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cj1 last won the day on October 23 2018

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  1. cj1

    Lupo 1.2Tdi front discs

    The usual upgrade is to sport/tdi/gti front hubs/uprights which allows the fitment of the 256mm brakes. Not sure if anything is particularly different that would stop this on the 3L though.
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    GTI Upgrades

    Looking good! And thanks for the handy tips regarding the top mounts!
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Well, some good news I think! Ive taken the car to someone to have a look at, need to be ready for the start of May so makes life much easier. Compression on all four cylinders is fine, no issues. They think it’s just that the spark plugs were really bad. Potentially unburnt fuel or something then? Given compression is good on all 4 I can’t see it being actual oil getting in. Perhaps I panicked a bit?
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Well, some good news I think! Ive taken the car to someone to have a look at, need to be ready for the start of May so makes life much easier. Compression on all four cylinders is fine, no issues. They think it’s just that the spark plugs were really bad. Potentially unburnt fuel or something then? Given compression is good on all 4 I can’t see it being actual oil getting in. Perhaps I panicked a bit?
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    Project Rally lupo!

    I guess in summary I’ve changed from what was a 3.7:1 final drive to a 4.27:1, using only standard 085 box parts. built it using gears from two different gearbox codes. 2nd goes to about 53, 3rd 73, 4th 86, and I’m guessing 5th will be about 100ish. 3rd used to be good for about 110. Hoping this difference shows in the stage times. Acceleration is so much better now!
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    Project Rally lupo!

    In that scenario that would just be the gasket I think? It's been that long since it's been in bits anyway I couldn't remember where the feeds where to be honest. Yeah I saw your write up on them, I've got some longer bolts so will be sure to put them in as soon as they arrive. I'll post ratios soon.
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Sorry would be combustion chamber I guess. removed plug and oil was dripping out of it
  8. cj1

    Project Rally lupo!

    Well. I took the car for a drive and wow. What a difference. The gearing is miles better! but that’s where the positive ends. Thought I’d do the spark plugs. Cylinder 1 is full of oil 😰😭
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Well. I took the car for a drive and wow. What a difference. The gearing is miles better! but that’s where the positive ends. Thought I’d do the spark plugs. Cylinder 1 is full of oil 😰😭
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    Project Rally lupo!

    Yes exactly, it snapped the inner cv on the passenger side. I ideally need to be adding some lock stops to restrict how much lock I can get, but for now I'll just remember to be careful! Ahh that makes me feel better. It was running perfectly before doing any of this work, so nothing can have suddenly changed, I suspect it will go away. It did start dying down after a while.
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    Project Rally lupo!

    So I'm mindful that I haven't really been keeping on top of this, so I'll try and summarise recent changes I've made over the last year or so along with what I've got to do. I fitted a gearbox with a LSD.. Had a few issues with driveshafts but only one true "failure" - as mentioned above. The others have been driver error, giving it full throttle on full lock. Can't get away with that anymore! The above mentioned gearbox was one of the 085 boxes with a 3.7:1 F/D ratio. The grip difference was huge, but so was the difference in the gearing. It was awful. We never got out of 3rd, even going down the straight at cadwell park at 98mph with plenty left to go. Following this event, gearbox was removed from the car for a rebuild with different ratios. Happy to say after 3-400 competition miles there was no wear at all on the diff or the synchros etc. so didn't replace any of these. Rebuilt gearbox is now back in and ready to test In terms of what's next. Fit another handheld extinguisher Roll rear arches properly. Get both sides & front bumper painted. New n/s wing. Service - Oil, spark plugs, fuel filter, wash air filter etc. A general overall clean New doorcards to go in - neaten the inside up a bit more MOT (Being done next week) Fit Silver Project Top mounts Fabricate solid engine & gearbox mounts. Overall the car has been really reliable with only one retirement due to my error with the coolant cap, so I'm hoping to keep it that way. Potentially look at building a new engine this year, but for now it's fun & reliable so why change a good thing. However, I started the car up on stands the other night to run through all the gears and check they engage as they should. And they did. But I noticed a bit of smoke in the garage. Seems the cause of this is from the crankcase breather. In my case this doesn't go back into the intake, just vented into a bottle. But the smoke is unusual and I haven't noticed this before. However the car has been sat for just over 3 months with the front end up in the air without being ran so I'm wondering if it's just because of that. I'll take it for a proper drive soon and see what happens, hopefully it clears up. If not I suspect the rings probably need changing. But we will see. The smoke isn't particularly thick or of any distinct white/blue colour mind...
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    Lupo GTI Rally car project

    Now you come to mention it, I do remember seeing this amendment.. My bad! Although good to be sure
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    Lupo GTI Rally car project

    Looking good. Almost there now! Check R48.10.1
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    engine swop

  15. Quaife do a gear kit I believe. Edit: Not for the 02T, but other variations of the 02 box. Not sure if these would fit. Also no CWP listed so you'd be stuck with the standard FD. https://shop.quaife.co.uk/quaife-vag-6-speed-synchromesh-gearkit
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