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by DC_BS
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)

Lol looking back I should have asked for £200 but I just wanted rid.

The guy was from a motor trade company so will be breaking it and selling the parts on. Literally had 3 people in the space of 1 minute contacting me about it once the listing went up!
by DC_BS
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)

Well that didn't take long!

Car is now sold after listing on Gumtree, within an hour had someone interested, and several hours later it was towed away.
by DC_BS
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)
Replies: 3
Views: 935

VW Polo 1.9 sdi for sale (damaged gearbox)

For sale is my VW Polo 1.9 sdi 3 door. The gearbox needs replacing so if you can source a 2nd hand one and fit it yourself then it can go for another 100,000 miles. The clutch might also need doing. It has just done over 135,000 miles and is in good mechanical condition. It shines on motorways and i...
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

Gonna be hella noisy once I hit motorway speeds lol. Plus getting onto it from slip roads might be a bit tight haha.
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

I think I'll be around 4000 revs in 5th for motorways?

I'll miss the 1.9 SDI that was only around 2500 rpm at 70 lol
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

Haha, is it on urban dictionary...

Yeah I used to do twice a week on motorways, M3, M25, about 60 miles but not anymore.

So 1.4 would the minimum I'd need for a good combination of mainly short trips and the odd motorway?
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

"poo poo"? Lol. Never heard that one before.

If I'm not doing over 5000 miles a year there's little return on a diesel.
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

I'm after a petrol mainly, due to circumstances I'm not spending as much time on motorways, mainly town driving now. Just once a month or so I will need to take it on motorways for long distances, which is why I wanted something that will hack 70mph!

Thanks for the offer though.
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

A 2007 model onwards should be a 16v right?
by DC_BS
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

If I want to get a new motor though what would be the minimum litre engine I'd want to do motorway driving? Won't be on them as much as before but will need to make the odd trip every month or so. It'll defo be less than 5000 miles a year, so diesel isn't economical. Would a 1.4 litre cut motorway d...
by DC_BS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

Hmm, there's an idea
by DC_BS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

Yeah if somehow I got a second hand gearbox and new clutch I could get another 100,000 miles out of it I reckon. The engine's are near enough bullet proof.

Then again I could experience similar problems with a newer car anyway.
by DC_BS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

I think the main question I'm asking is it is worth doing the work, if something else goes next month then its just another hole in the wallet. I don't think I can keep doing that.
by DC_BS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

The bloke who towed me back from Brighton said VW gearboxes are renowned for being s**t lol.

I could use someone else, just I trust the one who's done my cambelt, alternator MOT's and service.

I'm based in West London.
by DC_BS
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: Busted gear box VW Polo 1.9 SDI

The one I normally use won't let me provide any parts, and all his has 4 years warranty.

Thing is I'm not 100% sure if its the gear box or clutch or even both. There's a good chance its clutch as well cos of the botch job Halfords did.