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  1. Had a front brake disc shear off from the centre and smash itself to bits in an audi 80 b2. It turns out this particular mechanical fault results in loss of brakes and burned hands when you remove the front wheel.
  2. Out of curiosity what is your idle speed? Just want a comparison to mine as I think it may be a tad low on my car again (probably the replacement used coil pack failing I think ..... again)
  3. Bumper ripped off and flapping behind .... hit the fence and it made me chuckle
  4. AL4 box service is straight forward enough if someone knows what they are doing. They use a particular fluid type that smells like fish (I forget what it's called now). The drain/level/fill plug deely is what confuses people. It needs to be on level ground and to a set temp to do properly but if the fluid is contaminated it wants changing. Iirc there is a counter for the oil on the ecu system that will want resetting too but that could only be the later canbus cars I'm not 100% sure. Engines are an absolute doddle to swap if the worse happens and you should be able to u
  5. That's lovely. It looks like a very honest little motor. Always wanted one of these for no known or explainable reason.
  6. Just had a dig in the shed and I have a spare EGR that was removed from a car in fully working order . If you want it I can post it out to you if you like? No signs of leakage and didn't show faults on the car it was removed from.
  7. The brakes are a little like playdoh feel wise. They are comedic size wise and solid discs so I would imagine a low quality pad would feel awful. I will be upgrading mine to ebc grooved discs and matching performance pads for a better bite and feel as the current toss fades so fast if you ask even a modicum of speedy braking of them haha. Your BMX possibly has better stopping power 😄
  8. I didn't actually realise these egr units had a coolant jacket on them. Embarrassing as I have removed and refitted mine while doing the head repair. I guess the coolant feed is through the water jacket in the head to the egr?? Something for you to check out while in that area is the brake booster hose. They have a tendancy to rub through and leak badly, also tend to cause a random misfire. I do know that the egr if faulty will cause misfire and they are well documented doing this.
  9. If I recall correctly this one has a Bosal rear and centre section and it didn't blow when I parked it before tearing it to bits. The only issues would be removing it and getting it to you with current situation from chesterfield. Would be a shame to throw it out when the shell is disposed of if someone can make use of it. I am in no rush to dispose of it so it isn't going anywhere for a while yet. And it is the best price of FREE for a fellow Lupo botherer 👍
  10. If it is the middle section or the rear silencer thats blowing, my spares car still has reasonable ones on it I just can't be bothered to take them off it. Not sure if it will be the same system as its a 1.0mpi AUC car
  11. Yes the brief summary is correct. I would be telling them to f*#k right off!
  12. These are stupid levels of fun on the corners. We spent weeks trying to roll a mates over but never managed it. We even took it up green lanes. Amazing little tank of a car that still makes me laugh when my mind is wandering back to the days of seeing it on three wheels.
  13. Check the price on a good Lupo these days, I reckon nostalgia is pushing prices north 🤷🏻‍♂️ To get one under 80k and in a reasonable condition with valve guides and exhaust valves intact is getting tough under £1000 these days. Odd because 2 years ago they were panda pops money.
  14. Hopefully you changed the water pump at the same time (doesn't look like you did in the picture). They are prone to failure because reasons I guess. These are cracking little cars, I really enjoy my 1.0 and it's unstoppable in the snow it seems.
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