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  1. LR5V

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Safe journey fella
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    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    Take your door panels off - very likely the foam cover/membrain has been destroyed and rainwater is getting into the cabin here.
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    Adrian's GTI clean up!

    For your faded wiper arms - not cheap but goes a long way - Gtechniq C4 Permanent Trim Restorer https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=gtechniq+c4&adgrpid=54783026153&hvadid=259073162859&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007326&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12251867971172660909&hvtargid=aud-615115051421%3Akwd-312246140150&tag=googhydr-21&ref=pd_sl_61ty34e96u_e
  4. That's the wrong grade in your link, you should be using 5w40 platnum -it's what I get given at TPS https://www.vwspares.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1354 Quantum stuff is made by Fuchs and meets VW requirements. For filters, I flip between Mann and VW - I believe Mann are the OEM supplier to VW. Euro car parts carry them, last time I got some they were doing a special 30% off on filters so it was pretty much 3 for 2. BTW - AVS are really good part suppliers
  5. Attached is a PDF of Polo ARC and AVY wiring - Zipped to be small enough to upload on here 6n2arcecu.zip
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    AVY / ARC Wiring Diagram

    That’s where I found it, that is the legend Rubjonney’s drive - lots of good stuff in there
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    AVY / ARC Wiring Diagram

    Works on PC with chrome, maybe its my account allowing it, but just downloaded it 3 times! Would rather have posted the Raw PDF, zips always look suspect! its 1.2 meg - had to zip it down to get it to fit - any other way to post it on here?
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    Mission Ignition on channel 4

    Whoa - That's quite a come down for Dario!
  9. 6n2arcecu.zip
  10. Ideally you need to check continuity between sensor and ECU - have you got a wiring diagram to identify the pin at the ECU?
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    Mission Ignition on channel 4

    Depends on the car, it could be an Allegro, not really worth selling your soul - even for financial reward - getting one of those sh*t-boxes back on the road. Hammond sums them up well: Friends parents had one in weird hearing aid/mustard colour, their dogs ate it from the inside out. Awful car.
  12. Welcome Just checking - These fault codes, have they been cleared and keep coming back? If you have already found bodged wiring there may well be more, trace the engine loom from the cam sensor to see if there has been any additional interference.
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    GTI Upgrades

    I knew this was going to be a problem, but didnt plan to tackle it just now - Got busy with the tin snips Construction at the sill is 3 pieces of steel connecting forming the vertical frame rail in the middle - I assume inner sill - are vertical tabs spaced on 60mm centres, 25mm long 20mm wide. The ones remaining are beyond repair, most are rusted off - I assume these are the meat in the sandwich where the spot welds go? or do the spot welds go between the tabs?? Inner is the floor with a 25mm folded edge outer is the sill also 25mm folded edge At the front where the sill had been crushed, at the front the best surviving metal is the jack point. have to cut out 25mm into the floor and into outer sill about 30mm to the fold: Middle, more tabs survived here and the repair patch i: I was pretty tired and peed off by this point, didn't feel like delving under the patch... suspect they have just covered up the hole, leaving rot still in place, will save that joy till another day: They had run a strip of metal at the rear between floor and frame rail, but nothing done to the vertical joint, considering how the rest of the sill is it will all be near to failure. And covered up the rust going up the sill. I'm not going to rush this to get the car into retest. I have borrowed a Gas-Mig welder off my Brother in law, so far the repair plan is to use 1.2mm thick pre-made L shapes of steel, zinc coated to replace the strip on floor and outer sill, planning to drill holes 60mm apart in the vertical and plug weld. The zinc will create toxic gas, so respirator will be required. Only mystery is replacing the tabs, unless there is a good reason for them being there I am currently not planning to replace each one what purpose did they serve having a gap between? - to allow rustproofing to go into the spaces?? where did the spot welds occur? - I am not going to re-do each one as it will take forever replacing the tabs This used to be part of my Lupo:
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    GTI Upgrades

    Treated my Gti to some new plugs & new ignition leads Really pleased with the build quality of the leads, they are half the price of Magnecor leads, choice of 3 colours and are British made from Formula Power Compared to the old cables they look to be twice the size, this means it is bye bye to the cable tray - shame about the rub line in the rocker cover. Got to say I am really pleased with the roadkill taught cable tie spacers
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    GTI Upgrades

