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  1. RAB

    Lupo 1.2 TDI annoying driving Noise

    I presume that he is trying to press out the drive shaft against the bearing assembly. It will be impossible to remove the bearing assembly with the puller because there will be nothing to use the lead screw of the puller once the drive shaft is removed. You can only do this with the right tools. RAB
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    Lupo 1.2 TDI annoying driving Noise

    No, as usual the 3L is different. Smaller OD bearing than any other Lupo. Otherwise no difference, just smaller to save weight. Unless installed correctly, the ABS won't function. With the correct tools, this job can be easily done without removing the hub. A gear puller will never work because you are just pushing against the drive shaft; either the shaft or the bearing (probably the former) will eventually move, leaving the second still in place! RAB
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    Lupo 1.2 TDI annoying driving Noise

    With right tool (above), the drive shaft will be removed easily. To change the bearing, you need a special puller kit which is for use with the 3L and Audi A2 1.2Tdi only. Any other method, including a press, will damage the new bearing. Here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-H162-16pcs-Front-Wheel-Bearing-Tool-62-mm-Audi-A2-VW-Lupo-1-2-TDI-Tools-UK-NEW/322445943891?epid=1673510989&hash=item4b1346a453:g:IKAAAOSw32lYwBlH RAB
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    Lupo 1.2 TDI annoying driving Noise

    Are you using the appropriate tool? There's a tool that bolts to the wheel flange: https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht240-universal-hub-puller/ You are using something that may not exert the full force in the right direction. Don't use a sledge hammer! RAB
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    GTI Camber and Toe

    Adjust the tracking. Too much toe out! RAB
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    Lupo 3L TDI

    All 3L's are fully automatic, or semi-automatic! RAB
  7. RAB

    Lupo 3L rear springs

    3L springs are not the same as stock Lupos. RAB
  8. RAB

    Lupo 3L TDI

    Why would they consider it a manual when it has no clutch pedal? It is fully automatic or semi-automatic, depending on the position of the gear stick. A manual it is NOT! RAB
  9. RAB

    Lupo 3L Gearbox stuck in upper gears

    But the 3L had an electric steering option (without Stop/Start). If you didn't want Stop/start, wasn't that an option? Or the A2 1.2Tdi, which did have hydraulic steering and Stop/start? RAB
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    Lupo 3L Gearbox stuck in upper gears

    By Servo, do you mean power steering or brake servo? There certainly is a brake servo and also an electric power steering option on later models. With P/S there was no stop/start. Nothing to do with ECO. RAB
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    Japanese LUPO GTI's

    If anyone's wondering, there is a requirement in Japan to replace (with new) the engine and gearbox of a car every ten years, regardless of condition. It's purpose, I suspect, is to assist the Japanese car industry! So the Japanese rarely own a car for more than 10 years. RAB
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    Lupo 3L Gearbox stuck in upper gears

    You have probably worked this out by now, but you need a new accumulator. Un-plug the hydraulic station electrically and with a 24mm spanner, unscrew the accumulator 1/2 a turn. Check the fluid level in the reservoir, the level should be inside the rectangle. Top up with VW steering hydraulic oil. Then change the accumulator. Re-connect the hydraulic station and that's it. RAB
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    T Charge

    The emission values are on the vehicle's CoC and there's nothing you can do to change them. Lupo 3L's and FSi's do meet the requirement. The T-charge Checker does not work too well at the moment; I have complained to my MP and he is taking the matter up with Mr Khan. RAB
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    Congestion Charge changes in London

    Lupo 3L's meet the standard. Only tested to Euro 3 but meet the Euro 4 standard. My wife's 1999 3L is probably the oldest qualifier! RAB
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