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About Hazy

  • Birthday September 28

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    2001 Fantasia Green Lupo SDI / 2001 Discovery 2 TD5 / 2011 Passat Estate TDI 170 Sport

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  1. Well if i knew how much a faff it was beforehand, i would probably be more inclined to give it to somebody else to do as well. I just got annoyed with not being able to remove the regulator, which should be easy as, and decided for my own satisfaction to pull the entire thing out. Which is just as well as it was completely shot (doesn't help that the Lupo has hardly done 400miles in three years). The fan/aux belt tensioner is a pain, infact most of the gubbins in that area is. Everything else in the engine bay has acres of space in comparison! Next job is the front suspension arms re
  2. Eh, did this the other week, it's a bit faffy but not impossible. Had to do it (amongst other things) for the MOT because the car had been standing that long, the thing had seized solid and screws/bolts keeping regulator on were also shot, so no quick fix there. Anyway: 1. Take the front end off (front bumper and metal crash bar thing) so you have better access -and also so you can pull the old Alt out of the now exposed aperture in the front panel, and pass the new one back in through it. Also take under engine cover off. 2. Using the extra access with the front end off
  3. That eBay link says they fit my SDI which has a different front caliper set-up to the TDI. Pretty sure the TDI is different from the Sport also in that respect.
  4. I'll put some pics up later, none on my phone currently. And your MK4 sounds like ours! Sills are completely shot at the front, last time i tried to jack it up it just crumpled into nothing, doesn't help with the liberal amount of salt they put on the roads here (thankfully the Disco is waxoiled within an inch of it's life). But yeah, it would be much much cheaper just to get another Mk4, the subframe is going, the steering rack is just about gone, but it still has it's original engine, gearbox and turbo! Only reason it hasn't made the journey into the afterlife is because the missus has
  5. Never had a problem with the old Golf's AHF lump (330k on the clock), which after sitting for nearly a year in the yard after the clutch shat itself, fired up first time last weekend. Would love to drop it in place of the trusty SDI before the Golf itself disintergrates and gets collected by the scrappy, but I have the task of finishing the Lupo's bodywork (amongst other things) a year after i last touched it, ho hum.
  6. Depends on how much stick it's had. The clutch on mine needed changing over at roughly 125~130k
  7. Don't know as of yet, don't want to take it off until it's sat in garage and new one has arrived so I can put it on. There's a squeal when the engine first turns over for ten seconds or so, and you can see coolant returning to the expansion tank, but after the squeal stops, the coolant just sits and doesn't circulate. So could be either bearing or impeller. Will let you know when I swap it out!
  8. Oh it's definitely a bit of a sod to do. Not exactly hard, just incredibly fiddly than it should be! Tippex for marking the timings and patience of a saint is all you need really, more to get that infernal bolt out to take the cambelt cover off, that and trying not to get covered taking the pump off. I just followed the instructions on Elsawin! The first time I got somebody else to do it, second time and this last time I did it myself, wouldn't care but the gates cambelt had plenty of life left in it! If you get a decent garage, it shouldn't cost more than £200 really. It's just la
  9. Okey cokey, changed over cambelt/tensioner, waterpump and aux belt last weekend, and all was well, until this middle of the week when there was a bit of a squeal when starting up. Hadn't seen any adverse signs until yesterday when I did more than my usual 10miles to work, and the temp gauge for the first time ever went past 90 degrees, and kept climbing. So pulled over to see that system was over pressurising etc etc. Let it cool down for a bit, and tootled like a granny with heating on full blast the last couple of miles home. So long and short of it is that the new waterpump I put on is
  10. Well not that much actually, just enough to leave fifth running relatively dry. The FFV gearbox is your usual 085 that has fifth stuck on the end of the shaft sitting in the shallows.
  11. Well apart from the usual things that affect most models (as you've stated), I'd probably only be wary of the gearbox and just check when last the drive belt and aux belt have been changed. In the eight years i've had mine the only major things to go have been the power steering pump (easy to sort), and the gearbox -which was down to the selector seal going (common fault) and the oil level going down and slowly cooking the fifth gear. So not entirely catastrophic, but a pain having only four gears until you get a another gearbox to stick in -am there's not an awful lot surprisingly to go
  12. When I was looking the other year for a 2nd hand gearbox -fifth had cooked itself when the selector oil seal had gone, cheaper to buy 2nd hand than rebuild -I found out that all gearboxes fitted in the SDI from 2001 until the end of production were FFV. With ETF being a factory replacement? But both the Arosa and the Lupo SDI were all uniformly AKU engined, so theoretically an earlier Arosa gearbox should fit fine. Also, about the oil seal, replace that before refitting the gearbox!
  13. Yeah, cheers. It was a case of see-sawing the two jacks until it was close enough to get bolt on!
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