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RAB last won the day on August 29 2018

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    E-Up!, Lupo 3L, Audi A2 1.2Tdi

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  1. Make sure the drain holes are clear on either side of where the ECU is located. Blocked drain holes will be the only reason that the ECU has been waterlogged. RAB
  2. If you have central locking, the CCU is quite possibly the problem. A relatively common problem with Audi A2's. RAB
  3. Quite possibly it is the CCU that is the problem. A quite common fault with Audi A2's. RAB
  4. Front hubs are different on a 3L, so not an option. Just get the right discs, same as 1L Lupo. Plenty of choice but don't buy the cheapest. False economy. RAB
  5. The early 3L tailgate had a magnesium frame with an aluminium skin. VW replaced it with a steel one because they wanted more weight over the rear wheels. That's why the battery was moved to the rear. Before this modification, the rear bumper had two lead weights. Even efterwards, the bumper still had one lead weight! VW's story is that they did this because the early tailgates were corroding. We have two of these tailgates and after twenty and eighteen years, neither is showing any sign of corrosion. RAB
  6. Nothing to do with the accumulator. The green light goes out when the foot brake is pressed. Or in his case, should. RAB
  7. When you start the car with the lever in S, you need your foot on the brake as this opens the clutch. If putting your foot on the brake doesn't change the status of the green light, you have a faulty brake switch. This will be confirmed by being able to start the car in N. RAB
  8. Again, can you manually move the turbo VNT mechanism? Wheel bearings OK? RAB
  9. Have you scanned it with VCDS? Can you manually move the turbo VNT mechanism? Wheel bearings OK? Coolant temperature sensor OK? RAB
  10. When was the air filter last changed? Can you manually move the VNT mechanism? RAB
  11. Get it scanned with VCDS. When was the fuel filter last changed? If you don't know, change it. A problem with the accumulator would disable the accelerator. RAB
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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