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by Willni
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Cam belt or Cam chain?
Replies: 17
Views: 12951

Re: Cam belt or Cam chain?

So what's the general consensus on when to change these belts / chains I've a 2014 (64) 1.4 petrol (83bhp), and now sure if it needs done 46,000 miles atm.
by Willni
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: ROGUE VALETER
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: ROGUE VALETER

Firstly we can all see the funny side of this, but it's more a joke between friends and not for customers, let alone their belongings. I clean cars myself and would never dream of doing that to someone else's property no matter the make or model or age. But reading through your local dealership has ...
by Willni
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Best place to get Dunlop sp sportmaxx tyres for my 2015 BlueGT
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Best place to get Dunlop sp sportmaxx tyres for my 2015 BlueGT

Wouldn't opt for SP sportmaxx tbh, I've had them and found them alright (Great in bone dry weather, but any sort or moisture and they're average) but will be going back to Continental or Michelins.
by Willni
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Interior Clicking Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Interior Clicking Sound

Maybe it's a land dolphin
by Willni
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Honest thoughts on the 6C GTi
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Honest thoughts on the 6C GTi

Evening all, I'm considering changing my car from my 1.4 Polo 6R as I fancy a bit more power. So naturally I considered the mk7 Golf GTI pp which was disappointing and boring, so I'm now considering another polo but this time the lovely 6C GTi and was wondering what everyones thoughts are on them? A...
by Willni
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Paint protection

Your Local Detailer should advise you that you shouldn't use shampoos containing wax on your Gyeon (very good stuff, you'll love it). Although my question is why use waterless wash? I tried it once, but threw it out after one panel as it scratched it. I hadn't realised I was to avoid shampoos with ...
by Willni
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Paint protection

As a new owner I booked my car into the local vehicle detailer (actually took it in this morning). They wash it properly, clay bar it and will apply a ceramic coating (Gyeon - Q2 Mohs). Not cheap but it does provide a first layer of protection which is easy to clean. I had my last car prepared the ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Sat Nav
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Sat Nav

My question is why spend money on a new unit, when you can use the Apple carplay? Why not instead teach your daughter to be responsible ( I'm sure she already is, I don't mean anything by that) and not touch the phone while driving. I've no experience with that generation of polo as I have the 2014 ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Paint protection

I ceramic coated my car 2 years ago with Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light and Exo V2 (now revised to v4), and it looks still as good as it did after polishing it 2 years ago, with I'd say very very few scratches have been incurred, It's good for 5 years. I also wash weekly. I agree with SRGTD, the most ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Alloy wheels upgrade ?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Alloy wheels upgrade ?

Thanks for the info Dink. I’m not really into the modding scene - I’m too old for that now 😄 (retired), so I’ll stick with the standard suspension set up. The only changes I tend to make to a car’s factory build is to change the wheels if the car comes with diamond cut alloys, as I dislike diamond ...
by Willni
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Alloy wheels upgrade ?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Alloy wheels upgrade ?

There's no real pros or cons list for changing alloys, it will change your speedometer by going up a size ( Personally I haven't had any issues with it ) and if you're going to paint wheels black why get 17 inch alloys? Black doesn't show the shape of alloys, so in my opinion you might as well run s...
by Willni
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Will a Skoda extinguisher bracket fit under Polo seats?
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Will a Skoda extinguisher bracket fit under Polo seats?

cheba, I know all about Diesel I was just making derogatory comments about it jokingly as iichel's car is a TDI, that is all. By the way, I don't advise it, but you can extinguish a lit cigarette by dropping it into a container of petrol most of the time, though some people might just get it wrong!...
by Willni
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anything else worth servicing?
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Anything else worth servicing?

Okay, so probably engine code BXW, I think that the "FSI" got dropped years before that engine was built by the way. Nothing else gets changed normally at year 4 major service. The cambelt kit on these engines normally gets changed at 5 years, not at 4 years as it was with much earlier versions lik...
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anything else worth servicing?
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Anything else worth servicing?

RUM4MO wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:35 pm
What is the engine code of your car, and mileage?
Will need to check the engine code, but it's the 2007-2014 1.4 FSI 85bhp, with 42k on it.
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: 16" BBS RX2 (RS771) 5x100 split rims
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: 16" BBS RX2 (RS771) 5x100 split rims

Still for sale?