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  1. Euro 2 VW Lupo? Really? I don't think so. All Lupos were, at minimum, Euro 3. Although the Euro 4 standard didn't exist at the time, the 1999 Lupo 3L even met the requirements of the 2005 Euro 4! The only Lupos that weren't Euro 4 were the non-3L diesels. http://carurac.com/echappement/volkswagen/lupo.html RAB
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    Lupo 3l

    That's about right but it's a bit more sophisticated than that because the point of change with regard to RPM is dependent on the position of the throttle, i.e. with more throttle it changes at a higher RPM, so yes and yes. RAB
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    Lupo 3l

    If that's the extent of your knowledge, then your previous statement is no surprise. The 3L has an automated MANUAL gearbox. If it had a normal auto, it wouldn't achieve 3L/100km. You do need to use the handbrake for hill starts - no difference from a manual car. The clutch is either open or closed, it doesn't do slip! That's why changes are a little jerky at slow speed but at higher speed, changes are hardly noticeable. The 3L only shares about 20% (FSi and GTi excepted) of it's parts with other Lupos. Even the body shell is different (thinner but stronger steel), which it shares with the GTi and the FSi. The ECU doesn't control everything; there's also a GCU! I've never had any difficulty getting parts from VW, it just takes a bit longer because most parts are not stocked in the UK. When you express an opinion, it's a good idea to know what you're talking about! This is what you should have read BEFORE commenting: http://www.volkspage.net/technik/ssp/ssp/SSP_218.pdf There will be an exam afterwards! RAB
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    Lupo 3l

    "I don't understand the premium on these cars, ok they are very fuel efficient, but so is the SDI or TDI. " Not in the same class. Chalk and cheese. RAB
  5. With A/C off, does the fan work in all positions? If not, the fan is the problem, not the A/C. RAB
  6. The problem is that nobody I've found will cut someone else's key. Yes, with a new key, all keys have to be paired with VCDS and the SKU. However, the OP's original key should still work as a manual key, even with a flat (key) battery. I very much doubt that an ECU will allow any useful start with an un-synched key. RAB
  7. I've found someone on Ebay who can supply cut blades from a photograph. Note that PIN he requests is the key PIN, not the immobiliser PIN/SKU. The two are different. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-KEY-BLADE-FREE-CUT-TO-CODE-OR-PICTURE-FREE-POSTAGE/114395057226?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l264 RAB
  8. Another complication is that there are two different wavelength variants. If you buy the wrong type blank, it won't communicate whatever you do! RAB
  9. If your existing key is a remote, first check that it has a good battery. Then turn on ignition without starting and press lock and unlock a few times. That should re-synch your key without using VCDS. RAB
  10. Yes, 2001 Lupos and earlier are Gen 2, later are Gen 3. See the link that I provided. At least your Lupos are secure - from you! Can't be that secure: https://www.keymoon.uk/vw-lupo-key-hu66t.html RAB
  11. You will need the SKU for Immobiliser Gen 2 (2000-2001) and Gen 3 (later Lupos). If you haven't got the SKU, you can recover it with Vag Commander usually (it works on all our cars except one, maybe because the ECU has been replaced, but I know the SKU anyway). VCDS won't recover the SKU. You need to add a zero to the SKU at the front. Details here: http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Immobilizer It's been done many times on A2OC with VCDS. Lupo Gti and 3L won't be any different. I ordered a new key for an Up yesterday (Gen 4). Cannot be done with VCDS. Cost £172 plus possible pairing cost! RAB
  12. Keep up to speed! http://wiki.ross-tech.com/wiki/index.php/Immobilizer_III_Key_Matching_(Cluster) You'll need VCDS. RAB
  13. Depends whether you want to set the timing accurately or not. If you do the set up with locking tools, there's a procedure for correction if the locking tools don't fit after turning the crankshaft. If you don't use locking tools there's no procedure to correct other than trial and error! Take your choice! RAB
  14. The head bolts are stretch, so they need to be renewed. You really need a workshop manual for this, especially if you haven't done anything like this before. Elsawin is the best choice: https://tools4car.co.uk/product/elsawin6-0/ RAB
  15. I'm wrong! I was making the assumption that Lupo A/C would be the same as Audi A2's; not unreasonable? The Lupo clutch is, according to Etka, electro-mechanical whereas the A2 has no clutch. The Up is the same as the Lupo. Never make assumptions! RAB
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