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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
    Well I'm back from what can only be described as one of the best trips ever. The weather was perfect! I covered 1273 miles in total, 6 laps of the Ring and the car didn't miss a beat. It continues to amaze me and anyone else that comes in the car. Last year my best BTG was a 9.50 taking it fairly easy as I didn't know the track at all. This year, with the car feeling much more capable than last year I managed to get into the 8's with a 8.49! With a passenger and a couple of hold ups. I say it to everyone who has never been to the Nurburgring, make it a priority as it is simply the best place in the world for petrol heads! It was extremely busy on the Friday as it was Car Freitag, but Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a bit quieter. Especially if you get to the track first thing. I thought a few of you would spot me in Shmee's video, it was a very strange moment as I have been watching him for so long. Safe to say the Senna looked even better in person. I also stopped at Circuit de Reims-Gueux as I was passing through from Paris, would of been rude not to get a few photo's! I'll leave a few pictures below of the whole trip! And save the best till last...
  3. 2 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..
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 2 points
    I'm just clarifying terminology you sarcastic lovely persono
  7. 2 points
    Do a compression test on it before chucking money at cambelt change, you can get tester kit for £20. Sounds like you have a well worn (knackered) engine that probably needs a rebuild of some sort to bring it back to health, compression test will confirm. Do a visual inspection on cambelt for tension belt condition as well as obvious clues as to how old it is, (water pump, tensioners, the print on the belt etc).
  8. 1 point
    Buy a spare engine. Rebuild that.
  9. 1 point
    Good to see your back on the road,that looks like a great place to do a dubble car photo shoot,scamondan dam?
  10. 1 point
    Very nice colour and a lack of the red inserts inside helps further
  11. 1 point
    That was a great find,looks lovely,looking forward to see how you progress.
  12. 1 point
    The non abs cars have a tiny master cylinder. I have a Polo GTi one to fit. 3mm bigger bore.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 1 point
    The research guys I know at the BP/Castrol science centre told me that oil only matters when it gets old. Really old. They explained that if you change it at under 5k miles and with regular driving (not really short trips), the additives have only just begun to start doing their thing. Something to do the 4 ball wear test (worth a google). HD oil is different. The lower number viscosity rating number only really matters when caning it with an ice cold engine. Like 0W40 or 5W40...
  16. 1 point
    Hi all Jonny here from leicester I would upload a pic but it says max file Blablabla and won’t allow me
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  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 1 point
    Try imperial sockets if the nut has shrunk from rust. very likely a 10mm use a hex socket.
  22. 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 😊
  23. 1 point
    I am a cheapskate, also a tightwad, I have 2 Lupo TDIs. Go figure.
  24. 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 🤓
  25. 1 point
    Welcome! You should get the inserts in the front seats retrimmed with original cloth so they match the rears
  26. 1 point
    What we really need, is to see some pics of it!
  27. 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.
  28. 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???
  29. 1 point
    Weekend's here. Get them on already and some pictures for us all
  30. 1 point
    Could I have the name and address of the vag specialist.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 😅
  33. 1 point
    Car back, fresh paint. Slowly coming together now 😎
  34. 1 point
    that last pic is stunning
  35. 1 point
    Love this Lupo! That last pic on the Ring is awesome!
  36. 1 point
    Omg it looks sick!!! 😍🚗❤️
  37. 1 point
    Hope you get it sorted! I’ve recently been wanting to be able to do this stuff myself, especially since buying my latest Lupo which is stuck in the garage... If you were near me I’d love to come and help/watch and learn!
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  39. 1 point
    Waste your money on the locking pins for the engine instead. Then you can't screw it up
  40. 1 point
    Many miles at high revs seem to enjoy burning out exhaust valves
  41. 1 point
    Keep chipping away at the small jobs and for inspiration search saved from the scrapyard on here.
  42. 1 point
    Try fuel filter, take your time with the clips, they press in. Going on what you have already shown us, chances are the filter hasn’t been changed in a very long time. From digging on here, it’s 4 years or 40k (whatever comes first) between cambelt changes -fry not to put it off for long
  43. 1 point
    When pushing the centre thing back in you have bent the locating pins. That's why it won't fit, snap them off or bend them and get it right.
  44. 1 point
    Enjoying the bank holiday with a good clean.
  45. 1 point
    Biodiesel is not veggie oil (SVO). Basically the oil portion of straight veggie oil is only about 80% (from memory). The rest is made up of glycerols, fatty acids, protiens, sugars and aromas. Veggie oil diesters, or biodiesels are purified SVO, with only the oil component remaining. All the non combustible products have been removed. The problem is that when you have a hot engine, the non-combustible portion of the SVO gets slowly cooked inside the injector and then turns into a plastic like substance. With newer diesel injectors that use tiny holes instead of a jet, they get clogged with this sticky stuff- game over. That's why most dual fuel systems need to have a purge before you switch off the engine so that no SVO is left in the injection system. Usually starting the changover about 3-5 minutes before parking up.
  46. 1 point
    Oil is usually the gasket failure or weepage. Work out your own bodge for it. Word of advice, spark plugs from a cold engine is hassle, taking them out of a warm engine isn't any hassle. Thermal expansion and all that crap.
  47. 1 point
    The oil around spark plugs may just be overspill from topping up oil. The cam box under the filter/cover acts as a funnel to the spark plugs. Do a few hundred miles and pull a plug to see if it’s still oily. sump plug is easily cross threaded as it’s alloy, I wouldn’t say ha4d life, just exposed to more ham fisted maintenance. Thats really unusual for the foam membrane to still be intact on such a high mile car! Tearing is what the animals do - you can cut access openings into it and tape it up.
  48. 1 point
    So, another set of wheels. I have been wanting these for a very long time. Enkei RPF1. They are currently grey but i will be changing them to Silver in the future. They came with new near Toyo T1R’s which I hate but i will run them for a few weeks before they come off. Well happy with how they look though! Also, i go to the Nürburgring tomorrow! So i’ll update this after the trip!
  49. 1 point
    A non modifier/restorer... you'll be popular on here! Same as me. sounds like a complete respray will be needed. Most of the items are relatively easy to sort. I'm curious why the steering is off, but could be as simple as tyres or pressures? If the driver's seat is worn, do what I do and source a passenger seat cover from Ebay germany. Passenger seats once cleaned come up like brand new. Go here- https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-lupo-schlachtfest/k0 we have a few german members on here that might be willing to help,for a few extra euros oh, and welcome to CL!
  50. 1 point
    Got my new wheel's on! 16 inch BBS RS764's Stuck my new boot lid on aswell, next things to do are get a glass bung for the rear wiper hole and paint the back of the VW badge black!
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