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    Hi guys mk2 etc. luppy hit 20 years old passed delayed mot no problems x I just wanted to thank all you guys over the years for all all your help and knowledge to keep my baby on the road xx
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    Update: I have sourced a new battery for the blue beast. The CCA value is greater too which should help in starting it in the cold come the winter. the old one was from uni part and can’t even buy it now so it probably needed it at some point. I will see if this helps the issue.
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    I bought a vacuum cleaner powered thing a while back. American invention. Basically a big metal can (5 US gallon/20litre) with a ball float and cage to hold it. When full, it blocks off the suction to avoid wrecking the vacuum cleaner. Works with just about any fluid, even mud. You have a hose that comes out of it with all sorts of adapters. Uses the Dyson concept of filtration. I've tried a few different suction things, but none "completely" empties the sump. The dip tube isn't usually located at the lowest point of the sump.
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    Hi, I did one with a 'vacuum pump', tube goes down the dip stick guide, from memory it was pretty successful, I think I got 85-90% out of the sump, cant see it working too well with the gearbox as you won't have a direct route to the bottom of the unit? Ian
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    Thanks y2acp I decided to keep luppy going even when the garage and vw weren’t any help thanks to help on here from mk2 ,shezza and everyone I had the confidence to tackle the last problem which was replacing the clock spring ! Airbag off steering wheel off 😂. The biggest problem really is that all the switches and sensors start to go because the plastic gets brittle x but I always seem to be able to get bits on eBay thanks to the fact that polo parts fit x I hope you are enjoying your lupo x we used to have a few driving around here in Brighton a couple of bright yellow ones but over the last couple of years they have all disappeared.... I’m the only one now x
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    Happy birthday,keep up the the good work.
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    Sorry about the lack of update, so heres a brief one! Back before corona times we took the trip to the UK and did the bovington stages, car ran fine (apart from boiling brake fluid) and ended up 18th out of 47 entries. Was a cracking fast event. I have done a few updates during the covid-19 lockdown, including stiffening up the engine mounts with polyuerethene rubber, and triangulation and polybushes to the rear beam. Today we did the first (and maybe only) rally of the year over here, was a small entry of only 8 due to local restrictions, me and the mrs did a joint entry (2 navigators required) down at the local quarry, was up to 3rd out of 8 beating some fast cars and doing well, until on a change over there was an increase of vibrations, due to the fast change over times there was no time to investigate, launched it off the start line and broke a shaft (stage max for us 1:30 off our times), upon replacing the shaft we realise there was a broken top engine mount spares all fitted in time so the misses didnt incur a penalty! got her all up and running for the rest of the event, ended up with a 4th and 5th overall. The lupo was a proper force to be reckoned with on this type of event and cant wait for the next one. watch this space for more juicy updates soon
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    Only one as far as i know. But very early models were slightly different. yeah, you need a butterfly type clip to hold the valve in place, and the two new o rings, so it doesnt suck air into the system.
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    Yeah, got two tubes and a hole in the top, with a water bleeder at the bottom. EUro car parts or GSF would be a place to start. Else ebay... about a tenner delivered. Make sure you get two little rubber "O" ring seals with it for the anti syphon valve. Welcome to club lupo car pic please
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    I fitted the £22 eBay one (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-VW-LUPO-SEAT-AROSA-PASSENGER-LEFT-ELECTRIC-WINDOW-REGULATOR-REG-98-05/193484677001?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649) yesterday and it's actually really good. I took my time aligning it all and it's perfect again.
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    Just as I talk about it. It happens today! I have two videos so I hope it can help. The first is trying to start the car. Note the battery voltages so obviously it’s dropped. the second video is once my other car is connected by cables. Few seconds and the voltage shoots up and can be started straight away. ( Excuse my dad yelling haha ) Can this be a case of a crap battery?? Or more sinister? IMG_0756.MOV IMG_0757.MOV
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    i will do a video next time it happens! i was hoping it was an easy fix. what about my coolant guage?
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    ok so first thing, if it happens again... and i turn the key to ignition... your saying the lights, radio etc... SHOULD NOT work ????
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    also, what would explain the faulty temp guage? or perhaps just a fluke. i said i read in another thread this can cause starting issues
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    Any idea on how to diagnose further??? or a fix for this ?? thanks
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    UPDATE: i am getting an annoying intermittent starting issue. I cant predict when or where it might happen but i will try and describe what im seeing. Firstly, i noticed my coolant guage on the dash, was dropping to 0 when driving... I checked this using the cheap app i have and the ecu reports it was at the correct temp of 90 (been very hot lately) didnt think anything of it.... then one day i pulled over to the side of the road, turnt my engine off to let some horses go by... couldnt turn it back on.. there were no warning lights on the dash, all electrics work, lights etc... but just wouldn't start. made a weird like churning noise like slow but wouldn't burst into life.. try that 3 times then nothing. managed to get some jumpers on it after 30 mins of waiting around and sprung back into life.. no issues.....without jump leads.. it still would just churn for a couple of times then nothing i check my voltage regularly now. 14-14.2 when driving... key in ignition no turning it.. im measuring 13.5... the battery stays at 14 while driving over a period of 5 hours for example... all whilst this is going on the coolant guage is on then off and so on... i did read on here that "could" affect starting?? I have scanned the car for faults but nothing has come up.. VCDS i will check on the weekend but can anyone give an opinion??
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    The coilovers said they would drop a bit after settling. Seems they have settled at this height. I'm happy with this considering this was the first attempt at setting the height and I haven't touched it since.
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    UPDATE: After fitting those lower suspension arms, and i did comment on how the old ones didnt look too bad.. well after driving the car all this week i can report that the car is soooo different, its stiffer which it should be, better handling, like the wheel doesnt feel so sloppy its a great improvement, which i didnt think it needed cant wait to buy the arb drop links now, which should tighten things up some more. Not sure i can replace much else! haha
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    Thanks. That’s more reassuring. onto the next thing! Haha!
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    I got new rear brakes and fluid to go on. Do you think it will help or is this normal. For me having a car at 44% efficient, isn’t something to be happy about?? I don’t get it. Is this a case of a lightbulb that gives off more heat than light lol
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    These are the ball joints: 93-90973-156 & 93-90973-256, I ordered through autodoc.
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    Not much up an update as i keep forgetting to take photos, but. The car is back from the body shop and all back together Got the aftermarket ball joists all fitted and seem like the right fit! ive made up a fibreglass bootlid with integrated boot hinge mounts which needs a lick of paint and will be able to be thrown on the car. I managed to get a Dbilas Dynamic intake manifold, which ive gold tape wrapped and fitted with a thermo spacer intake gasket to try and keep the intake temperatures down (the exhaust up to the 2nd cat has also had exhaust wrap on it). Ive had to re-route my induction kit also. The project silver top mounts id fitted developed a knock after the crash so i have reverted to standard for now. Polycarb windows are in also to replace the smashed ones. The tailgate window and right rear quarter window will need to be done after the next rally. Both seat mounts have had to be replaced as these got pretty bent up in the crash also. Next event is the Bovington stages at the end of the month so will update again after that.
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    Their the puppies i got to, hopefully they work!
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    yeah I found that post the other day, was the RTS Spanish Ball joint. 93-90973-156 for right and last 3 digit 256 for left. Looked them up but it says for - 6X1 AND 6E1, but skajme seemed to get the right ones http://www.rts-sa.cn/fr/actualidad/nouvelles-sur-les-produits/93-90973-156256-available-vws-ball-joint-right-left-sides
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