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  1. Looks like you took the scenic route for MOT in 2017
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  2. Feel your pain my 6n2 tdi died today
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  3. Interesting... I'd be surprised if it's the relay "sockets", but you never know. Actually, one of my bug bears is the tiny little spade terminals used on the TDI injectors (all early era PDI injectors). They use the tiny 3mm spades which are good for a couple of amps. But the injectors need about 20A... So they all fail in the end. I rip off the plastic covers, pinch them up (like your sparky), then push them back on so they're really tight. Usually sorts the problem. Bad design. Cheap.
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  4. Quick update after all that work and contorting my fingers to get the new relay in, the initial response was not very positive but after charging the battery overnight car started without hesitation until I drove it out of the cul-de-sac, and just to completely destroy my confidence it died. What me and Auto Electrician saw today was the car started up fine and I could not replicate the failure even went for several runs but then he decided to make sure anyway and when he moved the fuse box out of the way the car immediately died Auto Electrician suspect the relay socket clamps that
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  5. Well, as Frank aka @mk2 has asked how things are with the Lupo now I've had it a few months, here goes: I am absolutely and totally in love with the teeny tiny Volkswagen! To be a bit more specific: I'm driving around everywhere with a big grin on my face, possibly going a tiny bit faster than what would be sensible for someone my age. It's brilliant fun to just not slow down at all for roundabouts (However, the dog would probably disagree with this) The little car is bloody fast. At the same time it's also comfortable. The noise it makes whe
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  6. I do not like to admit it but I think you are spot on my time is worth more than trying to struggle through what is probably a complex issue. When the car died after braking I kind of realised this is not a simple fix and I have resolved to paying someone to fix it
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  7. I buy/sell a fair bit.
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  8. Most Lupo tdi models were Sports, slightly lower and stiffer than the Arosa tdi, the one I had was kidnapped by my wife as it had an electric sun roof but we ran them side by side for a while
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  9. ‘One step closer’ not really, more like three! Prepping for a bit of paint... My DIY zinc plating is getting better Hub well on its way........ The alternative spring compressor! And today is FITTING DAY! Most things worked out although there’s still a few things to fit but I’ve got to get the car off the drive no matter what as we’ve got Yorkshire Water to do a manhole cover repair without the car over it!!
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  10. Yes i am aware. The sport is X376XJO as mentioned on here. The 1.4s is a retrim done by someone. The head rests are wrong and the style is comptely wrong.
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  11. Every time I drive it and look at it I think I couldn't have set up the suspension any better. I never got the camber redone either and the tyres are wearing perfectly.
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  12. Pics are impressive! Angle and depths of field make pics.
    1 point
  13. O/S cover is obsolete from VW now, but can be ordered through VW Heritage parts 6E0 853 666 F GRU VW UK still have stock of the N/S but once they are gone they will be obsolete too 6E0 857 665 F GRU Retail they are £14.88 inc vat
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  14. Lupo GTI Engine Cover, 1 small scratch shown in the picture, overall very good and all plastic clips in tact. No cracks, could do with new GTI Badge. Price: £NOW SOLD+ PP fees ( Not Friends and Family)
    1 point
  15. Went out with a friend who is a photographer a few evenings to get some pictures of the Lupo with a decent sunset. Safe to say these pictures turned out incredible!