    Wednesday - MOT day so theoretically legal to take the Lupo for a drive to clean out the Cat. In the morning I did a 40 mile trip. The Lupo was driving pretty well - its been 6 months since I last drove it, but it didn't feel as zingy as I recall. The good news is it didn't loose any coolant - So head gasket is good Sadly Lupo failed - despite the drive and some redex it still failed on emissions, engine light and now rust! At least this time they didn't moan about lack of seat adjustment, just a parting shot about cable ties on fuel filter! Rust - The passenger entire side had been replaced at some point, whoever did it didn't do a good enough job of protection and its been rotting form the inside out. The worst part was between the door and rear wheel arch - I had got this welded before I took the Lupo off the road. Also someone had jacked the Lupo up away form the front jack point and flattened the sill. The repair weld passed the last attempt at MOT, but failed this time with no real change! worse still "inadequately repaired". really not pleased about wasting money on that repair - unsure if I should open up the patch to see exactly what they have or have not done. Emissions - failed both idel and fast idle. I have added one of those thermal gaskets on the inlet manifold, it claims original gaskets are not required... starting to think this may be the issue. I did add a lambda pocket to over come too much oxygen fault, this may now not be seeing how much fuel its getting. Or the remapped ECU is chucking so much fuel in its always been over on emissions and the mechanic PO just got his mate to write out the test slip. Still got a standard Polo ECU to try, but it may not be happy with the inlet and exhaust manifolds. Engine light - I checked on VCDS, ECU reported - 17526 lambda heating new lambda fitted??? 16686 cylinder 2 misfire - new plugs, coil and recent leads? Elsewhere in VCDS intermittent comms with outside temperature sensor.
  16. Every 10 kg saved is the equivalent of adding 1 bhp - so it is like a 15 bhp improvement. Have to admit, the ghoulish part of me finds it reassuring that the 3L appears to be a more dealer only parts car than the Gti!
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    GTI Upgrades

    No problem cj1 - I have more information for you on the longer bolts, currently I get 2 turns in each thread, below ringed red threads are actually blocked by the bearing housing: Longer bolts will give you 4 full turns, but they will need to be shortened to suit the required depth. I think the issue is standard M6 bolt lengths are 16, 20 and 25mm - with a decent washer and 4 turns it needs to be around 22mm in length - by the way the other 2 threads are clear
  18. this link may help -it gives diameter and length. The 2 that screw into the top plastic half of the clam shell tend to be an open double thread, more like a modern twin thread wood screw.
  19. Afraid I may be bursting your bubble, the Gti hatch is all steel - only front doors, wings and bonnet were Alloy skin. Cant advise on the tools required, mine was stripped out when I got it - it looks to be just like a Mk4 Golf, so your suspicion of 10mm socket and a cross head screwdriver will probably be all you need. maybe some fishing line to cut through any foam pad under the spoiler.
  20. Welcome - can I suggest getting a VCDS cable and scan it for faults. Cant help on the windows, all mine so far have been mechanical fails, I know window switches are a weak point.
  21. Welcome - Good to hear more Lupo's have made it across the pond, would love to hear your ones story? Tailgate size - In logical Millimetres: 1350 wide, 850 tall and the best I can see depth (its curved)140 to 200 - this excludes the spoiler. To reduce potential damage - I would recommend removing the spoiler - it unbolts and should fit elsewhere with in the space or take it on as hand luggage, that should be fun explaining to HLS. Also remove the rear wiper as the shaft passes through the glass. If you cant take it in the hold, try Orchid Euro ran by Jamie Ore in Pensilvania who should be able to import one for you.
  22. LR5V

    Rumble noise

    Is it in the Jungle? Sorry couldn't resist... Hope the drive shaft sorts you out - try https://www.jandrcvjoints.co.uk/ if you can, go for entire drive shaft
  23. Cool - its a great way to learn to look after a car and to drive.
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    Another gti fan issue

    My Lupo is the 4th VW I have had, each has had one of those controllers in some shape or form - AC or no AC. Don't worry about it, its gone to a better place now!
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    Another gti fan issue

    I made my guess what happened to it in my original post - the control module probably got soaked and baked in the awful location VW put it. Considering its just a couple of relays, it takes up a shed load of space. Does your Gti have a sunroof? - no sunroof usually means AC fitted - you can check what options your Lupo came with on the white option sticker in the boot...but suspect it is gone after cage install, if you have the service book it should be in there as well, think if you ask very nicely at VW dealer they will dig out the info for you.
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