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rick briddon

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  1. Mate I had a Lupo 3L with ABS and now have a Lupo 1.4 Tdi that doesnt have ABS. I found without ABS the braking wasnt as sharp, it didnt effect the stopping power mind. You will just have to get in touch with the seller and ask im afraid.
  2. Just seen Clayton's GTi in tornado red and it's a match. His pics are good enough to get a comparison Could admin close this thread please. Thanks
  3. Hi all I have lost the paint code for my red Lupo, I changed the mat in the boot and forgot to write the code down. Also the car owners book is new and doesn't have a code in it. I have checked the how to section and found the thread on paint codes however I don't think my car is either Flash red or Tornado red. Does any one elae have a red Lupo? Please email me for pic as I can't seem to add one Thanks
  4. Just done mine, i can send you the link to the part number... it was valeo which Danoid is correct is fitted by VW as standard.. It sorted mine out now all four settings work
  5. Hello all I have this in classified now as new job forces sale.... Hope im OK putting this here... Sold to Stu Hope it serves you well
  6. Let me know to please as this has been a major thorn in my ass
  7. Hi Check out AP aero wipers on ebay, they look like GTi ones (Ish) and are leass than £10 per pair. I have em on my Tdi and they are fine. Regards Rick
  8. Yep Gameover i to got nowhere. I jumped through hoops, emailed and wrote to the world and they all said no chance. I should have bought one registered after March 2001. (I had certificate of conformity and all documents) Im not worried now though as im averaging 90mpg, saving myself at least £50 per month.
  9. Im sure I put this info on here when DVLA pulled my pants down for £135...... I was out by two weeks. I used the info provided by Rab, but in the end I didnt get Tax free. The bonus is im averaging 90mpg Woop woop
  10. Mate I have a lupo 1.4 tdi and a Lupo 3l, I spent hundreds upgrading my Lupo 1.4Tdi to the G60 set up, with gooved discs and race pads and braided hoses, even new Gti calipers, however it didnt really make much difference. It does look nice mind. What I noticed is that my Lupo 3L has better brakes as standard and I believe this is due to having ABS, which my 1.4Tdi doesnt have. I realise the 3L is lighter though. What im trying to say is save your money and just do a normal service with good brake fluid. If you do however want a Gti rear axle, handbrake cables and brake pipes i have a set that due to new baby havent and wont be fitted.
  11. Where are you as I have vcds and managed to set my egr to minimum, this then removes the need to blank the egr. If you blank the egr then the car will take longer to warm up, thus you will use more fuel.
  12. Do you need a rear axle as I have one with new brake pipes and handbrake cables. I bought to do the same to my Tdi however new baby equals no time :-(
  13. Just sent you an email before i checked your links above Thanks
  14. Loepan good little clip, not sure where I can buy the accumulator though
  15. Nice one. Ive done the accumlator check and i only get 3 gears before it kicks in, does this mean i need to change the black accumulator? Any idea where i can get one? Also im not sure how to check/adjust the clutch cable. Fault codes checked, only one present is an ABS Hydraulic pump code (V64) 01276 - sporadic signal outside tolerance..... Any ideas Thanks for your help Derv, much appreciated.
  16. Yep it's an ANY, is that a bad thing? Also battery is in the boot to. I will have a look at the clutch cable to, going to check the accumulator tonight . Thanks Derv
  17. Great info again, wish I'd got in touch with you prior buying. But great to know your very knowledgable on the 3L, so can I assume its either power steering or Stop start? I have the SSP which are great thanks
  18. Thanks RobG i did exactly that and it worked a treat Cheers
  19. Derv great advice I will keep an eye on the hydraulic fluid, does this ever need changing like engine oil or is it more like just keeping it topped up? (Would it benefit from a change?) The lupo 3L i purchased was a good choice specifically for price and location, if I could get another one i would go for a 2002 onwards and one with power steering, but you learn aye
  20. Derv I don't think everyone knew about the tax change, the woman at DVLA didn't even know what she was doing until she'd chatted to 2 of her work buddies. I did put a post on here asking about importing a Lupo 3L, pity you didn't put on there about the tax, as I would have found that helpful. Wish I had that crystal ball :-)
  21. Thanks Guys. I hope this info helps future buyers, unfortunatley me and Skezza are the unlucky ones. If an administrator wants to put it in the how to im more than happy as it may effect other model purchases. Note the Audi A2 3L is an option, however these go for around £6000 just for the car
  22. Skezza The place I bought the car insured it back to the UK for me, then I assumed my fully comp covered it. Id check with your insurance mind And yep I will get UK plates, so next years insurance should at least be cheaper
  23. I thought about trying to contact someone reference it, but after googling the world I dont think ill get anywhere. It proper sucks when you buy a car that is in the Guiness book of records for being so fuel efficient etc only to find you have to pay road tax equivalent to a gas guzzling co2 spewing petrol car. On the side of importing RS ill brake it down- Lupo 3L- £3000 (82000 miles on the clock) Flight to Holland- £100 Train to car show room- £20 Fuel home- £20 Ferry- £35 Registration fee- £55 Road Tax- £130 Insurance- £565 However my no claims didnt mirror for some reason and as it had to be done on the vin only certain insurance companies would insure MOT- £27 with a voucher, only failed on track rod end (£12) Lights (purchased beam convertors online £8) and a couple of tires. £3972 in total Thats prity much everything, i hope that helps potential buyers.
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