    1 point
  16. That is an awesome looking car! Nice And welcome to club lupo!
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  17. Spring clean... Look how shiny it is! 😎
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  18. I had to have three months off after New years for shielding, spent so quality time with the car though
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  19. Shove it on axle stands and run it in all gears then freewheel it to a holt and see what it does or not in this case
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  20. Yeah @ObjectiveAway is right and I was talking out of my... Here's a pic i found
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  21. You don't, they are slave camps
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  22. I have done all the above over the last year or so not really because they needed doing as such but just because the prices are really cheap to replace them, infact pretty much all the underside is less than 2 years old. Tie rods and arms was Vaico (£15 each) Front and Rear Springs - Mapco (£20 / £20) Rear Bump Stops and dust covers - Monroe (£12) Rear exhuast - Vegaz (£27) and Vaico holders front and rear (£9 total) Control Arms (wishbones) £48 for the pair, from a company on eBay i think called PowerX Customs or something. arb drop links was also from Powe
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  23. Yes i used to have a single din sony dab unit but i bought a Kenwood DMX125DAB double din unit, it works great and the dab is spot on with the glass mount but theure bloody ugly and the pack of A pillar plastics to hide the cable and copper earth strip also really bugs me. I did look at getting a replacement aerial and replace the factory aerial on the rossa but really can't be arsed to drop the roof lining etc. This dab splitter <- clicky ebay link, seems to have what these aerials have just behind the head unit instead of in the aerial itself, has a 12v power feed, then FM an
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  24. So as bits are so cheap for std stuff I’ve pushed the boat out and virtually bought.... EVERY THING! Just on a rip out today. Even dropped the subframe, I'm replacing....... wishbones, cv joints, front struts, rear struts, rear bump stops, arb, in exchange for gti version front discs and pads, front wheel bearings, The rest is getting soda blasted, etched primed, 2k satin black and zinc plated for which I’m new to.
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  25. Guess who took a pic of me and my car. I took a pic of them too. Shame I can't demand money from them.
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  26. Get stainless flexi's, give it a good clean and paint with black waxoyl, don't use it when there's salt on the road, I'm lucky its fewer than a dozen days a year when its salted but in the Pennines it could be 5x that
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  27. The course is a no brainier.got (free) tea and biscuits when I went 10 years ago!
    1 point
  28. Yes the rear lights finish it off nicely,for me it’s sat a bit too low but it’s your car and as long as you’re happy.All the mods are a improvement on the Lupo without spoiling it.
    1 point
  29. Did you see the photos? It was quite shabby particularly inside, low mileage and a rare colour but needed work to bring it up to scratch. I've been around here long enough and you undoubtably have too to know the general consensus is bodywork over mechanics as the latter is often easier and cheaper to fix/DIY. I was mainly thinking about that raven for £6k last year, and a black one with a custom leather interior that I almost bought for a little under £5k from an independant on eBay in January, a couple photos here but he sent me a video and it was in great shape with a recent cambelt ch
    1 point
  30. I've had mine remapped by a tuner in Llanelli on the recommendations of an enthusiast I know who had been disappointed with another local expert, I'm delighted with it, more torque better economy a delight to drive and as my wife had a Lupo Sport tdi at the same time the differences were palpable
    1 point
  31. Omg that’s plenty mental power for a midgets car!
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  32. MattyB for president.
    1 point
  33. We've hit 120000 miles earlier today...
    1 point
  34. Nasty, nowt wrong wi the toon
    1 point
  35. Have owned my flash red GTI since Decmber 2001. Its part of the family now and it has grown as family/life has also grown! Cant sell it as ill probably regret it, gets very little use.
    1 point
  36. My GTI runs most of the time on 185 / 55 R14 80 T tires and has 6Jx 14 ET 43 rims. It is an economic decision. I use it as a daily drive to work. For "Sunday" I have some Bathurst with 205 / 45 R15 81V.
    1 point
  37. Useful info for me too. Definitely want a set of standard wheels for mine, but I reckon a set of 14s with a bit more sidewall would also look great!
    1 point
  38. MK2 GTi uses 256, as do sports and TDI lupos. They all run 14". Kam once ran 13” but had to shave calipers.
    1 point
  39. Thanks, Its an AER. Looked at the PDF's of the VW training for the Bosch Motronic 9.0 and there is no mention of a crank sensor as in the wiring diagrams? Now I am confused as it must have one. Going to take a look tomorrow. Hope it will fix-up as its a great little low millage car in very good condition. The Ghia is a 71 with a 1600 twinport (as good as it got for original, 47bhp, 0-60 in 21 seconds, with a top speed of about 80 with the wind behind you, does around 25mpg) It's a matching numbers car with the original service book with dealer stamps in it up until 49,000 miles. It
    1 point
  40. Hey guys , I have no idea how to navigate around this website, so I am sorry for not replying to some of you. I've just made a video on the pop out rear window conversion, I will post it soon.
    1 point
  41. Here are the boring bits: If yours is £30 tax then sell it and get a 1.4 TDI and tune that to within an inch of its life instead. If yours is £30 tax and you convert it your VED will go to £245, if that doesnt bother you or your VED is already that much then carry on.
    1 point
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