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  1. Skezza

    EML and EPC lights on.

    My first hunch is crank sensor. Clean the codes and run again.... see what returns. Please don't use ****ing easy start.
  2. Skezza

    slammed lupo

    Good way you can reduce the risk of ripping your sump off is by increasing the ride height a bit.... it even increases the overall practicality of the car a little. Nah, stupid idea.
  3. That's a fair effort. How quickly can you do it? Took me a few hours. Easier on the Polo 9N2 isn't it, just crawl into the floor space and weld up.
  4. Skezza

    Red Lupo GTI for sale

    Where you located?
  5. I had no actual difficulty changing gear. It just developed a squeak. I fitted a new pedalbox rather than try weld it.
  6. Dipping the clutch usually sounds squeaky as the seam weld begins to tear. Might not be the same for everyone.
  7. Skezza

    Warning light

    OK, then yeah get it scanned. Feel free to order a bluetooth OBD2 and do it on your own phone. Android preferred
  8. Skezza

    Warning light

    She said it comes on after a while, but also upon starting. Second is correct, first is not. How often you driving it? Just wondering if it needs a good old Italian tuneup.
  9. Skezza

    Warning light

    A check engine light? Standard malfunction indicator. It should always illuminate before starting the car, that's to let you know it's still working. You will need to get it scanned by a friend or worst case, a local garage and proceed from there It sounds like a Pending fault, especially if it doesn't appear all the time. I'd still get it scanned. Is the car running any differently?
  10. Skezza

    Hi 👋👋

    They call it something else in Stoke, but I think I get it. Additionally, bacon is bad for you. High in nitrates.
  11. Skezza

    100k miles

    Run in? Barely. That's a baby. 150k miles was when mine started to feel run in
  12. Skezza

    Coilover advice

    I suspect if you dropped them any lower the ride quality would rapidly become horrendous. Running cheap coilovers at a relatively normal height isn't such a bad idea cost wise, but as soon as you dump it like tends to be the aim, the ride becomes utterly horrific and nobody will convince me otherwise. Cheap coilies are cheap for a reason. Been there, seen it, nah. OEM suspension is indeed a bit too expensive. However you can occasionally pickup a full set off a low miler for about £50.
  13. Skezza

    Rich where's the parts you promised me??

    Can we maybe put this into a PM fella? Not really necessary put this on the main board....
  14. I would have thought so.
  15. Skezza

    3rd Brake light

    That's not good at all...
  16. Skezza

    Gearbox refurb

    Basically guaranteed to last the lifetime of the car now!!
  17. Skezza

    Car data

    @lupogtiboy might be able to help you here.
  18. Skezza

    Gearbox refurb

    That's an absolute bargain. I'd consider doing that with a high mileage working box just as preventative!!!
  19. The reason I continue to buy VW and decided not to buy another BMW is the exact opposite of that. I've always found VWs are indeed built to last. Both my Lupos lasted like absolute warriors. I've never found a part that seemed designed or destined to fail, like on certain other brands. There's planned obsolescence and there's simply poor design. The second is forgivable..... but I've only ever driven old VWs so no opinion on new ones. 08 is the newest, that's ancient these days really. Trust me, I continue to root for VAG all the way. Didn't buy a second A4 for nothing.
  20. I wasn't having a go and I am certainly not putting a price on life..... although considering you live in a country where only the wealthiest in society (or tax funded aristocrats) get the best healthcare, there is a fairly strong argument for some life being more valuable than others. Seems to depend whether you're someone special or not. Sorry if that sounds all a bit socialist'y. I wanted to know if there was a scientific reason. It's all well and good saying "I value life a lot more than money", well for some that depends on whether the difference between them and a homeless man is their job, right? I will openly admit, and I shouldn't because we're supposed to encourage good behaviour, but I will openly admit to driving around a few years ago with a resistor behind my cowling because the clock spring on my red Lupo had gone. This was before the cheap Chinese knockoffs were popping up and an OEM clock spring was more expensive than I expected. I subsequently repaired the OEM one, at some effort with a soldering iron and my sanity. Would that be considered safe? Now you can get a cheap one for less than the cost of 2 pints of beer. I was keen to know if it was purely a software fuse or if there was some valid science behind this. I write software, therefore I have seen some oily tricks that I don't consider remotely ethical. Planned obsolescence. There's a G-Sensor built-in to the module (bad design imo, but we can gloss over that). Once that G-Sensor has been tripped, a certain amount of force has already been exerted on it. The sensor is now unreliable or perhaps unpredictable............ OR, it's completely fine and designed to survive multiple accidents, however, like you said, it is not worth taking the risk with something designed to mechanically detect an impact or not. I would totally agree with that. There clearly is valid science here.... and that's all I was asking. Like I said, wasn't having a go..... it's a good debate and now the debate has been concluded by the thread posted above.
  21. This was the answer I was looking for. No need for my experiment now and considering the forces that can be exerted in an accident, I suspect only the most trivial of accidents would avoid damaging this sensor.
  22. My point is: @mk2 suggested it was to do with maintaining a current into the airbag itself, even when there is no connection to the battery. Disconnect the airbag? What about when a car is left for 2 years and the battery dies?.... unless the airbag has super caps as well? However super caps maintain charge for a limited period of time. They're not batteries..... So they would eventually die as well. It seems very strange to me. Perhaps it's my software engineering background, but software is software..... it doesn't change when it feels like it. Lines of code. Hence why I am asking if the reasons they're one-hit are hardware based? Physical limitations..... Perhaps there's a tiny little jump pack or something that shoots a higher than average voltage??? However from my 30 seconds on Google, I'm reading that an airbag can actually be deployed with significantly less than 12v, so it doesn't appear to be that either. It almost sounds like a simple transistor would suffice the actual task of deployment. I just wonder if we dismantled a good module and a 'used' module, whether there would be any actual difference. If not, then it's just an EEPROM right? A software 'fuse'. Flash the original EEPROM using the many many tools available. Module fixed? I'm almost tempted to try it in the name of science. I'm sure I could find a knackered old Lupo with a blown or belching engine, backup the EEPROM, run it into a wall, reload the backup after changing the airbags, see what happens. Of course, I'm not recommending ANY of this, including the flashing of the EEPROM's etc. I'm just keen to know exactly why they're one hit? If it's just to 'ensure consistency' or reliability then why not just have every unit one hit, especially safety units? Hopefully someone less cynical than me will explain that there's a scientific reason and not because VW fancied cashing in on cars that had been in a crash.
  23. What about if you disconnect the airbag itself??

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