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  1. JoeyEunos

    Tyres for "13 rim lupo 1.0

    I've had a set of Vredestein TTrack 2's on the the SDI, they've lasted circa 15k miles so far and still have loads of meat left (Even on the front which is quite impressive) They seem reasonably grippy but an SDI is hardly a performance car, on a 1.0mpi I think they'd probably fit the bill quite well and cost £30 a piece IIRC...
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    New member owner of around 3 months

    Dunno really.... I suppose once stuff drops enough in value it all gets pineappled/barried to the point of extinction and then all that's left is scrap? Just not enough good/unmolested cars left perhaps~ People move on and start 'enhancing' newer cars~full circle.
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    SDi Daily fantasia

    The 020 'box is very different in appearance to an 085, you can spot them by the green circular plate that sits on the side covering the release bearing etc.
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    New member owner of around 3 months

    Does Gilly even still work there? Haven't seen him around the last few times I've been.... VeeDubs used to be class at one point, these days they mostly seem to have modern stuff and what little old stuff they have is way too pricey.
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    What’s wrong with a fox ?

    Mk4's rock, good solid engineering (Bar window/lock modules and water ingress) and as a bonus all spares seem to be circa £10 as they've reached an age where supply massively outstretches demand. What's not to like?
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    central locking

    As long as you promise there'll be more threads like this 😉 Seriously though, no offense was intended. I'm glad you got the help you needed, hopefully theres no hard feelings.
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    central locking

    This is the most entertaining thing I've seen on the internet for 2019.... There's a lot of the year left, but the 'Man with no central locking wonders why his central locking doesn't work' thread is going to take some beating.
  8. JoeyEunos

    best place to buy parts!!!!!

    TPS!!!!! If not fussed about OEM then you could try Eurocarparts!!!!! or GSF!!!!!
  9. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    As mentioned these days the Lupo seems to very rarely go wrong and this fun little thread has died a death as a result, ho hum, finally I have a chance to do a proper post here! In short the lock barrel did VAG things and shat itself, wife had been complaining about it for weeks, this morning I did a mend and won myself some goodwill in the process hopefully. I checked the lock out for myself, she was right, the key literally just spun in the barrel, not good. First things first, popped the cap off to reveal the t20 torx screw and slackened it off... Lock removed... No immediate problems apparent... Lock stripped down... Obvious problem is obvious... Cheap VW lock repair kit courtesy of Ebay included all the parts required… And one working/reassembled lock... Despite being a bit fiddly the whole job took less than 30 minutes, most of that was spent getting tools out and putting them away again. The best part of the whole fiasco is that the China Bay repair kit only cost £2.19p, less than the cost of a pint of beer and yet seems to be made from reasonably robust materials, I suppose time will tell but for now it's fixed and that's the main thing.
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    As mentioned I shall keep my ears open and let you know if I become aware of any potential suitors
  11. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Sounds like what you need is someone who wants an AUM, unfortunately at present that person isn't me, + BAM is clearly the correct choice for conversions 😉 * I'm reading between the lines and assuming you're still converting Aldi TT's to run on derv, presumably in some kind of missguided quest to make one of the dullest 'sports cars' of the last 50 years even more miserable to drive?* Either way, I shall ask around and keep an ear to the ground should anyone need one chief.
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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Whoops, long time without updates here. The Lupo continues to trundle to work and back piloted by Mrs Eunos's and seems happy in it's state of semi-retirement only covering circa 6k miles a year. Nothing to report good or bad really... Meanwhile I still have the ancient Volvo turbobrick and Golf SDI to keep me out of trouble.
  13. Some truths.... 1. There's no difference in terms of the level of rustproofing in JDM cars vs European ones. This is a myth banded about in the nineties and has been proven many times now to be incorrect, they were made in the same factories and on the same production lines as our domestic cars and other than some subtle differences (Flares/no fog light requirement) were built in the same way. 2. Despite glossy importers images of pristine cars, the reality is that the Japanese Barry their cars just as badly if not moreso than we do.... Think MAX POWER meets driven through Halfords with velcro attached. Cars are often tidied up to make them look like cherished examples before sale/import. 3. The only real virtue of importing a car from the land of the rising sun aside from some build/spec quirks here and there is rust (Or the lack-of). This makes sense for MR2's/MX5's/Skylines/Imprezas etc as they all dissolve in our salty winters, Lupo's not so much, they're galvanised. Granted, they do rust, but not to the same extent as the aforementioned cars and as such you still stand a fairly good chance of finding a rust free example domestically. In short I can think of lots of cars that would be arguably worth paying the premium to import, IMO it would be pointless paying to bring something like a Lupo over.
  14. JoeyEunos

    SDI alternator removal - how the heck!?

    Agreed, good write up and full marks for posting. I've not been unlucky enough to have to do this myself yet but did notice when replacing the PAS pump that the alternator looked like it would be lots of fun to remove.

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