo part number 6X0953235A if anyone can help cheers
  25. This is baffling everyone.. even the mechanics
  26. Hi no change while pressing clutch ..
  27. Hi Clive, Sold the car over a month ago. Forgot to take down the ad. Sorry.
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