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Jamie/Arosa

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  1. New part turned up the other day, got the old one off and tried every trick I knew to get the plastic bushes out WD40, tried pushing them out and soaking it in boiling water but to no avail.. Annoyingly the 4 bushes I need come to £32 from TPS 🙄 So it’s back on and I’ve got 2nd and 4th gear lol sometimes reverse too. The 2 sizes needed are 18.5 O/D - 15.5mm and 12 O/D to 8mm. Found some metal 12-8mm’s but not the 18.5. Still a little bit of sound deadening to remove Starting to get a list of turbo parts together, I think I can do it all for <£100. Can someone confirm the block thread is a M10x1? I’m sure I read it changes into 1/8 npt for the oil pressure switch?
  2. He could get a nice stainless sports one? Or you go to a friendly MOT man.
  3. I wish my pockets were as deep as yours when it comes to cars 😲 I fully understand wanting to restore a GTi by all means but by the time your finished you could of had a 20v turbo engine in for the same price... Shop around and try find better deals. Your sump cost more than my entire car 😂 Go and weigh the catalytic converter in for some money back, I got £90 for mine and just get one long piece of stainless pipe to connect the downpipe to the back box 😈 Keep up the good work though.
  4. Been doing a bit more weight saving.. Do these cars have pollen filters? Struggling to find it anywhere in the matrix. I have pretty much took everything else out of the interior except dash/heaters. Yet.... The rear spline bolt rounded off in the back seat so out came the grinder. When I got the car it didn’t even have the rear wiper attached and I don’t like them anyway. Lost the rubber bung from my last car, ordered another one someone ripped it out, ordered an acrylic ‘flush’ one and it fitted like so Not quite as flush’ as it claims for 4.99 advertised for Ibiza/Arosa. So I contacted the seller sent it back and told him to send me the screw in one he sells for 7.99 iirc. Whilst I was waiting for that, I used the bung from just below the A pillar when the doors open with some masking tape 🧐 but I got there in the end! Much cleaner, can’t be pushed out, pulled out, blown out by a jet wash. You see them scrape marks above the Y on my plate? Who thought a 100cc quad would fit in the back? 😂 I know the Lupo rear bumper fits but has anyone ever tried the Lupo front bumper on the Arosa? I’m pretty confident it will fit and take out that dip under the Seat badge.
  5. Have a look on howmanyleft.co.uk, (275 1.0L's apparently 😳) probably won't be many with my mileage either.. Still waiting for this part to turn up. 🙄 My logbook says engine number "Not Known" is that common on this? Also I have found a Lupo colour coded back bumper, I assume they are the same shade? Wheres the colour codes on these cars?
  6. I have lost count of the amount of cars I have seen in this thread lol, done some great work though. Any spares you want to sell me? I love that OMP steering wheel, I would probably agree with you that a 300mm steering wheel is the right size for these cars. I had the exact same oil leak from the sump on my AUC 6n2, the bolts are too easy too round off.. Is it me or do the Starlites remind you of Mini Cooper alloys? I see your local to me too.
  7. Hello all, it’s been many a year since I’ve posted a project thread but might as well start one to look back and see how much money I throw away lol. Not to long ago I got rid of my 6n2, bought a 9N that lasted a day then got this Arosa. I got the car for a mere £220 with only 59k! Granted the interior is awful and the body work albeit the most solid shell I’ve probably ever owned just in need of some polish and TLC. In fairness to this car it has one of the cleanest MOT histories I’ve ever seen and it was first registered 01/01/01 so I had to take it. Up to now this is what I’ve done: Stainless steel manifold 9n 1.2 downpipe slightly modded into a decat 9n 1.2 throttle body because it has no charcoal canister pipe intake Removed charcoal canister Bosch Super 4s (for Corsa C but exactly the same length etc) Clear side indicators from 9n De badged boot De wipered Black pit bike foam air filter 14” 6J TSW Evo’s ET20 Blue D shape steering wheel Removed front ARB I recently bought a 6n flocked dash in the hope of turning my hideous grey interior into a black one but found out after chopping up the Arosa dash, it sits higher than standard and is to short on the back. But sh*t happens right? Also got a lower strut brace to be fitted and 6n2 handbrake. As I lost a few 100 on the 9N it was only right to use some of its parts, was surprised the TB was bang on same fitment and plug. The clear indicators just looked better imo, I ended up cutting my original downpipe just where it joins the flexi and cut the 9N downpipe at the flexi and welded it together, still need to cut and extend it a few inches before it bends up as it’s too close to the subframe but will sort that later on. Couldn’t believe I got £90 for the cat so car only stands me at £130! The alloys are from my 6n2, got them at a steal price too, the first time I let my so called friend drive he scuffed one! Lasted nearly 30 years without a mark until then but they would benefit from a refurb. Been offered a Sparco FIA cage for cheap too but can’t warrant it with such little power aha. Plans: Replace broken "Relay" bracket Vented discs Better seats/ full strip out (Drivers seat digs into my back 😡) Coilovers Nicer/smaller steering wheel Replace O/S indicator (lens fell off) T15 turbo?? On 5-6psi Gonna wrap it at some point. Got this used for £27.50 posted =] Crazy how restrictive the standard manifold is.. Admitted the air filter will get a bit of heat soak but the standard airbox has the same inlet diameter of a Mc'Ds straw.. I was excited when I got this as I thought it would be a straight fit 😒 Should of been a 220 mile trip, but due to road works it took a bit longer, was the same person I got lower strut brace and 6n2 handbrake from. Please excuse this ugly interior As i ruined the original dashboard and put it on a bonfire last night it just gives me the excuse to strip it. But when i strip a car I do it properly 😂 I'm not one of these who take the back seats out, whack a sub and false floor in and claim its stripped, i take ALL sound deadening, excess wiring and anything that doesn't need to be there. Clean 9N 1.2 12v TB Don't quite think 20s will fit haha Still need to fit this, was cheap but it seems too light to really add much rigidity? Before After - Just looks cleaner IMO Had to take this carpet out, change kept appearing, it was covered in oil, drinks etc It gets better underneath 😲 This also made its way onto last nights bonfire! When i initially seen this i thought it was grease fat! Later was told they used to do this before the galvanised them?? Either way its better than my 6n2 floor was! Also started taking up the sound deadening. This is the cars current main problem Been driving around stuck in second gear 🤣 done it for a few days. Ordered a replacement new cast for £17 off ebay, I can't believe the complete relay is £180+
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