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Posted March 5
King Henry now painted.
in Volkswagen Lupo
King Henry now resprayed.
Posted March 4
Don't bother with the rebuild kits. Just buy a complete lock and key. £7 ea. Or you can get two locks with one key for about £20.
I bought two of these:
Posted February 27
I got mine (2 short ones and the long one that comes round to the front to the pump) from:
Posted February 5
I just used Bay of E ones. Too early to say if it was wise, but for £12, it was worth a try.
If she is 13 years older, then she may be getting nearer my age so I won't be seen as an old perv.
Just a perv!
Posted February 3
Just did the door straps on our Lupo 1.4S. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. 10 mins each side after watching a rather nice young lady on Youtube showing me how to do it. Fortunately, my nails are not quite so long or painted...
Screwdriver, 10mm long socket, Coppaslip, and we were done.
Posted February 2
The guy who looked at it certainly seems to know his stuff. It was an "EGR flow low" error according to the scanner.
Had a cheap EGR valve fitted for MOT on a 1.0 2002 Lupo and not long after the light came back on. Managed to find a VW trained mechanic to do some work on it as we are selling it. Just had the EGR system checked out and confirmed all pipes clear. Valve even operates when commanded but he thinks is is just not letting enough flow through as there is not the movement he was expecting. Can anyone recommend an EGR valve that works for a reasonable sum? Plenty on Bay of E for about £20 but I don't want a repeat of it failing so soon.
Posted January 20
That's two saved between us!
It started off as a cheap car for my son to get him more interested in driving. His friend had a Lupo Sport that failed it's MOT on emissions despite having a new cat fitted. We offered what the scrap man had and I told my son I'd get it sorted for him...
Turns out the engine was burning oil and clapped out. Suspect previous owner had let it run very low on oil. Not going to be a quick fix and I don't have much spare time. Anyhoo, I bought a second hand engine and lined someone up to carry out the exchange. In the meantime a local girl was selling her Lupo 1.0E with a bit of test on it for £200. It was called Henry. In the end Henry needed a heater resistor, EGR valve, window winders, a service, and was put on the road. He even passed another MOT after having a new exhaust. This meant that the other Lupo was neglected as we had one on the road.
Eventually, a friend put me in touch with a VW trained mechanic that would swap the engine for us in the Lupo Sport. The work started in October with the old engine coming out. This is where it all goes wrong... While the engine was out I took the opportunity to replace the power steering pipes that were badly corroded and had been picked up on the last MOT. I also cleaned the engine bay and treated the subframe to stop rusting.
The brake discs were shot - so were the callipers, pads, and the brake hoses.. and the shock absorbers..and springs...Oh, and while the engine was out it made sense to do the water pump, belts, tensioner, and clutch.
I was in so far now I decided to continue to revive the car. My son and his friends decided that as Henry was soon to be retired (and moved on to a new owner I'm pleased to say) and the new improved Lupo re-born, they decided to call the car "King Henry" as it was to be a bigger and better version of the original.
Earlier this month King Henry passed an MOT and is on the road. Although it is for my son, I enjoy driving it and it reminds me of a Mini Cooper!
Unfortunately, due to some bug going round, his test has been postponed so looks like I'll get to play with it a while longer...
I attach a pic of King Henry, and the original Henry. KH is going in for a respray next week and a black roof to reflect the Henry vacuum cleaner! I will also attach the list of parts fitted and there is a competition to see what you think the total comes to for a "cheap" car !!
To be fair I have found parts prices not too bad, and a lot of availability. Funny how there are certain items on the model that are pretty crap on all small VWs. I'm thinking window winders, door locks, door check straps, bonnet release handle and EGR valves.
I'll update after the respray.
Posted January 14
Edited January 14 by scotty2
Just finished bringing this back to life.
Booked in for respray on roof, door and wings.
Posted January 14
Fully adjustable whole car set. Quite firm but good handling: