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  1. I agree. "£$^*^#"!!! Not happy. 7mph above the limit and just cruising same speed as everyone else. My GPS dash cam says I was doing 55. Speed awareness course selected. Cheaper than points in the long run (insurance premiums go up by 20% for 5 years otherwise).
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    Ad free?

    In the olden days, you could drop in a frame and hide it. Not sure if the forum template would allow that, but it might work. So basically bung in a frame, make the size something like 2 pixels square, shove it to the background then bung the ads in there? Some browsers (and ad blockers) don't like it though, with lots of click jacking warnings! @Skezza might know a trick? Maybe even @RAB? Who's that guy that moved to Spain or Switzerland- I think he's also html savvy? Just one thing, please can you exclude script and animated ads. They sap browser performance.
  3. I think you're right! It did have a Gti spoiler on though which is what I look for when moving rapidly. Some other mods too. I'll amend the title. Thanks for looking closely at the pic and telling me!
  4. Guess who took a pic of me and my car. I took a pic of them too. Shame I can't demand money from them.
  5. Yeah, before mapping it do the egr and breather. Main advantage is the power is up a bit (good clean air ingested instead of exhaust gas plus oil fumes), smoother running, cleaner emissions for MOT time, less engine and turbo wear and better fuel economy. Once done, you may not even feel the need to remap.
  6. I love that colour. You must do the EGR bypass and breather mods. It makes a huge difference on the AMF engine. I think there are fewer Arosa tdis around than Lupos, so you really do have a rarity there.
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    Ad free?

    Hadn't thought of that... I'm on a PC or tablet mostly. So tiny compared to screen size. But yeah on a phone, they'd be big. Ebay also has an annoying habit of using animated banner ads which I hate. They takes ages to load, eat up processor time and block everything on the screen (on a tablet). The ads were smaller up to a few months back.
  8. Yeah, making wierd arty stuff to sell on Etsy seems like a good plan. Forged Lupo statues, tools reformed in the shape of a Lupo, Lupo shaped garden tools... All worked by hand through volcanic heat. Mmmm. Nice. Leaf blower as air souce, with light dimmer to control fan speed?
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    Ad free?

    Ask @MattyB, who runs the site. The ads simply pay for the hosting service and the domain registration renewals, plus a few pints. Otherwise he does it all for free for us.
  10. Old vdub campers/busses are known to be a money pit. A mate restored one till it looked perfect. And lowered, but just about everything else stock. Work of art it was. Really nice. Total cost... £24k! Sold it for £16k two years later. Yeah. The only Lupos worth investing in right now are Gtis, but they HAVE to be original and UK registered (not Jap imports). A car that won't depreciate any more (so long as it's well looked after). 👍🏻
  11. And even though I have leccy windows and wind ups in my Lupos, i prefer the wind ups. The leccy window switches are in such stupid positions. I mean who can click the switches with their elbows (which is where they are!)? And I have the seat fully back.
  12. Lidl extra special super cheapo die grinder and cheap chinese bit. Works very well. https://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/106416-sdi-egr-delete-and-gas-flowing-for-more-power/
  13. Yeah, what is it with people ripping the weather seal membranes?! It keeps the rain out! So annoying, as you can't buy replacements anymore. I don't think it's possible to burn out the leccy window motors by holding a button down. The microprocessor analyses the pulses it gets from that magnet ring to see if the motor is turning. If nothing happens after a few seconds, I reckon it just shuts off the activation relay. No power, no serious damage. I do like the way it knows how many pulses from top to bottom, so if it sees a change in speed before it gets to the top, it knows that someone h
  14. Yup, I have 3... All gas flowed and EGR deleted. Now getting about 78MPG all day long. Popped up to Wolverhampton the other day (210 mile round trip, mostly motorway), and as I was too early, slowed down and cruised at about 65. Managed 88 MPG. Amazing! Gotta love the SDI. Simple, reliable, cheap to maintain and way more economical than even the latest fossil fuel burners.
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    My Lupo Gti

    I love the fact that you stopped to take a pic of it
  16. That's amazing. I guess if the clutch dust gets jammed between the tube the inner surface of the release bearing, it'd work as a perfect scraper; slowly but surely grinding it away... Maybe they should have used a ring of graphite to line the bore of the release bearing instead of plastic with grooves in. I'm tyring to think which cars I've seen with graphite. I hadn't considered clutch dust getting stuck.
  17. With a new clutch pressure plate and release bearing, I'm pretty sure it's the bearing. Could be some rattling around the sleeve, but with the new reelease bearing, I can't see it making much noise. Or maybe wrong clutch plate fitted? But either way, the box needs to come out again...
  18. With just a few minor things left to do, my guess is it's gonna be a keeper now! Probably worth about £700?
  19. My first thought is release bearing, but when you said that you'd changed it for a new one, the only other thing is the internal bearings in the gearbox. How many miles has it done? Gearboxes, when looked after, are good for about 150k. new bearings cost about £120, plus labour. Worth fixing and keeping the car for sure. Good for another 100k at least.
  20. @RAB will know the answer... welcome to club lupo!
  21. Spotted around 3PM 9/4/20 just after I left Oxford. Looking sharp! Nice.
  22. Thats just the 6N Polo Gti isn't it? But back to original subject, about fuel compatibility... The FSI will handle Ethanol with no problem at all from looking at the engineering. All the components are stainless and the internals are the same as the newer engines which also officially can handle E. So I'd love to know the reason they say it can't burn it. The only component I can think of are the bearings inside the leccy fuel pump, which I'm guessing are regular steel. But the same fuel pumps are common to many VAG cars, so what do I know...?
  23. You're right. Just been reading about it... http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_252.pdf I wonder how many Vdub made, as I get the impression they were more of an engineering masterpiece (lots of extra expensive manufacturing steps). And it seems that they also used the 1.2tdi 3L gear shift system, but with no idle cancel function. I've looked at used cars (Lupos) for sale in europe (and sold within the last year) which have the FSI 1.4 engine (not the regular 1.4) and have found not a single one. Interesting. I wonder if they are like the Polo 6N with the 1.4TDI (AMF) e
  24. Wow! Maybe £3k? More? That's a rare one! But hopefully everything like gearbox fluids, engine oil, brake fluid, brakes, belts, coolant and even tyres are not original. A collector's edition this. Nice.
  25. Ok AHT was one of the last knockings from skoda that they used in the first lupos. 1L I believe, with... wait for it... push rods! A load of junk with poor scavanging. An old design engine. http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_203.pdf The AUC was an evolution of the old Polo breadvan engine I think. 1043cc, but was slightly modded to get it to 1L. A pretty bog standard modern engine. Standard injectors, that sort of thing. But is the AHT>AUC? i dunno. Too different to be able to compare really. I once helped rebuild an old morris minor engine as a favour, and t
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