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  1. Yes mate! Koreans only like big and comfortable cars, so they didn't even think about bringing cars like Lupo from Volkswagen Korea. Polo only got diesel and it didn't sell well. I hope the torque goes up to rev limit after 3000 rpm, so what type of manifold should I use? Let me know if you know the brand of the product! Thank you.
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  2. Ever since @bernd highlighted a problem on his door stap mounting point (it cracked and is pretty much not repairable- see this thread https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/106696-after-the-longest-wait-i-bought-a-lupo-gti-hurrah/page/2/ ), I have found it on almost every Lupo/Arosa I've checked. Chances are your's is about to fail. Worth a quick look. Anyway, there's a nut which is spot welded to the lower part of the mounting which breaks and falls off. The check strap carries on working, so you'd never notice the problem. The trouble is that the bolt connecting to the swivel p
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  3. Hi buddy they don't do a Haynes Manual for a VW Lupo, I've searched everywhere for one, I'm in the same dilemma as Tim
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  4. They are better made than the alternatives available at the time, and while most 106's, Ka's and Twingo's have been scrapped the Lupo and Arosa soldier on
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  5. Thanks, got round it in the end by swapping the seat fabrics to the old frames but made use of the new back rests. Only issue there is the tilt release lever is in a different place. So I cut a hole for the lever and covered both with some fabric I had left over from the parcel shelf I made. Overall I'm pleased as they now look the part and give the car a whole new look inside. Painted the door cards and handles too. (Bottom pic shows seat before the cover up patch was added)
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  6. UPDATE: ok - Luckily Larry didnt make it for sale.. i decided to sell my motorbike instead and so that went last week. That means Larry will be here to stay for the foreseeable future. Nothing to comment about the car. still working perfectly.. so just need some tarting up i feel. sort the exterior out a little! Heres to another year with the little blue beast
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  7. If you can play with the ignition timing and change the cam timing (both ECU work), then I'd go for 4-2-1. If you can't change the mapping, I'd keep it original.
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  8. It depends. The trade off is torque vs power. The way they work is very dependent on RPM and the resonant frequency in the pipe. So to get the best results, you need to be able to play with ignition timing and cam timing. And you can add a bigger bore exhaust and more silencing so you actually end up with more power (and/or torque), but run much quieter. Mercedes are very good at it. You might want to read up on header and extractor flow theory... 🙄 And so cool to have a club lupo member in Korea! My guess you have a Jap import?
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  9. Hi so I took out my arch liners to give them a clean.. surprised to see so much crud in the cavities !
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  10. for £20 if it fails I'll get another one. If the performance is poor I'll be able to tell and order a better one.
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  11. Nice one! That looks very tidy... How much did you pay for it? If you don't mind me asking...
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  12. Oh god, yet another vdub affected by their damned ignition leads. What is it with vdub ignition leads and coil packs?? Give it a year or two and you'll need to change them again... try squirting some silicone grease lube into every socket/cap to help keep the moisture out.
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  13. I like those pictures of the duo together. They look great.
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  14. Nicely done, I would love to get myself a GTI someday, the ex used to have one years ago when I had my Sport.
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  15. Very nice, those brand new mats must have sealed the deal!
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  17. So going in from last post, the lupo had a couple of niggles I wanted to sort out..The car came with a coin holder that wouldn't close and the previous chap used it connect his phone to play music through, wasn't for me so replaced with another cup holder..Before After Next was a tempermental drivers window switch, I knew about these two issues..So bought two new switches which solved the issue 👌 Next was the cd player wouldn't light up or play cds, tried taking it out and seeing what the prob was but couldn't get it to work, looked on eBay
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  18. I'll second that. Yeah, I do them on all of my Lupos every couple of years. Essential if you want your Lupo to last. The fronts are easy enough to clear out, and it gives me a chance to check the integrity of the waterproofing when the covers are off. It's the little plastic inserts that the screws plug into that always worry me a bit. The reason they're there is because it permanently wet; the idea being that there is no direct contact between the screws and the bodywork. The crud builds up because all the water that runs off the windscreen and roof is channelled into the scuttle under t
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  19. UPDATE: It is with regret that Larry will be going up for sale. WIth a few large bills coming in for my motorbike, and other car, i need the money - this beauty is just sat alone waiting for its next drive since i work from home and have access to 3 cars. I will create a proper full sale post on the weekend IF the weather is nice, but this thread gives a good representation of its life so far. More details to follow. if anyone wants to PM me about the car then thats fine. As always thanks
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  21. Hi, This is my 1.0 mpi with a stainless decat manifold and a jdm air filter,just so you get an idea of what it's like.
