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  1. 4 points
    Sorry for all the posts, getting around the post upload limit. You'll notice the tints are gone aswell. Heat gun made light work of them!
  2. 3 points
    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..
  3. 2 points
    This would bring me upto recently and the most recent photowhoring of the car, have a few more plans in mind so will be on here a bit more for some advice.
  4. 2 points
    Greetings! I have just bought my wife a really tidy little Lupo in Fantasia green, 2002 with an unbelievable 7,800 miles from new. Absolutely immaculate condition with full vw history. Apparently the lady owner bought 2 brand new, an auto and a manual and very rarely used it. Still had it serviced every year though. I am amazed at the build quality for a little car and compares to my Audi A4 quattro! I have posted a question about the cigarette lighter but just wanted to say HI to everyone here
  5. 2 points
    I'm just clarifying terminology you sarcastic lovely persono
  6. 1 point
    Durham's a nice little town, there are far worse places to be.
  7. 1 point
    Obviously taken a step up in the world. Ooh er. Explains the low interaction levels on here these days I s'pose. I miss all the warnings and major editing headaches from Ray....
  8. 1 point
    Respect. I still need to do the top hinge on one of my SDIs. That's @mscherryviolet 's machine, isn't it?
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  10. 1 point
    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.
  11. 1 point
    Yeah this thing... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-VOLKSWAGEN-T4-TRANSPORTER-CRUISE-CONTROL-RETROFIT-KIT-TDI-7D0998527-/201955850138 steering wheel off, remove clock spring. Add T4 cruise stalk. Refit everything. Sorted. I don't even think you need to reprogram the ECU. It's already built in, ready to go. Just waiting for the turn cruise on. 'Set'......
  12. 1 point
    Ok, let us know if it works...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 1 point
    Buy a spare engine. Rebuild that.
  16. 1 point
    Hi everyone! I turn 17 next Sunday and just bought myself a VW Lupo because I think they are beautiful This bad boy already has tinted windows too! I wondered if anyone had suggestions on little mods/tweaks I could do to it that wouldn't affect my insurance? So far, I have made this list: remove side bumpers wind deflectors arial black out trims I would also like some advice with removing the bumpers? I've watched a few videos and have gathered I need to heat them up and peel them back but am unsure of what's the best thing to use to remove any excess adhesive? And would the colour underneath be the same or faded? Thank you! - Lottie
  17. 1 point
    A little oil burning isn't a problem that needs to be rushed, it will still drive fine. Rather than rushing, take a bit of time to save cash and to find someone good and reliable to do the work - in the meantime enjoy your Gti
  18. 1 point
    Transport reasons. Packaging
  19. 1 point
    I'm envious Dougie! I passed on an Anthracite example last year, and whilst I love the black one I bought instead, the metallic is very classy, (and I'd guess easier to keep looking clean between washes). Also good to see the car back on the Bathursts - some of these alternatives people are fitting really cheapen the look of the Lupo.
  20. 1 point
    Yeah really good, even better than i expected. Anyone i took out for a passenger lap it was the first thing they commented on👍🏼
  21. 1 point
    Very nice car! I wish mine was a shiny as yours right now
  22. 1 point
    That was a great find,looks lovely,looking forward to see how you progress.
  23. 1 point
    Its not designed for older engines, its designed for more modern engines on the 2 year service scheme, mostly because you've done an oil change by then with topping it up all the time!
  24. 1 point
    Yes non abs and as it's technically an STDI a crap suspension too, the Lupo Sport TDI is a much better set up. I've made the stupid mistake of upping the engine output without first doing suspension and brakes, I knew better 25 years ago
  25. 1 point
    Cracking looking car and thread, thoroughly enjoyed reading it and i'll certainly be taking some of your ideas forward. The wheel looks amazing in the car!
  26. 1 point
    My airbag light was on and it turned out to be the clip on the clock spring that clips into the airbag. Basically the metal contacts inside it had been pushed in and weren't connecting. Manoeuvred them back into position, cleared the light and it's been fine ever since. Another thing to possibly consider/check.
  27. 1 point
    That's too far. This is likely to be an airbag off jobbie.
  28. 1 point
    Blue smoke means burning oil. So where can it come from in a NA engine (that isn't broken)... Rings. Valves. Sump gases.
