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Lupo Full service - need some tech answers

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Hey guys, my first day on forum and post, so bare with me if im breaking some laws lol.

 

I have a VW Lupo 1.4 2001 plate.  I want to do a MAJOR service on it but want to be sure i buy all the proper and correct parts and tools, so if someone could answer my following questions would really appreciate it.

1) Spark plug change - What size spark plug socket is needed to remove the spark plugs / Does it need to be a deep socket or will regular size work?

2) Engine oil - What grade do i need / How many litres? / Bit of a toughh one but does anyone also know what VW specification number (usually on back of oil bottle) i should be using 

3) Oil filter - appears to come with a hex adaptor attached to it (when looking at pictures) to help sockets remove it. does anyone know what size socket it is?

3) Oil sump nut - Does anyone know what size socket is needed for the bolt on the sump.

 

If there are any tips or tricks people may want to warn me about when doing these jobs please feel free to help me making mistakes

 

Sorry for all the questions but if anyone could help it would be great.

 

thanks

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1. Regular fine, use a magnet to remove from the socket as you should take the rubber bit off your socket now.

2. I use ecp 10/40 and switch it every 5k.

3. big, possibly 32 but you don't want it too tight so you can do by hand if you're a man.

3. The sump plug is a standard 19.

change your anti freeze, brake fluid and switch out the **** green pas fluid for dxII red stuff.

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3 hours ago, Rich said:

1. Regular fine, use a magnet to remove from the socket as you should take the rubber bit off your socket now.

2. I use ecp 10/40 and switch it every 5k.

3. big, possibly 32 but you don't want it too tight so you can do by hand if you're a man.

3. The sump plug is a standard 19.

change your anti freeze, brake fluid and switch out the **** green pas fluid for dxII red stuff.

hey rich

 

thanks for getting back to me.  i couldnt quite get your last bit, switch out the ??? green pas?? if you could explain that bit again.  thanks 

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Drain out the factory spec green power steering fluid and replace it with the red equivalent.

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Or perhaps try Quantum Platinum 5W40 from your local TPS (Assuming they're prepared to play ball)?

It's actually cheaper than most other oil at around £12.70p for 5l, it's fully synthetic and has the nod of approval from VW ;)

 

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I think Rich is saying the expensive OEM green mineral based PAS fluid is not very good and should be swapped out for much cheaper Red PAS fluid 

-I'm holding on for the reason, mix and match on older golfs can be not cool for the seals, is this different for the Lupo?

10 hours ago, JoeyEunos said:

Or perhaps try Quantum Platinum 5W40 from your local TPS (Assuming they're prepared to play ball)?

It's actually cheaper than most other oil at around £12.70p for 5l, it's fully synthetic and has the nod of approval from VW ;)

 

Yes - the Platinum oil is great stuff, I understand some TPS branches can be funny letting joe public in.

Mine is fine and the guys are really great and are kind enough to give me some discount.

 

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it's not a mix and match if you drain it correctly.

I change it out because the rack seals on mk4's love blowing, the viscosity of the green crap is like water after you have boiled cabbage, that can't be good for the seals or anything.

the only feasible reason i can think of is that they're reducing the drag by using this thus increasing mpg ever so marginally and emissions etc...

I have changed out a fair few in my time and I haven't ever had a steering rack back afterwards.

i haven't ever changed a steering rack on a mk2 or 3 because the seals have blown.

ditto the same reason I run the lupo gti on 10/40 but switch out every 5k.

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