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by joe6
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo 6c wiper clicking sound
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Polo 6c wiper clicking sound

Sounds as though the wiper blades are 'sticking' at each end of travel often caused by greasy road grime or polish. Suggest you try cleaning the windscreen with neat screenwash fluid or something similar as a first attempt at sorting it. May need new wipers?
by joe6
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Engine Jerks
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Engine Jerks

If they think it is an ECU issue they could re-flash the ECU. Had to have this done to a previous VW car.
by joe6
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Changing the battery
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Changing the battery

If the charger is suitable for EFB battery it usually says in the instructions. You need to connect to the positive in the normal way but negative needs to be connected to a body earth point and not the battery.
by joe6
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Removing battery and Radio Code?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Removing battery and Radio Code?

If the radio is the VW one that came with the car then the radio is 'paired' with the car and the code is stored in the car memory so will not be lost. If the car has stop/start then read this thread also: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=73955
by joe6
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Front wheel camber angle 6c GTI 2016?
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Front wheel camber angle 6c GTI 2016?

As in the heading, anyone have the OEM camber angle for the GTI? The inner edge of the front tyres are wearing more than the rest of the tyre. Picked up at the last service but no other comment from the dealers!!

Thanks
by joe6
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Front tyre wear on the inside edge
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Front tyre wear on the inside edge

Thanks for the heads up on the bushes. I would have thought that the OEM suspension geometry would have been set up to compensate for ride height but perhaps I am being a bit naïve. Manufacturers cut costs/corners all the time.
by joe6
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Front tyre wear on the inside edge
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Front tyre wear on the inside edge

6C GTI. Anyone had this issue - both front tyres and if so what was the cause and or solution? Will get the alignment checked in the next few days but first thoughts are possibly camber angle problem?

Thanks
by joe6
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Engine Jerks
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Engine Jerks

This is what ignition (HT) leads look like. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=ignition+leads&i=automotive&hvadid=80264381008070&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&tag=mh0a9-21&ref=pd_sl_8hdp41lwh3_e They are model and engine specific and go between the coils and spark plugs. The problem could also be caused by an ...
by joe6
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Which Engine Oil?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Which Engine Oil?

Oil choice is a bit subjective but I use Castrol Edge professional long life 3 which meets 504. Found a supply of 5 litre cans for £30.00 which seems a good price. Use it in both VWs, Golf and Polo GTIs.
by joe6
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Engine Jerks
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Engine Jerks

You really need a diagnostic scan. Without any details it could be ignition coil, occasional low fuel pressure, fuel injector problem, ......
by joe6
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Fob needs clicking twice for passanger
Replies: 6
Views: 429

Re: Fob needs clicking twice for passanger

I prefer it working the way it’s programmed from the factory. With the first press on the unlock button and only the driver’s door unlocking, it stops any ‘unwanted’ passengers getting in the doors on the passenger side of the car if you’ve had to park in areas that aren’t particularly safe or you ...
by joe6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Hard wiring sat nav
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Hard wiring sat nav

If you open the triangular trim on the right hand side of the dash (need to open the car door) you will be able to find a route to the base of the A pillar from the fuse box. You can check for an appropriate fuse to use with a multimeter.
by joe6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Code P0341
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Code P0341

If the camshaft sensor is new and the timing is perfect? then suggest a wiring check as the ECM is picking up error voltages from the sensor for the code to persist. Could possibly be the reason for poor cold start.
by joe6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: What did you and your 6R/C do today?
Replies: 45
Views: 5530

Re: What did you and your 6R/C do today?

MOT and winter prep. All wheels off and front and rear calliper pins checked and cleaned, wheels given a polish coating inside and out. Suspension checked. Couple of chips sorted and then body wash and hard polish coat with Bilt Hamber. Polish seems to last about 4 or 5 months.