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  1. JoeyEunos

    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.
  2. JoeyEunos

    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.
  3. JoeyEunos

    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.
  4. JoeyEunos

    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.
  7. JoeyEunos

    best place to buy parts!!!!!

    TPS!!!!! If not fussed about OEM then you could try Eurocarparts!!!!! or GSF!!!!!
  8. 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.
  9. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Greetings all, thought it was about time I got a 'members cars' thread started for my little SDI. I picked her up earlier in the week for a fairly reasonable price, she's got 120k on the clock and has FSH and 11 months ticket I'd bought the car in search of the galactic levels of economy the diesel variants are capable of, although so far I seem to have spent most of my time worrying about every gearchange and awaiting iminent peddle box or gearbox failure, lol. At least the fact that the car was pretty cheap means I can decide to walk away should the worst happen! I hadn't really planned on any modding per se but TBH I always say that The story starts here...
  10. JoeyEunos

    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.
  12. JoeyEunos

    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. As per the title chaps I don't get much of a chance to drive the little SDI these days as it's been in the wife's custody for a while now, took it out tonight and was disappointed to find that there's now a pretty nasty hesitation and/or juddering sensation at low revs, usually the 1000-1800 range. In the past I used to marvel at the fact the car would happily chug along at 30 mph in 5th at around 1100 rpm without complaining, now it seems like 30mph in 4th is too much to ask, it's complaining pretty badly and almost seems to be asking for a lower gear Anything over 2000 is fine... To make matters more frustrating, I got in this afternoon after driving it and asked how long it had been like, she confirmed it's been a month or so My first thought is fuel starvation? The current fuel filter is about to hit 2 years old and has covered circa 17000 miles so that seems like a good place to start? I know @Skezza has experience of cleaning the fuel pickup/strainer, worth looking there? Anywhere else I should be looking? As always any feedback/suggestions would be gratefully received.
  15. 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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    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Yes, the Lupo looks properly tiny parked on the drive next to it
  17. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    The little Lupo is running well after her service. Meanwhile I have become bored again/developed an itchy trigger finger... Today I bought her a new stable mate in the form of a cheap/big/old and incredibly retro Volvo 940 turbo estate. SAM_6328 by SAM_6339 (2) by
  18. JoeyEunos

    Seat Arosa Sport pedal box

    Weird, I've found them a fair bit cheaper... 5l of Quantum Platinum is circa £12 at TPS but close to £30 at the dealer, '5+ range' battery for the Golf was £55 at TPS but £70ish at VW Also the red Quantum coolant they sell meets G12 and is cheap, unlike the extortionate purple G13 stuff at the stealer Maybe there are regional differences? Either way (And back on topic) I'm pretty sure @Rich offers a drive in-drive out pedal box welding service, depending on where you are it might be worth giving him a nudge
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    1.7 SDI gearbox needed

    Yes, G50 seems to be working perfectly well for me too, like you I've replaced the selector seal and keep the box topped up. Do you mean the selector shaft, or the linkage mechanisms?
  20. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    More fool you for not making it clear that beer/ weird imported sausage are crucial for a smooth job. Only got yourself to blame.
  21. JoeyEunos

    JoeyEunos's SDI Beater.

    Right, no updates here for some time eh? A fortnight ago I gave the Lupo a dose of injector cleaner and an Italian tune up after some rough running. Much better This weekend I rewarded the old girl by providing a full service... Air filter looked pretty grubby after covering 16000 miles over the last 2 years... Gearbox oil top ups... Turns out this step was actually unnecessary, having replaced the selector seal last year the level had stayed toppy tops and also looked bone dry underneath, I've looked at loads of Lupos and they all all seem to glisten with oil on the underside of the box, not mine though How long with the seal hold out? Who knows but it's up to about 5k now without even the smallest of weeps That's it, job jobbed. To celebrate I quaffed a selection of fine ales, ate an imported German sausage thing and a selection of soft cheeses
  22. EGR blanking is a possibility but not at present as all is running well again. @Lupo 1.7 sdi, have you deleted/blanked yours?
  23. JoeyEunos

    1.7 SDI gearbox needed

    RE gearbox oil, proper VW G50 works quite well too. It's a 75W90 Gl4 synthetic, but actually much thicker than most other oils of the same grade. Bit tricky to get but it is still available.
  24. Thought so... They were described as 'Sports Seats' in the original brochures IIRC, they look like Recaros but aren't I bought a set of these for £30 too, then found a better set (3X3 rear belts) for £20, so I've actually got two sets, one set lives in the loft. Mk4 parts = pretty much rock bottom price at present.

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