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VW Darren

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  1. Make: VW

    Model: LUPO GTI 

    MOT: YES

    TAX: You can buy your own 👍

    Engine size: 1.8

    Fuel type: Petrol

    Description including modifications: 

    Hi this is my Lupo 1.8t. It has been on the road now for a nearly a year after being garaged for 6 years with a broken timing belt. The plan was always to convert it to 20v power -this finally began in March last year and took 3 months to complete.


    Here’s a list of work that was done:-

    1.8t and 5 speed box from a mk4 Golf gti

    Fitted with a Ko4 turbo with injectors

    285bhp map

    N80, N275, secondary air and second lambda removed

    3” downpipe

    New Front mount intercooler

    New radiator with slim electric fan

    Pipercross cone filter

    Recirc to air dump valve 

    Ford Focus brake master cylinder

    Long diesel 5th gear -so 2800rpm at 70mph

    Quaife LSD with APR bolts

    Welded in Mk4 mounts

    Driveshafts made by engineering firm

    New disks and pads all round

    New wishbones inc bushes

    New anti roll bar bushes

    New Toyo Proxy’s 

    Stance coilovers 


    Bad bits/work to be completed:-

    Exhaust needs finishing currently 3” downpipe goes into original Gti exhaust. This needs a cat building into it.

    Fault logged for removed sensors need mapping out -this should have been done when originally mapped but wasn’t (?!)

    Lacquer peeling on roof. A few other age related marks but looks good with bright paintwork.


    Mileage currently reads 56k as replacement clocks were fitted after they failed shortly after last mot. Mileage was 151k new clocks were 51k! I have the old clocks to prove. I was going to have it corrected but tbh prefer looking at the smaller number :)


    The car is red. It has xenon lights with washers. Never had a/c so no extra switches that don’t work.

    Interior is very good. Seats aren’t torn or sagging.


    I use this daily and on a shitty 10 mile commute does 32mpg -thats a lot of stop starting. I drove to London and back in a single day and it returned 54mpg! 

    Doesn’t overheat even in all that hot weather last year. 


    Location: Manchester 

    Images: C72B8A5D-B9EB-4971-9AAB-AF2AE81DE2A7.thumb.jpeg.332ff11b8355c6f411d821d6b41d202c.jpeg

    Price: £4100 firm


    I can post more pics. Can anyone recommend a hosting site/app?

  2. Again from my Lupo Gti. No leaks.

    I would recommend changing the seals and changing the oil -not essential but good practice.

    It comes with clutch slave cylinder, selector cables, starter motor. 

    Also flywheel with clutch and inner cv joints (not pictured)

    Just reuse or source your own bolts. 

    Would like collection only on this. 

    Manchester M270EA







  3. This is my Lupo Gti’s old engine. The timing belt snapped on the way home from picking it up. I was traveling throughout road works in 6th at 50mph taking it quite easy when it went. 


    I haven’t stripped it down so can’t say what it would need to get it back on the road. 


    It’s complete apart from a few coolant hoses and the power steering pump missing. It was a good runner. No EML or misfires. Still has coil packs and throttle body. 


    Ideal if you want to build an engine for your Lupo whilst keeping it on the road. For parts to get yours running right. Even just use the head and gas flow it. 


    £55 collection 

    Swinton, Manchester M27








  4. Emissions are tested for the car, not the engine.

    So a newer engine in an older car -no problem. I had a 20v in a mk1 golf so it didn't even need to run the CAT.

    An older engine in a newer car could be a problem with emissions -does your Lupo have a CAT? Your old air cooled engine will struggle to meet its emissions level.

    The white mk3 pictured above uses a beetle chassis so is still a Beetle with a Golf shell ontop.

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