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    Correct, I misremembered on reddit when I said he was blaming the overtaker, he actually just couldnt understand why the black car stopped in the road and was blaming him, i told him why he'd had to stop to avoid the head on. So yes he wasnt paying attention or was too close. It could have been much worse, I saw him stick his nose round and was about to make the corrections when he changed his mind and dived for the verge. Time was running at half speed in those last few seconds, all i know is try not to make it worse by taking desperate measures to avoid a minor shunt especially if that puts you at fault. Distances and perspective in the footage are nothing like what i was seeing. i go quiet in the footage when i am on extreme concentration and threat assessment, it took a while to realise the black car was actually completely stationary, the car up the bank appeared over the subarus bonnet from my perspective likely as I had been looking at the brake lights of the two cars ahead of me and my distance to them which had closed, they got off their brakes and resumed their journey, I was distracted by the car going up the bank and then the Tigra appeared as well. As said already, that was fine, but changing his mind was not. Ever had a dream where you cant run when pursued by things or people? It was like that.
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    A very quick look on eBay produced these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Lupo-Wing-Mirror-Covers-Blue-pair-Volkswagon/274186720336?hash=item3fd6cd5450:g:bxMAAOSwgrBeEvv8 Good luck
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    Thanks man, I'll give him a nodd. I went to Saitama in Japan last year to witness the mountain drifts - and ALL of them have those little rain protectors on so brought back a pair. Think it's a nice accompaniment to the wind deflectors.
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    jeez i paid 400 for mine, bit of a chavbox but im reverting back to stock and i dont expect it to owe me more than 500.
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    im using an app to track my fuel economy for fun. to a tank i am getting 340 miles with an average spend of £32-£34 . i am getting real world figures of 58-61mpg. My commute is 18miles of twisty,hilly roads, and then 15miles of motorway sat at 65-70mph. so 35miles ish each way. forgot to add i have a 2004 Lupo SDI , 147k miles, standard car with an engine light on
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    Passed its MOT again this year 183,000 miles and still going strong, might keep it for another year and forget going for a Fabia or a Polo 1.6 tdi
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    Welcome to club lupo! Lots of pics of before and after please. Good satisfying stuff restoring a Lupo back to mint...
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    I've never quite understood the "bidet" removal on our cars, the wiper lies flat so what's the problem
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    SVO... not good for micro hole nozzle injectors (but ok for old skool spray types though). Boiling acidic glyerols festering inside the pump and injectors every time you park. Eurgh.
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    Mines coming up to 192k I think, it’s currently only doing around 4/5k a year. Part of me wants to part ways but would it ever make sense to let go of £30 tax and brilliant mpg? I love it overall.
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    Ok everyone, I think I now fully understand the 1997-2011 era VAG central locking system. Same on most VAG cars as far as I know. Please tell me what I've missed! I needed to sort a lock in my mk4 golf because the rear passenger door lock had deadlocked itself. Nothing would open it. Until I had an idea. Looking at the wiring, the little DC toy motors that operate the locks connect directly to the CCU (convience box). So instead of drilling holes in the door and trying to rip off the door card destroying it, i accessed the pair of wires and simply applied 12v. First the wrong way round, locking, then the other way to unlock. Touched the wires a few times and click whir bang, the door unlocked. i could open it. Hooray! So, being a saturday afternoon and I needed to use the car sunday, i had no choice except to pull thing out to see if I could figure out what the hell was going wrong with it. No-one locally had a new lock for sale which is my usual easy and quick choice. There are 5 microswitches (front locks, with keyhole) or 3 in the rear lock mech (no key sensor). I've figured out what they all do- I think. Completely dismantled the entire mechanism and rebuilt it. The springs are a nightmare. Two switches sense if you're unlocking or locking with a key-when you turn it. On front locks only. If one of them isn't working, the central locking won't know that you're turning the key to lock or unlock. So the other doors won't lock or unlock when you turn the key. The CCU wont be aware that you're commanding a lock or unlock operation, so will just sit there and do nothing. One switch senses when the door is open. This works by cam' ing off the lock hasp- the bit of metal that hooks onto the loop you can see in the door frame. If it is defective, the interior lights wont work when you open that lock (or door), and the CCU will not know if the door is able to be deadlocked (you can't lock a door that is open). It will still try though, which is why you get some odd behaviour sometimes with lock pins popping up and down. Two more switches inside the mechanism sense if the lock is unlocked, manually lockable or deadlocked. There is a mechanical selector, that is pushed by a cheap little electric motor. When powered it can select one of the three modes. If one of these switches fail, there is no way to know for sure which state, the mechnism is in. Also causing wierd locking behaviour. Banging the door sometimes helps make the deadlocked sensor switch make contact, so you can unlock it again (or apply power directly to the motor...) If the motor fails in the deadlocked position, there is no way to unlock the mechanism without destroying the door or lock. I hope it helps someone!
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    Yeah, read things here and there. But they are the exact same engine... Polo, A2 and Lupo. I wish vdub would bring back the AHU 1.9 TDI lump (and derivatives). Such a good engine. Clean burning, efficient and low emissions too. Better than the new 2L thing.
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    Relatively low mileage for mine, 1.7 sdi y reg on 145k.
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    Clean and regrease the bracket on the box Take it apart ideally.
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    Here you go - was going to say the bolts don’t stick out much at all, 2mm at most:
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    If you get to Durham I'll do it for cash.
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    I'll fight anyone he needs and pay for his dancers for a night.
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    Dude, you'll need to take it to someone or read the gearbox/pedalbox thread. You can do it, but it's not the easiest thing in the world to get right. You'll need a pillow...
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    Looking forward to part three it's going to look amazing.
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    You're club lupo's Vdub inside man. Good to know 👍🏻
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    looks like £7 went into that car let alone 7000
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    Hel do OEM sizes and custom, even know common conversion hoses - just a phone call away!
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    Thanks 666DUB! Looks like I need another 666 number plate
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    Hi! I wanna make my 1.0 Lupo to sound good. What to do? Buy another mufler? Uninstall the blackbox? Tell me your ideeas!
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    hi guys, found a company in rochdale called brake world, they do them seperatley 13.95 all in part number bcf 1301 the pins are 60mm long 8mm thick the kit comes complete with grease,2 pins,2 rubber guide covers and the 2 small bolts on the end RESULT!!! STEALERS WANT OVER 90 QIUD AS YOU HAVE TO BUY THE WHOLE CARRIER
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