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  1. ‘evening I don’t have a clean expansion tank or know how much they are from VW, but I believe these are the part numbers as mine is a bit minging brown (I’ll let it off though, it’s done just under 157000 miles), so will be either cleaning or replacing mine at some point if I get around to it.... Expansion tank: 6N0 121 407 C Cap: 1H0 121 321 D Any idea what the difference is between a normal Lupo ‘tank compared to a GTi one, the ‘tank number is different for some reason? Martin.
  2. The Janspeed rear ‘box isn’t that much louder than the original VW cat back it replaced- in all fairness though, the original centre ‘box did have a hole in it which was only apparent when it was cut off, it was right on top where the MOT testers couldn’t really see it.... I have got some recent video footage of it at idle after warm up which I will try and upload here, it might take me a while though so don’t hold your breath.... Managed to upload it quicker than I thought.... The Janspeed was a bit of an accident, I started asking the seller about postage and ended up buying it.... Martin.
  3. Erm.... guilty I’m afraid- I am responsible for the coil overs (the original suspension was a bit of an unknown quantity and it sat a bit high for my liking) and the aftermarket exhaust, a new genuine VW cat back was way too expensive and I think the Janspeed rear ‘box looks nicer.... Mileage is just over 154000 and a bit Martin.
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    Famous last words to utter to one’s self if you are remotely into cars ”I’m keeping it standard....” Martin.
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    GTI Upgrades

    3L wishbones? Do they fit with the standard crossmember or do you need the 3L one as well? Martin.
  6. Where do I start with mine? Very briefly- Mine was an ex dealer demonstrator which explained why it was spec’d. with air con., single CD player and Cambridge rear lights, managed to find out purely by chance who PDI’d. it and the salesman whose demo. it was originally, turned out that he had five of them over the space of a few years (and still worked for VW when I spoke to him). I think mine had perhaps suffered slightly less than yours by the sounds of it, but only just- from what I worked out from the service history and what VW had on file, the owner after the dealer got their money’s worth out of the warranty.... There is a picture or two of it on here somewhere, it’s black and dirty with a very faded and stone chipped bonnet/bumper and all the other wear and tear that comes with a high mileage car, basically standard apart from AP coil overs on their highest setting and a Janspeed rear box with a Longlife centre section, a new VW cat back was too expensive but the original that was fitted had lasted fifteen years.... I think I am owner number nine.... Martin.
  7. Found the link I mentioned.... Martin.
  8. Good afternoon Adrian Yes I have the same issue, mine has done so since purchase at 128000 ish miles (just about to click 154000), I assumed it was normal and down to what the GTi engine was based on, there is a topic or something like that on the forum somewhere that mentions the engine was based on a race version (I think) and that to make it pass the emissions for road legal use, the idle had to modified- but it has been such a long time since I read it I have probably got the details wrong.... Incidentally, when you had the LED bulbs fitted and your EPC light came on, did you get a brake light switch fault log? Martin.
  9. Good evening Just out of interest, your over fuelling issue- does your car stink of fuel when you fire it up first thing in the morning regardless of weather after it has sat overnight? Martin
  10. Take the door speaker out as it will make it unplugging the loom from the window motor a lot easier, and use a genuine VW regulator if you can as it will fit a lot better Martin.
  11. Please excuse me for being very nosey (again), but what stainless exhaust manifold are you going for? Any idea which VW dealer it originated from? Martin.
  12. I kid you not that is what VW recommended, so that’s what the long life rubbish got changed for. Martin.
  13. @Kam Racing Bit of a very long shot this, but I don’t suppose by any chance you have any video footage of this running after the centre silencer was removed do you? Martin
  14. @lupogtiboy Has the VW recommended specification for GTi oil changed since production? I only ask as Customer Service recommended 0w 30 non longlife to me last year when I had my issue last year.... Martin.
  15. Good morning everyone I post this for information purposes only in case it is of use to anyone else, VW Customer Service recommended 0W-30 Standard oil (NOT LONGLIFE) to me when I had cause to ask them last year, at that point my GTi had covered 148400 miles. Martin.
  16. It wasn’t fun, Dave the mechanic did use a few choice words when I picked the car up....😂 Just to clarify what I wrote earlier- It was a combination of rotten pipes and air con. evaporator which meant the system was very slowly loosing gas over time.... Works a treat now when it’s warm enough outside to run it all up. Martin.
  17. Based on what I went through to fix my air con., I would recommend finding a garage you know and trust that has air con. leak testing equipment and get them to test the system out unless you have already done so. After having two pipes replaced along with a cooling fan, it turned out to be some pinholes in the air con. evaporator outlets where it joined onto the air con. evaporator valve.... Hopefully your issues will be cheaper and easier to fix than mine was 😎 Martin
  18. Nice video😎 The silver Y reg. GTi looks familiar, Frontier VolksWorks in Birmingham? Martin.
  19. Wasn’t an X reg “X818 ***” by any chance? 😃 Martin
  20. There was a TPS in Dundee, not too sure if still there though.... Tayside TPS, Myrekirk Road, Dundee, Angus, DD2 4SU. 01382 614400 Regarding what prices you will pay for parts, I think this will largely depend on the individual TPS outlet you go to. Have fun, Martin
  21. A very big long shot I know , but might this be an ex. press car- it seems to have a “Volkswagen UK” rear number plate frame, unfortunately I can’t quite see what the picture shows....😥 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F143015918626 (I know a previous owner might have added the ‘frame if it does say Volkswagen UK, but thought it was worth mentioning) Martin
  22. Please come and diagnose my driver’s seat?🙏🏻 Martin😃
  23. Fiddle sticks, I was hoping you weren’t going to say that....😂 Now how are you with diagnosing squeaky seats....😁 Martin 😃
  24. @lupogtiboy Believe you me, I very nearly did not reinstall it....😂 @Rich I will get you to do the job next time....😉 Got any idea what I could have disturbed that would put the EPC light on?😢 Martin😃
  25. You would need seriously small hands to change it without removing the air intake pipe work....😂 Now who do I know that has small hands..... @mscherryviolet where are you????😁 Martin😃
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