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hoddlewaddle last won the day on May 29 2018

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  1. £90 later and it's sorted. Given the price of my sanity, I can't really complain, especially as they replaced a lot of the bolts for me while they were in there, half the bill was parts.
  2. It's a couple of hours work (by a competent welder, not a shaven ape like myself) to cut and adapt the standard boot floor to fit a centre exhaust and spacesaver wheel. Be advised, if the new exhaust is of a larger bore than standard, it *may* end up catching on the brake lines and bias valve, and therefore need a bit of tweaking to fit. Also the rear bumper needs notching for the tailpipe to fit. Handily, I know a fella who does it, so if you're ever in the North Yorkshire area...
  3. I ended up dropping it at my tame neighbourhood garage before going on shift. For future reference, how does the green seal come out? A circlip or something? I'm guessing my usual approach of ****ting it with a hammer wouldn't work...!
  4. *shakes fist* If I'd known that the first time I stripped it down!
  5. Had a quick search and couldn't find anything. Just got the Lupo back on the road after the world's slowest suspension/ running gear rebuild. Got it home yesterday, and ten minutes later there's a pool of gearbox oil under the car. I know it's not a huge amount, it just looks like it because of the fluid type. Upon inspection, it seemed to be dripping from the green sleeve around the gearbox/ shaft seal, driver's side. After a couple of hours and a lot of swearing, I've replaced the black rubber seal, I think it still may be dripping from that area. I'm going to get it higher to investigate the selector seal... does it usually present as a leak coming down there, or do I need to replace that sodding green sleeve? If so, it's going to a garage, I'm sick of the thing now.
  6. What colour is the interior? I'm after a grey passenger side, upper door card.
  7. My God that's stunning! Would look great in our blue rally car, but sadly we can't justify the cash! Good luck though!
  8. Pair of front stabiliser mounts, bolt to the front wishbones and hold the ARB in place. 18mm internal diameter, Febi Bilstein 23030, these are only the top piece, youd need to fit the rubbers, washers and nuts to the bottom end. £5 for the pair, plus postage.
  9. Rears sold, fronts still available. £10 plus postage (£6.50 via Hermes, I think) Size 12s not included.
  10. I'll have a word with MrsHW, she did a proper job of our mate's Merc which also had been heavily smoked in. Not gonna lie, it took a couple of days...! Welcome BTW.
  11. ISTR falling in love with the Up's wheel when we visited Wolfsburg. Once we've finished fannying about with other cars, might try to get hold of one for Lulu...
  12. It's not impossible to rebuild a starter with components, as said. Bearings, brushes etc tend to be "a size" that is also fitted to a hundred other things, rather than bespoke. For reference, I sourced a new voltage regulator for our Mk2 Polo, for about a tenner, compared to the £x00 for a full alternator. Try giving ElectroDiesel a call, they were the only people that could find said regulator - properly old fashioned place but they may post things to you if you ask. https://www.edne.co.uk/ (Failing that, if they can get the bits, I'll happily collect them and post them to you, they're relatively local to me)
  13. Got this to do tomorrow. If I remember I'll take a load of photos as I go, and maybe even put them into a vague chronological order, with notes.
  14. Welaye porkpie. £10 plus postage?
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