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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
    Come to think of it... @RAB @SILVER @Blue Loop the guys that do the rallying, some others I can't think of right now- collectively we all have awesome knowledge. I don't think there's ever been a problem in the last few years that we haven't been able to sort. If not, @Rich will kick and scream till it works again.... maybe for a small donation in his workshop.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 1 point
    This is depressing. back to MPG... i once got 51mpg from my mk 4 golf 1.6 8 valve 👍🏻
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    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.
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    Take the seats and carpet out.
  10. 1 point
    Sold for £1100 ish. Someone should have some fun with that.
  11. 1 point
    Well, it certainly would be worth a try. I have a lathe so given a bit of time could make my own.
  12. 1 point
    Good work on your rusty nuts I missed Volksfling this year - if it was like last year the car park has more interesting stuff than in the show it self. For me its a nice drive down the A701 and home via Peebles.
  13. 1 point
    Points or just a straight ban???
  14. 1 point
    Really ray man??
  15. 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
  16. 1 point
    That sounds like you're going to bum him.
  17. 1 point
    I am a bit jealous! It would be fun to get together with other Lupo owners and swap some lies. I am in touch with a group of air cooled VW guys in Calgary (3 hours from here) and we went to one of thier events last fall. There is a VW water pumper group also and there is rumors one fellow has a Lupo GTI so we shall see...
  18. 1 point
    You're too old to mess around with these things.
  19. 1 point
    Teddies are cool
  20. 1 point
    I'm far too busy these days to actually do any work. Saying that I am about to go work on my own. It's raining as well.....
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    Make: VW Lupo Model: SDi MOT: 22/04/20 TAX: 31/05/19 Engine size: 1.7 Fuel type: Diesel Description: Standard specification 2004 car no modifications whatsoever – family owned from new, only 2 registered keepers on V5C. Mileage 137k & drives perfectly, a very economical car with low insurance & tax – would make an ideal first car. Maintained / serviced with care by mature owner to ensure everything works as it should, running on fully synthetic VW long life oil & G12 coolant (history details available to view). Recent parts replaced include front wheel bearings, front section exhaust including catalytic convertor, glow plugs & windscreen. Timing belt replaced less than 3 years ago along with driver’s door hinge. Alternator & front discs and pads replaced more recently & front tyres replaced less than a year ago. Bodywork is in very good condition overall but has a small scrape on N/S/R wheel arch, O/S/R wheel arch has 2 small rust bubbles & rear bumper has a small area of lacquer peel. Rear tyres would last another year at most. Lots of photos available once I have figured out how to reduce the file size. Location: TS21 Price: £885
  23. 1 point
    @lindylou it’s in Leeds so a bit of a hike for you but there was a good few lupos there and it’s not until August so plenty of planning time. It’s a cracking weekend. @mk2 you should come too, have yourselves a convoy from the south.
  24. 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 👍🏻
  25. 1 point
    I could arrange for an SDI contingent to turn up (up to 5)- not in the best condition but a lupo's a lupo
  26. 1 point
    Definitely. We already have a female in the group so you're not alone.
  27. 1 point
    The Whiteline rear ARB makes a huge difference, I've got mine set on medium and the handling is so much better! In my top 3 mods to do to a GTI (280mm brakes and coilies)
  28. 1 point
    A couple of years ago i encountered an american hyundai or something that was parked up next door to where i was in a national park. The bonnet was open and people were looking at it. So i wondered over and I offered if they needed any help. They didn't as it was a brand new car, and were just admiring it. So did I.... it was actually running, idling (petrol) and was so quiet I've never seen a car running that quietly. It was very impressive. I'd love to know how they made that car run silently. I mean as quiet as a dishwasher or quality washing machine. Just amazing. My mk2s are all noisy... lupo quieter than the mk2s though. And they are diesel!
  29. 1 point
    80k in that car and no, it's never quiet.
  30. 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.
  31. 1 point
    Can it ever be quiet in a 3 pot tdi?
  32. 1 point
    Respect. I still need to do the top hinge on one of my SDIs. That's @mscherryviolet 's machine, isn't it?
  33. 1 point
    Last but not least... anyone for new oversized Lupo tyres? We saw 7 truck loads of these! We should have taken the time to get Franklin in this photo for contrast!
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    Dash doesn’t have to come out but you do have to remove some lower plastic pieces and loosen the dash slightly. Thin arms will make it easier but it’s still a major fanny on. I took my wing off to replace my hinges because my triple square but was too long. I’d rather rest a gearbox on my head, I’ve done it and it was bad. That’s how much I hated doing this.
  36. 1 point
    Hi there, been lurking on the forum for a couple of weeks, thought I should sign up and say hello. After a history of air-cooled VWs (bugs and vans) and pre 70s Land Rovers, and about to turn 50, I fancied something a little more fun, less thirsty and also a bit more likely to start on a cold n damp morning! So I now have this lovely 1.4. Makes me smile every time I drive it... no real plans for it at the moment other than needing a few little fixes to tidy it up. I'm sure I'll be searching the forum for tips and knowledge as I go...
  37. 1 point
    Ok, let us know if it works...
  38. 1 point
    I've ran Lupo avy using Polo GTi ECU so I wouldn't think that was an issue.... Six speed 6n2 ftw.
  39. 1 point
    I've never tried it so I could be completely wrong, would the Polo GTi ECU work or is the wiring too different? Always pondered but never fully looked into it.
  40. 1 point
    Hey hey! Que bien! Bienvenido a club lupo. yeah but @Rich isn't there a built in routine in some of the lupo ecus? You can use the switch gear from a T4 i think? Never done the mod.
  41. 1 point
    Lupo GTi ECU doesn't like the cruise control option.
  42. 1 point
    Caramel wheel from Screwfix will take care of that easily. Also dropping out is bad, sixth form was great for drugs and poon.
  43. 1 point
    Hey everyone thanks for all the help. It took me 4 hours to clean inside and out this morning as the last owners did not keep it tidy! After removing the side strips fairly quickly it then took me another 4 hours to get it down to this. I had to ask my sister and her boyfriend to help me out and even with three of us trying to remove the adhesive it is still very time consuming. We tried brake cleaner, tar remover and even nail polish remover but none of them seem to help much. In the end we used brake cleaner and old gift card vouchers to scrape it off without scratching the surface which seems to be the best method. Now I've dropped out of sixth form I've got all next week free to finish removing it which should be enough time 😂
  44. 1 point
    First up with the new car was servicing - normally the first thing to do when purchasing a new car. Thankfully the owner provided me with VW oil filters and 2 sets of VW spark plugs. I purchased some 5W40 oil from TPS (£13.30/5L!!!!!!!) and off we go. I also gave the car a quick clean up, not the full wash i was hoping for as i didn't have all my gear with me, however it'll do. Now some of the eagle eyed will have noticed that the rear spoiler is needing attention, i'm not sure how but the paint has completely stripped off the underside and flaking off the top. Needless to say i've ordered some paint up and i'm going to try and paint it this weekend coming if the weather holds out. I've also been bothered by the engine bay, notably the screws and bolts along the slam panel, they are a bit orange for my liking. It's a similar story for the arch liner screws. I've ordered up some new ones and i'm hoping they'll also arrive by the weekend. So that's all for this time - while i save for some wheels i'm really tempted to get some 15mm spacers just to fill the arches a little bit. I can't be bothered with rolling arches again, and i really don't want any rubbing so i think i can get away with 15mm front and rear. To be continued..
  45. 1 point
    Find a garage that will pass it as that one used to do.
  46. 1 point
    Man he was asking for a roasting here and no one jumped in, I am impressed with your restraint guys.
  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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