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  1. 5 points
    Sorry for all the posts, getting around the post upload limit. You'll notice the tints are gone aswell. Heat gun made light work of them!
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    One year on since the last update, the car is still alive and working well. It did need some love at the end of last year in the form of a new PAS pump after the original one failed. Some new fluid was put on as well. I washed the car today and took some new pictures for you lot at a new spot i wanted to try. Hope you like them
  4. 3 points
    First up with the new car was servicing - normally the first thing to do when purchasing a new car. Thankfully the owner provided me with VW oil filters and 2 sets of VW spark plugs. I purchased some 5W40 oil from TPS (£13.30/5L!!!!!!!) and off we go. I also gave the car a quick clean up, not the full wash i was hoping for as i didn't have all my gear with me, however it'll do. Now some of the eagle eyed will have noticed that the rear spoiler is needing attention, i'm not sure how but the paint has completely stripped off the underside and flaking off the top. Needless to say i've ordered some paint up and i'm going to try and paint it this weekend coming if the weather holds out. I've also been bothered by the engine bay, notably the screws and bolts along the slam panel, they are a bit orange for my liking. It's a similar story for the arch liner screws. I've ordered up some new ones and i'm hoping they'll also arrive by the weekend. So that's all for this time - while i save for some wheels i'm really tempted to get some 15mm spacers just to fill the arches a little bit. I can't be bothered with rolling arches again, and i really don't want any rubbing so i think i can get away with 15mm front and rear. To be continued..
  5. 3 points
    Well I'm back from what can only be described as one of the best trips ever. The weather was perfect! I covered 1273 miles in total, 6 laps of the Ring and the car didn't miss a beat. It continues to amaze me and anyone else that comes in the car. Last year my best BTG was a 9.50 taking it fairly easy as I didn't know the track at all. This year, with the car feeling much more capable than last year I managed to get into the 8's with a 8.49! With a passenger and a couple of hold ups. I say it to everyone who has never been to the Nurburgring, make it a priority as it is simply the best place in the world for petrol heads! It was extremely busy on the Friday as it was Car Freitag, but Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a bit quieter. Especially if you get to the track first thing. I thought a few of you would spot me in Shmee's video, it was a very strange moment as I have been watching him for so long. Safe to say the Senna looked even better in person. I also stopped at Circuit de Reims-Gueux as I was passing through from Paris, would of been rude not to get a few photo's! I'll leave a few pictures below of the whole trip! And save the best till last...
  6. 3 points
    Well i’m back from a long weekend at the Nürburgring, if you have never been I highly advise you to go. The most incredible place i’ve ever been, a petrol heads dream! The Lupo performed faultlessly and not a single issue! Oh and the tyre writing didn’t last, a permanent solution is being worked on. I’ll leave a few pictures below?? p
  7. 2 points
    Hello all, it’s been many a year since I’ve posted a project thread but might as well start one to look back and see how much money I throw away lol. Not to long ago I got rid of my 6n2, bought a 9N that lasted a day then got this Arosa. I got the car for a mere £220 with only 59k! Granted the interior is awful and the body work albeit the most solid shell I’ve probably ever owned just in need of some polish and TLC. In fairness to this car it has one of the cleanest MOT histories I’ve ever seen and it was first registered 01/01/01 so I had to take it. Up to now this is what I’ve done: Stainless steel manifold 9n 1.2 downpipe slightly modded into a decat 9n 1.2 throttle body because it has no charcoal canister pipe intake Removed charcoal canister Bosch Super 4s (for Corsa C but exactly the same length etc) Clear side indicators from 9n De badged boot De wipered Black pit bike foam air filter 14” 6J TSW Evo’s ET20 Blue D shape steering wheel Removed front ARB I recently bought a 6n flocked dash in the hope of turning my hideous grey interior into a black one but found out after chopping up the Arosa dash, it sits higher than standard and is to short on the back. But sh*t happens right? Also got a lower strut brace to be fitted and 6n2 handbrake. As I lost a few 100 on the 9N it was only right to use some of its parts, was surprised the TB was bang on same fitment and plug. The clear indicators just looked better imo, I ended up cutting my original downpipe just where it joins the flexi and cut the 9N downpipe at the flexi and welded it together, still need to cut and extend it a few inches before it bends up as it’s too close to the subframe but will sort that later on. Couldn’t believe I got £90 for the cat so car only stands me at £130! The alloys are from my 6n2, got them at a steal price too, the first time I let my so called friend drive he scuffed one! Lasted nearly 30 years without a mark until then but they would benefit from a refurb. Been offered a Sparco FIA cage for cheap too but can’t warrant it with such little power aha. Plans: Replace broken "Relay" bracket Vented discs Better seats/ full strip out (Drivers seat digs into my back 😡) Coilovers Nicer/smaller steering wheel Replace O/S indicator (lens fell off) T15 turbo?? On 5-6psi Gonna wrap it at some point. Got this used for £27.50 posted =] Crazy how restrictive the standard manifold is.. Admitted the air filter will get a bit of heat soak but the standard airbox has the same inlet diameter of a Mc'Ds straw.. I was