Search found 427 matches

by 937carrera
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Central lock problem.
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Central lock problem.

Bit late, but I'll try.

The door locks are pneumatic

A leak means the mechanism won't move correctly. They also suffer from corrosion in the control module in front of the right rear lights. One of my early posts showed how to stop that happening
by 937carrera
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Stalling in cold start
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Stalling in cold start

When you open the drivers door you should hear the fuel pump prime.... quite a clever invention by VW. On the stalling when cold, I would be looking for an air leak somewhere on the induction side, look around the intake manifold for rubber pipes cracked etc, or for a loose connection on the throttl...
by 937carrera
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: OBD2 communication problem
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: OBD2 communication problem

What are you using as a scan tool ?

Very unusual to be able to read ABS codes and not the standard OBD codes......
by 937carrera
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Starting Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: Starting Issue

Likely it is one of two things:

Poor / corroded connection on the starter or earth straps
Ignition switch on its way out.

Cleaning connections is an easy start, after that disconnect the soleniod connection and see what voltage you are seeing to the starter.
by 937carrera
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

Mine passed - it was delivered to the MOT station fully warmed up :)
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

No it isn't one of the daily cars any more....... I have a replacement so I can do this at my leisure, but I should get it done before the MOT runs out. It's a lovely go kart to drive
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

That's the alternate, not sure about thick though......... rope down move piston up to compress against the valves, remove, replace, rotate engine backwards, remove rope.

Quicker than a video isn't it :)
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

Well, before fitting another engine I would certainly look at doing the valve stem oil seals. The traditional way is head off, remove all valves, refurb with new seals, grind valves in maybe after doing valve guides. Modern way: head remains in place, valve springs removed using a top mount compress...
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

Wow, hydraulic locking with a rod chucked out the side for good measure. Looks like the puddle was also called the Thames estuary :) If you are fitting new rings then the bore should be honed. That's a surface finish treatment, not material removal so the same pistons are fine. If you don't hone, th...
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

My thread stops short of the swap back of the original head after being machined flat. I'm quite quick at doing head swaps now. A compression test is of course possible, as is a leak test. However I don't think they will help with diagnosis as the compression test is really about the seal between th...
by 937carrera
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

Have a read here https://uk-polos.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=73838 The car has its original head on and is smoky on initial start up with a blue cloud starting after about 10 seconds, I have two theories: 1. The original head was off the car for 6 months. in the intervening period the seals have harden...
by 937carrera
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Smokey
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: Smokey

My AVY has a similar problem after a head swap / reversion, smoke on startup, plus oil consumption.

My diagnosis is that it's valve stem oil seals too. It didn't use a drop until I started messing with heads, I think the seals have lost elasticity while out of the car.

Race you to prove it ? :)
by 937carrera
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Vw Polo 6N2 1999-2001 production
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Vw Polo 6N2 1999-2001 production

Hola Alvaro

Easily available from ebay in the UK....... the problem will be getting it safely shipped to you

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-P ... 3045187872
by 937carrera
Wed May 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Rocker gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Rocker gasket

It's not like the early golf engines, they did have a rocker cover. The GTi has a cam cover, the camshaft "bearings" are part of the cover itself.

I used a different anaerobic sealant that I had on the shelf, used on a different car where 518 is recommended. You don't need much.
by 937carrera
Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Rocker gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Rocker gasket

You can remove the rocker cam cover without touching the cam belt. There is no gasket. Don't be tempted to use RTV, if it is clean and dry an anaerobic sealant like Loctite 518 will be perfect Release the bolts gradually, the springs will be putting pressure on the cam / cam cover. Trickiest is the ...