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Hey all,

I'm another of those poor Loop owners whose car didn't come with an owners manual. With my 60000 mile service booked in for Monday, I just wondered if anyone could give me a list of what they are supposed to do? Or better yet, if you're feeling really generous, a scan of the pages with all the service details on them... go on, you know it would be useful for other people too!

Thanks in advance!

J

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You probably need:

- Oil & filter change

- Fuel filter change

- Air filter change

- Possibly new spark plugs depending on if/when they have been done before

- General check up and clean of the front and rear brakes

- Brake fluid change if its not been done in the last 2 years

And finally has the cambelt been done? Every 40K or 4 years, which ever is soonest.

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60k at vw is

oil filter

sump plug

oil

pollen filter

screenwash

and all over car check

tho your 1.0 litre lupo won't have a pollen filter

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Thanks both

lupogtiboy - that makes it more or less just an oil change, which means I'm more than a little surprised that the highly recommended independent VW specialists I'm taking it to want £240 for the service... sorry to be a pain, but are you sure that's all VW say to do on the 60k? (Not having a handbook is a giant pita...)

I really need to get everything done, since I don't know any of the car's history before about 4 months ago, so if the 60k service is just an oil change I'll do that myself and give them a list of the real jobs to do, cambelt & water pump, clutch (which is circling the drain anyway) brake fluid, etc. What do you think?

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The handbook stated 60k for the water pump and cam belt kit but it was changed to 40k or every 4 years (which ever is soonest) as they started failing early.

The water pump shouldn't need doing come the 2nd time (80k) as the early water pumps had plastic impellers which broke easily. Later water pumps had metal impellers thus lasting longer, although for satisfaction I would have the water pump done again regardless.

If your going to a specialist make sure they put in genuine VW parts as they tend to use OEM parts. Some noob put in Bosch spark plugs, as soon as I changed back to genuine VW NGK spark plugs the economy improved greatly.

Which cars have the pollen filter 'lupogtiboy'?

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The handbook stated 60k for the water pump and cam belt kit but it was changed to 40k or every 4 years (which ever is soonest) as they started failing early.

The water pump shouldn't need doing come the 2nd time (80k) as the early water pumps had plastic impellers which broke easily. Later water pumps had metal impellers thus lasting longer, although for satisfaction I would have the water pump done again regardless.

If your going to a specialist make sure they put in genuine VW parts as they tend to use OEM parts. Some noob put in Bosch spark plugs, as soon as I changed back to genuine VW NGK spark plugs the economy improved greatly.

Which cars have the pollen filter 'lupogtiboy'?

Out of the lupos only ones fitted with air con have a pollen filter I believe.

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Thanks both

lupogtiboy - that makes it more or less just an oil change, which means I'm more than a little surprised that the highly recommended independent VW specialists I'm taking it to want £240 for the service... sorry to be a pain, but are you sure that's all VW say to do on the 60k? (Not having a handbook is a giant pita...)

I really need to get everything done, since I don't know any of the car's history before about 4 months ago, so if the 60k service is just an oil change I'll do that myself and give them a list of the real jobs to do, cambelt & water pump, clutch (which is circling the drain anyway) brake fluid, etc. What do you think?

Id still do everything in my list, especially since you dont know its history!

Thought so...bad for my allergies though. :(

Ah you should have bought an arosa :P They all have pollen filters :D

Although you can fit them, check the part numbers thread for the fixings etc you need.

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Id still do everything in my list, especially since you dont know its history!

Ah you should have bought an arosa :P They all have pollen filters :D

Although you can fit them, check the part numbers thread for the fixings etc you need.

I'm beginning to think I paid a rather high price for some soft bobbly bits on my dashboard and blue backlighting.

lol

Wish I had an arosa sport these days! Can't complain the price I bought my little loop for though :)

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May I draw your attention to this post Pollen filter part numbers

This post now has my undivided attention. :yes:

Ah you should have bought an arosa :P They all have pollen filters :D

Although you can fit them, check the part numbers thread for the fixings etc you need.

No I should have kept my Polo Mk2. It had a leaky downpipe - manifold gasket...no wonder I had such a poofy little cough for 3 months. :lol:

I'm beginning to think I paid a rather high price for some soft bobbly bits on my dashboard and blue backlighting.

lol

Wish I had an arosa sport these days! Can't complain the price I bought my little loop for though :)

I can't complain about the price I paid either, in fact at prices I had seen for other Sports it was a steal, still glad I got it though.

I actually couldn't remember who inspired me to get a Lupo from the day I bought it until tonight...Kam from Club Polo. Sick man.

-Nick-

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Right, my independent guys have said they're going to do more or less everything on Cardaft's list, and have quoted me £240 for it. I think that might be a little high, but what do you guys think? It's my first car, so I don't really know...

Thanks for all the help :)

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In my opinion, £240 sounds quite high to me. I got a quote from a well-established and reputable garage (Birmingham area) for a 'full service' for £150 including VAT. However, I don't know what that involves and whether it includes costs of new parts (e.g. air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs etc). I suppose the price you've been quoted might include parts. I think what you need to do is get a list of the things they check / replace and see if that price includes all replacement parts. Unless you know what they actually do, its hard to judge what they mean by a 'full service' and whether £240 is good value. For example, is it a 20,000 mile service that involves what VW would do? I'll try n find a list of the VW 20k service for you.

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