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  22. All you talk about is 2 spoke wheels - 100% of your posts! I suspect its a no - but would suggest going to a scrap yard and swap a wheel in the yard Look into going Momo wheel as the hub adaptor means you can change different style/size wheels really easy, second hand wheels are pretty cheap: say if one day you are 3 spoke curious you can try without guilt.
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  23. I’m selling my pride and joy. A genuine UK Lupo GTI, registered 5th May 2005, in excellent condition with only 55k miles on the clock. In Reflex Silver, 6-speed, with factory fitted upgrades of air conditioning, heated front seats, and electric sunroof. The service book has 15 stamps – one for every year since new – either VW main dealer or VW specialist. Service record: - 2006 – 3,457 miles – VW - 2007 – 7,253 miles – VW - 2008 – 9,925 miles – VW - 2009 – 11,789 miles – VW - 2010 – 14,046 miles – VW -
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  24. Couple of changes made to the car, I’ve been after a set of 15” ATS DTC’s for a long time now. Since they don’t make them anymore in the correct size they are very hard to come by. A set come up for sale in one of the FB pages I’m in, they were in Belgium but I had to have them, he agreed to post them. Fast forward a few days later and they are on the car, they will be getting a refurb in a month or so but I thought I’d wear out the AD08R’s they came on first. I’ve also fitted a new exhaust from Kam Racing that I’ve been waiting for a while now. It sounds great, will leave some pictures
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  25. Sooooo tempted to make this my 4th GTI. The car looks a belter.
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  26. Seat arosa 1.4 16v sport 39500 miles on the clock will go up as its a daily. In red with polished vw golf le castellett 15" alloys, scorpion exhaust. Twin cup holders rare, rare rear mudflaps colour coded floor matts, seat belt pads, comes with cd player. Loads of paper work great little car mot till May 2021. This is 1 of 74 left so these are become extremely rare. Great example £3750 ono
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  27. Cornwall is close to the sea at all times so salt in the air can be an issue, you are right about road salt though, mild winters
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  29. That is pretty nice i have to say (05 plate gti too). Also i think you could ask for more to be fair.
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  30. Very nice, are the subframes as immaculate as the exterior?
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  31. That's a beaut - good luck with selling. Regards. David
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  32. Yeah I love it to bits. Hasn’t moved in a week and that’s a long time for me and my cars. I have no urge to go to pubs,restaurants etc we have three cars between me and the wife so could manage on 1 tbh. we’ll see how the rest of the year plays out. I have an urge for an mx5 😉
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  33. UPDATE: Another 4 weeks has passed. Nothing new to report. Need to find time to fit the rear brakes still... With myself still working at home, and the wife now at home, the little lupo isnt get as much use as it once was Not sure whether its time to sell..
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  34. I’d say all of it. that oil pan is a 6L and it’s quiet full. If the factory comes with 4.7L as advised I’d say I haven’t missed any. Also the drain plug is at the back of it so at this angle it falls towards the drain which is perfect.
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  35. Ever since getting my SDI 6 months ago, I've been plagued with tramlining and tracking problems. I've changed tyres, bearings, brakes, messed with tyre pressures and have finally worked out the right way... With spirit levels and straight edges, I've managed to get the tyre wear to almost nothing over 1000 miles, and the handling is now superb. When re assembling the lower ball joint to the lower track arm with the three bolts loose, push the hub carrier towards the centre of the car, and while keeping the pressure on, tighten up the three bolts. This keeps the lower edge of the wheel rim as c
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  36. Thanks Guys Huibs rebuilt: The slightly rusty drive flange was replaced only a few months before they broke the lupo up. Threadlocked stainless bolts hopefully wont weld themselves into the hub
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