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Hi Guys and Girls,

New member here from Kent (UK).

I previously owned a 1.7sdi nicknamed 'Wally' which was a commuter car for bad weather which allowed me to keep the mileage off my weekend car and also saved me from using my motorbike when the weather was grim. Loved the Lupo which had 196,000 miles when I sold it. Fantastic car and it made me grin from ear to ear due to the torque that this little beastie had. Many an Audi would underestimate the speed of this 'badboy' and it made me chuckle as I punched it......

Some years later I find myself looking for another Lupo as I miss 'Wally' but this time I am in the market for a 3L. Really enjoyed my ownership not forgetting the ridiculously cheap running costs and reliability. 

Have two other cars in my stable and I also enjoy collecting watches and other nostalgic and rare items. 

Thanks for now :)

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3Ls are very rare here in the uk, usually a personal import i believe. You might get lucky though...

You can pick up a good SDI still if you wait as they do come up every now and then. Lots of neglected cars about though, that usually get scrapped... good ones hold their value like Gtis.

welcome to CL :)

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Welcome  - Definitely need to look on the continent, ebay.FR or DE probably a good start - your in the best location for getting over the channel - do a booze and fags run on the return!

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You can use mobile.de as mk2 pointed out, that's mainly for Germany.

You can also check on autoscout24.es and use the filter for it to search all over Europe, here: https://www.autoscout24.es/lst/volkswagen/lupo?sort=price&desc=1&ustate=N%2CU&size=20&page=1&version0=3L&atype=C&ac=0&

 

Welcome :)

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Thanks Guys 😁

I was able to source a nice blue 3L from the Netherlands.

Changed the headlights, fog light bypass from L to R and sourced some new front indicators to compliment the new sparkling headlights.

New Oil and a diesel purge is planned for the weekend along with a new diesel filter. 

Majority of this is preventative and allows me to accurately document to maintenance of the  car. I drove it back from the NL, such a great little beast with lots of ooooomph.

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On 3/9/2020 at 9:13 PM, Jake911 said:

Thanks Guys 😁

I was able to source a nice blue 3L from the Netherlands.

Changed the headlights, fog light bypass from L to R and sourced some new front indicators to compliment the new sparkling headlights.

New Oil and a diesel purge is planned for the weekend along with a new diesel filter. 

Majority of this is preventative and allows me to accurately document to maintenance of the  car. I drove it back from the NL, such a great little beast with lots of ooooomph.

A tdi 1.4 is a better buy even if you get a left hooker. these are the tdi's on the mobil.de website some very cheap and some with staggering mileages

https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/search.html?damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&fuels=DIESEL&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=25200&makeModelVariant1.modelId=21&maxPowerAsArray=KW&minPowerAsArray=KW&scopeId=C&sfmr=false&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING

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With those silly milages (400k km) I do wonder if in Germany they replace the chain tensioner at some point as part of a major service. I've heard quite a few stories that they genrally last up to about 150k miles. The chain appears ok, but the nylon friction tensioner pads generally wear out, which then allows too much slop and chain starts whipping about, and then it snaps.

On the A2 site there's a lot of chat about it.

where did you find the ad in Holland? On line?

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Aren't the issues just about the A2 and the Polo, I cant remember anyone having it happen on a Lupo/Arosa

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8 hours ago, mk2 said:

With those silly milages (400k km) I do wonder if in Germany they replace the chain tensioner at some point as part of a major service. I've heard quite a few stories that they genrally last up to about 150k miles. The chain appears ok, but the nylon friction tensioner pads generally wear out, which then allows too much slop and chain starts whipping about, and then it snaps.

On the A2 site there's a lot of chat about it.

where did you find the ad in Holland? On line?

A 3L specialised garage in NL from a recommendation. The garage has a number of 3L and A2 variants. Was really pleased with the service. I spoke to the garage a couple of months previously requesting a spec. Few weeks later they emailed to say they had one in. They also fitted cruise for me which was a bonus. They managed the documents transferring it from NL plates to export plates which included insurance to my home address in the UK > that cost 105 euro. 

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On 3/10/2020 at 6:20 PM, Blue Loop said:

That was quick!

How about some pictures? :)

I will get some uploaded 

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