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  1. Into the 3rd year of ownership,definitely Mede the right choice with this car.Tooked away now for most of the winter.
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  2. Unless you are very sure about the car's condition, I would avoid. Remember the seller is selling for a reason. Component costs of new hydraulic unit and gearbox actuator are now north of £2k each. Otherwise buy but be proactive with maintenance as otherwise it will become very expensive! You will need VCDS and a copy of Elsawin for maintenance. RAB
    2 points
  3. Thanks Man. The previous owner has put a lot of graft into the car so it’s pretty well sorted. I do have another 6 speed box with a Quaife LSD in it which I’ll fit at some point . Would like a set of standard wheels with some rainsports or something on for the winter and possibly a Recaro pole position seat .
    1 point
  4. Hello there. I’ve recently, yesterday, purchased a Lupo Gti. I sold my last one in 2007. My first few cars in the 90’s were mk1 and Mk2 golf gti’s . 8v, g60 and vr6. Never owned a valver but I raced a few. Anyhow that was then, this is now . The lupo is too loud and too low but I can’t help but like it. My other car is a Mwb Sprinter.
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  5. Sorry, i've been off the forum for a while. It's been on the news non-stop since day one. Apparently they're still expecting more lava to come out as it's still quite active. More than 2000 buildings have been reported destroyed... We'll see when it stops and what can be done about it, it's a real shame for those people.
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  6. Yes! You can't do that on the road. If the clutch reading changes over a few hours, it's the clutch guide sleeve as well. RAB
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  7. Clutch actuators are consumable items; don't buy a used one! Might be an idea to do a FULL basic setting, rather than missing out an important part, i.e. ADJUST. RAB
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  8. There's no such thing as a good second-hand clutch guide sleeve. Part no. 7 here: https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/lupo++lupo+3l+tdi/lu/2001-231/1/141-141010/ RAB
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  9. It has been done but not to RHD. There's no RHD steering rack for a 3L. Why bother? There are as many pros and cons to either LHD or RHD with the exception of overtaking but if moving your head a few feet makes that much difference, it's probably not safe to anyway! It's lack of maintenance that makes running a standard 3L expensive. You have to be proactive! RAB
    1 point
  10. Just been having a little read through this thread and truly has got to be one of my favourite current builds out there! great work and some real inspiration to get me moving with things on mine again!
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  11. Your clutch sleeve is on its' way out. RAB
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  12. Most likely the potentiometer of the clutch actuator is beginning to fail. Either buy a new actuator or send the electrical part to Mankmil. See here; https://a2-freun.de/forum/forums/topic/45241-a2-12tdi-gear-selector-not-pushing-down-to-3rd-4th-and-5th-gears/ He will replace the potentiometer with a Hall sensor which is a non-wearing part. English is fine. The second option is the cheapest one and will give a longer life. RAB
    1 point
  13. There is no English VW Lupo 3L manual as it was not sold in the UK. There might be an Italian one but you might have problems finding one. A copy of Elsawin might be more useful. RAB
    1 point
  14. Unless you are very sure about the car's condition, I would avoid. Remember the seller is selling for a reason. Component costs of new hydraulic unit and gearbox actuator are now north of £2k each. Otherwise buy but be proactive with maintenance as otherwise it will become very expensive! You will need VCDS and a copy of Elsawin for maintenance. RAB
    1 point
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  16. Looks more like silver if you compare it to the van in the last picture. Good to know it was saved
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  17. Right just thought I'd add my experience with the vw 1.4 16v AHW engine and tuning I'd like to start by saying I am aware these engine aren't very strong and can't handle loads of power reliable. I will also say I don't claim to know much about these engines but this is just my experience. I found the driving experience can be improved with only a few mods but first off give the engine a good service new oil and filter. Check the crank case breather and replace or clean as needed new spark plugs, check ht leads and coil pack for corrosion replace if needed. Then you want to find your self the inlet manifold, throttle body and air box off a polo 6n 100bhp. The reason you need to change the air box is because the throttle body is bigger you could get an induction kit but the standard air box seems quite good with a k&n panel and removing restrictions in the box it's self. I also remove the hot air intake in summer and refit in winter. I did not bother with the injectors but you could fit the 100bhp injectors as well. I found the car reves loads faster after 3.5rpm and even at low reves it seems to have more torque. For me this has transformed the car for less than £150 I also have a decat witch helps a bit but does not make a massive difference. I drove a totally standard lupo last week with a 1.4 16v AHW and it felt dead compared to mine and that's why I wrote this thread. My car has not been mapped yet so am sure more power will be found. The car took about a week before it had learnt the throttle body. When I first fitted the parts it idled really high and generally drove like **** at which point I nearly removed it all but after a week it was perfect. The egr need to be removed and blanked to fit these parts. My car is getting a full stainless exhaust system with a 4-2-1 manifold in a month and I would think this will improve it also. Then a remap my be in order.
    1 point
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