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  1. micp

    My Raven Blue GTi

    Thanks man! I’ll get some ordered. Just realised myself it’s coming up 10 years. Jesus 😂
  2. micp

    My Raven Blue GTi

    I’m guessing theyre going to be one of those parts VW no longer do!
  3. micp

    My Raven Blue GTi

    Christ, this has been a while. I've still got the Lupo! However, it has spent maybe the past three and a bit years just stuck in the garage and only doing about 50 miles. I've moved home and other things have taken priority financial wise. I think it's now about time that I sorted the bits out I want to and get this little thing back on the road. Before the car was garaged back in 2016 I had a few issues and problems. First, it needed new bottom ball joints and the ones from VW were on backorder. They took a good ten months to come at the time. For a while, the car felt awful to drive. The FKs that were on the car also gave up. One of the front legs just decided to die on me. I replaced the full lot with an expensive set of KWs and then pretty much didn't do any more miles in the thing. I also had a nightmare one day driving behind a van carrying a load of junk. Some debris fell off the back and the car in front of me swerved to avoid it but I didn't see it until it was too late. The thing put a nice hole in my sump, ripped the offside arch liner and bent the wing a little. I managed to repair the sump at the time with a little welding and some plumbers putty but there's still a small leak. The cars on 104k and that won't be increasing but its time to sort out that list of problems! The rear brake light hasn't been working for a while. So over the weekend, I removed the spoiler. It looks like I'm going to need a replacement connector, this one has rusted to bits, as has one of the bolts to remove the brake light itself, this took a while to remove. I also noticed I was missing this little plastic cover. I am guessing I can pick this up cheap from somewhere. I decided to pull out the rear seats first for a clean. I've removed the rears and noticed one of the seat belts no longer retracted itself. Off came the panels to find the culprit, this little clip had come loose. What's next I hear you ask. Well, it turns out I'd purchased a sump pan and arch liner a long time ago. So, those need fitting. I'll probably get the sump pan replaced when I get the belt and pump done. There's also an annoying little rattle from the front heat shield. I have one of those that will need fitting at that time. It needs two new tow eye covers on the front. I've got them both and they just need painting. One of the headlight washers needs replacing. The clip that holds the blank on is broken. I've got that so I just now need to find the patience to replace it. My windscreen has a chip it in. It was repaired years ago but it's visible and annoys me, so I want that replacing. The cigarette lighter doesn't work. I can't ever remember it working so as I work my way around the car I'll have to get that sorted. The glass in the driver's side sun visor is smashed so I'll need to source another one unless the glass can be removed and replaced? The bodywork has a few little marks here and there, as expected with a 17-year-old car. But I'd eventually like them tidied up. I'll get more photos up as I work my way around the car.
  4. @Rich have you still got this? Been a while since I’ve been on here and this has been updated. If you have, are you willing to sell the sump pan? Looking for one seems mine has a nice little crack in and it’s leaking a little oil here and there 😩
  5. Yeah VW definitely have these. I picked a set up not so long ago because I snapped mine when removing the front bumper.
  6. Can confirm this is true. I received mine this morning after waiting 7 months for a pair. Also got a notification from eBay about an item I'd been watching - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-VW-VW-Lupo-GTI-Traggelenke-Rechts-Links-6ES-1LX-6E0407366-6E0407365-NEU/172294392412?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Previously this was for the side I didn't need, its been updated for both so they're definitely out there now.
  7. @CLAYTONJONES Looks lovely on those wheels. Just noticed you smoothed the boot, popper fitted? I'm considering doing it.
  8. I've been waiting for mine since the 19th January! I ordered both sides. The drivers side came within days. The passenger side still hasn't and I'm just sat here patiently waiting, ringing them every few weeks to check. Currently it's on back order and there's no date set.
  9. Off topic. Where did you get those knobs for the heater controls?
  10. Haha it's a lottery then ? I'll give me local dealers a bell tomorrow. Failing that, I'll try Deutscheparts
  11. Just took it out. Thinking about it, it does feel a little narrow on that side and going full lock causes the wheel to run against the liner a little so I'm going to get it replaced. Might as well replace both sides too, now what's the waiting time for these? ?
  12. Hah, I don't drive the lupo that much these days so I can't say I've noticed anything different but I'm definitely going to have to get it changed to an actual one from VW! on the subject, are the wishbone arms any different on the GTIs? Or is it just the ball joints?
  13. How much shorter? If thats the case I may have to remove mine and get a GTI one ordered!
  14. @Sausage @cj1 interesting! That article is definitely eyes opening. I may have to shop around a little going forward if that's the true nature of the company who are providing my car insurance.
  15. Nah mate, only thing I've ever had to call them for was when my window screen got a chip in. They got it sorted for me within a few days. Is this where you tell me some horror story?
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