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by littlepolo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Boot Handle/Lock Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Boot Handle/Lock Issues

I presume you mean the tailgate? It's a common problem. Is the tailgate open warning lamp on the instrument panel working? It could be the microswitch or it could be the actuator (it can be tested by applying a voltage directly). You would need to remove the tailgate interior trim to access the actu...
by littlepolo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 71
Views: 4818

Re: Rear wiper blade

Just to frustrate me even more, the rear wiper is now working again. Not sure how long it will last. The only thing that has changed is the tailgate has been opened and closed. Broken/damaged wiring (which I could not find on earlier investigation)? Microswitch? Tailgate still does not release on ce...
by littlepolo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold

I think they usually go faulty the other way (as in reading cold leading to enrichment) but it's worth ruling out.

It does sound like you are possibly leaning the mixture leading to stalling?
by littlepolo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold

You mentioned above it takes only a few minutes to get warm to 90C which sounds very quick to me (at this time of year). It might be worthwhile plugging in a diagnostics and monitoring the temp sensor as it warms from cold. If the signal is reading over and fueling is reduced that could explain the ...
by littlepolo
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: 1.4 petrol twist, engine cut out when cold

If you removed the throttle body to clean it you need to do a calibration on refit.
by littlepolo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 71
Views: 4818

Re: Rear wiper blade

Thanks. Not sure it's connected to the rear wiper. The front wipers operate normally (mostly).
by littlepolo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 71
Views: 4818

Re: Rear wiper not working still

The weather has prompted me to have another go at getting the rear wiper working again. Just to recap I had inspected the wiring in the tailgate gaiter as best I could yet was unable to find a break. There is voltage present at the motor. I know the motor works because last week it suddenly sprung i...
by littlepolo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Will a clogged cat converter cause carbon build up?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Will a clogged cat converter cause carbon build up?

That's a low mileage to have such problems. Usual problems are with valve stem seals and rings.
by littlepolo
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Will a clogged cat converter cause carbon build up?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Will a clogged cat converter cause carbon build up?

Codes should remain until cleared. That's a misfire on cyl 1 which could be caused by multiple problems including electrical, fuel, or engine internals problems. You don't say why you fitted the head 5 months ago. I presume you checked the valve seating before fitting the replacement head. Did you f...
by littlepolo
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Engine light on (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Engine light on (again)

Good to hear you are making progress.
by littlepolo
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Tappet noise or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Tappet noise or something else?

The most likely failure points are tappets and piston slap. The latter, although a nuisance, can be tolerated (caused by wear of the teflon coating on the pistons). Noisy tappets/wear due to insufficient oil maintenance/flow can also be tolerated (unless it's really bad - see my old engine replaceme...
by littlepolo
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Tappet noise or something else?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Tappet noise or something else?

Noisy tappets are common across many VAG group vehicles. Very important to use the correct oil and filter and change regularly (according to conditions). If you are saying it quietens down overall when hot (normal) at both idle and when revved but then is noisy under load that doesn't sound like tap...
by littlepolo
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Engine light on (again)
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Engine light on (again)

Don't know. It could be a sensor problem.

However, the mileage is quite high for a 1.2 and unless it has had regular oil and filter changes wear could be an issue.
by littlepolo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)
Replies: 117
Views: 11111

Re: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)

Thought I'd check on the possibility to obtain the flap valve parts and can confirm they are not available separately. You need to buy the whole engine cover/airbox assembly. Price is around £220. I'll check the breakers yards. I've been driving without this for a few years now and just wondering wh...