excited when I got this as I thought it would be a straight fit 😒 Should of been a 220 mile trip, but due to road works it took a bit longer, was the same person I got lower strut brace and 6n2 handbrake from. Please excuse this ugly interior As i ruined the original dashboard and put it on a bonfire last night it just gives me the excuse to strip it. But when i strip a car I do it properly 😂 I'm not one of these who take the back seats out, whack a sub and false floor in and claim its stripped, i take ALL sound deadening, excess wiring and anything that doesn't need to be there. Clean 9N 1.2 12v TB Don't quite think 20s will fit haha Still need to fit this, was cheap but it seems too light to really add much rigidity? Before After - Just looks cleaner IMO Had to take this carpet out, change kept appearing, it was covered in oil, drinks etc It gets better underneath 😲 This also made its way onto last nights bonfire! When i initially seen this i thought it was grease fat! Later was told they used to do this before the galvanised them?? Either way its better than my 6n2 floor was! Also started taking up the sound deadening. This is the cars current main problem Been driving around stuck in second gear 🤣 done it for a few days. Ordered a replacement new cast for £17 off ebay, I can't believe the complete relay is £180+
  8. 2 points
    Bare with me just having some technical difficulties 😂
  9. 2 points
    ARB is on, like everyone's said it makes a big difference, so I'm very happy with it! Have since put on a BMC CDA with metal piping and I have a stainless manifold to go on, I'll probably get this fitted at Tony Banks with a sports cat. Gonna keep hold of the standard mani incase I ever want to revert back! Got some car park pictures today, multi-storeys have the best lighting!
  10. 2 points
    Come to think of it... @RAB @SILVER @Blue Loop the guys that do the rallying, some others I can't think of right now- collectively we all have awesome knowledge. I don't think there's ever been a problem in the last few years that we haven't been able to sort. If not, @Rich will kick and scream till it works again.... maybe for a small donation in his workshop.
  11. 2 points
    The new tyres are working out just fine, no rubbing and just a little off on the speedo. We took Franklin for a spin out west (10 hours one way) at the weekend to see the grand babies. He did just fine up the mountain passes as long as we got our foot down the carb a little in advance of the grades. There is still a bit of snow at the higher elevations this time of year and we could see our breath. The lou was a bit chilly to sit on too! The clouds were a bit low so the majesty of the peaks was hidden this time. About 1/2 of the mountain is covered here.
  12. 2 points
    Yeah this thing... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE-VOLKSWAGEN-T4-TRANSPORTER-CRUISE-CONTROL-RETROFIT-KIT-TDI-7D0998527-/201955850138 steering wheel off, remove clock spring. Add T4 cruise stalk. Refit everything. Sorted. I don't even think you need to reprogram the ECU. It's already built in, ready to go. Just waiting for the turn cruise on. 'Set'......
  13. 2 points
    Find a garage that will pass it as that one used to do.
  14. 2 points
    This would bring me upto recently and the most recent photowhoring of the car, have a few more plans in mind so will be on here a bit more for some advice.
  15. 2 points
    Greetings! I have just bought my wife a really tidy little Lupo in Fantasia green, 2002 with an unbelievable 7,800 miles from new. Absolutely immaculate condition with full vw history. Apparently the lady owner bought 2 brand new, an auto and a manual and very rarely used it. Still had it serviced every year though. I am amazed at the build quality for a little car and compares to my Audi A4 quattro! I have posted a question about the cigarette lighter but just wanted to say HI to everyone here
  16. 2 points
    I'm just clarifying terminology you sarcastic lovely persono
  17. 2 points
    Do a compression test on it before chucking money at cambelt change, you can get tester kit for £20. Sounds like you have a well worn (knackered) engine that probably needs a rebuild of some sort to bring it back to health, compression test will confirm. Do a visual inspection on cambelt for tension belt condition as well as obvious clues as to how old it is, (water pump, tensioners, the print on the belt etc).
  18. 2 points
    I have a feeling I will enjoy this restoration thread, keep the updates coming
  19. 2 points
    Hi All, Just thought I'd share this incase anyone is wanting to upgrade to 280mm brakes up front (Should apply to TDIs, 100HP 16v and GTI Models) As most of you probably know, all that's needed is new carriers, discs and pads to do the upgrade, the stock caliper is fine. Autodoc are currently stocking G60 carriers by Mapco for £24 a side plus postage, non OEM, but new compatible and seems less than some of the used carriers go for. Pics attached of part no and the carriers I received.
  20. 2 points
    So all Lupo GTI 6 speed gearboxes (GVX, FUT and so on) are based on the bigger Polo 02T gearbox. The maine case, diff and gear design are the same as in a 5 speed 02T. 02T is the name of the family of the gearboxes and the three letter code, is what differentiate these gearboxes (in term of ratios and stuff). The main difference is fifth and sixth gear and the back case. So, 02T and 02U are almost the same. For you to belive me, i have installed in my 9N Polo a 6 speed FUT from a 2003 GTI, and is 100% plug and play. I've studied and the GTI gearboxes have the best gearing of all these 6 speed boxes, you only need a shorter ration final drive. I'm not sure about this info and it has to be checked and see if it fits, but the 1.2 6v 9N has a 02T with a 4.4 or 4.5:1 final drive, as opposed to our 4.19:1 ratios. Don't search for 12v gearbox, because that also has 4.19:1 ratios. Good luck!
