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  1. Grumpy


    You don't appear to have listed a price for the car.
  2. Thanks for the response. What is the cars registration number please.
  3. Grumpy

    Lupo Gti wanted

    I have just listed my 2003 (53 plate), low mileage, completely standard and unmolested Reflex Silver GTI on Pistonheads. It has full VW main dealer service history - 15 stamps in the book. Cambelt and water pump changed recently along with discs and pads. Nearly new Toyo's on unmarked Bathursts. Huge history file along with all manuals and both "GTI" keys, one of which is unused.
  4. Bingo! I lubricated the lifter and its fully retracting every time now. Thanks for the advice.
  5. The nearside headlight washer jet on my GTI comes out fine and sprays water onto the headlight, however, sometimes it does not fully retract and stops about 1cm from being seated flush in the bumper. If I apply slight pressure to the circular plastic cover the mechanism fully retracts. Is the likely fix a new lifter (part no 5 in the diagram) with all the associated hassle that brings or does anyone have any suggestions with regard to the existing lifter.
  6. Where in South Wales are you? I am in Cardiff and on my 3rd GTI, having bought the first one in 2012. Once I sell one its only a matter of months before I am missing it so much I have to begin the hunt for another.
  7. Grumpy

    Lupo Gti wanted

    An 05 plate Reflex Silver GTI with 53K on the clock priced at £5,850 has just popped up on Pistonheads.
  8. That's a shame you are not selling it ☹️
  9. I have to say I rather enjoyed the video and the GTI is looking good - just don't cane it to much.
  10. You will love it. I am on my third GTI and have run a Z4 MR and then a Z4 35is in tandem with the GTI and if the sun isn't out then very often I will use the Lupo as its far more fun.
  11. Those Halfords ones look just the ticket. Cheers😁
  12. Thanks for the response. The Xenons are the factory ones and to be fair when they are lit they have a nice crisp white appearance.
  13. The bulbs in my side lights are currently standard and as we all know are underwhelming. Anyone got any recommendations for bulbs which when lit look very similar to the dipped beam xenons. Also, what is the fitment please.
  14. There is currently a "new" pair listed for auction on eBay. I think the latest bid is £62 plus postage of £17. The listing has got about 3 days to run.
  15. I guess I like to keep my GTI OEM. Won't do any harm when I come to part with it😀
  16. What colour red are you opting for. I tried to find out from VW and other sources what the correct colour is, however, whilst nobody could be 100% certain the general consensus was Brembo red.
  17. I don't wish to rain on your parade but isn't this car currently advertised on PistonHeads at £5,250 with a far more comprehensive description, including some info regarding the paint?
  18. I will take both rear light light clusters off your hands provided they are not damaged and if you are willing to split them from the car. I live in Cardiff so could come and collect them.
  19. Its always worth keeping an eye on eBay. There is currently a set of refurbished Bathursts listed at £400 or offer with new centre caps, however there aren't any tyres and they have been finished in a Honda gold colour.
  20. Just had a look at a spare piece of the tape I used and its not spongy at all! Its non absorbent and of a type of rubber compound and is sticky on one side only. Hope that helps.
  21. Yea its very similar although I would say its more "spongy". Dimensions wise its probably approx 1cm wide and about 3 - 4mm thick.
  22. I removed the spoiler from my GTI about 2 months ago as it had the usual issue of bubbling. I would say that it had never been repainted before although looking thorough the paperwork with the car it was removed about 5 years ago to have a replacement high level brake light by a VW dealership. Simple enough to unbolt as long as it hasn't been bonded as said. I had the spoiler resprayed by my local VW bodyshop and so far so good. When I removed the spoiler it had a line of spongy type tape right around the lip which I guess helps with sealing it from water ingress. I got something similar off ebay and applied it to the freshly painted spoiler before I bolted it back on.
  23. Not sure what colour you are after but I have one spare which is black. It is used but is perfectly serviceable.
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