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  1. 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 when you put your foot down is absolutely hilarious. The build quality is outstanding (The 03 reg E46 BMW I used to have with 30000 miles less was in a considerably worse state) I like the stealth-factor of the Lupo Gti, as in most people just see a little shopping car but you get an appreciative nod from some people (mostly blokes in their 40ies who recognise what it is and are still a bit sad that the girlfriend insisted on buying a Mini Cooper back in 2003). Regarding this particular Lupo Gti, I appreciate that it is completely original spec. floor mats and everything, with only 2 previous owners who appear to have looked after it reasonably well, although there are signs that it suffered at times from a ham-fisted mechanic. It is by no means in perfect condition, e.g. the interior generally and the door cards particularly are somewhat scruffy, but then it's 16 years old, so fair enough really. I was relieved to see that when we had it "flying" in the garage, everything underneath looks in good shape apart from a little bit of surface rust here and there. Messing about with jacks and ramps and axle stands is always a bit tense though I have to say. Things I've done so far: 4 new tyres: Immense improvement. I can definitely recommend the Hankook Ventus Evo 2 tyres. 2 new window winder switches driver's side New oil and filter, air filter, pollen filter, spark plugs. Cleaned throttle body and cleared adaptations. Windscreen wipers part 1: The part of the column switch that holds the stalk in position had broken off, so had to be replaced. In the process of doing that, taking the airbag off, I ripped the plug off the clock spring cable. So I had to replace the clock spring too. D'oh! Windscreen wipers part 2: At some point, the linkage from the wiper motor to the driver side wiper had come apart and whoever repaired it put it all back together upside down. Obviously this caused insufficient shuddering wipers and a really annoying rattle. It also bashed into the plenum chamber cover with every wipe and completely destroyed that. New wiper blades of course. 3rd brake light / rear spoiler: Matey next door pointed out to me that the 3rd brake light does not work. So I took the spoiler off and discovered that there was quite a bit of moisture inside, but the main reason was that it was not connected to anything. The plug was missing, just 2 blanked off cables with a bit of masking tape wrapped around them going nowhere. This does cause some doubt about the latest MOT test. However I tested the led unit and it worked. I put everything back together, thinking I'll chance it with the rubber seal around the led unit and fingers crossed. So of course when there was torrential rain for several days at the beginning of October a substantial amount of water collected inside the spoiler and caused havoc with the electrics. The alarm went off 3 times during one night. To not cause more grief for my neighbours I left it unlocked for the rest of the night, hoping the rain would put any casual car thief off. Luckily I was then able to leave it in the neighbours garage next night to dry everything out again. A little bit of clear silicone sealant together with the rubber seal seems to have sorted it. At least so far. Aux belt, Cam belts and water pump: While it's not very difficult, it is a big job and it seemed to go on and on for ever. By the time I was already well fed up with tinkering with engines, it looked like half my car was still in bits on the garage floor. I'm not gonna write it all up, there's a very good guide on the forum already, but here are a few pictures: Things that need sorting: The dreaded door strap issue. Check out @mk2's post on the topic here: https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/106783-everyone-with-a-lupo-or-arosa-important-door-strap-info/ Actually replace the wonky coolant temperature sensor with the new one that's been lying around on the window sill in the living room for a while. Find out what exactly it is that causes the car to lock itself again and set the alarm off if the ignition is not switched on quick enough after unlocking. Find out why the air con doesn't work Wheel centre VW badge: Anybody got an idea where I can get my hands on one? Things that I'm sort of thinking about maybe doing at some point in the future: I mentioned that it is nice that the car is completely original, I'd definitely prefer grey door cards to the red ones. I also quite like the idea of swapping the front seats for a pair of Recaros from a Mk4 Golf Gti. Pop out rear windows: The only option on the Lupo 1.0 E I had many years ago were the pop out windows, and I absolutely loved them, because pop out rear windows are cool. So all in all there's plenty to keep me occupied and I'm a very happy boy! Finally, I'm thinking about the dilemma of using the Lupo Gti as "a car", meaning in this particular case: living outside, having an owner who is notorious for having a messed up car, transporting a muddy dog, etc. vs preserving it as a "modern classic" e.g. keeping it in a garage, keeping it clean, only using it when the weather is nice and so on. At the moment it functions very nicely as "a car", so I dunno about that one. Thank you for reading, folks! Frank, I hope this satisfies your curiosity 😀 Thoughts on any of this will be much appreciated...
