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by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: 1.4 petrol engine noise
Replies: 24
Views: 4889

Re: 1.4 petrol engine noise

Well someone has got it wrong, as far as I have read in recent months Castrol's contract was not renewed, Someone is crossing their wires. The 'Castrol contract' has nothing to do with the either the factory fill arrangement, nor the VW Group OEM lubricants R&D programme. The 'Castrol contract' whi...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Sudden MPG change
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Sudden MPG change

Winter weather means denser air, which means a far more efficient burn and actually gives better fuel economy as less fuel is required to make the standard burn/combustion denser air means more oxygen per unit volume of air so more fuel will be needed to keep the afr right and it not run lean Diese...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Club House
Topic: Hello from the land of Rugby and Lamb that's not Wales.
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Hello from the land of Rugby and Lamb that's not Wales.

Welcome - antipodean friend! Dive headfirst into the forum and get involved.

My step-daughter named my Polo 'Minty' - for the same reason. Great minds think alike!
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: 2008 Polo 1.4 TDI Bluemotion - Questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: 2008 Polo 1.4 TDI Bluemotion - Questions...

Sam, thanks for the update. I would strongly recommend avoiding VW main dealers. Being able to touch your toes, and an ample supply of vaseline will be required! :twisted: If you can search for a fellow forum member nearby who has VCDS and the Ross-Tech lead, and they will often gladly scan your car...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Headlight - Main Beam Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 2626

Re: Headlight - Main Beam Not Working

Obvious reply - the bulb? And don't mean for you to suck eggs - re-check the fuses - for two reasons. First, the fuse diagram in the owners handbook (or even worse, the HBOL), can sometimes be superceeeded. So for example, when first released, Fuse 10 (F10) might have been the fuse for say left main...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels
Replies: 53
Views: 4762

Re: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels

A2 is relevant to the quantity. It signifies a 500 ml bottle in this instance. As previous VW oils of various types have been A1, B3 etc denoting different quantities Correct. The VAG parts numbering system - with specific regards to fluids and lubricants - their alpha-numeric suffix has nothing to...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels
Replies: 53
Views: 4762

Re: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels

I've just been looking around various parts of Febi's website(s), trying to find a tie-up of 21829 with the OEM product and also with my particular Polo. Despite what you might have been told by Febi recently, alex, their website doesn't appear to be fully updated yet in this regard. That said, if ...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels
Replies: 53
Views: 4762

Re: Gearboxes, gear oil, and levels

It was around 1st November when I decided to write to three different companies that sell gearbox oil - Febi Bilstein, Fuchs, and Comma Febi Bilstein do not develop nor make their own oils. They merely pick and choose existing brews, and have them repackaged as their own. Comma are without doubt th...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Supermarket or branded fuel? The age old discussion!
Replies: 15
Views: 3621

Re: Supermarket or branded fuel? The age old discussion!

I realised my Optimax mistake shortly after posting! Before Tescos 99 brew was given the Momentum moniker, it was just called 'Tesco 99' - imaginative, eh? :P Crucial aspect of ethanol supply and inclusion - it must be from a biological (plant) source, rather than the traditional fossil fuel distill...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Forum Technical Help!
Topic: forum accronyms
Replies: 34
Views: 15186

Re: forum accronyms

General acronyms RTFM - read the fcuking manual NSFW - not suitable for work - typically porn! HAND - have a nice day - taken from the over-used yet meaningless american salutation, when used on interweb, it is often meant with a strong degree of sarcasm STFU - shut the fcuk up, often used as a fri...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Forum Technical Help!
Topic: forum accronyms
Replies: 34
Views: 15186

Re: forum accronyms

Technology acronyms SC - supercharger (a positive displacement method of forced induction) BITURBO - two identical spec turbochargers (one on each bank of a Vee engine - all hail the original Audi RS6 :twisted: ) TDI - (all capitals) in VW Group speak is Turbocharged Direct Injection (the word dies...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Forum Technical Help!
Topic: grammar
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

grammar

For board viewforum.php?f=19 - it should be 'powertrain'. One word, not even hyphenated, an not capitals either, because it isn't a noun! :P
by Teutonic_Tamer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Supermarket or branded fuel? The age old discussion!
Replies: 15
Views: 3621

Re: Supermarket or branded fuel? The age old discussion!

Ironically, the pioneers of bio-ethanol content was not any of the major oil companies. It was actually a small independent UK oil company by the name of Greenergy. They were original suppliers to Tesco, and developed their original 98 RON Tesco juice (I think it was called Optimax). Tesco then boug...
by Teutonic_Tamer
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Tyre recommends?
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: Tyre recommends?

I seem to hear a lot about the guys with GTI running Pirelli P Zero and as they have an almost flawless rating on most sites I would think they are decent. I have Dunlop Sport Maxx on my Blue GT and they have been ok but I'm looking at Pirelli and would like input from anyone who has had/has these....
by Teutonic_Tamer
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Front seat bolt torque?
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Front seat bolt torque?

45Nm, with a dab of thread lock.