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  1. Hi Clive, Sold the car over a month ago. Forgot to take down the ad. Sorry.
  2. The box allows for manual shifting which lets you sit in one gear, provided you don't use kick down. The power run (see dyno printout) was done in 4th gear. JB autoservice (renowned vw diesel specialist in the North of the Netherlands, lots of 3L knowledge) once tuned a 3L to about 105 bhp. Box was converted to manual, higher capacity injectors, bigger turbo, the works. Tuneko, the hypermiling lad from Finland (visit his YouTube channel for a laugh and some good old Finnish common sense) had a fairly similar setup in his Lupo 2L. You read that right - two litre. He did some really trick m
  3. Tough call, this. I'm familiar with Vauxhall Novas and I know quite a few lads who converted theirs to RHD. That said, a Nova is heaps less complicated than a Lupo so converting Lupo will pose a few challenges. Let me see... Power steering column, RHD dashboard, modified (lengthened) wiring loom, auto pedal box, RHD wiper mechanism, RHD rack and pinion, (GT) brake servo and pipes, lights, electric wing mirrors. Looks like an engine out job to me. Much better access to stuff hidden low in the engine bay. 😎👍🏼
  4. Turbo was replaced by a new one. Made no difference. Compression not checked but going by the power output, this must be okay. I've had several VW diesel specialists look into it but they were unable to give a definitive answer. Seeing as oil consumption hasn't increased over time, it is a bit of a head scratcher. Bought a replacement engine just in case, but never needed it.
  5. Lightweight indeed. Have not compared this to a steel bootlid, but seeing as the alloy bootlid requires different gas struts I'd imagine it's a fair bit lighter.
  6. Oil pump chain was replaced at 240,000 km. Tacho reads 377,xxx km now, so the chain has done less than 140,000 km. You're right about the oil chain layout, this isn't the best of designs. 🤨 Parts are cheap indeed, but replacing the chain is quite labour intensive.
  7. ⬆️ This should answer your question. 👍🏼
  8. Make: Volkswagen Model: Lupo 3L MOT: January 2021 TAX: n/a Engine size: 1191 cc Fuel type: diesel Description including modifications: see below Location: Lelystad, the Netherlands Images: see below Price: £2,250 obo In brief 2003 VW Lupo 3L 1,191 cc 3-cylinder turbodiesel Robotised semi automatic 5-speed gearbox Left hand drive (Mainland Europe only model) Curb weight 829 kg MOT tested until the 3rd of February 2021 Both keys are present Non-smokers car Odometer reads 377,404 km (Lupo is still used occasionally so milage rises) Full options (see list be
  9. For sale: Lupo 3L aluminium alloy bootlid Colour: black Comes complete with gas struts, brake light, wiper motor, interior trim, and door handle Does not come with wiring loom (see photos) Can be delivered en route between Folkestone - London (M25 south) - Milton Keynes - Northampton - Leicester - Derby Delivery April/May, pending the Corona situation £150 obo
  10. For sale: Lupo 3L aluminium alloy bootlid Colour: silver Does not come with gas struts, brake light, wiper motor, interior trim, wiring loom or door handle Can be delivered en route between Folkestone - London (M25 south) - Milton Keynes - Northampton - Leicester - Derby Delivery April/May, pending the Corona situation £75 obo
  11. For sale: New oem Lupo 3L aluminium alloy r/h door Part number 6E0 831 051 AM Suitable for electric window (no window winder hole present, see photos) Can be delivered en route between Folkestone - London (M25 south) - Milton Keynes - Northampton - Leicester - Derby Delivery April/May, pending the Corona situation £175 obo
  12. For sale: Lupo 3L aluminium doors and bootlids Hoarding has gone a bit too far and I need room to get a project started. I have 5 sets of early 3L doors, which means they have manual window winders. Doors come with door cards, grab handles etc. Doors are in good condition but not mint. 1 set in red 1 set in dark green 1 set in light green 1 set in grey 1 set in black Doors are £75 each, preferrably sold in pairs. Pics to follow shortly. Also, I have 3 rare early aluminium bootlids, complete with interior trim, brake light, wiper etc. Even the corre
  13. Iwcham, did you ever get the instrument cluster swap sorted, or have you replaced the LEDs? I'm facing the same issue with my 3L - the light behind the 120 km/h isn't working and needs replacing.
  14. Same here, are these still for sale?
  15. Your best bet would be to look about in Germany. I frequently go there (living in the Netherlands makes this a bit easier) and travel to the UK several times a year so if you need anything, just drop me a line. Cheers, Niek
  16. I know it's a bit late, but do you still have these? Thanks, Niek.
  17. Got tons more pics, will update when I manage to pull my finger out.
  18. My first big trip was collecting a full interior in Berlin, an 800 mile round trip. I though it'd be a good idea to register with BlaBlaCar and it worked - I had a passenger from Amsterdam to Berlin. Passenger being talkative Bombing down the Autobahn Interior loaded up, along with 4 alloys for a chap from the Dutch Lupo 3L club More luggage stuffed in, including a set of pop out rear windows Sunset on the Autobahn Puncture - but no jack or tools to fit a spare wheel, remember post-2001 3L's came without spare tyre or tools. German AA to the rescue Another
  19. So what do you do when you buy yourself a new(ish) car? You take it out for a spin. This does, however, sometimes result in having a bit of a "difference in opinion" with the law. Near Rotterdam Again near Rotterdam (a few milleseconds later). At least I didn't run a red light, as that'd be £££££. This was on a random N-road (similar to an A-road in the UK) doing a touch over the limit - as you do. Wonder if the guy in the tranny van got done for speeding as well. Also wonder if a gatso pic with 2 cars in them has any rights in court. Tranny buggered off at warp speed
  20. So in the end I settled for this, the "black magic" as I like to call her. A nice little car with every thinkable option - well on a 3L anyway.
  21. Another one (no pics) came up for sale local to me, so I went to check it out. Seller and I got in the car, he put it in neutral and started the car. Now for those not familiar with the notorious 3L-gearbox and shifter mechanism: if you can't start it in "P", then something is wrong with either the gearbox or the auto shift mechanism. In layman's terms: £££££ So I friendly told him I wasn't interested and why. Next!
  22. This is the one that came up for sale in Germany. As said, it'd be quite a trek from Lelystad to near Stuttgart.
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