    6 points
  2. Fully repaired and resprayed. just picked up a second set of original alloys for it so will hopefully be able to salvage 4 decent ones from 2 sets.
    5 points
  3. Finally got around to getting a set of wheels refurbished with new toyo proxes too. Still standard apart from the KAM suspension kit but still have the original set too. I think it’s finally finished! still only 66k on the clock
    4 points
  4. My wife's car, owned from six months old ex demo.........will never be sold
    4 points
  5. So I've finally got the car back... updates to follow
    4 points
  6. Very happy to tell you that my car has been SOLD. It is planned to be for a son's 17th Birthday. It's life will continue! It is now in Newport but I will see it around because the lad's father works in my town. The family have had many vw vehicles so they knew of the Lupo and by chance one of the family looked up ClubLupo. They tracked me down as I was on their doorstep so to speak. I wasn't glad to see it go but very happy that it has found a deserving new home! Thankyou to all of you, in ClubLupo, who bothered to post me advice over the last week, it was much appreciated.
    4 points
  7. I got a 70,000km aluminum door model Lupo GTI. The Lupo had a fault error in the ECU, and a leak from the rear spoiler caused water to collect in the battery pan in the boot room. I used VCDS to clear the error, charge the battery, change the oil, adjust the air pressure and test drive. The drive shaft boots broke, grease splattered, and the engine check lamp turned on again. I identified all the faulty parts of the car and ordered the parts.
    3 points
  8. It could also be that the slave cylinder is faulty or needs bleeding (it's a hydraulic clutch on a tdi). If the clutch doesn't fully disengage when changung gear, shifts can require more stick effort, which like @weslangdon says can cause the syncros to wear. Usually the little teeth on the brass ring become rounded off- easy fix/swap, but gearbox needs to be opened up to do it. Same gearbox as the tdi 9N polo if that helps...
    3 points
  9. Got the door strap bolt and bushing put right just now. The threads on the bottom of the bolt cleaned up fine, the hole on the bottom is egged so we will see... The threads on the top of the bolt and the hole they thread in are a bit dodgy but I think they will last. I found a Toyota nut in my bits bin that fits and has a lovely big shoulder on it so that will help the egged out bit. Then I turned up a bushing from scrap brass. All together now and quiet as a mouse in the church pantry. In fact quieter than it was when we bought the car!
    3 points
  10. not quite 10 years but ive now had mine 7 years
    3 points
  11. Just been MOT'd for another year, failed initially on a stuck front caliper which i replaced and weirdly the D bar on whiteline rear arb that goes around the rear beam was touching the fuel tank so there was a risk of it damaging it so that's had to come off! Any one else had that issue? Actually been having thoughts of getting rid recently, but I don't know if i could do it to myself! Here's a recent picture anyway
    3 points
  12. Hi I’m now thinking thinking of selling my Lupo GTI .. never thought I’d write that. Totally standard 121k miles 1 previous owner from new17 years VW main dealer service full history Subframe, removed blasted, coated.Exhaust replaced 4 years ago with genuine VW one Rear suspension replaced with genuine standard Original matsNew OE bushesNew wishbones Tracking just doneService and cambelt/water pump this year.New spark plugsCloth interior2 keys including original tag from factoryInterior pics coming £4500Lovely, lovely car. It’s not perfect but it’s honest and clean. I’m just thinking I don’t want to put more miles on it. Would prefer it to go to an enthusiast.
    3 points
  13. Ever since @bernd highlighted a problem on his door stap mounting point (it cracked and is pretty much not repairable- see this thread https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/106696-after-the-longest-wait-i-bought-a-lupo-gti-hurrah/page/2/ ), I have found it on almost every Lupo/Arosa I've checked. Chances are your's is about to fail. Worth a quick look. Anyway, there's a nut which is spot welded to the lower part of the mounting which breaks and falls off. The check strap carries on working, so you'd never notice the problem. The trouble is that the bolt connecting to the swivel part of the strap is now only anchored at the top, so the top part flexes (too much) and then cracks. The original Vdub idea I think is that the bolt is held rigid in place by the two threaded parts. The bolt must not move at all. I've checked my Lupos, and 2 of them had this problem. So I went to a breakers yesterday to get a couple of new bolts (the movement also grinds away the thread). Shock horror, at the breakers yard- all the lupos and Arosas had the exact same problem. Holy cow. It's a pain to fix, but here's some pics of what I mean. You can see that the lower nut was completely gone. It's a tiny little thing with so much stress on it. No wonder they fail. You can't just replace it with a simple bolt because the top hole is 2mm bigger than the lower one, which causes a side stress, which is why they crack. I had to mask everything so welding splatter didn't destroy everything. But I hope my two small tack welds onto that tiny nut hold. Not a simple quick fix...
