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  1. Hi all, I need to replace the rear brake lines on my GTI (servo - flex & rear beam - calliper) I can’t get to the car at the moment otherwise I’d measure up the pipe OD and fittings myself. Can anyone confirm the pipe OD and the fitting sizes? Some areas of the forum suggest that the pipe OD can be 3/16th and the fittings are M10x1. Thanks in advance! Matt
  2. Yeah I've read that from other forums. Luckily I've still got the Caddy as a daily so I don't mind the harshness for when I do take her out. Yeah I've found eBay to be cheapest so far, I was wondering whether or not Kam Racing did offers for us forum members...
  3. Hi all, Im looking at getting the Powerflex Black line bushes as im doing a few track days later this year (and my bushes are all looking tired and have some play developing in most of them). I'm aiming to enter the old girl into the MSVR track day trophy or MSVR all comers (depends on what the car sits better in terms of regs and what circuits each club go to etc). Just wanted to to hear about where you guys bought yours, the prices you paid for them & if you encountered any issues when replacing your old ones! Thanks in advance, Matt
  4. They definitely did cock up with the pair they sold you! All ordered, many thanks for the help with this guys. ?
  5. Wow!! I'm amazed, I'd given up on using the stealers as usually everything it astronomically priced or unavailable, thanks guys!! ? Can someone confirm the part numbers above are correct before I go ahead and order some? Mamy thanks!!
  6. Hi all, As the title says, I'm trying to source some new headlight washer ends and caps. Anyone know where to buy them? I've scourged the interwebs and have had no luck. I'm after parts 1 & 2 as mine have been knackered for a long time. If unable to get new ones, I'll attempt to repair mine but would rather avoid this. I've attmepted German eBay however I feel there is some translations issues with Google. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Do either of these have AC? If so, I need the bracket that the AC pump, alternator and power steering pump all sit on. Thanks, Matt
  8. Got one in silver, not the best condition but will grab some pics if you're interested
  9. I'm from Lewes! I've got a Raven GTI in the garage. Another guy called Micheal from Brighton who's got a Black GTI. The pic is how my old girl was looking before I put her in the garage ??
  10. Haha sorry buddy but I'm still after these! Drop me a text on 07411945672 please!!
  11. Haha, yeah it probably was me, although there is another GTI owner who lives in Newhaven. Nice to finally speak to you! looked good, you probably haven't seen me in mine due to the fact she's been on my drive the past however many months having a load of work done to her! Hopefully it'll be done soon though!
  12. Who owns it?! Looks nice with the wind deflectors and roof rack!! Reg was H13UPO
  13. I'm unsure if the splines on the hubs will be different between the 1.0 and the GTI, meaning that you'd need custom shafts (I doubt it as you'd assume manufacturers would keep the parts the same to keep cost down.) If the hubs are the same then normal GTI Shafts will do (I've got some that I can sell if you like). With regard to the gearbox, it won't fit purely because the outer bolt pattern on the GTI block (I am also assuming we're talking Lupo GTI engine, not polo GTI) is different to accommodate for the 6 speed gearboxes that were made for it. Someone like Rich would be able to clarify though. With regard to the ratios Between boxes, the 5 speed GTI has a 1200 rpm drop between gears iirc and the 6 speed has a 1000 rpm drop between gears, the final ratio of the top gears are pretty much identical, the only advatage of the 6 speed is that the Rev drop is so small. How some of this helps!
