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  1. I don't think I've ever seen an A2 TDI with an automatic 'box either.
  2. All are originally automated manual, but the conversion to fully manual are relatively straightforward mechanically, as the 3L uses a manual clutch and gearbox. I'm going to guess that a automatic conversion could be tricky. Finding a torque converter and automatic gearbox bell housing to bolt up to the 3 cylinder TDI engine block are the key. The rest should be relatively easy. The 1.2 and 1.4 TDI in many ways is a chopped down 1.9TDI. I would start looking there for possible donors for automatic parts.
  3. Has anyone got an AMF Flywheel to hand? I'd like to know the dimensions, especially the overall ring gear diameter. TIA
  4. Check the hydraulic fluid level first. Top up with G004000 if required, even half a teaspoon can make a difference. This should fix it.
  5. VAG shells are generally made obsolete from when the last car rolls of the production line. The VIN doesn't designate the registration year, there are a few cars that get registered late, so end up with a plate newer than the actual age. If you build a new car you can get it registered after an IVA test, which used to be the SVA.
  6. Yes. I know that. But the original figures are still of interest. Around 20,000Nm/deg is a fairly good figure to start with, but stiffer is better.
  7. Elsewhere I entered a discussion about chassis torsional rigity and the importance and difference it makes to a car. I have figures of 19,800Nm/deg for the Up! which is well touted by VW. I read that the Fox measured 17,941Nm/deg, which sounds pretty good for a car thrown together by VW moonlighters in Brasil. I wonder if anyone has figures for the Lupo? The 6E is supposed to have uncompromised rigity against the 6X, but I can't find actual numbers for either.
  8. Absolutely. I'm all about the manual.
  9. Yeah. Bigger door mirrors are exactly what I want - not. ? I can't work out the complex algorithm used between the interior adjustment stick and the mirror itself. I just resort to poking the actual mirror, like the old days.
  10. Hybrid, yes. Golf4? I haven't looked into that option.
  11. I'm looking for a pair of Lupo door mirrors. Condition is not important, as long as the black base part that fixes to the door is in okay condition. The rest can smashed, cracked or broken, it doesn't matter. Hopefully someone has something that would normally be chucked away. Thanks.
  12. The speedo drive is definitely nylon. Check the easier/cheaper stuff first. You can spin the sensor and check for a signal. I've had trouble with a broken connector before, which turned out to be a very cheap fix.
  13. I've not seen any guides, but I normally just screw a couple of woodscrews into the seal, then pull on the screws, and wiggle the seal out.
  14. I'm also thinking if they're 250€, then maybe I should have picked a pair up from Germany, as I was quoted 350€ over here in the UK.
  15. There must be something different about the fitment, because I think the 3L front struts are still available from VW, otherwise they would be obsolete like the rears. I've never had them side by side, so I can't think what's different. But the top mounts are the same as an A3.
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