    3 points
  14. I’m selling my pride and joy. A genuine UK Lupo GTI, registered 5th May 2005, in excellent condition with only 55k miles on the clock. In Reflex Silver, 6-speed, with factory fitted upgrades of air conditioning, heated front seats, and electric sunroof. The service book has 15 stamps – one for every year since new – either VW main dealer or VW specialist. Service record: - 2006 – 3,457 miles – VW - 2007 – 7,253 miles – VW - 2008 – 9,925 miles – VW - 2009 – 11,789 miles – VW - 2010 – 14,046 miles – VW - 2011 – 16,183 miles – VW - 2012 – 17,262 miles – VW - 2013 – 23,347 miles – VW specialist - 2014 – 26,884 miles – VW specialist - 2015 – 32,067 miles – VW - 2016 – 36,885 miles – VW - 2017 – 41,437 miles – VW specialist - 2018 – 43,931 miles** – VW specialist - 2019 – 49,579 miles – VW specialist - 2020 – 53,985 miles – VW specialist **Cambelt, tensioners and water pump replaced in 2018 at 43,931 miles MOT until July 2021 Engine and suspension as standard, unmodified. The following personal touches have been added during my ownership: - BBS RW001 alloys - 20mm H&R spacers on rear wheels - Cambridge rear lights - Pressed metal number plates - Alpine double din head unit with Bluetooth - Brushed stainless Lupo GTI inner door sill strips - Rear window tints (professionally done) - Honda stubby aerial - Polo 9N rear wiper arm I still have the following original parts: Bathurst alloys; rear lights; stereo. Plus, I also have brand new 5mm H&R spacers for the front wheels that were never fitted. I have paperwork for all MOT’s and services carried out during my ownership, plus receipts for personal touches and any maintenance works carried out. 2 original keys. I’ve really looked after this car, and I’ve loved owning it for the past 6 years. If my advert seems a bit wooden and matter of fact, it’s because I’m gutted to be selling it. The time has come for me to drive something I care a lot less about, something I can park anywhere without being anxious the entire time about what might happen to it whilst I’m gone, something a bit more spacious. The reason for sale is genuine, I’m expecting a baby. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please message me. Location: Cornwall Price: £5750
    3 points
  15. Since I was last posting on this subject, I've acquired and fitted yet another Momo - this time my holy grail, mid-70s Prototipo 320. So I'm not sure which one you're now referring to?: 1) Original Gti retrimmed and with flat bottom 2) Plastic Lupo wheel (used during Gti wheel retrim) 3) Momo 320mm Jet Regards. David
    3 points
  16. I came across an injector cleaning by post service that I thought I would share: http://www.injectortune.co.uk/Injector_Cleaning.html I sent off my spare set of Gti injectors on Saturday and got them back special delivery Tuesday. They provide pre and post cleaning review of resistance, leak test, static and dynamic spray patterns and lastly flow: These were down on flow between 60 and 62cc after cleaning its bounced back to 66 to 67cc's - they are meant to flow 66 Also part of the service is new filters and seals - if in stock - and they return your old ones too Really pleased with the services - it seems this is a one man operation, the cost for 4 injectors and return special delivery was just short of £60
    3 points
  17. The coilovers said they would drop a bit after settling. Seems they have settled at this height. I'm happy with this considering this was the first attempt at setting the height and I haven't touched it since.
    3 points
  18. hi all my names names scott just joined today. i have 1 litre lupo ive modified , got it off my dad as he fancied a change,needed fair bit of work still not quite show ready but doing all bits i can with the meger funds i have , done all the upholstery myself and alot of little custom bits .
    2 points
  19. Hi guys and girls joined today. Have just bought 2 Lopos, one for me and 1 for my son. We are going to do them up together. mine, yellow, is a 1.4 his 1.0. look forward to learning lots along the way
    2 points
  20. It was great meeting you @Rickie... and funny to see that guy in the black Lupo drive around the car park at the same time too. I don't think he even noticed though.
