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BEP51 last won the day on June 6 2013

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  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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  1. Other causes could be the crank/camshaft sensor issues with them not correlating? Also, I cheaped out on the coolant temp sensor last time - although it hasn't thrown a code, maybe worth changing this too. What is a MAP sensor doing in a naturally aspirated car? Is it just intake air temperature?
  2. My thoughts too, got one on order, just need to be able to get the old one out now! It's stubborn, but will get it out eventually. Everything else is clean/new. Will get the MA sensor out for a clean, but the brake reservoir is in the way. Also ordered the crank sensor, will fit it if the lambda doesn't sort it.
  3. Compression was good when I rebuilt the head. No notable oil use, and no blue smoke. As for plugs - all 4 drenched in petrol. Its only overfuelled for a few days, not so worried about the cat, also MOT is ages away and will do that then if needed. Currently soaking the precat o2 sensor in penetrating fluids as it is seized as per the norm. will give it a clean up when i get it out. Timing is bang on, had to get it right after the full head rebuild, didn't want to cock it up after all that £££. Not seen the o2 sensor code come up before on it so will likely attribute the overfuelling to that. The crankshaft sensor is a pig to get to, and have had those codes since i bought the car, so reckon I will do lambda first, then if that cures the overfuel, then will change the G40 in the near future.
  4. Been a few years since I sold my Lupo Sport and eventually stopped using this forum. but recently I bought a 1.0 ALD engine mk1 Seat Arosa for my girlfriend's sister to learn to drive in and for me to use as a cheap commuter. My Lupo was ridiculously reliable and easy to work on so assumed a £375 Arosa, with a fresh MOT, no advisories and only 81k on the clock was a good buy... To save scrolling - Current issue is that it has started to overfuel - mpg has been awful (usual 250 miles a tank, now only 125) and when accelerating there is a notable amount of unburnt fuel coming out. Just been out to read its codes again and it had the following: 17748/P1340/004928 - Camshaft Position Sensor (G40) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28): Incor. Correlation 16514/P0130/000304 - Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor B1 S1: Malfunction in Circuit 16725/P0341/000833 - Camshaft Position Sensor (G40): Implausible Signal 17536/P1128/004392 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1 (Mult): System too Lean 17544/P1136/004406 - Fuel Trim: Bank 1 (Add): System too Lean I have previously had 17748 and 16725 come up repeatedly since i bought the car, even when I replaced the G40 sensor which made no difference - the wiring all seems good too. Is it worth trying to replace the G28 or the lambda, or both as that is a bit more expense i don't really want to throw at what was bought and intended as a cheap car? History so far: Bought the car a few months back. Only known history it came with was the cambelt being done and a fresh 12 month ticket. It ran ok, if a little crude - but when i bought it I gave it a full service with Bosch everything and good oil, fuel filter, temp sensor and changed the rusted out backbox and had it running better. Checked the codes every so often (as the MIL LED is broken). Changed the camshaft sensor after codes 17748 and 16725 still kept appearing which made no difference - wiring all seems fine - so I questioned if the timing was out... Sooooo I re-timed it and aligned the biggest and clearest of the 2 white dots made by the previous cambelt change to the marker and got the bottom in line correctly, then went to start it - "ping ping ping" = 4 exhaust valves bent - turned out when scratching off the tipex on the sprocket the little dot was obscuring the correct timing divet in the sprocket and the big clear marker didn't correlate to anything - my fault for not scratching it off first - but a full expensive and time consuming head rebuild later with new head-gasket, valve seals. combined with wrong items sent from eurocarparts eventually sorted it and had it running beautifully again driving lovely. Decided to put a tank of vpower fuel through it for good measure, use it all the time in my TT and in my old lupo. Then began having starting issues, it was not keen to start easily whether warm or cold - I put this down to the higher required compression ratio, the higher than specified octane level from inside the fuel cap and assumed the new valves hadn't had enough time to bed in fully yet - checked the battery which was fine - burnt that tank off and filled it up with cheap stuff and it ran fine again... Then the starting issue began to return and worsen, now it only starts as you let go of the key, not if you hold it forward, and only if you get the timing of it just right. I had some injector short to ground codes, checked the wiring, no issues, so replaced the coilpack, which did make a little improvement but hasn't solved the issues. Despite the issues it ran fine until about a week ago when it started getting lumpy, idling badly and threw the above codes, then started seeing 250 miles a tank drop sharply to 125 and noted whitish unburnt fuel coming out the exhaust under acceleration (smells like fuel and no coolant is disappearing). So decided to run a scan and got the above listed codes. With Christmas coming i don't want to spend the earth so want best advise as to which bit to check/change first. My initial thoughts are now to look at the G28 camshaft sensor which I can get for about £45 (as I already replaced the G40 to no avail). Or go get the lambda sensor which is about another £45. This is the first time i've had the lambda come up, but have had the 17748 and 16725 codes since i got the car. Should I just spend the £90 and see if it sorts it? or have people come across this issue before? Hopefully someone can offer some advice. Thanks in advance. Ben
  5. Hiya, not been on here for a while! My Lupo was sold last week, I now have a TT, but I will be attending again this year but won't be organising a clubstand as I hope to be with the TTOC. If somebody else would like to organise it - its very easy - just email/phone the track, they send you a form - put down how many passes you want (over estimate so you aren't short) and then they post them to you no cost. Then as before meet on the morning in advance (local car park round the corner) to hand-out tickets. Or post them to members if you like. Combe are pretty relaxed and will usually let people onto a clubstand pass or not if they arrive later and dont have their passes. (nobody gets fined ) Hope to see you all therer again this year. Good Luck Ben
  6. BEP51

