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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 whe
    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. My wife's car, owned from six months old ex demo.........will never be sold
    4 points
  4. So I've finally got the car back... updates to follow
    4 points
  5. 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
  6. After weekend of messing about, my window is working again. But I don't think I fixed anything at all. Ok, so one of my Lupos decided recently that the passenger side electric window wasn't going to play any more. It was shut and didn't want to open. All it did is make a click sound every time I pressed the down (or up) switch. This happened with both the driver's and passenger's side window control switches. My first thought was that the Central Convenience Module (CCM) had thrown a tantrum as is so often the case in our Lupos. It affects central locking, window behaviour and interior li
    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. not quite 10 years but ive now had mine 7 years
    3 points
  9. 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
  10. Hi Everyone just thought I’d say hello.. I’ve picked up an accident damaged Lupo GTI today on a 52 plate. with only 1 owner from new having covered 63k miles (you might have seen it advertised on eBay) As you can see it needs various front end parts which I’ve managed to mostly source (even the headlight!) however I could do with a O/S wing if anyone has one let me know! Comes with the original documentation, service books and maunuals from new, it even has all 3 keys (1 plastic) so, once repaired it should be a nice appreciating modern classic.. Thanks for reading! sim
    3 points
  11. 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
    3 points
  12. 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 p
    3 points
  13. 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 -
    3 points
  14. 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
  15. 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 to
    3 points
  16. 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
  17. I'd say the colour thing is preference, for example I really dislike black cars. You justify my comment with your cunty comment.
    3 points
  18. Some nice pictures from the trackday have come through Also, dropped the car off for a full front end respray Saturday, the stone chips were getting seriously bad so it was time to do something about it. It's then going for front end PPF (paint protection film) to try and make it last as long as possible
    3 points
  19. Looks like you took the scenic route for MOT in 2017
    2 points
  20. 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
  21. 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
    2 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Bit late to the party, but my son bought Y356GHU yesterday. I googled the reg and this thread came up
    2 points
  25. I can help save you the outlay by taking your beautiful Laser blue GTI off your hands 😁
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. its bringing on a migraine
    2 points
  29. Nah... one of my SDIs has been parked up since march. I've probably done only about 200 miles since then in one of them. Had to go out for it's MOT in August, but other than that I only take it round the block once every couple of weeks just to keep the brakes clean and keep the cobwebs away. I get trade price on my MOT from Halfords in Tilehurst for just £24 as I help them out occasionally on clients' electrical problems, so my main cost is insurance at about £20 a month. Plus tax at £30 a year. Running costs are almost negligible now, as spare parts prices are on clearance everywhere, a
    2 points
  30. 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
    2 points
  31. 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
    2 points
  32. O/S window motor is 6X0 959 801 B N/S window motor is 6X0 959 802 B The motors fit all Lupo's, it's the regulators that are GTI/3L specific GTI N/S/F regulator - 6E0 837 461 B, obsolete from VW, not showing as a classic part either GTI O/S/F regulator - 6E0 837 462 B, showing as available in Germany to order Neither come with motors
    2 points
  33. 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
    2 points
  34. I have a need to tell everyone to not even attempt to change the alternator in an SDI. At least not without taking the engine out. There is no job more difficult. On any car. Any model. If you have a need to change the alternator, I'd suggest you get some unsuspecting garage to do it for £75 plus parts (or whatever regular alternator swap price they charge). You even need to change the oil and drain the coolant. And remove the cam belt. And air filter. And both front wheels. And power steering system. I was thinking about doing a how-to. Nope, not happening. Get someone else to
    2 points
  35. You should be telling her what's happening.
    2 points
  36. The easiest way 'apparently', to upgrade it is to simply nick all the bits off a golf or bora 1.9 engine- if you want to keep the same engine number (for insurance reasons). Like you say, it is the exact same 1.9 block, with different bits bolted on and a different crank. A strong little engine, capable of at least 150hp.
    2 points
  37. Thank you Silver, never thought one of my post would make it to such heady heights 😎 Ian
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. If you get 4k for that let me know and I'll sell mine. Cheers.
    2 points
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 400 000 Km (250 000 mi) and counting. 😉
    2 points
  44. SDI uses 5W40 or 10W40 with VW 501 01/505 00 spec
    2 points
  45. What does everyone think of the drop?
    2 points
  46. Update Time So car went into the garage. They inspected the pedal box and he said all looked good to him, he thinks it might have been replaced already, he said something along the lines of the bolts looks like they have been out already. So for him no point replacing the box just yet, so that's very honest of them. Secondly, i had the clutch cable checked over and adjusted, they got rid of the slack for me and so the car feels better when operating the clutch, Thirdly, they did a mini inspection and found a few niggles which i had already identified, the tracking is out causin
    2 points
  47. After testing all our skills in sanding, filling, painting and laquering a black indicator panel and then building broken the support brackets from plastic, glue and nuts/bolts this morning we have: Its still not 100%, but once the local breakers yeard opens up, i will find the parts i need. It does look better though! All credit to my daughter who has learnt the fine art of painting and sanding....
    2 points
  48. So seeing as we are finallly allowed to go for a drive, i've been making the most of it recently. I went for a bit of a blast last night with a mate in his Clio 200, they are very well matched on the road, his is more setup for track so a bit too stiff for the roads. Straight line performance they are exactly the same! We've booked a trackday at Snett for 4th June also Would of been rude not to take a few pictures
    2 points
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