    2 points
  21. 2 points
  22. Hola estoy restaurando un lupo gti 2002 de 6v estare encantado de compartir con todos mis problemas y experiencias lo he echo entero , carroceria y motor completo rectificado
    2 points
  23. Yes. I'm sure the weight of the bonnet is negligible. Regardless of the parts list confusion, in my eyes it wasn't worth the money and I'm glad you found a suitable mug.
    2 points
  24. Sorry no German from me.This looks fantastic,we need more photos and information on this build👍👍👍
    2 points
  25. Herzlich willkommen zum club lupo! Very nice Lupo! Is it street registered? I like the instrument cluster. Nice!
    2 points
  26. 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.
    2 points
  27. Nah, common problem. It's as simple as nothing more than an oil leak. What happens is the primary input shaft seal next to the clutch release bearing leaks very slightly. Almost nothing. But the dust from the clutch sticks to it and forms a glue like substance that binds between the centre of the sliding release bearing and the little metal guide tube. So the sliding action isn't smooth, becuase the force is at a very slight angle. So it sticks sometimes. Happened to one of my Lupos. It was so stiff I thought I'd either break the pedal box again or snap the cable. I pulled the box out in the end. Nothing wrong with anything except that stickyness after about 100k miles. But changed the clutch and bits, plus rebuilt the gearbox while out... Just in case. A temporary fix that @Rich and me discussed a while ago but didn't try, is by removing the starter and see if you can "somehow" get to it to clean it with some solvent like petrol or spray some lube or something on the sliding bit. But. You don't want to contaminate the clutch disc or it'll slip then judder all the time.
    2 points
  28. Hi there I now have that vehicle on my drive
    2 points
  29. It is great to see my decision not to break the car and give it a chance to survive will be success full. Please spend the time to make the rings it will make the car an enjoyable toy. Costs are neglectable. Hope to see the right one soon again at least for some nice pictures.
    2 points
  30. Yeah - ton 20 isn't the most alluring experience in mine - its much happier at 90 Nor is front end collision or even Dutch Grannies:
    2 points
  31. Bit late to the party, but my son bought Y356GHU yesterday. I googled the reg and this thread came up
    2 points
  32. During my research on workshop infomation I came across this website with elsa files. Only some manuals are in English. https://vwts.ru/vw_lupo_6x_6e.html
    2 points
  33. With the end of petrol/diesel cars on the horizon I'd use it and enjoy it while I can, no point in storing it as the future will be here very quickly
    2 points
  34. Yes mate! Koreans only like big and comfortable cars, so they didn't even think about bringing cars like Lupo from Volkswagen Korea. Polo only got diesel and it didn't sell well. I hope the torque goes up to rev limit after 3000 rpm, so what type of manifold should I use? Let me know if you know the brand of the product! Thank you.
    2 points
  35. Hi buddy they don't do a Haynes Manual for a VW Lupo, I've searched everywhere for one, I'm in the same dilemma as Tim
    2 points
  36. its bringing on a migraine
    2 points
  37. Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself to you lovely people on this forum... A long long time ago (20years or so) and in a different country (Germany), I used to own a black Lupo 1.0E with pop out rear windows (brilliant!) and I absolutely loved it. When I moved to this island, I sold the Lupo to my sister and replaced it with a 54reg Polo Sport 1.4 Tdi, which was also good fun if a bit rattly. I swapped the Polo for a 59reg Golf 1.6 Tdi bluemotion which was boring but alright because I was doing lots of boring job related miles. In March 2017 I sold the golf because the plan was that I'm gonna share the husband's Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo (He only needs a car about half of the working week, and I had a new job where I just had to go across town and no travelling for work and I was gonna cycle to work on the days he needs his car). I cycled to work once, in the dark, in the rain, up the hill and the next day I went off and bought a car. That was the first time I seriously considered buying a Lupo Gti even though I sort of always wanted one. I looked at a black one that appeared to be standard and in good nick and was advertised for £2000. (Those were the days...) It was at the other end of the country of course, so in the end I bought an 03reg BMW 318i touring. It was an absolutely terrible snotter, but I loved it. I spend many weekends and about 3 times more on parts than I spend on the actual car. That BMW finally died of cataclysmic engine failure caused by a snapped timing chain on 30th January this year. At that point I think there was only 1 Lupo Gti advertised on Autotrader and again it was over budget and far far away, so I bought a 58reg BMW 320i M-sport touring and it was weird, I somehow didn't bond with it. So I wasn't terribly upset when on the August bank holiday Madame decided that