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Everything posted by Skezza

  1. I think you need to price it accordingly then otherwise it won't sell.
  2. My suggestion would be find the time to sort that window issue and you have a perfect car for someone. Words like "easy fix" don't stretch very far if you're an 18 year old who has never so much as done your own oil change. Price is right, if work is done.
  3. Have you considered the throttle cable?
  4. In all honesty, not that long at all. Extracted the pin and adapted a new key. Then it was just all the fun that comes after the engine turns over for the first time.
  5. Me and @mattarosa brought an immobilized 6n2 Polo GTI conversion to life tonight which had the original standard key. Surprising amount of fun
  6. You scanned it yet? Could be a damaged MAF sensor still plugged. Wouldould cause this issue, or an air leak also... Both would indeed light up EPC light, if you have no EML.
  7. Expect to see it as an unfinished project coming to an eBay near you, very soon.
  8. Curious as to how much you paid?
  9. So... believe it or not, I'm browsing around eBay the other day and I spot this and add it to my watch list: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265078145430 (HL0 1J0 959 753 AG) I'm loathed to spend more money on this key situation though.... and then out of the blue, the seller sends me through an offer. Several pounds off, with free delivery. I couldn't help it. 434Mhz (you can see in the photo) which is the same frequency as mine. Figured it would be my last go and this was it, absolutely as far as I'm willing to go with the merry go round. Key arrives... go outside this morning.... first attempt at syncing?..... nailed it.... syncs up perfectly. Absolute result!!!! I've transplanted the guts out of it, as it was tatty and had no loop for a key ring, into the case off the aftermarket one with the cut blade (got a refund of £7 for that btw, which more than covered this one) and I've put the transponder from my OEM key with ill-fitting blade into it and boom. I now have two keys I'm happy with. The original OEM GTI Key, a very clean looking aftermarket/OEM flip key, an OEM remote + ill-fitting key blade.... and just to seemingly rub it in, I found that bloody blade I lost in the garage. Suppose that can be my spare spare spare in case I ever lose three. Tempted to order another transponder, although with your PIN code, it's really not important to have unnecessary number of keys. Just the blade itself for the ignition. But yes, for the record, if you are chasing a second hand Lupo OEM remote key which are a nightmarish thing to get blades for. Save yourself the bother and get yourself a second hand OEM 1J0 flip key with the matching frequency. Replacement blank blades are absolute pennies to buy and they sync up fine. Can also get an aftermarket replacement case for them very easily, so you've not got 15 years of pocket sweat and grime and worn buttons. Transplanting the guts took me about 5 mins with a set of snips as the OEM circuit board is held in by these little plastic nibs. There are also aftermarket 1J0 keys like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192876640771?hash=item2ce857fa03:g:plkAAOSwBrBbdqcT Can't say for sure whether they'd work or not though. You would think so right? But I tried two aftermarket flip keys that were replacements for the original GTI key and neither of them worked. They just refused to sync up. Perhaps the 1J0 keys are more reliable though? I quite fancy covering the little empty badge area with this, seeing as it's just a screw currently. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174756775059?hash=item28b050c493:g:EdMAAOSw7sRgJaGe But £5.... might just get the standard VW badge. They're like 99p But yeah, feeling rather positive today after this
  10. This is a very interesting post actually. My nan owned a Seicento 1.2 litre. Little pocket rocket it was actually, albeit made of tinfoil. After she stopped driving, it sat on her drive for a good 2 years without really moving anywhere and when we came to start it with a booster pack, the EML came on. After driving it to work everyday for a whole week, I was able to clear the engine management light and it indeed didn't come back on. However, as you say, in my experience this is an exception to the norm. Car ECU's are actually smarter than people realize and there are two types of faults, a pending fault and a stored/logged fault. A pending fault is usually an intermittent fault or the kind of fault you might find after not driving it for a while. They are 'soft stored' and if the fault has disappeared within 40 warmup cycles, then the code is not stored. There are some cases where you can get a stored fault and these CAN also be false positives. A pending fault that constantly reappears is usually a sign of something like a failing component or loose electrical connection and eventually will become a stored fault. The EML doesn't usually light up with a pending fault though hence a stored fault is usually a sign of an actual problem because there's been consecutive warmup cycles with the same fault = EML actually comes on. A stored fault that returns after clearing, again, sign of a problem. If the car "just needs a run", then it's unlikely to have illuminated the EML as it would have gone through as a pending fault to begin with. OBD2 tools are also pennies these days and I would always advise anyone to buy one, especially when looking at a new car or selling their own. It's your opportunity to fix these issues before having to explain them away. I am always wary of people who say on their eBay advert "slight fault, EML comes on, easy/cheap fix just needs xyz". If it's an easy or cheap fix, why not fix it before selling it? 9/10 these fixes are not that easy. Even changing a lambda sensor can be harder than you think, especially if it's seized up solid. These easy fixes can occasionally spiral into not-so-easy expensive mistakes.
