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    Arteon R Line, Lupo Rally Car, Lupo TDI.

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  1. 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..
  2. Gearstick doing absolutely nothing. Given I can get it to do it at really low speeds I'd be very, very surprised if this was gearbox mount related. isolating one side sounds like a great idea. Will try and do that. Thanks @Rich - Never considered those an option. I'll jack the car up and take a look. I think I have some brand new powerflex ones sat around in the spares bin so will fit them and see what happens.
  3. Hi. I'm after the upper part of the central dash. The bonded in "T-Piece" above the part for the radio etc. Posted. Please message me if you have one in good condition.
  4. I've read a lot of topics on this, but none seem to actually cure the issue. So, is a knocking feeling in Lupo GTI "normal"? Is there a cure to this? Does anyone else have the same issue? Recently changed the top mounts and it's still there. More noticeable at lower speeds but is ever present anyway. Just feels like a quick skip in the steering wheel, a knocking feeling that doesn't seem to translate to anything on the road, as in it doesn't have a negative impact. Also seems to do it when going over speed bumps etc... Whatever it is, it's driving me mad! Edit: Car has also recently had new bottom arms, ball joints, and ARB drop links
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    Lupo racer

    Personally, I think the price is far too high. For 10k you could build one yourself to exactly how you want it, and also keep it legal to go on the road. This is going to end up sat in a garage somewhere collecting dust...
  6. Useful info. Looks to be the correct fitting too! Thanks for that. Don't see why they had to be different to the other models tbh...
  7. B&Q Clear tubing. About £1 a metre. Clips not needed!
  8. Just coming to realise how awkward finding wipers that fit the GTI arms is... Why everyone wants to convert to GTI arms is beyond me.
  9. cj1


    Whilst I agree with @LR5V, I would be more thinking of the belt tensioner rather than the alernator. Either way, it won't break the bank to fix. And welcome!
  10. cj1

    Cambridge Rear Lights

    As per title..:)
  11. Not surprised by you seeming frustrated. Asked about brakes and got told to upgrade the engine first. Actually I don't know for certain, but I think as the 3L and the 1.0 models all use 239mm discs, you could always try some race/track focused pads. I think these MAY be the same but please double check. MDB1805M1155 pads. Another option would be to convert the suspension etc to run the 1.4 16v / GTI uprights/hubs as mentioned. I don't know much work is involved in doing this mind. It looks from some photos that the front pickup points on the subframe is the same as all other models, with just the wishbones/bottom arms being different. It really all depends on what you want from all of this. Personally I would say getting the 1.2TDI to a place that would be fun on the track probably isn't worth the effort.
  12. Pointless. Cheapo discs and aggressive race pads.
  13. cj1

    CJ1's GTI Project

    Apologies for the somewhat delayed response to this. The car had a weird vibrating feeling when accelerating under load, bottom of 4th, 5th, etc. It wasn't shaking the car but just didn't feel right at all through the pedal and steering wheel. Had the car up in the air and the wheels didn't spin entirely freely, they seemed to hit a spot of resistance on each rotation. My fears were that the diff was shot and I didn't want to drive it anymore. Pleased to say I got another 6 speed box and put that in, which has solved the problem for now. @LR5V Thanks for the recommendation. I'm not 100% sure I'd want to lighten the flywheel on the road car, but my plan is now to put a quaife in the old gearbox and have it fully rebuilt, so your recommendation is really useful. I'll be sending them a message.. Funnily enough I'm going to somewhere in the Brecon beacons in a month or twos time so what's an extra hour to drop the gearbox off!
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    CJ1's GTI Project

    Any recommendations on somewhere decent to do the refurb?
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    CJ1's GTI Project

    Ideally would like to have one to go in whilst this one is refurbed.. save the car being off the road too long etc
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