she had enough of waiting behind the bus that was stationary in her lane and crashed her Mini into the side of my BMW. Last Friday the insurance came to the conclusion that they don't want to repair the BMW and offered to put some money into my account instead. Straight onto the Autotrader website of course and there it was: A silver Lupo Gti for only a couple of hundred pounds more than what I got from the insurance and under an hour drive away. Of course I went and had a look first thing on Saturday. YC04WXY appears to be factory spec, 2 owners, 117000miles with full service history, incl. recent cam belt and water pump change. He looked (to me anyhow) very tidy and well looked after and I put down a deposit, now waiting for the Bacs payment to clear so I can go and pick him up. Here he is, still on the dealer forecourt... Okay, so the VW stickers have come off the wheels on the passenger side, there are a few unavoidable stone chip dings in the bonnet and there is a smidgen of bubblyness around the hatch handle. Of course the driver side door catch makes the typical clack clack noise and I'm hoping that the air con does just need a re-gas (I know, I know, my Polo's air con was destroyed by a stone too). However everything else seems to work and he drives beautifully, on the short(ish) test drive promising to be as much fun as expected. Since thenI have had a closer look at the MOT history and it appears that nobody bothered to do a MOT in 2017. It's 27 May 2016 then 26 April 2018. I wonder what's happened there... So, if anybody knows something about this car / has come across it before, please give me a shout, I would be very interested. Otherwise, wow I can't believe someone is still reading all the way down here and thank you for paying attention to me going on and on and on and on...
    2 points
  38. Yesterday I gave the Lupo a good clean inside and out. So this morning I just had to take a couple of pictures because it looked so very shiny in the morning light, even though the dog was very impatient to go and run around the woods. At some point in his life it's definitely had a re-spray. There is some silver mist on the rear window seals, rear light clusters and bonnet rubber seal. So mmmmh, I do wonder what happened there?! All in all though it is looking remarkably fresh for a 16 year old car with 118000 miles on the clock. The 2 Mazda MX-5's of similar vintage I bought in July were definitely in worse shape. (However, they were also only a quarter of the price.) I've also done a temporary bodge on the broken door-strap-bracket using a M6 bolt, a washer, a bit of rawlplug, some heat shrink and a lock nut. That appears to be fairly stable, and it looks like welding the washer to the remainder of the bracket would solve the problem permanently. I am still looking into swapping the hinges for ones with integrated catch mechanism. I did have a rummage around the scrap yard and predictably they appear to be the same across the VW Audi range. I couldn't actually take one off though because of a lack on giant torx bits. Changing the cam belt and water pump is scheduled for Sunday...
    2 points
  39. Right, I still haven't decided what to do with the door catch strap. I have been told that door hinges from an Audi A6 C6 are a straight swap, which would make the whole catch strap redundant, so I'm looking into that... In other news: Last weekend, matey next door removed his precious BMW from his garage and we had planned to do the timing belt and water pump. However as it turned out, both the water pump and timing belt kit I got from eurocarparts were wrong (I've got the right bits from VW now, so we'll do that next weekend, but grrrrr!). So instead we had a go at fixing the wipers. It looks like at some point the link from the motor to the passenger side wiper arm fell off and whoever has fixed that put it back together upside down, with the result that it caught and destroyed the plastic cover as well as working itself loose again and causing that annoying rattle I mentioned earlier. I really don't understand this sort of thing, as it was immediately apparent that it's supposed to go the other way round, before I even looked in the book. Speaking of things I don't understand: I also fixed the 3rd brake light. Fixed in this case means re-connected the 3rd brake light. When I took the spoiler off, besides a thriving ecosystem, I found the wires for the 3rd brake light loose inside the boot lid, without the plug of course. So, I cleaned everything up, checked if the actual light unit works (yes), soldered on a new plug (I've found one that fits in the random-electricals-box, yay!) and put everything back together. This sort of thing also makes me doubt the validity of at least the latest MOT test. Surely that's at least an advisory?! I wonder what I will discover next... All in all though I'm in love with my little Lupo. It's hilariously good fun to drive. It's almost comical to see the gap to the car behind if I'm in pole 1st away from traffic lights. It makes a delicious growly noise when I stamp on the throttle. And I'm annoying people in Focus ST's and Audi A3's who completely underestimate how quick the little thing is. Mwahaha!
