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  1. 3 points
    One year on since the last update, the car is still alive and working well. It did need some love at the end of last year in the form of a new PAS pump after the original one failed. Some new fluid was put on as well. I washed the car today and took some new pictures for you lot at a new spot i wanted to try. Hope you like them
  2. 2 points
    The new tyres are working out just fine, no rubbing and just a little off on the speedo. We took Franklin for a spin out west (10 hours one way) at the weekend to see the grand babies. He did just fine up the mountain passes as long as we got our foot down the carb a little in advance of the grades. There is still a bit of snow at the higher elevations this time of year and we could see our breath. The lou was a bit chilly to sit on too! The clouds were a bit low so the majesty of the peaks was hidden this time. About 1/2 of the mountain is covered here.
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    Uganda? For real?
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    How could you not know that? Amateur.
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    Have a look at U-Pull-It in York. Might get lucky and have one the right colour. There's a few decent scrapyards left in Leeds and Bradford too. Otherwise Gumtree and Ebay to see what's ebing broken.
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    Someone on here was breaking a lupo (it'll fit) in Bedford up the road from you. You may have to have a search as it was a couple of months ago. What a bummer. And on the way home from just buying it! oh, and welcome to club lupo!
  7. 1 point
    032 103 601 QA £156.77 inc vat from VW. Currently on factory back order so expect at least a 10 day wait for one....
  8. 1 point
    6E0 825 235 L for anyone who's interested, £192.68 inc vat from VW!
  9. 1 point
    I liked the guys near Eldon road. They were sound and kept lending me stuff.
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    2005 55 Lupo gti laser blue Just wondering , is there any reason to why the GTI badge doesn’t have a red ‘I’ like my older LUPO gti’s did ? 👍
  12. 1 point
    Every petrol receipt?! Having said that as a new owner of my 4th Lupo I’ve got both the receipts for my 2 lots of fuel I’ve put in it so far... She looks beautiful! Enjoy xx
  13. 1 point
    Haha that’s exactly the reason you should do it 😝
  14. 1 point
    Probably say its worth around 7 grand. Though as there are so few it's pretty difficult to compare it! You've got yourself a gem!
  15. 1 point
    This is depressing. back to MPG... i once got 51mpg from my mk 4 golf 1.6 8 valve 👍🏻
  16. 1 point
    You could try making a very thin cut with a razor. Then very carefully inject some glue (you need to experiment), press it around the bubble with your fingers, then heat it with a hair dryer. Then using a vacuum cleaner, suck all the air out (and some glue...)To stop the air getting sucked back into the thin cut, put some tape loosely over it to act as a valve. When the glue has set, pull the tape off. You shouldn't see the cut. I've done it before on other cars and it works.
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    I’d say your car isn’t breathing right. Even if a pollen filter isn’t fitted you shouldn’t get fumes in your cabin. But to help the situation if it hasn’t got one in then just, well, put one in. 90 second job.
  18. 1 point
    For normal driving its probably better if anything with the map. As soon as you are on it, it’s noticeable worse🤣
  19. 1 point
    Finding a cheap / scrap box with the right codes to pillage 5th gear would take some luck and time. I fixed 5th on my 1.4s under the arch, hardest bit is making a 2 legged puller and shaping the legs to fit the gear, luckily it wasnt on there tight so the thing i ended up with worked a treat.
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    If you need anything, I’m also on your doorstep. I’m less useful though so probably not worth asking haha. There’s been around 6/7 Lupos and Arosas in scrappies within 7 miles of me in the last few months. Drying up now though.
  21. 1 point
    We popped to Mexico for the day 👍🏼 Yeah i have, made a nice different with the headwork and map
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    I need to investigate a non working leccy window in one of my SDIs. It suddenly started working a few months ago on a day when it was below freezing the whole day. Then ceased again once it warmed up a bit. I have a hunch that the anti fingertrapping 'system' is based on an over-current sensor that measures the excess current before the top stop is reached. And if it is, chances are that by changing a 5p resistor or something could set the current to a different level (to compensate for friction and wear).
  25. 1 point
    Google search. No clicky no movey = switch or wiring etc. Clicky no movey = window regulator bits usually.
  26. 1 point
    Take the seats and carpet out.
  27. 1 point
    Well, it certainly would be worth a try. I have a lathe so given a bit of time could make my own.
  28. 1 point
    Neither. Raymond is the dictator of ClubLupo.
  29. 1 point
    Points or just a straight ban???
  30. 1 point
    They will fit, tyres will more than likely rub. Suck em and see.
  31. 1 point
    Really ray man??
  32. 1 point
    Welcome to the newest mod, this is something that has been in the pipeline for a really long time. A coolerworx short shifter! They would only make two as it wasn’t worth their time to do just one so I had to find someone else who wanted one which I did luckily! It has really transformed the driving experience, bringing the shifter closer to the steering wheel is something the car has needed since fitting the Pole Positions. It feels incredible too, shifts are so short and crisp now. Let me know what you think, i’ve still got a bit of tidying up to do around the shifter but i’m happy with it. https://youtu.be/5uPd_8_dYcw https://youtu.be/f-YFgsCtXIg
  33. 1 point
    That sounds like you're going to bum him.
