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  1. 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
  2. So I've finally got the car back... updates to follow
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  3. 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.
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  4. I can help save you the outlay by taking your beautiful Laser blue GTI off your hands 😁
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  5. 6N0 857 538 GRU should be 150mm £34.44 inc vat from VW
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  6. Got one delivered today off ebay for £14. Perfect fit thanks
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  7. Yeah the opening rear windows were fitted by the previous owner as I found the old thread on it last night while looking! The mileage is quite high for a little engine, but it gets serviced every 3k miles and inspected for wear, so I suspect should be able to notice anything sooner rather than later. I am looking to get a new clutch in the next few months so that will be fun
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  8. I've just remembered actually it did help with responsiveness so you may still benefit. Mine was a little sluggish between 2nd and 3rd and now it's perfectly fine, so much so that I forget it was ever an issue!!
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  9. Yea, definitely Janspeed. I've attached what it looked like. They were really good about it though and even though it had been fitted I could send it back for a full refund... Then as I said, saved £100 and got a custom one done! Don't think I'll ever buy a branded exhaust again haha had a couple of custom ones from the same place and they've always been great! When I got to the custom place they said that the Janspeed one would have needed the brackets fabricating to fit without any wonkiness Also just checked and it was £350 inc postage in Feb 2018
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  10. If the heating system is in good nick(they seldom are these days due to deterioration and neglect)they worked ok down to -30. Around town was a bit sketchy to keep the windscreen clear because the engine wasn't working hard enough to produce the required heat. On the freeway they were fine. The Busses struggled a bit more because of the size of the glass and volume of the interior. Remember they only took heat off two exhaust pipes! All the VWs sold in our climate got a block heater that bolted up to the bottom of the pan and after about '68 or so a gas heater was standard fit also. They
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  11. The Sport models come with rear discs, other than that the other models petrol and diesel are the same, I'd imagine rust is a big problem for you in the frozen North
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  12. I assumed this stuff was snake oil but it did seem to make a difference to my GTI, in fact I'm not sure I've had any jerkiness this winter after having used it around September. Prior to this mine also liked to be a bit jerky in reverse, which given the tightness of my parking spot at home, was rather irritating!
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  13. That does make sense. However, shouldn't having a correct temperature reading make more difference when the engine has warmed up, because surely a cold start is a cold start ?? Geting to the throttle body is easy. You need to take the air filter and air filter housing off and there it is...
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  14. Put an ebay search into your computer, then take your pick, if you are in South Wales I can give you a set of Arosa 14" alloys, gratis https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2062857.m570.l2632&_nkw=vw+lupo+lowering+springs&_sacat=107059
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  15. I thought you might like to see Franklin in a different setting. He and I met my son-in-law at the airport and went for a little ride today. Weather was mild and sunny, -5C wind steady out of the south west so it was pretty smooth up there! Lovely day for a little cruise over the country.
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  16. I would like to but how...? Then we could CAM a new mould from aluminium/steel. The inside part of the mould I made with a steel tube and fibre reinforced epoxy resin (chemfix). Very smooth surface. The two outside halves are made using sand and cement. Very strong but a few tiny air bubbles. I tapped the soft cement a lot to get most of the air out, but there are still some tiny holes. Maybe the beeswax will fill them. You can still see the part number in the cement! 👍🏻
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  17. Hi all! I had a request for an update as I haven't been on here for ages. Franklin is alive and well but a bit lonely these days. Apart from the occasional run into town he sits now. I had the timing belt replaced a few months back so that is all good. One tire goes flat every two to three weeks which is annoying but being 80% worn I am loath to spend money on it, just wait for spring and put the summer tires back on. Lots of things have changed here since March. The crash in world oil prices plus the drop in fuel demand from the virus put an end to my job in the oil industry. All good th
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  18. Don't use injectors from a 1.9, as it'll run with more smoke and MOT fail... Been there. Done that. Much more power though. "Rolling coal" Someone on here is breaking a 1.7, two actually. They might be willing to part with a set. I do have a set of perfect 1.9 injectors if you really insist. I'd be happy for a straight swap for the 1.7 variety. Welcome to club lupo Pic of car?
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  19. And I thought I was being a good Miss Marple!
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  20. Nope, this is another GTI being converted, I know the owner, he used to work for the VW/Audi group I still work for. I bought some front GTI callipers for £30 off him before Christmas. He will get this finished though. I believe his original engine blew up, so he took the car off the road, it was previously written off as it had the interior stolen from it, so he's already 'rescued' it once before!
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  21. I noticed your Lupo was no longer listed on Autotrader. Horses for courses but I prefer the Lupo over the Clio. Nice to see a brand new set of OEM mats.