    2 points
  40. You should be telling her what's happening.
    2 points
  41. Thank you Silver, never thought one of my post would make it to such heady heights 😎 Ian
    2 points
  42. Finally got round to fitting subframe and welding captive nut in place, just need to clean up welds, put on some bodysealant and paint..
    2 points
  43. The ALD engine doesn't have EGR. First check the ignition on cylinder 4. It would be useful if you posted the errors as given by the tester.
    2 points
  44. If you get 4k for that let me know and I'll sell mine. Cheers.
    2 points
  45. Hi guys mk2 etc. luppy hit 20 years old passed delayed mot no problems x I just wanted to thank all you guys over the years for all all your help and knowledge to keep my baby on the road xx
    2 points
  46. Thanks Just needs a small repair to the bonnet and some paint now. Don’t want to do heavy mods but I fitted Bilstein B12 suspension kit to it, the 15mm lower ones. Got a full stainless system for it too (manifold back) other than that it’s staying as stock and will keep original parts for resale at some point.
    2 points
  47. Quick update, lupo is nearly fixed. Strategically positioned camera angle here as I’m still waiting for the O/S wing to arrive from Poland. Other than that grill to fit then off to Bodyshop for a respray
    2 points
  48. Thank you so much for your help and advice. This is how my weekend panned out... I eventually managed to remove the air intake box by disconnecting the main air inlet hose that attaches to the lefthand side of the intake box and sliding the box backwards so i could remove the restrictor trumpets. Once the restrictors were out, i could lift the box off the manifold. The restrictors and the box were all covered in thick black tar. I was able to clear most of the mess out of the box and pipes using some heavy-duty paper towels. There is still a thin layer of the tar all over the inside of the box and some in the pipes which i couldn't quite clear out. I intend to get all of this cleaned when I get a nice weekend. So that was my first job (half) done. With everything back in place, I started the engine. It ran for 2-3 seconds and died! Next, I decided to blank the EGR and its vacuum hoses. (at this point I assumed I had nothing to lose). I eventually removed the lower bolt that holds the EGR and also the dipstick with some penetrating oil and a pair of heavy mole grips (and some offensive language). The EGR was so caked in exhaust crud that i was unable to move the valve with my thumbs. I decided to just blank it off rather than clean it and have it poison my intake for a second time. I made a crude blanking panel by taking the EGR gasket into the kitchen and used it as a stencil to draw round on the bottom of a cake tin. Then snipped a new gasket (minus the hole) out of the cake tin and reinstalled the original gasket together with the new blanking gasket between the EGR and the manifold. I also blanked the exhaust inlet with a 2 pence piece and tightened it all back together. (after all this, I also elephant-modded the CCV with a dishwasher waste hose). So, expecting nothing good to happen, I sat in the driver's seat and turned the key. It started running roughly and, after a minute, calmed down and started ticking over normally. After 2-3 minutes, most of the smoke had died away and I decided to see if it wanted to actually move. It pulled away very reluctantly, stalling a couple of times but kept re-starting and getting more and more revs and distance after each start up. Then it just carried on going and the smoke gradually disappeared completely after about a mile. I drove back home to check my work. Both the front-end and back blanks on the EGR we holding firm and airtight, with no leaking gasses and the elephant was still in position. Since Sunday afternoon i have driven about 90 miles and the Lupo drives like a new car! Much more pull than before and what looks like better MPG. I really need to remove the inlet manifold completely and give it a damn good clean because there's still some of the EGR/CCV crap in the holes which i didn't want to try and clean while the manifold is in position incase I drop any of it into the valves. And also because the lack of CCV vapour might cause the sludge to dry out and pieces of it to break off and get sucked into the engine. I don't actually know if that's possible??????? To conclude... I wouldn't have had the knowledge or confidence to do what I did if it wasn't for ClubLupo, so thanks for creating this brilliant website!!!!! BTW - does anyone have a step-by-step walk-through guide on an SDI cam belt change??? Peace!
    2 points
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