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VW Lupo 1.4 old sparkplugs replaced

Driving 140km a couple times per week stresses the car more than you would think. Keeping it in tip top shape is important, even more so with an older car like our VW Lupo which was born in 1999 (1.4 16v, engine code AHW). Less than a year when the last service was done, I checked the spark plugs (as it was starting a bit rough). Look at the picture to understand why…

Please note that I needed to wait before the NGK Iridium sparkplugs (type: BKR6EIX-11 3764) were delivered, So I bent the old one, so that the gap was made smaller.

 VW Lupo New NGK Iridum vs Old

VW Lupo Luxury Heater knobs / dials

Added some luxury to the Volkswagen Lupo with some new up-to-date heater knobs / dials. They look a lot better than the stock controls and they also feel better when adjusting the controls. Small DIY modification which only cost about 5 dollars on Aliexpress.

VW Lupo Stock heater knobs

And the new parts.
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs


Camera: Sony Xperia Z3

VW Lupo DIY Transmission fluid change

Decided it was a good time to change the transmission fluids / oil in the Lupo 1.4 16v (engine code AHW). Transmission oil has probably never been changed (since 1999), so it will only do good in this trusty car.Ā 17mm Hex required, I decided to make my own tool for it. An old 17mm standard wheel bolt with 2 big nuts on the screw end did the trick for me.

I decided for 3 liters of Castrol 75W80 Syntrans V FE (2.7 liters needed). Needed some music, hence the Klipsch Promedia GMX 2.1 speakerset šŸ™‚

VW Lupo 1.4 - DIY Transmission Fluid / Oil Change

The drain plug sits a bit weird as it has very little room for movement.

VW Lupo 1.4 - DIY Transmission Fluid / Oil Change

Use a diameter hose which leaves some room for breathing during refilling.

VW Lupo 1.4 - DIY Transmission Fluid / Oil Change

Refillling is easy and fast.

VW Lupo 1.4 - DIY Transmission Fluid / Oil Change

Gear changing has been improved big time, shouldve done this earlier! This guide also applies to the Seat Arosa.

Nederlandse vertaling

Besloten om de transmissie / bakolie teĀ verversen bij de Lupo 1.4 16v 75PK (motorcode AHW). De olie is waarschijnlijk nog nooit vervangen in 17 jaar tijd (sinds 1999), geen overbodige luxe dus. Je hebt een 17mm hex bout nodig om deĀ bouten los te draaien.Ā Ik heb hiervoor een zelfgemaakte tool gebruikt, een standaard 17mm wielbout met achterop 2 grote moeren. Zorg er altijd (!!!) voor dat je eerst de vulbout loshaalt.

De drain plug zit op een lastige plek, waardoor je niet veel ruimte hebt voor beweging, je moet dan ook vanuit een hoek werken. Na het vullen merk je een mega verschil. Schakelen gaat veel soepeler en het zal wellicht ook merkbaar zijn in het verbruik. Het kost je ongeveer 45-60 minuten om dit zelf te doen.