    Lupo 1.4

    Morning, I am selling my Lupo Sport if you are interested, A little bit of a trek for you to come from Hayes to Taunton, but it would be worth your while. I've just bought a TT and am going to be fully detailing the Lupo for sale this weekend. Add me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.pitcher and I can send you an advert for it. I'm looking for 2k for it, FSH 97k - Very good condition - one of the best you will find for sale + I'm throwing in all the extra bits I have for it that you can sell on yourself or chop and change with.
  7. Scott Johns is, here is his Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.johns.925?fref=ts Silver, good condition, just over 100k on it I beleive.
  8. Havent been on here in ages lol! - if you still havent managed it by now, yes it is easy, just the two torx screws in the front grille and i think two little torx screws in either arch liner, then just start pulling from the sides. No real updates, but bought a fire extinguisher (red of course) its not arrived yet. need to fix my doorcards as passengers have pulled the left one off at the top, and my dad pulled the driver side one off at the top when he borrowed it for ONE journey. bought some new clips and glue to repair the part which tore away, so just need some time free from my uni masters course to fix them... also need a new front right ABS speed sensor, a new lambda sensor and a new clutch (cos the TOB is audible when the clutch is depressed and at 93,000 miles the clutch must be nearly due anyway, gonna get my (not so warped any more, but still a little vibration) new brake disks fitted, just need time and a flat road, 45 degrees is a stupid road to live on! - At least i dont get flooded... Hopefully maybe during next summer I want to swap to a silver mk1 Audi TT 225, i love driving the lupo, and nothing will ever drive as well, but I've run out of things I want to do to it now... it all just seems like maintenance.
  9. Dunns Lane Car Park Dunns Lane Castle Combe Wiltshire United Kingdom SN14 7HU https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.498074,-2.223355&spn=0.001458,0.004128&t=h&z=19 Tomorrow at 08:30 setting of over to the track just before 9. Don't forget your passes as I only have 3 spare and they will probably get given out. Let me know if you will be arriving later so I can make sure People leave space for you on the clubstand. Weather looks like it will be ideal - as per what is now normal! Expecting: 1. BEP51 - Ben + Red Lupo Sport 2. jordon123200063 + Jordon - Red Lupo 3. Vwlup0 - Ollie + Black Lupo 4. + Mini Cooper S 5. + Original Mini 6. LeeLupo - Lee + Fantasia Green Lupo 7. Fishcracker - Dave + Fantasia Green Lupo 8. LupeCeeJay - CJ + Soft Blue Lupo 9. ma11b - Matt + Yellow Lupo 10. robgti - Rob - Honorary Ex-Lupo Owner + Red MK5 GTI 11. Blitzerman - Chris + Lupo 12. Carley + bf's lupo x. Emz - Emz + Black Arosa Sport - (show and shine)
  10. unfortunately i cant track mine as i have a warped brake disk been waiting a whole year for another go...
  11. CHANGE OF ARRIVAL TIME. Combe has asked that cars are parked up by around 9AM, so meeting at the above carpark at 8:30. Will get passes posted out today.
  12. Gonna say 9am as thats when the day starts, at the car park here: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=51.498074,-2.223355&spn=0.001458,0.004128&t=h&z=19 Head over by 9:30, anyone arriving later can just phone me on 079 888 72 232 for a pass or i may try and leave them with the guys on the gate to be available if you ask for them.
  13. Details available here : http://www.autometrix.co.uk/trackdays/club_display.html The Attendance List... 1. BEP51 - Ben - Red Lupo Sport - (clubstand & Interested in track session too) - n/a 2. sheepslupo - Shaun - Black Lupo - (clubstand only) - Awaiting Mobile Number x. Emz - Emz - Black Arosa Sport - (show and shine) - n/a 2. jordon123200063 - Jordon - Red Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via PM 4. Coley220 - Jack - Jass Blue Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via PM 3. Vwlup0 - Ollie - Black Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via PM 4. LeeLupo - Lee - Fantasia Green Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via FB 5. Fishcracker - Dave - Fantasia Green Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via FB 6. LupeCeeJay - CJ - Soft Blue Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via FB 7. ma11b - Matt - Yellow Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via FB 8. robgti - Rob - Honorary Ex-Lupo Owner - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via FB 9. Blitzerman - Chris - Lupo - (clubstand only) - Details Received Via PM
  14. well i havent had them thru the post yet! if there isnt reasonable time to post them i will just hand them out in the morning on the day.
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