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    I have a feeling I will enjoy this restoration thread, keep the updates coming
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    Biodiesel is not veggie oil (SVO). Basically the oil portion of straight veggie oil is only about 80% (from memory). The rest is made up of glycerols, fatty acids, protiens, sugars and aromas. Veggie oil diesters, or biodiesels are purified SVO, with only the oil component remaining. All the non combustible products have been removed. The problem is that when you have a hot engine, the non-combustible portion of the SVO gets slowly cooked inside the injector and then turns into a plastic like substance. With newer diesel injectors that use tiny holes instead of a jet, they get clogged with this sticky stuff- game over. That's why most dual fuel systems need to have a purge before you switch off the engine so that no SVO is left in the injection system. Usually starting the changover about 3-5 minutes before parking up.
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    The oil around spark plugs may just be overspill from topping up oil. The cam box under the filter/cover acts as a funnel to the spark plugs. Do a few hundred miles and pull a plug to see if it’s still oily. sump plug is easily cross threaded as it’s alloy, I wouldn’t say ha4d life, just exposed to more ham fisted maintenance. Thats really unusual for the foam membrane to still be intact on such a high mile car! Tearing is what the animals do - you can cut access openings into it and tape it up.
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    @loopydebs , if you haven't 100% committed with that overpriced ECU service, back out. There'll be someother small mechanic's place in your area that specialises in vdubs. They'll provide you with a much better service, and may actually know what's going on. And they'll plug in their diagnostics for a quick look for FREE. It takes two minutes to get the info from the car's computer. Please please look around. I hate seeing people getting ripped off! Anyone else here know any decent vdub/audi enthusiasts in Norfolk area?
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    All cars go wrong. It's just a machine. The more faults that are fixed, the more reliable and better the car will be. ECUs rarely go wrong and wiring faults are the biggest problems on all modern cars, so once fixed, you should be fine. Usually it's pretty obvious where the cause of the fault originated when you pull a car to bits to fix it. Worth asking for their opinion what the cause may have been. Source of the leak and corroded wire? Sometimes it's a rare manufacturing fault that has been festering for years and decides to fail just at the wrong time, but more often it's "expert" mechanics that do the most damage. You go in to fix the car and immediately it becomes very obvious that some grease monkey has been in there before and completely messed everything up. And now it needs fixing... properly. When my clients bring their cars in and I find a grease monkey problem, I always take pics to show them what caused it. And then again once fixed properly. You'll be fine. Just enjoy the car...
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    Yeah it's the grey foam... There's a pic of my fix in here: https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/99888-had-a-small-leak-and-found-this/ but when you do replace it, don't keep the new 'seal' as drum tight as I did. It does need to go into the door recesses as the door panels push into it.
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    That's a nice touch pardon the pun.Id keep the spare steering wheel you just never know.
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    There's a tiny little tab that you need to lift out of a slot, then turn...
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    For your faded wiper arms - not cheap but goes a long way - Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=gtechniq+c4&adgrpid=54783026153&hvadid=259073162859&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007326&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12251867971172660909&hvtargid=aud-615115051421%3Akwd-312246140150&tag=googhydr-21&ref=pd_sl_61ty34e96u_e
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    Been lurking about on the forums for a couple months haha though it was time i made and account and showed my lupo! both cars i have owned now have been lupo's. i had a 1.0 as my first car and then at the end of last year treated myself to a GTI! i bought the GTI without an MOT in September last year all that was needed to get it on the road was new breaks all round, break lines and a rear spring. managed to get it on the road for my birthday in December! since then since then Ive done a few things to it, so far it has a Custom Cat-back exhaust, Airlift performance 3P with intermotiv rear bags and i've also just bought some generic 3sdm 0.05! Grant
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