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  1. battlebus

    SDi Daily fantasia

    Hi, Thought id add a thread to show the progress so far and plans for the future. This is a 1.7 sdi and i have had it for ages as a daily. The colour was where we started and once my wife decided she preferred the golf gtd i started to use it. I have a T5 camper and didn't want to daily it anymore so out came the tools. I fitted coilovers, the gti front hubs/calipers and renewed and refurbed the brakes. Its had a few cosmetic bits on the outside and a GTi bonnet which i stripped to bare ali one day this summer and kinda like it now. aside from this the rest has been maintenance clutch bearings etc but reckon for a little cars with 60 hp its pretty good fun. The future of the car is less certain as i am about to start cranking up the stakes. With a mate we reckon we can double the power. Turbo, injectors, loom and few other bits and lets see.
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    Gonna be honest dude I have a mate who is the brain when it comes to diesel tuning. Nathan at Resto Classics in Hastings, he did the tune and fitted the nozzles to the factory bodies I will ask him tomorrow about he size and timing
  3. battlebus

    SDi Daily fantasia

    It is nice and revy, we will get a curve plotted once we are happy with the drivetrain I think. its got more on the top than a 3pot tdi but similar to my 20. 16v tdi in my mk5 golf. As far as I know we changed the injector nozzles in the stock bodies then mapped the stock ecu. Its all a bit of an experiment but the first few drives are very pleasing. has totally transformed the SDI and even the idle is smoother
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    Plan is once the other flywheel and clutch is here tomorrow we can compare to other stuff laying about and make a bigger version in the same space. Mk2 gti is 210mm so may work too
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    Standard EDC15VM+ Lupo ecu flashed with new software Got the torque dialled back so the clutch copes for now and Nathan the guy responsible for the work and expertise has got a plan to get a bigger, better clutch assembly sorted. I have ordered a second hand flywheel and clutch assembly for measurements and mock up so hopefully we will come up with a solution
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    We are up and running Modified Volvo V70 inlet, Passat GT1749V turbo reclocked and an AFN exhaust manifold All running and buttoned up just got a few tweaks to do on maps and sensors clutch was tired anyway so slips when prodded so need an upgrade, anyone know of a 190mm upgraded kits they can recommend?
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    1.7sdi turbo?

    Ok we have got the sdi turbo install done . We used Modified Volvo V70 inlet, Passat GT1749V turbo reclocked and an AFN exhaust manifold Added a Passat Side mount intercooler and swapped eco and injectors and we are making boost. Slight hitch is the clutch is pretty sad and we have found its limit so anyone any experience of uprated 190mm clutch kits?
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    Coilover advice

    First drop with 165 50 15 tyres was still comfy, but didn't like the tyres. Current stance, smooth, no crashing and firm but not much over the stock stuff. Bear in mind the stock shocks will be done at anything over 80k and this ones did 130 o the stock stuff. Tyres now 185 45 15 and done over 10k on the cheap joms with no complaints at all. I have bilstein b14 kit on my other vehicle and that's lovely but couldn't justify the expense on this cheap car. id say if your going to drive it at sensible height like this, these are still better than any spring kit. If you dump it on its ass, it doesn't matter how expensive the kit is, it will run out of travel and be awful. Shocks bottoming out or bump stops are why most people fail, to drive low you really need other work like engine mount/ subframe moved, chassis notches, shock mounts moved etc. its quite a lot of work but you can get a good ride with a big drop, if you know what your doing.
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    Coilover advice

    I have fitted Jom coilovers to my Lupo SDI and my sons Arosa TDi and both have been great. For a sub 200£ kit the ride is excellent. Firm but not too crashy. I dropped them both id say half the capability of the kit and although i catch the odd severe speed hump with the red end of the front sub mount i have never caught the sump. Its about adjustment of how you drive really and not straddling pavements etc. I priced replacing oe kit and it was way more
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    Thought it looked like the 020 box. same size? could be cheap swap for better ratios down the line too 🤔
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    1.7sdi turbo?

    Bit light on uk footage there but encouraging none the less
  12. battlebus

    1.7sdi turbo?

    Yeah, will do the turbo first and see what happens. Supposed to be a budget build 😁
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    1.7sdi turbo?

    Thats the route planned. i won't be killing it anyway and just done the cv joints. Whats needed on the rebuild that's only 100? might be worth doing now anyway. Off to search for a crank now too
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    1.7sdi turbo?

    Did this get done? i am about to start this on our lupo 1.7 sdi and looking at doubling power. Know the box is the weak link but worst case it will get a stronger one 😁
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    Fantasia Green, ATS Classics, Cross in Hand, East Sussex...

    See this a lot, ema number plate on it.
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    Handbrake lever high?

    http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a3b4/jetdrumrearbrakes.htm This explains all. Adjusting at the lever is not the answer. The adjuster wedge can be accessed through one of the wheel nut holes. The diagram is for A3 but is the same setup for the Lupo.
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    Gonna buy a lupo, so here I am.

    Hi, been into vag for nearly twenty years and owned golfs, polos, audis, and transporters. Currently on the drive is a T5 in the process of being converted to a camper. In the garage I have a caddy mk1 pickup with a 1900 kr 16v mill waiting for me to get it back on the road. I took it off the road last year to do some mods and that's where it's been since. Recently sold my wife's T4 multivan so I need another set of wheels. My eldest has just turned 17 so thought a lupo would be ideal for a runaround to save a few quid on running costs so I can afford to insure the daughter too. So, here I am, joined the forum and looking for a car. It looks like we want a fantasia one, been offered a really nice one that is well known with its appropriate private plate but I need my own canvas. So it will be in the frog hew, with power steering and either petrol or diesel but feeling the Sdi with its cheap tax
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