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  1. My wife's car, owned from six months old ex demo.........will never be sold
    4 points
  2. not quite 10 years but ive now had mine 7 years
    3 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Love my sdi. Took me a while to find one as I wanted an sdi for economy and simplicity. 500 is far too cheap.
    2 points
  6. 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
  7. About 10 years, but by accident really as my son asked me to look for one for him, bought a 1 litre in red, then another in black, then a 1.4 16v, then a Sport, all ok but didn't impress that much until I tried a TDI, also bought a SDI, slow, pish poor compared to the TDI. Only car I haven't had is a GTI, my Arosa TDI is a keeper though, 175,000 miles, mapped, black roof, black headlining, sport seats, lowered but not ridiculous, 60 mpg, £30 tax, what's not to love, cheaper than shoe leather
    2 points
  8. Head is done: Rest of the parts will be ordered this weekend. Onwards!
    2 points
  9. 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.
    1 point
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. How many of you have owned your Lupo over 10 years now, and still have no plans to sell it? Ive owned my Raven Blue GTI for 13 years this year. Rarely gets used due to being on the small side for the family 😂 but can’t bring myself to sell it. It goes for its MOT every year and I service it myself and then tucked away in a carpeted garage. Think it’s only seen rain 3 or 4 times in my ownership, I know that’s a bit of a waste and it’s made to be driven etc. I will try my best to get some driving time in this summer (hopefully)
    1 point
  13. So after many many years ago of Lupo Tdi ownership I thought it’s time for another to put the FUN back into boring motoring. Looking to buy another lupo Tdi became painful, every day I searched eBay, gumtree and autotrader, four, five times a day in fact. That took a period of 26 weeks obsession or what? They were truly few and far between and the good ones always sold on the first day of advertising 🙄It was the lupo I really wanted but the Arosa was also a happy ’second’ choice. So three weeks ago I found, raced, rushed and flew as fast as I could to see an Arosa Tdi, good colour, fair
    1 point
  14. 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
    1 point
  15. Omg that’s plenty mental power for a midgets car!
    1 point
  16. MattyB for president.
    1 point
  17. Yep big improvement the Cambridge rear lights. Your GTI is looking really good.
    1 point
  18. I love the fact that you stopped to take a pic of it
    1 point
  19. We've hit 120000 miles earlier today...
    1 point
  20. With just a few minor things left to do, my guess is it's gonna be a keeper now! Probably worth about £700?
    1 point
  21. Hi, I've only have my lupo a year and its my first car. So far its abit of love hate relationship needed new bits but otherwise love it. Thought if I'd have any trouble with it then this will probably be the best place to ask. Hope im welcome.
    1 point
  22. 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
  23. You're right. Just been reading about it... http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_252.pdf I wonder how many Vdub made, as I get the impression they were more of an engineering masterpiece (lots of extra expensive manufacturing steps). And it seems that they also used the 1.2tdi 3L gear shift system, but with no idle cancel function. I've looked at used cars (Lupos) for sale in europe (and sold within the last year) which have the FSI 1.4 engine (not the regular 1.4) and have found not a single one. Interesting. I wonder if they are like the Polo 6N with the 1.4TDI (AMF) e
    1 point
  24. If you're really stuck and going to scrap for a spring I'm half tempted to let you.
    1 point
  25. VW UK warehouse has 1 left in stock, but I think it's about to become obsolete as VW Germany aren't showing any in their stock. As said before, the part number is 6N2 721 403 for a RHD model
    1 point
  26. ...begging for innuendo. But yeah, try another dealer. Vdub heritage now stock some Lupo bits. But in europe (if they decide to sell to us Brits), there are still lots of brand new spares available. Lots and lots.