  21. 2 points
    I love this car! Not discovered this thread. Happy it's been revived...
  22. 2 points
    Me neither. It isn't kosher.
  23. 2 points
    That's an invitation for a pm of there was ever one...
  24. 2 points
    Danno is doomed. She caught him sending fanny pics and realised they were hers.
  25. 2 points
    Hello. I'm the resident deviant.
  26. 2 points
    No questionable driving, just a cheeky Lupo
  27. 2 points
    If I didn't fear the novichok I would punt in for this.
  28. 2 points
    Cheers mate! Nah I didn't realise that, kinda sucks! My insurance is due Jan and I was actually thinking of looking at a more specialist place to insure it anyway. Will have to have a chat with them when it comes to it! Small update, got myself a custom steering wheel! Flat bottom like the newer VW ones but with the standard lupo centre so theres no issues with airbag/horn! Love it
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    For swaps: Any lupo headlining for a black/grey headlining from a Lupo GTi. (please note, it cant be one with a sun roof). I dont care if your headlining is dirty or the trim is hanging off, as long as the board behind is in one peace with no bends or holes. My reason for swaps - its getting re-trimmed and I thought it would be nice for someone else to benefit from the nice black trim before it gets destroyed, there's no other catch, I dont want your money! Its the headlining only, no sun visors, no handles. I have tried swapping this since last year and have been let down 4 times! So because of this I will not hold it for you for long. I live in Hull, East Yorkshire, if you would like to swap you will have to come to Hull to do it please. No I will not go to you. Thanks.
  31. 2 points
    Just a quick update, finally found someone in the UK who acn supply decent tyre writing! I’m really hally with how they turned out, let me know what you think!
  32. 1 point
    Yeah the raven blue: https://goo.gl/photos/5m6WAwxRhvz1XSHy5
  33. 1 point
    Google search. No clicky no movey = switch or wiring etc. Clicky no movey = window regulator bits usually.
  34. 1 point
    Good work on your rusty nuts I missed Volksfling this year - if it was like last year the car park has more interesting stuff than in the show it self. For me its a nice drive down the A701 and home via Peebles.
  35. 1 point
    Really ray man??
  36. 1 point
    Welcome to the newest mod, this is something that has been in the pipeline for a really long time. A coolerworx short shifter! They would only make two as it wasn’t worth their time to do just one so I had to find someone else who wanted one which I did luckily! It has really transformed the driving experience, bringing the shifter closer to the steering wheel is something the car has needed since fitting the Pole Positions. It feels incredible too, shifts are so short and crisp now. Let me know what you think, i’ve still got a bit of tidying up to do around the shifter but i’m happy with it. https://youtu.be/5uPd_8_dYcw https://youtu.be/f-YFgsCtXIg
  37. 1 point
    80k in that car and no, it's never quiet.
  38. 1 point
    Can it ever be quiet in a 3 pot tdi?
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    There's a tiny little tab that you need to lift out of a slot, then turn...
  41. 1 point
    Rusty painted lupo (including the plastics): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLKSWAGEN-LUPO-1-4-DIESEL-DIRTY-DIESEL-RAT-ROD-SHOW-CAR-PROMOTE-YOUR-BUISNESS/223440707825 He is delusional about its value. This is how not to do it.
  42. 1 point
    We are up and running Modified Volvo V70 inlet, Passat GT1749V turbo reclocked and an AFN exhaust manifold All running and buttoned up just got a few tweaks to do on maps and sensors clutch was tired anyway so slips when prodded so need an upgrade, anyone know of a 190mm upgraded kits they can recommend?
  43. 1 point
    I always liked the 106
  44. 1 point
    How about filler putty? used to fill in any small scratches, not sure I would use this brand, but as an example
  45. 1 point
    On recent summary lists I haven't seen my request - as above - so repeated here in case overlooked. Thanks.
  46. 1 point
    Yeah. Voltmeter probably the easiest. Otherwise plug and play... The contact gets gunged up, starts arcing slightly then dies. If you're brave you can dismantle it, clean and bend the contacts and get another ten years from it.
  47. 1 point
    about £120 in new bits (+ about 4h labour) would fix everything mechanical (not the tyres) and give it another 5 years at least. you don't see many in white. looks nice! it's worth fixing. if only you were closer, I'd sort it for you. In history, SDIs are just about the cheapest cars on the road to run (tax/fuel/insurance). I have two... what the heck is a strut sliding gland. that's a new one to me....!
  48. 1 point
    are you insulting Danno's professionalism when he washed yours with a pan of water and half a sponge?
  49. 1 point
    Mod it to your heart's content. It's your first car and a good learning experience. I don't see anywhere any mention of you wanting it to be fast, so just make it look good and to your taste. Look forward to seeing some updates!
  50. 1 point
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