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  1. Sausage

    GTI Upgrades

    Are you saying someone messed with it on the driveway?
  2. The airbag removal bit or the steering wheel itself? Remove column plastics. Short flat head screwdriver, you probably have to turn the wheel to get it in the holes and with the flat bit angled in line with the round spring thing, you are hooking the spring inwards not outwards. Plenty of vids out there. Disconnect battery for a bit before as well, just in case.... Steering wheel should come off easy enough.
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    Lupo tdi vs 1.0 common faults

    Na, they fine, just dont try and force it and let it warm up a bit then it is perfectly fine, it is just sychro ring. Mind you i still havent checked oil level in the box 😁 the ****ed box on the red tdi was just the 2 syncho rings when i stripped it down, they are pretty strong box otherwise.
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    Very nice indeed, watch the torque curve closely as those gearboxes are weak at the best of times.
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    Lupo tdi vs 1.0 common faults

    3rd gear synchro seems like a common problem (cant get 3rd gear at all on a cold day for a few minutes until the gearbox warms up on mine). no crunching just cant select it. Pedal box is different as hydraulic clutch, gearbox is pretty bombproof compared to the weak 085 on 1.0 and 1.4 petrol models. £30 tax is fantastic as is the easy cheap diy remap options for an easy 100+ HP. 3 pot have a chain driven balance shaft that also drives oil pump, the AMF seems quite robust here with many lasting beyond the life of the car 200k+ but listen for obvious noises from that area. I love my tatty TDI, they are fantastic little cars.
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    Lupo GTI 1.8T - Forged engine, 290bhp

    Back on ebay again today for 6k, pretty sure it "sold" with no reserve before xmas for about 4.5k. 🙄
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    Ahw engine changes with AUB

    I would just for the giggle factor.
  8. Yes Rich is right check timing and belt tension, it might have jumped a tooth.
  9. The readings seem a bit on the low side, but if all the readings are similar (within about 10%) it is probably ok as there will be some variation in reading using different testers etc, but when I did comp test on a 1.0 they were 150 - 160 psi, again that could be down to the testers reading different or the method of doing the comp test, I did 10 seconds cranking with open throttle with all spark plugs removed. You might want to redo the comp test and then also do a leak down test as well where cylinder is pressurised and then see how long it holds it. It will just save you some hassle knowing the compression is ok before proceeding.
  10. Black and dry is it running rich. Could be be too much fuel or not enough air, make sure air filter is clean or new for starters. Could be from faulty temp sensor so it runs a rich map thinking engine is cold. Get fault codes read.
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    Lupo gti with 244k

    That one has been on ebay several times recently, will probably be back on there soon by the looks of it.
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    Hardwired Dashcam

    Apologies for the thread hijack but thinking of getting dash cams as seen to much shitty driving lately and these seem the way to go. Any recommendations?
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    2002 Lupo 1.0 Not Starting

    Fuse 3 on the battery fuse block?
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    2002 Lupo 1.0 Not Starting

    All 4 injectors not working so look for fuses, connector / loom issues that might cause that.
  15. Bottom arm rear bushes are too soft and squishy with tyres wearing inside edge. Cheap arms with bushes any good or just get some LF bushes?
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    Lupo gti running rough when hot

    Cars dont like sitting out in the weather, so look for live readings on temp etc in vcds as well to confirm signal.
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    Lupo GTi in U-Pull-It in York

    That's a shame they wont allow any body cuts, You'd think they'd allow saws and chisels but no grinders and hot cutting due to fire risk at least. All the scrap yards I have been to near me over the years have been utter sh1te, stupid prices here, not like when i was in England at all.
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    Bottom arms and bushes

    Got some TT solid bushes Topran jobbies for £15 delivered a pair as well now. Are there any HD versions for the front bush and drop links before i get some standard ones?
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    What to Expect

    Naw, pre Y plate is £155 and after is £195 (more if an auto). If you have the reg number look up the MOT history on it to make sure mileage matches and what it has failed on previously, look for signs of neglect like fails for tyres down to cords and worn out brakes. Cant really tell you what it should handle like just no wandering, bangs, clonks and rattles unless very obviously just the exhaust or something simple, should stop in a straight line with no pulling. Also depends what you are paying for it, if bargain basement then rattles clonks etc go with the territory tbh.
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    Lupo gti running rough when hot

    Err yes the other thread was in wrong section lol, Copy paste my answer from there: If no codes then probably a mechanical issue. The cat wont have liked the oil going thru it, I'd look at cleaning that.
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    Lupo gti running rough when hot

    If no codes then probably a mechanical issue. The cat wont have liked the oil going thru it, I'd look at cleaning that.
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    Need help finding clean bodykit

    http://topbodykit.co.uk/xcat/334/Lupo It's listed there, but if they have stopped production and the sellers dont hold stock, just ordering it when they get a sale then chances are slim
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    My TDI is scrubbing on inside edge badly one side, and some on the other with feathering too. Adjusted camber, adjusted toe a while back, still scrubbing but less so and then checked the arm bushes few weeks back, mine are very old and soft and need changing as they allow the arm and obviously toe to move. i bought some new arms and looked into HD solid bushes from audi TT as well but havent done it yet just bunged some crap wheels and tyres on until MOT in January and will do it all then. TLDR: Bottom arm bushes.
  24. Very true, but i was generalising and being non specific, plus mine is on Konis and Eibach.
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    Lupo Body Modification

    The back bumper only starts to look stupid when the car is stupidly low, especially viewed from the rear. Same deal with the rear arch on non GTI as the rear wheel moves forward in the wheel arch when the trailing arm is beyond horizontal and the gaps look horrible when it is very low. This one looks all right though as it hasnt reached that point. (apart from the slightly bent sill seam, another thing to watch for as they are weak and improper jacking will ruin them.)

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