  34. 1 point
    I would. I’d jump on it straight away to get rid of these suspendings and point and that man ..... Spank me, I’ve been bad 🤔
  35. 1 point
    Hi club lupo, I would like to say hello to everyone and it's a pleasure again to be driving a Lupo/Arosa again.
  36. 1 point
    Teddies are cool
  37. 1 point
    In the past. Several around kent/essex way. Major shows include stonor park. Although the Gti won't be ready for it. There are some jobs that need doing which i need to attend too. I can provide a list of shows i am considerring.
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    Would we all make it without breakdowns 😂😂x
  40. 1 point
    Hi and welcome to CL! Your Lupo is probably one of the oldest in the UK! Would love to see some pics... Yeah sounds like more than one fault. The smell is probably the aroma of antifreeze G12 or G13 additive evaporating very slowly from the heater matrix as already suggested. The correct solution is to replace everything, but you could do a 'jolly' fix and bung some "stop leak" in your coolant system. Yes I can hear all the purists shouting at their screens, but hey, if you have no time to fix it, it does work... In winter the inside probably steams up the windows? The revs would be easiest to diagnose from the fault code that the diagnostics system gives you. But being a very early model, it might not report everything. The ECU (engine control computer) is trying to get the car running normally, so it keeps trying out different scenarios, but knows something is wrong. So it is running, but one or more sensors is playing up providing unusual readings. Most of the time, the ECU will use the sensor data, but then that faulty sensor goes so wacko the ECU disregards it then the engine bahaves itself again- but not running perfectly. So the solution with diagnostics is to find the code. Without diagnostics, simply go round unplugging all the sensors one by one, the try starting it again (you won't damage anything). When nothing changes, you've probably found the dodgy sensor. My guess is TPS. Respect to @lindylou! I've never had ti change a Lupo heater matrix, but heard it's a major operation 👍🏻
  41. 1 point
    Best advice I can give if you want to work on your car yourself is to get a Haynes manual they don’t do one for a lupo so you have to buy one for vw polo they are the same and buy a cheap vag scanner vag305 obd11 connector on eBay think I paid about 15 quid for mine and it is basically the same as the scanners they use in the garage good luck let us know how you get on x
  42. 1 point
    Good to see you are not rushing into anything with this! I'm sorry, I'm going to be Dad here, you will be spending a big chunk of wedge on this engine rebuild, I really hope you have done your homework about who ever you have booked with: Have they got solid VAG experience - better still rebuilt an AVY engine before? Do they have good reputation? - googled for reviews? How long will they take? - if they don't know what they are doing a few weeks can very quickly turn into months What guarantee will they provide for workmanship and materials? Not being funny, the fact they can fit an engine rebuild into their schedule within a week or 2 would not be a tick in the box ....that is unless the situation was really desperate. As already said by a few of us, you have good compression, your current oil leak is not terminal, your situation is a long way from desperate - probably just requires a head rebuild alone Just as an example, I enquired at a very good garage about getting a bottom end rebuild done for mine, they were happy to take on the job, but couldn't book it in for 2 or 3 months.
  43. 1 point
    Skezza get out of here with your logic and reasoned argument sillyness.
  44. 1 point
    Ok. Sounds a bit odd the title. But was going to a local boot fair and spotted a fresco green lupo. Now what's special about this? In the UK they where sold as SE. Well in other countries they where sold as Cambridge and had more options. Which make this very rare. Its a 1.4tdi with open air roof in fresco green. Very rare. I just had to get some pics
  45. 1 point
    don't spend any money on it at all. use the money you were intending to spend on a poverty spec car to simply buy a higher spec car. unless you just love lupos and arosas, in which case you are excused
  46. 1 point
    lower it, run a straight through exhaust. stick some awful wheels on it and a racing stripe. learn to hate what you have created and then you can move on.
  47. 1 point
    I've had the EPC light on since the day I got my car over two years ago. Scanned it and it was the faulty brake pedal switch code, but I've changed the switch for a proper VW one, changed fuses. Nothing has got rid of it and when I delete it, it just comes back on. Weirdly though I have never had any issue's with my brake lights...go figure.
  48. 1 point
    Theres plenty around, you just gotta find where to look! From the pictures ive seen, shrick do a set of cams which work with the vvt, ill dig the pictures out at some point if i can find them.
  49. 1 point
    To fix the backlight bulb only takes a couple of minutes, you don't need to remove the lower dash or heater control box. Pull the centre knob from the heater control panel (just pull): Then you will see the bulb in the centre, this can be pulled out with long nose pilers or tweeters (no rotation needed). I wrapped a little bit of insulation tape around the nose of the pliers just to protect the bulb on removing/refitting Faulty bulb removed, mine had a broken filament, check the filament for breakages as it may just need the connection prongs adjusting. The replacement bulb I fitted didn't work at first, but the connection prongs were a bit twisted and didn't make proper contact Repeat the process to fit, You can see when fitting the slot inside where the base of the bulb aligns. Finished, fully Lit heater panel. [nfbr's Hints and Tips] The bulb you require for the heater panel is a '286' Slim Wedge bulb. 1.2w.
  50. 1 point
    165/50/15 Bridgestone Potenza on a 15x7 wheel...
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