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  1. LR5V

    GTI Upgrades

    First decent weather weekend in ages, its a shame I had to give the daily some love. Dropped into TPS, they now sell oil by the cube: 20 litres before VAT is good chunk cheaper at £2 instead of £2.45 a litre in 5 litre bottles - makes more sense for me as both Golf & Lupo use the same oil - amusingly its like a giant wine box that wont fit in the fridge Was digging into the Quatum oils, turns out TPS moved supplier from Castrol to Fuchs a year ago, still VW approved. The Mk4 needed a new engine mount, front coilovers dropping from syncro height, an mini service with engine flush, new oil / filter, new handbrake cables and finally fit the springs and adjusters in the rear to complete the Bilsein B14 set up.
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    HU55 new joiner, long time GTI owner

    Welcome - I will fix this for you: Mine is a 55 plate - They moved the line to Belgium for the last few years of Gti production - check for a B in your chassis number. The how many left numbers don't make sense to me, considering the quite high numbers I have seen being broken and the handful getting imported form Japan, the numbers seem to be declining at a slower rate than I would expect
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    lupo not holding revs and cutting out!!!

    has the battery been run low - these could be old codes from then. if possible clear the codes and run the engine again to confirm they are current As Mk2 says - check for air leaks - vacuum hoses perish, the hose to the brake booster is a common fail
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    That's great - I got rattles in my Golf interior after fitting them - your interior must be tighter!
  5. LR5V

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Don't report back too soon - They will rattle for around 100 miles before settling down - you should find turn in improves & steering feels more direct
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    Coilover advice

    Air isn't going to be getting any cheaper soon and I'm not sure you are going to be challenging your mate with the Clio in handling running air. I have not seen one in the flesh, IIRC they are Romanian made -not sure about the .co.uk site- from reviews the one consistent thing mentioned is the paint isn't that good and gets damaged in transit otherwise they seem to be OK. OMP made a guard for the challenge Polo - that could be used, but they are at least £200 more than my example - but it is 8mm Alloy sheet
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    Hi 👋👋

    Hes got nothing to loose then
  8. LR5V

    Hi 👋👋

    Welcome Dual profiles is the answer - Cake or even pie and eat it!
  9. LR5V

    Coilover advice

    All depends on budget, if you are just looking for a slight drop of say 20mm, as already said springs and shocks would probably be the best. Sump guard https://www.sump-guard.co.uk/steel-sump-guard-for-vw-lupo-1999-2005 If you do invest in one bear in mind that just like DFS who always seem to have a sale, these folk seem to always offer free shipping by a certain date, so dont rush the purchase.
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    3rd Brake light

    I’m dreading something going wrong with mine - the PO got the Lupo resrayed, along with other poor skills they did not take the spoiler off, a lot of pita & it’s now blended into the hatch. If something goes wrong with the light, I’m not sure how I’m going to split without screwing the paint
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    Gearbox refurb

    Gas’n gears on Facebook - based in Cornelli near Cardiff - Hotgolf is a legend in the vw community, he is not as cheap as Mk2’s guy, but definitely knows his stuff, did my rebuild and LSD.
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    Gti Parts still sought

    How about filler putty? used to fill in any small scratches, not sure I would use this brand, but as an example
  13. Inside rear seat frames is a good place for the old style price sticker - this will go over millennial's heads - with the date on or moulded into parts. Seem to recall my passenger door panel had a date like that, think it was 2005 but it is Gti
  14. Assuming the Gti shares the same mounting position - my stripped lupo come in handy - its not that buried, only slightly further forward than the clutch pedal: Please ignore the dust.. HTH
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    AIrcon problems

    February Heatwave in Liverpool? Hopefully just a re-gas, think I read non car AC places are a lot cheaper for re-gas, worth a try if you have a place nearby. AC is best used year round, dries the air and used in winter it speeds up windscreen demists + it keeps the seals moist.

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