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    Lupo Gti, Kia Sportage

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  1. Whereabouts did you see this? I know of a Tornado GTI driven by a older lady in South Oxfordshire, if its the same one then I believe she's had it for at least 10+ years.
  2. Original Aero blades were the same size as the original blades fitted to 9N Polo, so guess VW sourced the parts bin for upgrades.
  3. The first number is the cover the second is the retainer, they were still available from VW in 2018 when I brought mine, but it required some trawling through various screens before the parts guy found them.
  4. Have had the same issues and changed the pipe and heater only for it to fail some months later. However also got the EVAP valve fault as well, changed this valve and the pipe and this resolved the issue. Not sure how the two are related as the EVAP seems to recycle fuel fumes from the tank and the heater helps to reduce 'mayo' in the oil recirc pipe.
  5. Looking at the brouchure copies for 2002 & 2003 model years, ABS on petrol 100hp Sport and GTI. Brouchure for 2005 shows ABS on all models. Can't find anything for 2004. Twin airbags on all from launch I suspect. ESP wasn't on English spec GTI, but was on Euro spec GTI.
  6. Ah, learn something new every day, thought it seemed badly engineered at the time, faith restored By comparsion disassembling the lock barrel is easy.
  7. Fuel cap strap is straight forward, the strap is attached to the cap by a large flat donut which fits in a groove on the cap, insert a small flat head screwdriver between grrove and donut and ease donut out of groove working your way around cap. Pouring some hot water over the cap makes things a bit easier. Other end of strap is held to fuel box with a push fit peg. VW don't sell the straps seperately so you have to source a cap and good strap off ebay, with several sources in the VAG range, Lupo, Fabia etc.
  8. Hammerite satin black, bit of scotchbrite and elbow grease ..... cheap at half the price.
  9. Looks familiar, planning to respray mine, not sure if they're available new but if it needs stripping to replace then nothing lost in respraying, probably last longer
  10. Noticed this too, looks like the Proxes T1R is out of production to be replaced with the Proxes TR1 which was announced in April. Tread pattern is different to the T1R, only place that seem to be stocking at the moment is Demon Tweeks but there's a longish delivery time. https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/toyo-proxes-tr1-tyre-2005832/
  11. So, having conveinently forgotton the Lupo when the Up Gti was launched, they're now very protective of it 🤨🤨🤨
  12. Leaving Milton Keynes on the A421 on Saturday, Black Gti coming towards me, being rare they really stand out ..... Anyone on here?
  13. The bolts have a sleeve around them, they're pennies from the dealer; mine were split and letting water through into tailgate and then leaking out of drain holes into boot. Put a new brake light in as well, the seals ok but watch how its assembled, I had some badly assembled fixing washers that had been put between the light and the spoiler which caused a gap between the seal and spoiler and allowed water into light. The washers are meant to be under the fixing nuts - they're small watch you don't loose them
  14. If you've a GTI try the spoiler and its mounting bolts. Took a while to figure out my leak until I stripped it and rebuilt it also clear siliconed all the spoiler to body points. Hasn't leaked since.
  15. kt_lou_gti

    My new car

    Good colour that, red trim always went pink over time so I stopped replacing it
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