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  1. Your location would help people see if they can help you
  2. Evening, Can the lower dash buttons & blanks (where the heated rear window switch is) be swapped for the flat fronted switches and blanks from a lupo? Thanks Chris
  3. Sorry yes auc phone auto corrected it. Thanks
  4. Hi folks, Does anyone know the torque setting for the 4 bolts that hold the crank pulley on on a 1.0 aux engine Thanks Chris
  5. Hi all, Finally got the little AUC head back from the machine shop, I've fitted the head and hand tightened the head bolts to keep it all in place, I've used new head bolts, the information sheet that came with my new head gasket says to oil the threads and under the head of the bolt before tightening whereas autodata makes no mention of oiling the bolts. Does anyone know which way is correct, does elsa state whether they should be oiled or not? thanks chris
  6. Hi just to keep this up to date, I gave up with car parts for less and got the exhaust valves from a local place for more money. With all 8 valves now lapped in again the exhaust valve on cylinder 3 is still leaking so tomorrow I'll take the head to a local engineering firm to have a new valve seat cut in and get them to lap the valve into it so that'll be another couple weeks before this gets finished.
  7. Between cp4l & euro car parts as there the same business they probably get 30% of the orders I place wrong and I must buy something at least every other week. There hopeless but convenient.
  8. Have you done a compression test on it?
  9. It was on my to do list this weekend but car parts 4 less are useless and sent me 3 inlet valves and 1 exhaust valve but I'm confident 4 new exhaust valves lapped in will fix it. Chris
  10. Hi All, I've a 54 plate arosa with the 1.0 AUC engine, it's showing a fault code for the cts, the wiring looks ok so replacing the sensor looks like the next step. Are the arosa's like the rest of the vw stable in that only genuine sensors seem to work or are there reliable aftermarket sensors that are proven to work? Cheers Chris
  11. Hi All, I've acquired a cheap 54 plate arosa with the 1.0 AUC. It came to me with a misfire on cylinder 3 and vcds showed codes 16684 & 16687 which are random/multiple cylinder misfire and cylinder 3 misfire detected. I followed the code scan with a compression test, with the engine stone cold and the throttle wide open the following results were obtained, cylinder 1 (cam pulley end) 150psi cylinder 2 145psi cylinder 3 50 psi cylinder 4 145 psi given that information I skipped messing around with ignition components and pulled the cylinder head off, with the head on my bench there was no obvious damage to the valves unlike other cars i've seen with burnt valves. I proceeded to fill the exhaust ports with paraffin and the exhaust valve on cylinedr 3 duly started leaking onto the bench. i repeated the exercise on the inlet valves and 2 of the inlet valves were leaking (i forget which 2 but not cylinder 3). I then removed all the valves and there components, the inlet valves are all nice and shiny on the sealing faces, the exhaust valves are all dark and pitted and there are a few cracks appearing in the one for cylinder 2 so they look like they need replacing. I also filled the bores up with equal amounts of paraffin, after 4 hours 1 and 4 have lost some, 2 & 3 have contained the majority, I knew some would be lost as rings never completely seal the bores and im not too concerned as the bores that have lost the fluid both provided good compression results so I'm happy the rings aren't causing the low compression on cylinder 3. Now to the point of my post, for those who have stripped arosa engines that showed low compression is it just a case of buying 4 new exhaust valves and then relapping all 8 valves in again, the valve seats have some pitting but nothing I'd say is excessive? Another option for the compression is if the headgasket has failed albeit I'd expect to see low compression on 2 adjacent cylinders but the headgasket is the original vw item and the cars done 99k miles so it may have decided to fail but I can't see any obvious signs on the gasket. I know the easiest option would be just to chuck a second hand engine in but there also an unkown quantity and I plan on giving the car to a family friend as her first car so my preference is to rebuild what I have but I know some cars just don't like having there engines rebuilt and are never the same after. Cheers chris
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