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  2. Skezza

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    The ECU's are pretty tough Trust me.
  3. loopydebs

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    @mk2 source of leak is rain through from the dashboard where it is on the car. The car is completely rust free otherwise so am hoping it’s superficial and not massively rotten inside. sending the ecu off for inspection, should hear back next week. @Skezza yes you’re quite right, I am definitely panicking! Car wasn’t cheap, damage to the ecu is a concern. I can’t afford to break down on my way to work, I can’t deal with the stress and I can’t fix it myself, it’s all money 😔
  4. 3L is a very interesting car from a technical point of view. More capable than the SDi on the road thanks to the turbo and lower weight. But if you just want a car that will work forever, SDi's are the way to go
  5. Blue Loop

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    I have a feeling I will enjoy this restoration thread, keep the updates coming
  6. KiwiYork

    Warning - Lupo Battery drain with the car unlocked

    Did just that - borrowed multimeter and found a good vid on You Tube - and as Skezza mentioned it looked to me like the radio and DAB aerial (both put in by previous owner .....). Decided to pay someone to do a good check over - I was a bit concerned in case I'd missed something - and he confirmed and fixed it. All good. Cheers for your help and advice. On to bodywork which I'm much more comfortable with.
  7. imaparana

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Good plan, do you get any rubbing with the 195/50/15's ?
  8. Skezza

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    Just drive it. You're panicking.
  9. CLAYTONJONES

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    They really are! I’m taking my OZ’s with AD08R’s on them with me so will swap them over when i’m there👍🏼
  10. imaparana

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Agreed on the Toyo's, any awful tyre, maybe try and swap out while your out there
  11. mk2

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    All cars go wrong. It's just a machine. The more faults that are fixed, the more reliable and better the car will be. ECUs rarely go wrong and wiring faults are the biggest problems on all modern cars, so once fixed, you should be fine. Usually it's pretty obvious where the cause of the fault originated when you pull a car to bits to fix it. Worth asking for their opinion what the cause may have been. Source of the leak and corroded wire? Sometimes it's a rare manufacturing fault that has been festering for years and decides to fail just at the wrong time, but more often it's "expert" mechanics that do the most damage. You go in to fix the car and immediately it becomes very obvious that some grease monkey has been in there before and completely messed everything up. And now it needs fixing... properly. When my clients bring their cars in and I find a grease monkey problem, I always take pics to show them what caused it. And then again once fixed properly. You'll be fine. Just enjoy the car...
  12. mk2

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Yeah it's the grey foam... There's a pic of my fix in here: https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/99888-had-a-small-leak-and-found-this/ but when you do replace it, don't keep the new 'seal' as drum tight as I did. It does need to go into the door recesses as the door panels push into it.
  13. Mr Taco 88

    Central locking

    Tried the resync and no joy...
  14. oprn

    Greetings from the Canada!

    Here you go! 😉
  15. Yesterday
  16. Adrian777

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Good shout! Will have another look😀 Is it the grey bits we're looking at or is there more under the speaker panel? Front and rear sound deadening is going to be replaced for the time being with Dynamat or some eBay stuff!
  17. LR5V

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Safe journey fella
  18. LR5V

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Take your door panels off - very likely the foam cover/membrain has been destroyed and rainwater is getting into the cabin here.
  19. loopydebs

    Central locking

    My new Lupo central locking doesn’t work either. Let me know how you get on!
  20. loopydebs

    My new Lupo is broken 😔

    Sooo my gut instincts were right, she’s got a potentially big problem. I was driving it and the glow plug light came on and she lost all power. Had her recovered to my preferred garage. At some point water has got into the ECU and the wire that connects the throttle pedal to the ECU has corroded causing an intermittent fault 😔 They cannot prove it was there before I bought the car from the eBay seller. My garage have cleaned it all up and it hasn’t reoccurred. They’ve advised I drive it around over Easter and see how it goes. If it’s not fixed then I need to recondition my ECU or buy a new one. They say they’ve come across this only twice before and only successfully fixed one of them. She is in beautiful condition otherwise. Deciding if I should keep her or not 😔🚗💨🤷‍♀️
  21. CLAYTONJONES

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    So, another set of wheels. I have been wanting these for a very long time. Enkei RPF1. They are currently grey but i will be changing them to Silver in the future. They came with new near Toyo T1R’s which I hate but i will run them for a few weeks before they come off. Well happy with how they look though! Also, i go to the Nürburgring tomorrow! So i’ll update this after the trip!
  22. Adrian777

    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    The rear wiper not spraying fluid was still bugging me massively so Round 2! This time taking more trim and interior off. I found all of the hose joints to be intact, they were all joined together still. The blue sound deadening was soaking wet however so I thought I had found the culprit, but apparently not😓 Sound deadening pulled out and area dried, I held down the rear washer stalk but this area remained 100% dry, I then discovered the front passenger sound deadening to be soaking through too. So the hose in this area will be fine I imagine, maybe there was a window rubber leak before but the previous owner(s) never bothered to dry up the area but who knows. However, new idea! Marked the fluid level on the washer fluid tank and then held down the stalk for a good minute. Heard the normal whirring sound and then looked back at the tank, it had not moved a millimeter! So maybe there's an issue with the pump or the pipe right at the tank is blocked off.
  23. With my knackered hands/fingers and deteriorated eyesight I'd never be able to do that myself! Retrim was done by Royal Steering Wheels and I'd say that both the materials they use and their workmanship are really good.
  24. That's a nice touch pardon the pun.Id keep the spare steering wheel you just never know.
  25. Get some velcro chess pieces for the floor.
  26. Rich

    3 rear seats for Lupo

    Too far for you.
  27. How did you do the stitching?
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