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RobArosa last won the day on May 4 2020

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  1. The back padding is identical apart from the lupo being foam and the Arosa being a heavier denser plasticised weave stuff. But the Arosa base foam is thinner but contoured to the seat frame so I used the old foam base and the lupo foam back. The lupo has two wires holding the lining width ways on the base whereas the Arosa only has one. I thought about cutting a channel into the foam and putting a second wire in but in the end I took the wire out of the seat fabric so it retains just one. Headrest mountings were different too. Arosa had larger diameter square pegs whereas the lupo has thinner
  2. Thanks, got round it in the end by swapping the seat fabrics to the old frames but made use of the new back rests. Only issue there is the tilt release lever is in a different place. So I cut a hole for the lever and covered both with some fabric I had left over from the parcel shelf I made. Overall I'm pleased as they now look the part and give the car a whole new look inside. Painted the door cards and handles too. (Bottom pic shows seat before the cover up patch was added)
  3. Have just managed to get hold of a set of lupo seats to swap into an arosa. Backs went in fine but the fronts have a different anchor point. On the original arosa seats they had slider at the rear of the seats and a monorail at the front. The lupo seats have rollers at the rears and a sturdier rail that has a mounting on the front that is held by two bolts. How can I get these seats to fit into the arosa? I can maybe get the rollers into the tracks but the front fixing will need some sort of modification. Maybe a couple of steel right angle brackets might help Has anyone exper
  4. Hi all Recently joined and asked advice on the input shaft seal which returned excellent replies. Well the seal has been done, and holding oil nicely. Took the door card off to find out why the door pop up button didn't seem right and was pleasantly surprised to find a central locking kit had been fitted previously but the wires had obviously been fouling the window and so one had been pulled out hence no central locking. Reconnected it and made sure it was clear and now it works again. A nice little bonus. Fitted a new exhaust as its the daughter's first car and the stra
  5. Well I replaced the seal today and so far so good. Apart from being a bit of a faff to get the old one out it went pretty well. Shaft looked ok too so I greased the new seal up and knocked it in square with a socket. I'll see how it goes when it's warmed up as that's when it seems to drop the most oil but for now I'm happy. Thanks everyone for your help so far
  6. That's great advice. Thanks 👍
  7. Brilliant, thanks guys. I'll give it a whirl and see how it goes. Did anyone ever settle on which gearbox oil was best to refill with? Standard or the heavier stuff? It's on 58000 miles so shouldn't be over stressed. Thanks again
  8. Hi all, new member here. My daughter's Arosa has the pretty common oil leak from the gear selector shaft so I thought I'd replace the seal. Is it an easy job? I'll drain the gearbox and replace obviously but how easy is it to remove the seal? And do I remove it around the shaft? Thanks guys and girls
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