  11. If the engine light is on then get it scanned and clear it. If it comes back, you've got an issue. I think with springs, it's the law of diminishing returns. You could spend hours taking them off, selling them privately etc, not getting as much as you expect and realizing it wasn't worth the hassle. Equally, you can sell them on the car and get no significant increase in your sale value. I'd put the wheel trims back on definitely. The lupo you linked above has 12k miles and like yours, it's USP is the low mileage except that one is very very low which is rare. Like someone above said, it'll be like a brand new car. Don't know what else to tell you mate. You can beat a dead horse if you like? Personally, I'd keep it but I've also been in that position when I let my diesel Lupo go for 'greener grass'. 5 years later, I regret it.
  12. They're utterly delusional. Post a link.
  13. Unfortunately, when you spend money on a car you aren't guaranteed to see much/any return. That's part of the reason so many decide to break their modified examples in an equally futile attempt to sell second hand parts. Obviously if you still enjoy the car, you could reconsider selling it? The low mileage does make this quite a nice opportunity for someone and it's not slammed on its arse, which makes it more desirable to the second hand market. On a very good day, you might get £1000 but if you price it too high, you'll end up getting no offers at all. However, the unique selling point is the mileage rather than the mods, trust me.
  14. I'd be lying if I said it was anything but frustrating though. I swear owning a Lupo is all about challenges and the scale of failure... which we either fail catastrophically or only slightly. We only tend to post about our wins. I have two aftermarket remote keys. Neither syncs up to the car, despite the fact they should. I ordered a China key blade for my second OEM fob which never really fit right but was at least passable. I lost that in my bloody garage... My fault Then I spotted this on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Key-blade-head-uncut-HAA-for-Seat-2-button-remote-fob-Ibiza-Leon-Toledo-HU66-/332464250717?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286 Surely that would fit? The seller looks fairly legit... No. Not even close. Had it cut by my local locksmith but it wouldn't close tightly on the fob. So I've had to modify it to make it fit and it's not perfect at all. I suspect OEM replacements are not available anymore. So I've got my GTI original key. I've got a spare which is fine and works but annoyingly imperfect. The only route I have left is looking for a 1J0 flip key. Supposedly you can sync them up with a Lupo. More money though. Most other cars you can just buy a replacement key + remote fob for about 15 quid. Uhh.
  15. Yes please mate. You got them from OBD2 didn't you? Plan is to prove that all but the GTI can get SKC from there
  16. Officially completed it. I now have two GTI keys.
  17. Rostra 250-1223 Universal Electronic Cruise Control Kit Very nearly did this on my own lupo a few years back.
  18. Of course it can be done. It just can't be done OEM.
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231157014894?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=231157014894&targetid=1140298850573&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9046460&poi=&campaignid=12125451044&mkgroupid=122515173971&rlsatarget=aud-629407025025:pla-1140298850573&abcId=9300480&merchantid=7253384&gclid=CjwKCAjw7J6EBhBDEiwA5UUM2ghEkLNxgz6imHyFO-X4ZanBAh4fGAb4osnYYEA1ExceAeU_rh-rDxoCj6gQAvD_BwE You're welcome.
  20. An update: I'm not quite there yet. I firstly purchased 2 flip keys from Aliexpress. These are supposedly 'improved aftermarket replacements'. Turns out, neither remote control seem willing to pair with the Lupo remote system currently. Which is really frustrating, as you can imagine The OEM replacement I bought, which was for a Skoda. Paired instantly. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong though? Been a while since I actually did the key pairing process. As for the transponder coding for the GTI. So, I purchased a blank transponder from China. It's having absolutely none of it. Best guess at the moment is that the transponder needs to be pre-programmed for VAG cars. This isn't something I've encountered with Audi's and those little rice grain chips which work first time every time. However, if you google ID44, sellers are selling ones that are pre-programmed to take a VAG key. Good news, in doing this process, I've wiped the key which was out there in the world that i didn't own I'm getting closer.
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