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Chris_G60

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  1. Chris_G60

    1992 corrado G60

    Looks really nice, miss my old G60 - although, I don't miss the charger problems I had with it, hope you have better luck than I did lol.
  2. Chris_G60

    TT 3.2 V6

    Thanks Ricky, yeah the colour was what sold it. Hard to picture the colour properly, as it flips from grey/green and pops nicely when the sunshine is on it. And I made sure this one was in pretty decent condition, the amount I looked at that were "excellent condition" that weren't was untrue lol.
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    TT 3.2 V6

    So after a few cars that never really ticked all the boxes I wanted, I recently bought a TT 3.2 V6. Main dealer service history, rare dolomite grey pearl paintwork with contrasting cream leather interior (which is in great condition thankfully). Only mods I have done are the wheels (9x18 Rota Force wheels), a set of AP Coilovers, uprated the bushes, performance panel filter, tinted side repeaters, red calipers, LED bulbs to replace the interior standard bulbs and a few other small touches. Anyway, here it is...
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    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Thanks Agreed, cars should be driven and enjoyed - even the rare ones that people trailer to shows in my opinion, but I can understand why they do it. Standard wheels are going in for a full refurb soon too.
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    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Modified the rear arches, painted the calipers so they are now bright red again and adjusted the suspension again and gave it a good clean and took a few photos at a car meet this evening...
  6. Chris_G60

    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Little update, ordered some new 8x15 custom wheels and had to wait for them to arrive (imported) then had them built up with new 185/45/15 tyres all round. Adjusted the suspension, adjusted the camber (rear shims not fitted currently) and this is how it now sits...
  7. Chris_G60

    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Thanks bud, yeah I like silver VW's... it's a nice silver, and ages well I think. I didn't import it, previous owner bought it from an importer in Bristol two years ago and paid £6k for it then, but there are a few on eBay currently that are imports from Japan around the £5-6k mark which although high, ensures you get a solid car and a good future investment in my opinion. He used it for a year, then bought himself a mk7 golf which he heavily modified and the Lupo never got used (literally, only mileage it did was to/from the MOT station) until I bought it off him. Getting used now though.
  8. Chris_G60

    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    Updated pics added
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    Lupo GTi (Jap Import)

    After a little time away, I have returned to the VW scene, and thought I'd show off a few pictures of my recently acquired Lupo GTi. It's a 2003 6 speed model (53) which was imported to the UK from Japan in 2015 however it had sat parked up for a year as the previous owner bought a rather nice mk7 Golf GTI and had heavily modified that, so the Lupo sat under cover on the driveway, however it was regularly started and moved and checked over. Standard spec is largely the same as the top spec UK models with Xenon lights, although it does have nicer heater controls than the UK models! It's had 1 previous UK owner and 1 owner in Japan, 85k on the clock and is really, really clean. I've been looking for a nice example for a while, between myself and the mrs this is our 3rd Lupo GTi now, they're such great little cars! It came with a few modifications that the previous owner had carried out: Adjustable coilovers (not sure on brand), BMC Carbon air intake, Custom front fog lights fitted, Rear wiper delete, KAM Racing stainless cat-back exhaust system, Cambridge rear lights, Pioneer Apple carplay double din head unit and upgraded speakers all round. I spent the first week after buying it detailing it in the evenings, and on the weekend getting it all up to scratch (detailing OCD). Also removed the rear window tints and wind deflectors, gives it a much cleaner look. Here's the results...
  10. Chris_G60

    Corrado G60

    Fitted my new BBM RSR Outlet kit to replace my standard plastic outlet, much better and no escaping boost, which is nice! Took the car out for a drive across the moors and did a few photos
  11. Chris_G60

    G60 overfueling badly

    New lambda seems to have sorted the problem, thanks for all the replies to those who helped
  12. Chris_G60

    G60 overfueling badly

    Okay I've checked lots of things... Basically there's resistance from the ECU wiring to the lambda probe, however no resistance from the probe itself, so going to replace that. Another thing I've noticed is when it's cold, it runs perfectly and as it switches from the cold map over to the hot one and I'm guessing reads from the lambda that's when it starts overfuelling massively. As a test, I extended the blue coolant temp wiring and ran a spare sensor positioned in behind the firewall where the wipers etc sit, car runs fine albeit thinking it's cold. Would this just be the lambda at fault / the ECU itself? I'm not sure why it goes so bad once the cold start procedure changes over to warm... Has anyone had this fault before? The coolant sensor is definitely working. I've also (for now) unplugged my ISV and set the idle manually and that cured my ever so slightly fluctuating idle issue its always had. I'll fit the new lambda tomorrow, as it's definitely not doing anything because unplugging it made no difference to engine noise etc. Any thoughts you lovely group of Corrado people?
  13. Chris_G60

    Corrado G60

    Thanks bud
  14. Chris_G60

    G60 overfueling badly

    Coolant temp sensor is working as it should, will have another check of the fuel rail wiring tomorrow, thanks.
  15. Chris_G60

    G60 overfueling badly

    Yeah I left it unplugged but didn't help sadly, when it was stone cold it did make a difference initially before I refitted the original but not enough to stop the overfueling it just seemed to add some air to balance it out.
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