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    Seat Arosa 2003 1.0 - Basic Service + Extras

    There are a few variants of the 1.0L engine: AHT, AER, ALL, ALD, AUC, ANV If you have your reg number, PM me and I'll see what I can find out
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    Vw Lupo Press Cars

    Would be nice to have all the info in one place
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    4Cough's Lupo - SA

    Yeah total bargain! NOT! Some of the Audi centre caps are £40+ so seems quite cheap in comparison!
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    4Cough's Lupo - SA

    If I remember correctly the Velocity wheels are 6j wide whereas Bathursts are 6.5j wide. If anyone is interested the Velocity wheels are part number 17S 601 025 E GX9 but are no longer available from VW according to ETKA, and probably never available in the UK anyway! Centre caps for the Velocity wheels are 6Q0 601 149 G GRB which may be an alternative to the Bathurst centre cap? (6E0 601 149 A GRB £24.34 each inc vat) though I have no idea whether they are the same or not!
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    Seat Arosa 2003 1.0 - Basic Service + Extras

    Do you know your engine code? I can't look up Seat parts but they'll be the same as a Lupo with that engine code
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    Vw Lupo Press Cars

    Could you not add it all to the Wiki page?
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    LUPO GTI FRONT GRILLE

    As Pete said, a GTI grille wont' fit a non-GTI as the bumper is completely different, plus finding a decent GTI grille is difficult as they are long obsolete from VW. There are plenty of mesh-style grilles on ebay and the like that would fit fine though.
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    UP! seats in LUPO

    A fair point, they don't have much in the way of side bolsters, but they are surprisingly comfortable. My Up has the 'leather look' seats and they are extremely comfortable, even on long journeys. It would have been nice for VW to have fitted nicer seats in the GTI, but honestly they are ok as they are in most situations.
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    UP! seats in LUPO

    The Up seats are bolted in each corner to the floor, so nothing like the Lupo seats at all, in fact I think the Up seats fit like most new VW's and Audi's do now.
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    Rich where's the parts you promised me??

    @musho007, can you get hold of any more MD headunits? I'd love one of those too!
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    TT Seats "HOW TO"

    I have to admit that when I fitted a TT driver's seat to mine, the brackets supplied were nothing like these, it came with a solid bar that went from side to side on the rear too to support the seat, and that was bolted to the seat runners. I wasn't happy with the TT seats though so I fixed my oe seat by buying a new seat base. I guess the best way to do this properly would be to weld the new seats to an old lupo seat frame, at least then it would move correctly and be fixed securely. I don't have any pictures of the solution the previous owner of the TT seats had made, they are completely buried in my storage container right at the back, it would take me a month to get to them, but if I ever get the chance then I'll grab some pics.
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    UP! seats in LUPO

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    100k miles

    Mines on 173k so you're getting close!
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    UP! seats in LUPO

    They fit totally differently to a Lupo. I have seen it done, I guess it would be similar to fitting mk1 Audi TT seats in a Lupo, I'm sure there's a how-to on here for that
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    New member Lupo GTI owner

    I had the engine rebuilt at 118k due to it drinking oil like it was going out of fashion. I changed a few other bits first, did valve stem oil seals and breather system, they didn't fix it so took the plunge. Turned out the oil control ring on cylinder 3 had died, so had the block re-honed, new rings all round, thermostat housing as it was leaking, cambelt and clutch. My gearbox was getting noisy so I bought Casper GTI's gearbox when he was breaking his GTI and had it rebuilt by Road and Race Transmissions. My original gearbox still changed gears fine, was just getting noisy, I think the 2 bearings in the end of the case were on their way out, so I will get that rebuilt one day so I have a good spare. Exhaust didn't need changing but I got a good price on the Janspeed cat-back so I bought it. Mines the earlier version with the smaller tailpipes so looks more factory. I love the noise it makes, not too loud but you know its there! Touchwood, I've never changed ANY wheel bearings at all, still on OE rear beam bushes (I have poly bushes to change one day!), arb bushes on the front are still original ones. Stuff like top mounts I've changed when doing coilovers, cambelts I've lost count how many I've had done! I always get mine done at 40k or 4 years regardless. It has full dealer service history (as I work for a dealer it's dirty cheap to get the book stamped!) and I have 3 service history books and I've kept 95% of all the receipts for parts I've bought for her over the years. Think that about covers it!
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    New member Lupo GTI owner

    I paid £10k for mine, was a year old and just 7.2k miles on the clock, now has 173k on the clock and I still love it!
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    Car data

    VW don't supply those stickers on their own, they are printed off when the car is built and stuck on at the factory. The list he gave you is from an ETKA print off, so it lists far more than the sticker. I ended up making my own and using some white sticky labels in my work printer, not perfect but it does the job! I found one online and basically copied and moved all the info around until it matched what my chassis details said. Send me your chassis number and I'll try and make one up that you can print off.
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    My little accident with me lupo

    Skezza, I wasn't having a go at you or anyone else, it's like this as it's a safety-related item. I've never taken one apart to see what they are like inside, if I get the chance then I will. The quote above boils my blood a bit as they are blaming VW for not being able to have this module reset, I'm sure that it's not by VW's design but the company that makes them for VW. Yes I'm sure there are parts that are built to fail, but generally not safety related parts that are there to save your life, not work for 5 years then stop, or we'd all be buying seat belts and airbags every other year.
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    My little accident with me lupo

    Is it worth taking a punt with your safety by using an airbag module that has deployed and may not fire the airbags again in the event of a crash? I value my life so despite the costs involved in replacing the controller, I value being alive a lot more than the money it costs. Plus if I had passengers in the car and they failed to go off and I knew it was a controller that had already been involved in an accident and may not work, how would you feel? Guilty as sin I'd hope. But hey, it's your life, if you want to risk it with something that's already done its job then go ahead. And lets not forget that the airbags could deploy without being in an accident, have you seen an airbag go off? By the time your face hits it, the airbag is already deflating so as not to cause more harm than good, so being hit in the face by an airbag going off when it shouldn't be can cause all sorts of problems, not least to say some pretty serious burn marks on skin. Oh and another thing, people seem to blame VW for designing the safety systems they use in their cars, I'm pretty sure like most manufacturers they use companies that specialise in these things and their are made to the specifications that the manufacturer wants.
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    New member Lupo GTI owner

    Welcome to the site! Another long-term GTI owner, I've had mine since 2004. Do like a GTI in red, very nice and good to see it totally standard.
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    My little accident with me lupo

    That won't make any difference as the airbag hasn't been ignited. I think it's to ensure the car is effectively reset with a new ecu, so if the worst was to happen again, all the airbags would deploy correctly. I will double-check this but I'm 99% certain the airbag ecu is a one-use only affair and needs to be replaced if an airbag goes off.
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    My little accident with me lupo

    The airbag ECU is behind the centre console on the transmission tunnel. You may find that because the airbag has gone off, that's why its showing a fault code. I'm pretty sure they are one-use only modules and may need a new/second hand one fitted before the fault will clear.
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    RHD Lupos made in batches. But when?

    Late GTI's were built in Belgium as indicated by the 'B' in their chassis number
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    RHD Lupos made in batches. But when?

    My 2003 GTI was built 24-1-2003 and registered 3-3-2003. ETKA tells me the build date, so if anyone does want to know the actual build date of their GTI, PM me your chassis number and I can check it for you (I feel I may regret this decision!)
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    AIrcon problems

    Also remember that in most VW's the AC won't work if the outside temperature is below 5 degrees if I remember right
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