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  1. Help with ETKA

    You need to put the whole VIN into ETKA, all 17 digits or it won't work. All should be something like WVWZZZ6EZ1W123456
  2. I work for a main dealer so I know which techs I can and cant trust. The guy who did mine was a good tech and I've never had any issues since it was done. Was on about 39/40k when it was done, now on 168k and still going so NOT all VW Techs are monkeys
  3. It only really needed resealing, but as VW were paying I thought it rude not to have it all done.... ETKA does say it should be red on a GTI though
  4. Cam cover, rocker cover, same thing!
  5. This was some time ago! Took it in for a 40k service, when the tech removed the plugs, had oil in 2 & 3 up to the top of the plugs. Elsa said to use a new rocker cover, it was under warranty at the time, so I had it all done. Thanks VW! Better still, I managed to get the old rocker cover and sold it on! Win Win!
  6. FFR Gearbox

    085 is a gearbox type for a lot of VW's Lupos, 6N Polos (tho earlier type 80 Polos also used them) The differences between most of them is gear and final drive ratios, so potentially if you were to get one meant for a 1Litre Lupo when yours is a 1.4, it may end-up revving higher or lower in top gear, but it will physically fit your car.
  7. My 03 GTI had a plain silver rocker until I needed a new one and it came through in red, even lists it as red on ETKA. I know the Polo GTI came with an all red version. Mind you, I wouldn't say mine is painted all that well, looks like there was a panic in the warehouse at the last minute, someone nipped down to Halfrauds for some red spray and gave it a quick dusting!
  8. FFR Gearbox

    You sure the adjustment on the selector isn't out? Could be you are actually selecting 4th when it shows as 5th if its out of alignment.....
  9. Wait there is some news about the Up! GT

    Opens for ordering 6th Feb
  10. Vw UP Gti News

    Opens Feb 6th for UK ordering
  11. Done both of these jobs on mine, the pipe in the 1/4 trim, I cut the stupid connector out and replaced it with a section of VW rubber hose pipe (2D0 955 962) and a joiner (1J0 955 875 R). The repair kit for the rear wiper is for motors made by Valeo only, 8L0 998 711 £59.20 inc vat
  12. Stonor Park 3rd June

    Its a meet I usually go to, but my GTI is no concours car.
  13. Japanese LUPO GTI's

    I think by law they have to carry a fire extinguisher, though I've also seen 'flare' mounts mentioned on ETKA. The wiring may have been messed with as they run a payment-card system for motorway tolls, I'd imagine most will have been wired in from the radio loom as most seem to be mounted in that area in ones I've seen online.
  14. New Member!

    Depends on your definition of 'nice' I suppose. It's ok, but certain parts you don't stray into unless you wear iron underpants. Nice Lupo, you may see me about occasionally too as I'm not far away near Gatwick...
  15. Lock setting with VAG Com

    Is it set to only unlock the drivers door on one press of the remote, then the rest of the car on a second press within 2 seconds of the first? That's how I have mine set on both my Lupo and Up, don't see the need to have the whole car unlocked when its just me getting in!
  16. Lupo GTI xenon bulb replacement

    That bloody bolt on the bumper, who thought that was a good idea? Mine seem a bit dim at the moment, even with new bulbs. Tried good 2nd hand ballasts too, and I have a new headlamp on the ns.
  17. Rear Wiper Blade?

    Vw part number for standard rear blade is 6X0 955 425 D £9.34 inc vat If you want to mod it, you can fit a 9N polo rear arm and blade, part numbers are Arm - 6Q6 955 707 C - £29.72 inc vat Blade - 6Q6 955 425 A - £10.34 inc vat Cap - 6Q6 955 435 D - £4.26 inc vat
  18. Options for GTI tyres

    https://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s462p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_15_inch_R15_inch_-_205_45_15_205_45R15 Camskill only have 2 types of Toyos in the GTI original size. This lot are very good and great prices too
  19. Options for GTI tyres

    I've run a few 50 profile tyres on mine and they all rubbed on full lock, be it 205/50 or 195/50 195/45 r 15 is the best compromise for the Bathursts, fit well and no rubbing and don't look stretched at all. The OE Dunlop SP2000's were bloody awful on mine, caused loads of understeer, plus there isn't much choice of manufacturers for replacements. 195/45 r15 there are loads of options, I tend to go for Uniroyal Rainsports.
  20. Vw Lupo Press Cars

    Example WVW ZZZ 6EZ 2W 123456 WVW - VW Build ZZZ - Filler in European markets, but emissions info in USA 6EZ - Chassis designation 2W - 2002 chassis year, Wolfsburg Built 123456 - Chassis number sequence
  21. Rough Running TDi

    If it is a misfire, I'd suggest the wiring to the injectors, they do break down over time. Means you have to take the rocker cover off to check though.
  22. Lupo Gti from Germany

    Hello and welcome to the club! Lovely GTI, great number plate too!
  23. arosa mid (or hi) fi

    Wow what an awesome job! And a far better use of the door than those pretty pointless door nets!
  24. Lupo Gti - Janspeed or Custom exhaust?

    Yeah I think mine looks like that, but I have the smaller tailpipe version which looks more OEM.
  25. arosa mid (or hi) fi

    Damn, this worth a drive to Italy for you to do mine! Love it!