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  1. So some more homework and seem right, swag is part of the febi bilstein group, hence same part numbers and probably the same build quality (lets be honest I've heard things about febi over the years. Then looking on the sit it's listed as a polo 3 and loop gti part. Just on any other site like auto doc etc that you filter under vehicle they are listed as not compatible, but about £6 cheaper per rod. May just be a cheaper alternative for basicly the same thing from what I see
  2. I've purchased some new rods, went for the febi's 322mm as read here that they're the correct length for the gti. Upon receiving them the company sent some SWAG 322mm rods (which were cheaper) their own site says not compatible with the gti, same part numbers. I'm assuming there for the polo gti but don't know if the steering column thread size is the same as the lupo. Don't want to open the box, to measure them up, as this may void return warranties. Any info would be greatful
  3. Wondering is the original owner of this lupo still on the forums, after some info on the bumper conversion. Like is that a mk5 or a mk6 r32 style rep, the lip around the splitter is that moulded or is that a trait of the donor bumper. Planning on doing o e for awhile and this is the best made example ive seen, an now I have a donor car I'd thought I'd get one made up
  4. When you say at high revs is that down to the vvt I assume? Just keeping it stock for now, an reverted back to base tune last year 👍
  5. So finally got my build going and stripped my AFH block and sorted the head lapped and new seals etc and going to prep the gti block in the next few weeks. But if anyone can help on the ignition side, I'm planning on keeping my gti ecu as I don't have a afh one, an also keep the gti ignition (so no afh dizzy). So here we go. 1. Can I keep the ignition and fab a plate or something to cover the dizzy place on the afh head and mount the coils to said plate? 2. Inlet manifold... Can I keep the gti manifold and throttle body or use the AFH mani and gti throttle body. My goal is to keep the drive by wire and not cable. 3. Some say you can't drill the block but I've heard different if your using carbide drill bits, shall I stick with a custom bolt for the pulley or look into drilled? After reliability really. I will be keeping the factory EFI as I've got to budget welding work etc. So I'm after making it plug an play (which I know it's not so simple). I've read up plenty of forums but if I can get these answered it'll be a massive help
  6. You referring to using the nodiz?? If yes that's no problem and what I've been in discussion with a friend about in regards to ecu and resistors. I'm assuming no way of doing it on the base ecu without using a external ignition ecu?? The motor won't be back on the road to early next year, redone the whole underside powder coated and new polys throughout except for sus top mounts and the rear. Got my afh though a friend for 120 complete 90k miles and looking on a port an polished head with piper cams for 400ish but haven't decided on that yet may grab it as the piper re profiled cams are 250 on there ones so an extra for a fully rebuilt head for 200 isn't bad. Just want it done an over with haha wishbi never started
  7. As in title doing a AFH conversion for my gti as the AVY has taken a turn for the worse and I would still like to keep coil packs rather than going with the distributor. Down the line I'm thinking of running a nodiz, for when I get the itb's going. Blanking plate and use the gti's coils etc. Ive also got crank sensors etc to worry about, but can I use the sensor from my AVY on the AFH? But can someone give me a heads up as I'm thinking of doing the ignition straight away an I'd like to get an idea of the best or most logical way about it. Not a engine guru and won't be doing the work myself, a good friend is before anyone asks
  8. I've got my rust treatment done on the arches and now to deal with the bumper, planning on getting the gti smoothed and a new lick of paint on the front end. But then I've seen this bumper pop up on eBay advertising lips but what is it??? An is it possible to even get hold of one anymore, done plenty of searches but nothing coming up..
  9. I've got my rust treatment done on the arches and now to deal with the bumper, planning on getting the gti smoothed and a new lick of paint on the front end. But then I've seen this bumper pop up on eBay advertising lips but what is it??? An is it possible to even get hold of one anymore, done plenty of searches but nothing coming up..
  10. Taking your advice there rich never touched a starter motor before in regards to a rebuild, an have to say looks pretty simple to work on. Just got myself a new gas soldering iron recently so at least I got a reason to put it to good use. Bought a oe starter motor to work on from Facebook for 25 and a friend says jcr supplies for parts. Do you know the measurements for brushes or code that the loop gti uses??
  11. Just down where I live haha, been keeping my eyes peeled. Then mine come up on Facebook for a quick sale price. An was down the pub lastnight an a friend said his mate had one he wanted to shift on the cheap. Just sheer coincidence, I'm sure coming across two cheap gti's in 4 days is pretty rare
  12. Well just from euro car parts these are the pricing, i haven't checked the pricing on reconditioned ones yet, But from what I've been told there is not a huge difference. RTX £103.99 Bosch £171.99+£107.99 surcharge Remy £122.99 I can get cheaper though trade, but my friend is not back at the yard until Monday.
  13. Well just been offered another with mot for £500, haven't seen the condition yet an if it's not worth sorting I may break that. Would be a pity but a spare engine an gearbox is always nice
  14. This is what I'm wondering I'm not 100% sure the housing is cracked (brother in law thinks so), possibly a seal has gone due there is coolant blotches on the block but no other signs. I'm not willing to order a whole housing for £113 just in case. I know that the polo housings get pretty fragile with age an worth replacing the whole unit, an I assume the same with loops. With the starter motors I'm stumped what to go with a Bosch or a cheap shitter for half the price, money isn't a problem. But £100 is good money I can spend elsewhere
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