    1 point
  27. Some more pictures from the photographers!
    1 point
  28. There are so many mistakes on that list, it's not funny. I know it's not an April fool thing, but OMG that is so misleading. This makes me mad! I don't know how to put this briefly. Engines are shared across ranges, models AND makes. Like ford share engines with vdub, chrysler share engines with fiat and so on. So when they say one is not and the other is ok with E, they really and truly have no idea what they're on about. I'm plain and simply shocked at the misinformation. Speak to the fuel research guys at BP/Castrol research here in Reading. For example, the FSI engines I did devo
    1 point
  29. You'll be fine👍
    1 point
  30. Im somewhat lucky my gearbox and clutch have just been replaces, i already have wind ups so no problems there. Is it bad i actually haven't looked at my miles in a while (oops)
    1 point
  31. Yeah just like @LR5V said, it's the octane rating. Higher is better when you're racing and have the throttle at wide open most of the time. Any forecourt petrol available in the UK is absolutely fine for your Lupo. 100%. For regular driving, just use the cheapest you can get. It will be perfect for your engine.
    1 point
  32. Use the Golf box lots of build threads out there After fabrication, wiring is the most challenging
    1 point
  33. Very accurate. To be exact it is that hard, but some guys still managed to make one. @Josh93 , I strongly don't advice to try this modification, but I will be glad if you will try and get it done.
    1 point
  34. If it was simple, everyone would make one. If it was that hard, nobody would. You need : Lupo GTi pedal box and gear selector. mounts fabricating. shafts making. intercooler and pipes. wiring. Exhaust. that's the simplified version.
    1 point
  35. you can get a lot of Ikea Meatballs in a Lupo.... its just the jam and sauce that is problematic
    1 point
  36. Hi there. I have a brand new, still boxed and never fitted, genuine VW Lupo roof bar set. We had a lupo years ago. I am moving house, and I only need say £20 for them. Cheer, Paul.
    1 point
  37. SDi since 2003. (It was in the family since late 2000) GTi since 2015. No plans to sell either of them...
    1 point
  38. That’s impressive.
    1 point
  39. 7 years since Feb 2014.
    1 point
  40. Not updated in a while, recently moved, so been abit busy. So the lupos mot was due 14 april and when I got the coilovers fitted by my friend, he mentioned it needed two front tyres soon.looked at the date stamp and they were 2009 on all 4 😅 so figured I'd replace all 4, with it being used in nice weather now, it has a garage to go into when I've cleared it out.I went with nankang ar-1s Passed the mot And today gave it a thorough clean
    1 point
  41. Bargain for a restorer, especially with that low milage. SDIs are known to go on to over 300k miles. Shame it's not closer to me.
    1 point
  42. Hi all, I was originally on here a couple of years ago with my 2005 silver Lupo GTi, I sold that and picked up an Abarth 595 Comp. I loved the Abarth, though it looked GREAT and was fairly quick, 200bhp but I'd always missed the Lupo! I always said I'd buy another one, so here we are, sold the Abarth and picked up this beauty recently. Its a grade 4B with 94KMs on the clock. Looks in great condition, and nice and original (Except the wheels which AFAIK are 16" enkei alloys) I had planned on changing them anyway but would have liked some bathurst for a while! The plan is........to co
    1 point
  43. Hi there I now have that vehicle on my drive
    1 point
  44. 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
    1 point
  45. 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
    1 point
  46. 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
    1 point
  47. Update: Just did another different Lupo with exactly the same symptoms. All you can hear is the relay clicking, but nothing happens when you press the window switches. Another easier solution... Once I removed the slider/cable/rail/motor assembly thing, I pulled the motor out, separating that plastic drive spline from the cable drum (that pulls the window up or down). I thought, "I wonder what will happen if I plug it in now, without the cable assmbly attached to it?". It worked. Yes, the motor worked perfectly. Up, down, start, stop. Perfect. Must be jammed tracks/cable? A
    1 point
  48. Have now finished mine. Found a reasonable donor wheel and had it re-trimmed in very smooth leather - nice result. Not sure whether or not to retain or sell my original wheel which is in great condition, but I don't think these are particularly valued as yet.
    1 point
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