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  1. oh she is up for sale now as i need a diesel estate so if anyone is interested i have down a pedal box has Mot till decemeber 2013 and taxed for 6 months current millage is 75600 £875 buys its without and haggling Dave
  2. Nice i like the sound of your plans simular to what i was thinking Dave
  3. Any ideas on how to fit the spacer shaft that goes in between the brake pedal i couldnt seem to line it up in situ? Many thanks Dave
  4. The plan is to get a set of coilovers and the JOM's seem to be a good deal but that will be next month as I have my brothers Stag do and wedding this month and i am the best man so funds tired up this month The pedal box was a PITA to get out and after figuring out if I took out the speedo so i could get more angle on the steering coloumn to remove it nearly 6 hours later i found out that they sent me the wrong one... argh. The new one was ment to be here today but there was a problem sending it out so will be here tomorrow and then i will fit it then and have my little Arosa back
  5. defo gives me food for thought! What do you think of the coilovers as i am tempted by getting a set of them? many thanks Dave P.S How easy was it to remove the rub strips?
  6. Well after ordering up the pedal box from Seat the other day I started at 11am this morning to strip it out and wow i must say frustrating or what as i am not the smallest man in the world but after alot of swearing and thinking i managed to get it out at 4.30pm and........... i got the wrong part , i need the one that has a electronic device of some sort bolted to it! So i guess that i will be phoning tomorrow for the correct one and hopefully installing it Tuesday or Wednesday then, I think i will a new brake pedal and the white clip. I managed to get mine out fine but it is still on the brake servo Dave
  7. Hi All Well i have gone and done it.... I paid up on the membership so I am now a life long member of club lupo I started a newbie thread which is here - http://forums.clublu...showtopic=91717 I like to modify my cars some how and being in the JDM scene with MR2s for the past 6 years I thought that I would as have a DUB project too is that just greedy? lol On the Wednesday 12th of September 2012 I went to look at this little Seat Arosa 1.0s as it seemed to tick the right boxes as I needed another car due to my girlfriend during September was going to be moving 300 miles away to go to uni in Falmouth for the next 3 years and traveling down to she her every other week my MR2 Turbo was going cost about £150 in petrol each time, not to mention I needed more space to help bring her stuff down too as well as her 1.0 Citroen AX. Unfortantly I got to the Seat dealership in St Albans a little late so had a quick look at the car and arrange to come back at 9am the next day for a test drive and if everything seemed got we could come to a deal on it and I would take it away. This was the first pic I took of the car As you can see it's quite a clean looking motor. On Thursday morning I got to the garage and we went for a quick test drive and I was happy and we cam to a deal of £800 and the car was mine so with a quick change of insurance I drove the car away but to my amazement the car has every MOT since its needed at and lots of paperwork from Seat dealerships for anything that was needed and with only 72K on the clock what a bargain With the the looming journey to Falmouth University from Hemel Hempstead coming on Saturday morning the rear seats had the head rests pulled out and the backs where put down flat and the car loaded up with boxes and stuff, we set off on the Saturday morning at 8.30am and she drove lovely all the way down there until 10 miles just shy of the university when it seemed my clutch had gone some where! After helping to unload her stuff and saying good bye it was time to get back in the car and drive back which was going to be fun, so I left at 8.50pm for the sloop back to where I live in Hertfordshire.I had to stop on the way home and have some sleep or i would of made it, but when I got back apart from the gear issues which after research and actually having a look under the dash it turns out its the pedal box that has broken... should be a simple fix but not bad to about to about £70 worth of petrol and done in just under 25 hours from start to finish. This thread will be for a log of what I have done, planing to do and what is needed for my little Arosa and hopefully she will turn in to something very nice and I will also get a chance get to know you all and hopefully even meet you at some point as I will try to make meets and events if I can. The plan at the moment it fix the pedal box, Service the car sparks, oil and filters, Cambelt and water pump change and Coilovers (been pointed to a set of JOM coilvers but a friend who had a mk3 golf estate) with the help of this forum guides and threads I shall be undertaking most if not all the work myself Dave
  8. looking around and trying to learn!!!!

  9. dude thanks for the heads up after looking more into this it seems more than likely it is but i wont know till tomorrow after i get the car to work as that's where my tools are.... doh!
  10. I do have a few question though I have just covered 645miles in it since yesturday morning and when i was half way through the journey i seemed to of lost my clutch pedal but was able to change into some gears by rev range matching and some times there is a clutch but you really have to mash the clutch pedal right into the carpet and then some Is there an adjustment for the clutch pedal for pre load on the pedal? How long should a original clutch last? As i think it might be the original one with 72000 miles on it! As it should be easy enough to fit (as well as want to do the cambelt and service too) so where is the best place to buy parts? Is there any recommended specialist or garages near me?
  11. Thanks guys the white one is my current pride and joy and hopefully next year I should be around 320bhp at the fly about 290 @ the wheels. As you can see I like to tinker but I am just as hot on my maintenance so the first will be a real good service and clean, I am going to be possible driving about 2000 miles a month so with looking around I will want to find out what's my best lowering option without loosing to much of the comfort and a good set of rims too Dave
  12. thanks guys and i would think more than likely i will be doing a few little touches to it i really just cant help myself lol here are few pics of other cars i have modified (mr2s and there spec) my 1990 revision 1 Toyota mr2 turbo (import) my 2000 Toyota revision 5 mr2 na (UK car) my 1996 Revision 3 Toyota mr2 turbo (import) Dave
  13. thanks mattarosa , is the forum normally this slow? 31 views and only you said hi! Dave
  14. Hi All My name is Dave I am 30 and hail from the South Herts area, I have just bought my little 99 V reg Seat Arosa 1.0S from a Seat dealership today as my new daily hack and wow its the little big car that can I do like my cars and in my 12 years of driving I started of with a 82 Ford Fiesta - 1.1 3dr in beige and have had since then 81 Ford Escort estate 1.3 on a w reg (the old prefex style if anyone knows what that is lol) 86 Vauxhall Nova - 1.2 3dr in blue 85 Austin Montego - van 1.3 in navy blue 86 Vauxhall Nova - 1.2 3dr in white 94 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 5dr in white modified 92 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 3dr in grey 90 Toyota MR2 Turbo (this was my first real pride and joy about 270bhp) 2.0 SW20 shape in black modified JDM style 96 Honda Civic EG shape (daily hack) 1.3 3dr in green 00 Toyota MR2 UK NA 2.0 Sonic Shadow (black over silver) modified 90 Mazda MX5 1.6 now belongs to BBR turbo as their Demo car (220bhp out of a 1.6) 96 Toyota MR2 Turbo - (Bought April 2010 - I still have this as its currently my pride and joy and soon to be running about 320bhp hopefully) SW20 shape, White and Modified JDM style 98 Pug 306 D Turbo (daily hack) - 1.9 3dr in grey 94 Citreon AX (my girlfriends car as i was getting it ready for her to take away to uni - but my daily runner till yesterday) 1.0 3dr in Blue and now i have 99 Seat Arosa 1.0S 3dr in yellow Hopefully i will get to know you over the time being here and get to know more about this cracking little cars, but i am sure this wont stay like this for too long lol and considering i only paid £800 and have lots of paperwork from servicing history and every MOT since it needed them i am not complaining Dave
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