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cj1 last won the day on June 22 2020

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    Arteon R Line, Lupo Rally Car, Lupo TDI.

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  1. In the words of Donald Trump, "Fake News". Fitted an LED panel to replace my interior and had no flickering issues. Even when I did this some years back on my first Lupo I had no issues just with a regular festoon LED. Although, I will caveat that with some do stay lit very dimly when the light is still turned off. Soon fixed this with a resistor across the +ve & -ve of the light.
  2. Aha, the window regulators are too fiddly for me! Not a problem on the rally car with polycarbonate windows.. maybe that’s the way to go lol. I’ll do some more fiddling around with the reg and see what I can do to free it up.
  3. Motor seems to work fine on its own. I’ve 3 regulators (new and old) here at the moment And none of them are “finger push” easy... IMG_4529.MOV
  4. Hello, recently replaced the regulator in my drivers side window and used the original motor. The window is very slow to go up and down, even without the glass in the regulator takes a while to go up. The motor also overheats during the process. wondering where is best to get replacements? Other than VW who want £280 a side including discount ...
  5. Will get some springs or something ordered this week.. It's going to bug me too much to put off for much longer...
  6. I wondered how long until someone noticed it... Yeah eventually I'll be lowering ever so slightly (30mm probably max) - there is quite a big gap. probably not aided by the 195/45/15 tyres... Not yet, still got the box sat here waiting to get it down there
  7. Car back and the team dynamics on. I think this will be the further from OEM I’ll make the car look. Think it’s a nice change and the grey looks good against the black!
  8. Nothing at all! All the little issues the car had have now been solved... So once it's painted can finally enjoy it without being annoyed by something not being quite right!
  9. Update since Feb. Fixed another set of small yet annoying issues. Steering Column was loose and make a bit of a "clunking" feeling when turning, turns out this was the column not being held tightly by the bolt that holds it to the chassis. Tightened this and all is well. Door check strap replaced Rear brakes stripped and rebuilt to stop them binding. All heater controls now working properly as they should. Full service Cambelt & Water pump change. Finally ordered some new wheels after deciding a refurb of the Bathursts wasn't worth it given the condition they were in. They should be here this week. The car is having a full respray next week to sort out all of the scratches and dents over the car, hopefully after then it should be pretty much perfect.
  10. Wonder if that's more to the use, I have some series rubbing issues on the rally car too, this is just a road car so may well be OK... That's handy to know. Lowered too?
  11. Looking to fit some different wheels to the GTI.. 15x7" , ET35... Any issues foreseen with these? Or shall I wait the 60 days quoted for ET40 ones..
  12. Apologies this is very simple, I know... But how exactly does one remove Lupo GTI sidelights? (The complete light unit itself). Seems to just be 3 bolts, but does the bumper need to come off to do this? Thought I'd ask for experiences before just going for it.
  13. Pretty much. You'll be able to tell with a quick check, if it's at 13-14v then it's charging.
  14. Update. I investigated all parts of the suspension underneath... everything appeared fine with no obvious play in anything. Took the ARB bushes out and whilst certainly the original ones, they weren’t really worn at all. got someone (from the same household!!) to sit in the car and turn the wheel whilst I had a poke around. Nothing under the car, steering rack etc. And then being out the car was when I saw it, the steering column column visibly moves slightly when it makes the noise. It’s coming from the steering column for sure, I’d say it’s loose somewhere in the region of the black plastics covering the ignition barrel etc..
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