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  1. LR5V

    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    That's great - I got rattles in my Golf interior after fitting them - your interior must be tighter!
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    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 ยฃ200 more than my example - but it is 8mm Alloy sheet
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    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

    Hes got nothing to loose then
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    Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

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

    Iโ€™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 & itโ€™s now blended into the hatch. If something goes wrong with the light, Iโ€™m not sure how Iโ€™m going to split without screwing the paint
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    Gearbox refurb

    Gasโ€™n gears on Facebook - based in Cornelli near Cardiff - Hotgolf is a legend in the vw community, he is not as cheap as Mk2โ€™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
  10. 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
  11. 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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    Lupo GTI saved from the scrap yard

    Nice mini restoration, I hope your body man chopped out the bad section of sill and not patched over. I have no issue, you are a London driver - those dozy sheep drivers queuing up for the roundabout just needed to be chopped! But I would suggest a overtaking tip, picked up with country driving road-craft - pull out further back from the slower cars, you can see oncoming traffic better and if it gets too tight you have room to dive into the space you left behind the slower car.
  14. They should do that, the point the shock can be center as OEM location. the slot can be rotated and fixed in any direction. I will look out the part number of the assumed Audi 80 top mounts
  15. I see! The short one looks set back as well?
  16. My apologies - I wasn't aware of the difference in thickness. I would run the washers too, there is friction of the sub-frame holding these in place, its not just the bolt Hammer, meh.... Hydraulic press FTW Those longer control arms look interesting
  17. Not all fault codes readers are able to clear VAG Air bag / ABS faults, they can deal with minor faults, but not critical faults. But if the system is now intact VCDS cable will clear the code and light.
  18. Adjustable mounts : Silverproject.eu I understand they tend to use ball joint that are off the shelf standard size, so replacement should be a reasonable price. An OEM fixed upgrade apparently is Audi 80 top mounts, the PO fitted them to mine, I can find out the part number soon as they are coming off soon. I got some new top bearings, trying SKF ones, they have a metal body, look tougher than my usual go-to Lemforder
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    Front seat springs jumped off

    Weight saving is good
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    Lupo gti running rough when hot

    As Rich said - what was wrong with the old pistons? Hope they are replacing your valve / valve guides seem to recall testing valve clearance to piston is done without head gasket, pretty easy on a traditional head, but our cam box + vvt makes it a bit harder.
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    Clayton's Tornado Red GTI..

    Great film, not sure I would have let him do some of the things he was doing, even if you were in the Lupo with him! He really got to grips with it in a very short time - Were you sat next to him whilst he did his bit to camera? - must have been a bit weird with him talking about as though you werent there!
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    Sideways SId

    Yes - its Clayton's one
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    Millers Nanodrive.. over kill?

    Quantum Platinum - fully synthetic & built for our engines - source on Ebay or your friendly dealer! Got some the other week form TPS, low twenties for 5 litres
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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

    Afraid you are peddling to the wrong person - I've had my fill of the 8L chassis - The current plan later in the year is Mk5 Gti. Did you get what you asked for the AUM engine? - I will probably break the Mk4 - all the go fast parts its got are worth more than complete/running + the bodywork is classically pretty!

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