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  2. Same 1.4 engine as a polo 9n. Not the head gasket. That's my opinion.
  3. Hi, does it only pressurise when its hot? have you tried running it with the cap off from cold, if there are bubbles coming out constantly this would suggest a headgasket issue. Does the temperature gauge show it over heating? Does the fan come on? Im no fox expert but would just be a few things to check
  4. Like I said, something is probably wrong somewhere but don't know what (I really don't think it's the egr as there's lag ect) must be because it's mainly short trips but honestly expected a bit more. As I said before, my 2,0 tdi estate does more or less the same as it's the same to tax so doesn't make any sence keeping the Arosa apart from the parts are cheaper.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Cheers, am yet to fit it but looks like it should be sweet, it’s only using the top mounting points, so will find a way of securing to the bumper and will, it’ll do for a rally car at least
  7. Hello guys I am newbie I am after some advice my fox 1.4 is pressurising and throwing water out you can smell.it runs quite hot . I have checked no white smoke no water in oil do they have any common faults regarding this topic
  8. Nice. You'll be selling everyone front wings soon... There's definitely a market for them. Respect. It's not easy making fibreglass copies of 3D shapes. 👍🏻
  9. Don't use SVO with 5 nozzle injectors... Although it's fine with old style valve lift spray head injectors. The new servo pumps (and PD injectors) really don't like glycerol. Too acidic. Makes food taste nice though.
  10. As you can see from on of the pictures above i ruin a lovely Aluminium wing So i thought now i dont have a spare wing, why not try and make one. So i went a made a mould of the 1 good wing remaining and then made a fibreglass copy, which didnt turn out too bad. I even managed to save a little bit of weight on the stock item. Ill be making another one and try to match the gel coat colour to the tornado red abit better to save me in paint costs. Ill probably do the same for the passenger side, then maybe even try making a boot lid.
  11. Right long over due an update, have done a few events since the build, Got the car ready to rally without any crazy mods, just the basics to get us racing. The first even was an autosolo in the local quarry, a very relaxed event which can be entered in a road car. it was a good event to give the car a shakedown after having it in bits. Car performed flawlessly Next was the Dirt rally back again at the same quarry, The misses drove this one and had a blast, apart from one butt clenching moment. Again, the car as great. After the event the car got treated the a G60 front brake upgrade along with CL RC5 pads, which work great! Shortly after was the first (short) tarmac rally, L'etacq attack. Where again the car performed great apart from the stock handbrake (putting this down to new stock rear pads which hadnt bedded in thus the contact patch was alot less than before. Then, was the task of fitting the quaife ATB LSD, new clutch and hydraulic handbrake. The first test of the new diff was the Bouley bay hillclimb, It made such a bike difference to the car in the corners and gave us a best time of only 2 seconds of the class record, so not bad for a stock motor'd car. This lead to the big one, The 2 day Jersey Rally. The car was great where after 2 stages we'd gone from our seeded 78th to 53rd beating alot of higher powered cars (the lupo was probaly the lowest of the lot). However on stage 3 i let the side down and had abit of a incidident with a tree. We managed to get the car back on the road after needing a new wing, lower arm, ball joist, inner and out tie rod, drive shaft and passenger window, (thank god for a spares car) we were back out and finished the second day. Now the rally blues have kicked in and planning the next one. to do before the next rally: -Get the passenger side fixed and repainted. -Fit new perspex windows -full front steering refresh along with new ball joints (then the old can be spares) -Fit new side mounts which managed to bend in the impact. -Swap out passenger drive shaft flange (thanks rich for the spares) Here are a few piccies
  12. Definitely. I was using diesel before and it was a bit better but not massively. Probably wants an oil/filter change and the exhaust sorting but. I use clean new veg, got a deal from sainsburys at 60p a litre. And delivered to my door!
  13. That would be helpful. I think my belts are starting to sqreech. If you gonna do your belts I'd love to learn from you
  14. Bump: Downloaded VCDS and got my cable connected. Only fault with the car comes back as P1161 - Manifold Temperature sensor (G72) Not sure why my cheap code reader got a different result but im trusting the VCDS. Now i just need to know where to check this bloody fault.
  15. does the cost of the SVO unless its free, outweigh the drop in mpg. once i have swapped my glow plugs since one is down, i was thinking of adding some oil to myn
  16. worked out my 1.7 SDi to be getting 48mpg and never above 3k revs - A roads 25mile daily journey, same journey my old 1.9 pd100 polo would get around 55-56mpg. I am running near straight SVO though, and its got a straight through exhaust which I'm hoping to replace for standard or at least put a midbox on.
  17. Last week
  18. the 6 speed on my gti uses bolt in flanges, ive just fitted a quaife atb in it (all works fine), but noticed that most places list the box as an 02T, however im sure the ELSAWIN software calls it an 02U
  19. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    In fact, from memory, the polo GTI AVY mounts to an 085 box I think? Which I want to avoid using in any future build if possible. Would also like to retain the bolt in flanges on the driveshaft, does the 02T use this? Funnily enough I've just bought a Lupo GTI so I may be underneath later on checking this out!
  20. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    You may be useful to ask this actually. Ultimately, this is a very high level plan, but I'm thinking a AVY bottom end with the AFH head in some configuration. This should allow a number of things: 02T Gearbox (Do any of the other 02 Boxes fit? ) , which means I can get a proper gear kit for it, and is more reliable, etc etc. Are the Polo & Lupo GTI AVY Bottom ends the same? I notice quaife only do gear kits for the 02M/02Q.... I need to properly research all of the above before any decision is made
  21. As I said it's fine I'm not having to use more of anything it pulls clean ect from nothing right to the red. I know the symptoms of a blocked one as I've cleaned a few out through the years
  22. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    Had a relatively quiet year competing. But considering moving up to the 1600cc class and building a new engine. Need to get new belts over winter as mine are now out of date for competition, and got a few other little upgrades planned. More to follow.
  23. I reckon it's a sticky EGR. Not shutting off and leaking exhaust gas in the mix. Less air, so you give it a bit more throttle to get the same power = more fuel.
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