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  31. 1 point
    Wow this is my old girl bought from mattys dad and I was 22 not 18 haha 😅 did most of the mods on it ✌🏼 glad to see its still in decent condition did you buy it from near Chorley?
  32. 1 point
    If you just need to get to the shops then it's an ok motor but not good on mpg. Needs to be real cheap to make lack hp liveable. Better than a Lada or Yogo! The automatic isn't very clever! Your 60hp feels like 20! It's got 4wheels and keeps you dry and it's made with VW parts so you pays your money, you makes your choice. If it's cheap and in good nick, also a manual then go for it.
  33. 1 point
    Latest little mod, DIY engine mount. The standard engine mount is oil filled and there is no aftermarket solution out there. I noticed mine felt a bit sloppy at the Ring so I thought i’d look into it, I purchased some Poly Resin, the same stuff the use to make engine mounts. Set about splitting the standard one open and draining all the oil out. I opted for the softer resin as I didn’t want it too stiff. But turns out even with the softest resin it is a LOT stiffer than standard! Instantly noticed a lot more vibrations ok start up, i’ve done over 200 miles the weekend and it’s definitely bedded in a bit and feels much better now. Engine noise inside the cabin has completely changed, sounds better. Gear changes feel even more precise. Overall, really happy with it! Painted the engine mounts and a couple of brackets as well to tidy it up a bit. I’ll leave some pictures below and some more pictures on the new wheels My new favourite picture i’ve taken
  34. 1 point
    Be prepared to cut the pipe to get it off, it can probably be repaired at Pirtek but not always, each model seems to be a little different and aren't always compatible but this is not a good reason to scrap the car.
  35. 1 point
    Try imperial sockets if the nut has shrunk from rust. very likely a 10mm use a hex socket.
  36. 1 point
    Hi everyone, picking up a GTI for some track fun today. Always fancied one and a perfect example popped up. Off to have a read of the forum now 😊
  37. 1 point
    Without wishing to be a pedant the front is a mc person strut as it utilises the wishbone and control arms the rear is basically a coilover unit, attached as it is to a trailing arm🤐 Just so as not to cause confusion 🤓
  38. 1 point
    Welcome! You should get the inserts in the front seats retrimmed with original cloth so they match the rears
  39. 1 point
    Hate to say it but that's expensive, I work for a main VW dealer and we charge £494 for parts and labour on a cambelt and waterpump and that's in the London catchment area where everything is more expensive! The rocker cover doesn't have a gasket, its a green sealant and costs £79.50 inc vat for a 100g tube!
  40. 1 point
    Wheel arches are the killer
  41. 1 point
    Flog off the unwanted bits and return closer to standard. Shame about the wheel arches messing up the body work that wont be easy to put right.
  42. 1 point
    I would but my Wife absolutely loves driving it! So many comments aboyut the colour too - she's only been to Tesco's a few times in it so far but has always had somebody want to talk to her about it! Why oh why did VW stop making this great little car???
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  44. 1 point
    Weekend's here. Get them on already and some pictures for us all
  45. 1 point
    I'd love to go to the Reims circuit (or what's left of it) but it seems to be too far from everywhere else for it to be worth as a weekend trip... That last picture on the Caroussel is amazing.
  46. 1 point
    I'm sure it's an imrovement over the standard radio but I'm not a huge fan. Too much of an OEM guy to be honest 😅
  47. 1 point
    Car back, fresh paint. Slowly coming together now 😎
  48. 1 point
    Love this Lupo! That last pic on the Ring is awesome!
  49. 1 point
    Man he was asking for a roasting here and no one jumped in, I am impressed with your restraint guys.
  50. 1 point
    I'll stick my two penny's worth in to this thread revival as I've just seen it Got the Bilstein B12 kit on my GTI (IIRC it's Eibach lowering springs (~30mm) and Bilstein B8 dampers). The ride is reasonably solid; it's worth avoiding potholes. One thing that did happen was that within 4-6 months of each other, both rear dampers blew their seals and needed to be replaced as they pissed out their oil. I rarely have people in the back of the car (probably 10 times max in 3 years) so I'm not sure it was this that caused it. Anyway, handling and grip is phenomenal with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
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