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  1. 4 hours ago, Huckss said:

    Hi people, first post!

    Just need a little pointer with this one please.

    I have a 1.7 SDI AKU Lupo that is a great little car. The cambelt was due a change so I took it to an Indy garage and they have quoted £308 just for the cambelt which I thought was quite steep considering that water pump was not included in that price. After doing some digging I think that the water pump is driven by the Aux cable? Am I correct? If so they may not need to change that. But at the same time, if they are working there then they should do, right? I am left feeling a little ripped off and I just wanted to hear from someone with experience on what they may think?

    Surely I could have the water pump and cambelt done for around £300-£350? I live in Oxfordshire. 

    Thanks, 

    Adam

    My 1.0 E cost £215 for cam belt and water pump at my excellent local VW independent.

    My old Fabia VRS came up at about £280, two years ago.

     

  2. My 2000 Lupo 1.0 has 37k on the clock. There is no service history. I did the cambelt and engine oil a few months back.

    I keep thinking I ought to change the gearbox oil. The box seems fine albeit occasionally slightly notch.

    Should I make this oil change a priority?
    Thanks.

  3. Mick,

    See below for a reply I made to another query on the Fox. It may assist:

    There are two basic Fox variants. The 1.2 three cylinder and the 1.4 model. The 1.2 is the much more economical car.

    i have owned three of the 1.2 model, covering about 80k miles. They have proven to be more or less trouble free. It’s a good, practical workhorse, but built to a budget. There is plenty of front tyre noise in the cabin and performance is adequate. The gearing means that the car will go most places in 4th and 5th gear. Motorways are no problem but petrol consumption dips if you get too enthusiastic.

    The only problems I had were as follows:

    1. Speedo display packed up, but this was replaced under warranty.

    2. Blown fuses from trying to use rear wiper in freezing weather.

    3. Front washer hose leak where it meets the bonnet...design issue

    4. Electronic boot catch fail

    5. Electric window motor fail.

    Servicing of the 1.2 is simple and dirt cheap. There is a Base and an Urban model. The latter has a few extras such as split and sliding rear seat, opening rear windows, central locking and electric windows.  As a workhorse, I personally think it takes some beating. I taught my son to drive in the Fox too. The clutch is light and the gearbox is smooth. Good basic car, with a high driving position that gives good visibility.

    Good luck.

    Kev

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  4. There are two basic Fox variants. The 1.2 three cylinder and the 1.4 model. The 1.2 is the much more economical car.

    i have owned three of the 1.2 model, covering about 80k miles. They have proven to be more or less trouble free. It’s a good, practical workhorse, but built to a budget. There is plenty of front tyre noise in the cabin and performance is adequate. The gearing means that the car will go most places in 4th and 5th gear. Motorways are no problem but petrol consumption dips if you get too enthusiastic.

    The only problems I had were as follows:

    1. Speedo display packed up, but this was replaced under warranty.

    2. Blown fuses from trying to use rear wiper in freezing weather.

    3. Front washer hose leak where it meets the bonnet...design issue

    4. Electronic boot catch fail

    5. Electric window motor fail.

    Servicing of the 1.2 is simple and dirt cheap. There is a Base and an Urban model. The latter has a few extras such as split and sliding rear seat, opening rear windows, central locking and electric windows.  As a workhorse, I personally think it takes some beating. I taught my son to drive in the Fox too. The clutch is light and the gearbox is smooth. Good basic car, with a high driving position that gives good visibility.

    Good luck.

     

     

     

     

     

  5. Sony CDX GT57OUI Face off radio cassette with cabling, removal keys, mounting cage and front trim.

    I removed this from my Lupo to install the original equipment Blaupunkt radio cassette.

    Radio works fine. I never used the CD player.

     

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  6. Four VW Softline Lupo Alloys with Tyres from my 2000 Lupo.

    Two tyres with 6mm tread. Two tyres with 5mm tread.

    The alloys are cosmetically marked as is shown in the pictures but very serviceable.

    Locking wheel bolts included.

    4 x 100   ET 38   175/65/13

    Wheels located on the North Worcestershire/South Shropshire border. For collection only.

    £95.  They are surplus to requirements and I don’t want to store them. 

     

     

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