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  2. The trick here is simply to get the gti ECU to think it's running completely stock. It can control the ignition just as before using coil packs. Yes, cover the dizzy hole. The main things to watch are the sensor input timings. If the ecu thinks the timing is out it'll complain. Everything else fairly straight forward. Only at high revs will you notice a difference once it's running.
  3. Sausage

    Lupo Pop-out rear Window Conversion

    Some petrol and rubbing it would have got the last of the silicon off real easy, gun wash works nice as well but you would need a lot more care with it as might be a bit harsh for some paint but petrol should be fine. Nice vid again Sir!
  4. mscherryviolet

    Lupo Enamel Pin Badges - £5

    1000 warning Points Ray? .... Jesus mannnnnnnnn 😂
  5. LR5V

    Putting a PD130 in a GTi

    unless there is other damage, I would be surprised if the head cant be skimmed. You need to get the garage to work out the cause of the over heating, sediment in rad is a good one in cars this age, thermostat not opening, fan thermo-switch faulty are all possible reasons
  6. danno

    Lupo Pop-out rear Window Conversion

    Very enjoyable and informative. A great eye for detail.
  7. Ok will do cheers rich 👍
  8. Go ask guy (mclovin) on club Polo.
  9. oprn

    Greetings from the Canada!

    Ha, ha! No oranges grown here for sure! Yes I am reminded every winter how balmy it must be in your country as I have a David Brown tractor and it is a BEAR to start in any weather below freezing. No glow plugs so ether in the intake is the only way to get it running. New the brake cables do not do that in the winter but the plastic coating on them is thin and easily damaged, cracks with age too so lets moisture in. Well I cleaned out enough room in the garage to get it in with the thought to put an electric heater under the back corner over night. Went to drive it in and... POP! The brake let go! Now just need to remember to not use the E brake until it warms up. Maybe pull them both off later, lube them up and put a hose over them to keep the water out.
  10. So finally got my build going and stripped my AFH block and sorted the head lapped and new seals etc and going to prep the gti block in the next few weeks. But if anyone can help on the ignition side, I'm planning on keeping my gti ecu as I don't have a afh one, an also keep the gti ignition (so no afh dizzy). So here we go. 1. Can I keep the ignition and fab a plate or something to cover the dizzy place on the afh head and mount the coils to said plate? 2. Inlet manifold... Can I keep the gti manifold and throttle body or use the AFH mani and gti throttle body. My goal is to keep the drive by wire and not cable. 3. Some say you can't drill the block but I've heard different if your using carbide drill bits, shall I stick with a custom bolt for the pulley or look into drilled? After reliability really. I will be keeping the factory EFI as I've got to budget welding work etc. So I'm after making it plug an play (which I know it's not so simple). I've read up plenty of forums but if I can get these answered it'll be a massive help
  11. weslangdon

    Emissions Light On

    if it is emissions, add a dose or even two to half a tank of fuel and give the car a 50 mile run
  12. Rich

    Fox interior light

    Expense is relative. Go find a golf in a scrappy and chuck them a fiver for the light
  13. BR4DLEYx

    Putting a PD130 in a GTi

    I’ll ask the garage as they did the checks, by the sounds of it they have equipment to test it so should have the report I’ll ask for it today
  14. jeeprk

    Emissions Light On

    Have you changed any of the lights to led bulbs? I replaced the tail/stop light bulbs with Philips led bulbs and the emission light came on. Everything back to normal once I changed them back to stock bulbs!
  15. I have a Whiteline arb on the rear on the middle setting. Running with KW V1s. Pretty solid on the roads up here.
  16. Pete

    What Dash Switches fit into the Lupo?

    Arosa
  17. jeeprk

    Fox interior light

    It's a bit expensive to change. I just want to replace the bulb with a led bulb to see if it will be brighter than the stock bulb.
  18. Hi all, I was wondering if any of you have put different dash buttons/switches into your VW Lupo's, and if so which ones actually fit. I've seen some people suggest that a VW Golf (Mk4) has the same dash, and therefore button dimensions as a Lupo; I was wondering if this was true. Atop of this, what other vehicles - if any - share the same dash switch dimensions as the VW Lupo. Many Thanks
  19. Y2ACP

    Lupo Pop-out rear Window Conversion

    Well done on another great video,I've had pop out rear windows on previous cars never used them much that said a nice extra to have on a car and look great.The care time and attention you have put into this car is very impressive,I hope you get as much back from the car as you have put in.keep the videos coming.
  20. Karnipex

    USB Socket Port

    Many thanks
  21. Hi, Looking for a solution to reduce the body roll on my Lupo GTI. Heard an ARB would be the cheapest and most effective way of doing this. Does anyone know if a front or rear ARB would be better? Can you suggest any that have good reviews? heard the Whiteline ones are pretty good?
  22. mk2

    Putting a PD130 in a GTi

    Was there oil in it when you switched off? What condition is the old oil in? What condition are the 'O' ring seals on the water flanges on the head? If they are still rubbery and relatively pliable, the head didn't get that hot- meaning something else is going on. Did it seize? How hot did the ali pistons get? Are the bores glazed? An engine can take up to about 150c before any serious damage starts going on (expansion problems like valve guides dropping out- that kind of thing). If you think the head has warped, check for cracks. It's just an anealed ali casting after all. I've seen engines running dry, to the point where the pistons have begun to melt but still the head hadn't warped.
  23. BR4DLEYx

    Putting a PD130 in a GTi

    I wouldn’t be completing the work a garage would be doing it for me, also my car overheated to the point of the coolant bottle exploding! So that gave me the main indication I’ve tested the head and is leaking so took it to a garage to get it tested properly and the same answer he thinks it’s been warped unfortunately cars mint I’m around £6k into it so no way I’m giving up over a head
  24. Last week
  25. My other car is sdi the daily mile muncher
  26. Rich

    Replacing alternator

    Smaller radiator
  27. Rich

    Replacing alternator

    Remove everything attached the alternator and pry bar it free, wiggle it about and see if it will come out, top or bottom. If it comes out it will go back in. I think there's enough room in a 1.4
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