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  22. Nice. Respect. 👍🏻 Approved
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  23. Sell it buy a TDI, its the only model that can be modified easily and successfully
    1 point
  24. Happy new year to everyone who hits the 'all activity' tab to read the latest! Yeah the relay should be marked 109, unless someone has replaced it with a lower power version. It's not just Lupos where they fail (Golfs, Jettas, Passats etc). Have a read, saves me saying it all again here: https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/relay-109-main-power-supply-fuse.31070/ Once you've removed the cover panels, the fuse panel folds out of the way to allow acess. You'll see the 'hinge' point in grey plastic. You need to use a hair dryer to make those wires a bit more flexible in th
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  25. I've had mine now since mid 2018 and have enjoyed it hugely, especially as I felt I'd bought something free from potential corrosion concerns. Whatever is said by some, the cars from Japan - like mine - tend to be in really good underside condition with nothing more than isolated superficial rust-affected areas. I also think many are like mine in that they seem to have had moderate use, have not been modded with all this lowering etc. nonsense practiced so much here, and have evidence of a good service history. We get some intemperate view-stating in threads like this from people who appare
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  26. Hope everyone had a good Xmas and got some car goodies! I certainly did, my old Garage Midnight stud kit was starting to look very tired. So rather than replace, upgrade right? I went for the PSDesigns Titanium stud kit. Fitted them today and my god the quality is just something else, first time experiencing titanium and I can believe how light they are. I weighed both sets and the titanium set came in at 800 grams and the steel set came in at 1500 grams. I know it’s only a small saving but impressive on such a small piece of metal.
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  27. I will be 21 next year and I just wanted to thank everyone in this group who has helped so much to keep me on the road 👏x happy Christmas x
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  28. I have changed the coolant temperature sensor on my Lupo Gti last week and indeed this seems to have made a noticeable difference in the jerkiness after a cold start. I wonder why though... What I’ve also done recently, as I was changing the air filter anyway, is clean the throttle body and clear the adaptations with an OBD2 reader thingy. A sticky throttle plate may well cause the engine being jerky as @mk2 has very nicely explained in a different thread about the same topic.
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  29. Panel gaps aren’t a million miles out as all the replacement panels are original. Bonnet needs adjustment ideally. I suspect the hinges are bent from the accident.
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  30. 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
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  31. I ought to point out that there's probably nothing really wrong with the clutch, Jools manages, all 8.5 stone of her, it's just that I've got used to the easy to drive Passat. Assuming she passes the mot in the morning the price will rise to £350..just taken these, the tape is a bit OTT, just to stop the broken valance flapping, anyway I've got some yellow tape now 🤣🤣🤣
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  32. Ooooo. Look at that. Lovely. I bet it feels good cruising around in that now? Mmmm? (Most envious)
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  33. Sorry about that. All good fun though. I do have a pair of used but good condition Cambridge tail lights I’ll probably be listing in the near future.
    1 point
  34. All I really need to do is reattach it properly, but once I noticed this was loose under the offside of our TDi I wondered what it is.
    1 point
  35. I was told its because the roots of this engine are in rallying where it would idle higher, whether hot or cold. Mines always done it from day 1, never really been a problem as it's fine once it's done a few miles.....
    1 point
  36. Changing my coilpack made mine better. It was never really bad but I'd changed the CTS a few years back anyway
    1 point
  37. I took the nut off and reseated the top bush and the plate with some grease on both sides. That stopped it. Blissful silence now.
    1 point
  38. 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.
    1 point
  39. If you can get that nut off, simply put a big penny washer in place to hold it. 2p fix...
    1 point
  40. 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
    1 point
  41. Thanks, apologies no YouTube video but it would have been a good shout. There was quite a bit of work involved for sure as the entire front end was damaged including chassis leg plates, front panel, re-enforcer etc etc. Nearly there though!
    1 point
  42. Hi, no airbag damage. Strangely enough it would appear the sensors may have been removed at some point.
    1 point
  43. Hi thanks, that’s why I bought it I guess, As it will be still around on 10 years time given it’s pre-accident condition. I don’t think it’s ever been driven hard in the last 18 years. My plans are to keep it as standard as possible and unmolested, perhaps a suspension kit and a decent exhaust kit!
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  44. Hi thanks, it’s a nice example given that it’s completely original and unmolested. I managed to get a few quid off it yes but I’m sure the GTI’s will only appreciate in value over time.
    1 point
  45. Thanks for the advice Rich, this will be in concours condition once finished.
    1 point
  46. I managed to change the whole thing and its working now. This site was a great help: https://www.t4-wiki.de/wiki/Tankdeckel Be careful. its quite a delicate set of parts.
    1 point
  47. There used to be a lupo gti with this and porsche turbo style wheels. The car was silver and pulled it off nicely IMO. If you like it go for it
    1 point
  48. Campest of all the super heros!
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