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About axe

  • Birthday 02/03/1977

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    Saitama, Japan
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    VWs, Old school BMX, Drumming, snorting brake cleaner

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    03 Lupo GTI

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  1. axe

    Hi From Japan

    150,000.KLM ish on it at the moment. I'll give it a decoke and see how it goes. took it for a long run today and it didn't ping at all. Was pretty chilly today though. Being around Tokyo and stuck in traffic half it's life would more than likely point to a carbon build up though, I think you're right! Cheers!
  2. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Correct, Had a mk3 2.0 swap.
  3. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Cheers Mate! I'll have a look!
  4. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Silly question maybe, so i thought i'd post here. Had a search without much luck. Suddenly I'm getting pinging from low in the revs when i put my boot into it, even under not alot of load in 2nd on flat roads (very slightly, but a fair bit on hills in 3rd well within it's capable range) Running 98 oct always, and data outputs are giving me 3-5 deg advance at idle, and around 15-16 deg advance when flooring it. No codes, no issues when just driving normally. *** also new plugs, all the usual culprits check out... very odd.
  5. axe

    Hi From Japan

    yeah 100% agree! Japan is a bit like Aus with the 2 doors. VW Japan only had the 4 door GTI , but Yanase Japan also had rights to sell VWs, so the majority of mk2 gti 2 doors here are LHD direct imports. Quite a few in RHD, but not many. Japan did get the CLI mk2 2 door in RHD though, so alot are Fake GTIs. and they all want silly money for them over here!
  6. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Dynamically they feel a lot the same. Lupo feels a little more nimble though. I think overall I prefer the old Mk2 Golfs though. Sounds a bit cliche, but the Mk2 Golfs have a bit more soul Still love the Lupo thou! Only had her for 4 week so far.
  7. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Ah No, Not me. My Mk2 has been in Aus since 1989. First in Sydney when the UK owner moved to Aus n bought the car over. (as far as i know one of the first Mk 2 GTI 2 door in aus...possibly) It then went to Tasmania and was a tarmac rally car for a while. I got it in around 2004. When I initially moved to Japan in 2011 i was planning on bringing it here eventually, so it was n storage for a few years. But recently had to sell, and it's gone back to Sydney. Was nothing over the top, still a 8v K-Jet, but a warm 2E 2 litre.
  8. axe

    Hi From Japan

    LOL, Not really! A lot of good JDM meets and people going down near the docks drifting. But nothing like Tokyo Drift Great car scene but Police are cracking down a bit more now though, with the Oylimics comming up
  9. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Cheers Mate, Quite good over here. Been here for 8 years and love it. Other than the quakes and typhoons! lol It's a bit like living on another plannet for the first couple of years Ah! the old Oz Edition Forum?
  10. axe

    Hi From Japan

    Hey Peoples. I'm Benny. I'm an Aussie in Saitama Japan. Had a mk2 Golf GTI (UK Import) for a long time, In Australia before moving to Japan. Now Just picked up an 03 Lupo GTI. She needs a bit of TLC though! Cheers!, Benny
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