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easy, as long as the captive nuts for the front support part stay captive it is the easy.

if they do come apart then it isn't the end of the world.

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  • 7 months later...

Thread revival, Rich, i'm doing my subframe and sadly the front captive nuts aren't very captive any more. Am i right in thinking it's a case of chopping into the chassis rail and welding new ones in? if so, i have a question, Is it a VW only special part or are they just standard nuts? also i gather all the bolts are single use only.

Also do you know what thread size the lower engine mount bolts are as i need to do a couple of helicoils

Thanks

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Chop the ends off if you have to but instead of putting nuts back in, drop bolts down.

You'll never have this problem again.

I think the thread is just standard m10 but don't quote me on it.

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cheers rich, i dont plan on taking the subframe off again so i would rather put nuts back in and have it the way vw intended, do you know if vw sell then individually? (the nuts and cage what the nut sits in)

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Hi Rich - please can you help? I have a year 2000 Lupo 1.4 diesel it needs a new front subframe. The local yard has a petrol Lupo they can get the subframe off but we need to be sure this will fit the diesel version. Can you advise? Thanks

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It won't fit.

02j gearbox uses a different mount.

Find a polo TDI (6n2) or a Lupo tdi/GTi.

Alternatively fix yours, I presume rust so get it repaired and sealed.

Cheaper option with less labourĀ 

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I cut a hole big enough to put new nuts back in then use a thick plate reweld it up and cover it up with black paint to tidy it up and ive just had the subframe aligned today and they never had a problem with themĀ 

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