  14. Note that the 3 button keys work but the boot unlock doesn't, I've read somewhere that a guy did get his to work but I've not been successful (52 plate GTI)
  15. Buy a mk4 golf flip key from eBay, make sure it's the same frequency as your Lupo key, iirc its 434hz? (Check this.), this can be old and tatty, all you want is the innards. Then buy a replacement cover for the key, that way you end up with a nice shiny new looking key, usually the new skins come with an HAA blank, if not then buy one of these. Then find a friendly key cutter who will cut the HAA blank. Once this is done you will need to program the flip key, this is easily enough done by following the precedure (it's on here somewhere) then swap the immo chip across and it'll be done. Cost me about £40 all in
  16. Your ignorance is astounding. A few things to note about that article. 1. It was written by a journalist, designed to be an entertaining and semi informative read to the every day punter. Therefore has no certification by actual engineers or professionals within current engine design. 2. It points out clear flaws in the study CNW carried out, there are also other establishments that have done life cycle studies of hybrid vehicles. 3. It was written in 2007 and, as a result, is based on vehicles of that age. Here's a great little read, it might educate you on the life cycle and environmental impact of the conventional and hybrid vehicle. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00532.x/full Note how that's a certified and accredited study performed by a professional. There's loads more if you want some more. I'll ask again, what's your profession? Keen keyboard warrior? At the end of the day, I knew engaging in a "conversation" with you was pointless. The point I was making is that in today's day and age were stuck between a rock and a hard place with engine design and outputs. We simply lack the abilities within technology to create the "ultimate" Eco mode of transport, every system has its flaws be it higher output emissions or a higher environmental cost in production.
  17. Ok so your point Dblock, a pruis will last 109k? So that's 3.4 pruis' to one hummer, how on earth does that make sense when weighing up the environmental impact they have?! What's your profession? Do you have any background knowledge within modern automotive engine design? Or just a degree in finding uncertified news articles and not scientific journal papers?
  18. The pruis study was over a ten year life time - what a modern vehicle is designed to last. I definitely agree with governments killing them off. Look at Paris, they're passing legislation that will stop all diesels entering the city, a ridiculous move considering 90% of all French cars are diesels! As for the uk I believe that the government will just keep increasing tax on higher emmission vehicles. Fundamentally that's where the system is flawed, the whole system is designed to bring money in with the side impact being a lower amount of vehicles that give off the high amount of emissions. Electric cars are flawed in battery technology, combustion engines are flawed by material technology. It's a situation where the costs on the environment need to be weighed up, lithium mining is horrendous and a hugely energy consuming process whereas refining and burning fossil fuels is less energy consuming but give off the emissions everyone is worried about. Where do you draw the line on what's worst? One of my last lectures in advance engine development was on all electric vehicles and how they'd fit into the UK's infrastructure, I'll see if I can dig out the notes I made on it as there was some great facts in there iirc!
  19. One of the other considerations that has to be taken into account is the basic design of the modern day engine, the whole configuration is out dated. There are "Engine" designs out there that are far superior than the common style of engines in everyday vehicles. Manufacturers won't adopt these designs though as it means that their entire production lines need to be changed - a multi million pound effort. As for efficiency within modern diesels, whilst on my final year at uni we had access to a "Hydra" engine test cell. We were using the test cell to develop ultra efficient Diesel engines for a project Ricardo were taking part in. The most efficient we got the engine was a predicted 176 kilometers to a litre of fuel - this was basing the engine on a 1.2 3 cylinder unit with the resistances and losses being based on a small city car (In our case it was an UP). It wasn't the most powerful of engines but it kept with modern small engine outputs, iirc 67bhp. Realistically modern diesels are dying out in everyday vehicles, I won't argue with that but as long as diesel continues to be a by product of refining petrol then I don't suddenly see diesels disappearing. The biggest problem with electric cars is the mining of the lithium needed for the battery's. A study was done by a uni in the states and they concluded that a pruis was more harmful to the environment than a H1 hummer, purely because of how damaging lithium mining is.
  20. I will just add, I'm racing at Donnington park on the 7th of November and I'm at Oulton park on the 10th of October so if you're more north I can bring the engine/box and meet you there - a £100 deposit will be required before I bring it all with me!
  21. Have a search through the tuning section of the forum, the GTI engines are a pain to tune but not impossible, I think the generic route is 1.4 head, with cams itb's exhaust etc etc. I'm no expert so have a browse through the forum.
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