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Sarahs Lupo

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  1. i would hope after 8 years he has passed uni and got a new car haha
  2. I’d say all of it. that oil pan is a 6L and it’s quiet full. If the factory comes with 4.7L as advised I’d say I haven’t missed any. Also the drain plug is at the back of it so at this angle it falls towards the drain which is perfect.
  3. Why thank you! I have the necessary tools I feel. Never enough tho is it haha
  4. UPDATE: Got a lot sorted today! So managed to change the front Arb Links. Nice new rubber! Oil and filter change too! Old stuff smelt of burgers haha! I’m convinced the previous owner ran this on veg. Not a problem just it’s smells like an old BBQ ha! also took it to the local alignment place I got new tyres fitted couple of months back as documented on here, and since then the car has chewed the outside edges of the tyres to nearly bald! So new front tyres needed again! Ffs. oh well let’s hope the alignment has now fixed this issue. Anyway. Pics as always!!
  5. Thanks! I did check before and the coolant was the correct temp for the engine. But the dial on the dash is wrong/faulty. It’s also using a little coolant every week so I’m hoping they are linked. there are no leaks that I can see
  6. not sure yet. i have some already. but if they dont fit.. ill come back here
  7. Have done a search but cant get the answer i need. I want to replace the coolant Temperature Sensor. i need to know where it is... and what is the correct one. A picture would be ideal! like i said i have tried searching but getting nowhere. 2004 1.7 SDI reg: OE04 LLN
  8. these still available? im going to replace mine tomorrow as i have already got some im hoping i also have the correct size
  9. as a comparison my local VW specialist was charging me £200 to replace the pedal box. good price
  10. Just like to keep this updated: Car hasnt changed just wonderfully reliable! Gonna do an oil change, filter, and replace the arb links tomorrow! Should make it sound a little less DERV! engine cover needs to go back on too just cant fathem how to do it .. i think some of the rubber bits are missing to locate it.. anyway i hope everyone else is doing fine
  11. Ha ha. sorry the car has been amazing. still need to fit the bloody rear brakes.
  12. so been 10 days and havent had any issues so far! Maybe the battery was on its way out! Not much else to report. still using the car - still have a full rear brake kit to go on.. just need some nice weather
  13. 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.
  14. How. Can I make it so you. Can?? I have no issues???
  15. How did you get on.
  16. i got my 1.7 SDI for £400 and had 145k on the clock.. i still test drove it, and expected it to have the servicing and owners history etc.. just because its on the cheaper end of the car market doesnt mean it has to be a shed. do some research and go prepared. its an old car its going to have problems
  17. 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
  18. i will do a video next time it happens! i was hoping it was an easy fix. what about my coolant guage?
  19. ok so first thing, if it happens again... and i turn the key to ignition... your saying the lights, radio etc... SHOULD NOT work ????
  20. 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
  21. Any idea on how to diagnose further??? or a fix for this ?? thanks
  22. 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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