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by joe6
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dash cam voltage shut down value?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Dash cam voltage shut down value?

Thanks iichel. Will set it to 12v and see how it goes.
by joe6
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dash cam voltage shut down value?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Dash cam voltage shut down value?

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but could not find anything after a few searches. Just installing a dash cam. It has a parking mode and a voltage shut down feature. The voltage shut down is currently set at 12.2v. Has anyone experience of a suitable shut down voltage? Don't want to run ...
by joe6
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Engine rattle on start-up
Replies: 15
Views: 6296

Re: Engine rattle on start-up

Just a pity that VW Group were not honest enough to check all cars within that early engine build range either at point of sale or, early recall or the first time they appeared for workshop servicing, this could have been caught before things went bad - but time and again VW Group has proved that i...
by joe6
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Special customers only event
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Special customers only event

Only had a genuine offer once a long time ago for a ford escort - got it at cost and the dealer showed me the price he had to pay ford - the dealer needed to make one more sale to meet the quarterly target. Most are not good offers and can be beaten by others.
by joe6
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Musty smell from air vents (not AC) 6R POLO
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Musty smell from air vents (not AC) 6R POLO

A quick temporary fix is to run the AC with the temperature set to max and car fully warmed up for about 10 mins. This will dry the system out and get rid of some of the smells.
by joe6
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Whining noise thinking it is my turbo help?
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Whining noise thinking it is my turbo help?

Hum, good luck with your upgrade stage 1 not being detected, I think that any power train issues being resolved with a warranty would start for checking for evidence of a non factory engine ECU software, in VW Group world, I think a flag gets set which can be detected and logged with VW Group mothe...
by joe6
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: keys/locks/ignition/ecu enquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: keys/locks/ignition/ecu enquiry

Do not know the story behind the 'no keys' but if lost by the previous owner beware that they might re-appear and your car disappear! Keeping it safe will require a security device or disabling the car in some way. The alternative to the dealer is: https://www.locksmiths.co.uk/faq/5-ways-replacement...
by joe6
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: U0416 Fault Code - Invalid data received - vehicle dynamics control module
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: U0416 Fault Code - Invalid data received - vehicle dynamics control module

Not able to add anything about the fault but according to Honest John there should be no charge for a software update for a car under 6 years old as it comes under a 'high cost high value item' that should last at least 6 years. Think you might have to fight it though.
by joe6
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Jacking points?
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Jacking points?

I use wooden blocks with grooves and fit a piece of industrial carpet into the slot to protect the paint etc. Never had a block split - always cut the groove across the grain and use a 5 cm minimum thick block.
by joe6
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Replacement key
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: Replacement key

Probably set you back about £100 using RUM4MO method. Much less than a dealer.
by joe6
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Coilsprings and their structural failure
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Coilsprings and their structural failure

Good find veteran. I have had both car manufacture and good quality aftermarket front springs fail. The car manufacture ones were replaced free of charge although 7 years old as I found with some research that there had been a faulty batch in that period (quality control issue?). The aftermarket one...
by joe6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Jacking points?
Replies: 30
Views: 1055

Re: Jacking points?

The questions of jacking points seem to come up on a few forums. The Seat Leon has a similar thread and inboard jacking points. https://forums.seatcupra.net/index.php?threads/getting-a-mk3-in-the-air.445439/#post-4786117 I echo the veteran - ditched axle stands a while ago - they sit in the garage l...
by joe6
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Wondering if it's time to get rid of my polo
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Wondering if it's time to get rid of my polo

I have the GTI and do not notice the symptoms yours displays. The weight difference is not that significant so I still wonder if the tracking/steering is at fault. The only reliable tracking system is 4 wheel such as the Hunter system that repair shops use to straighten body shells. It will set you ...
by joe6
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Mot fail
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Mot fail

You need to have a DPF filter on the car for it to pass the MOT. Latest MOT regs from 2018: 8.2.2.1 Exhaust emission control equipment This inspection is restricted to components that are readily visible and identifiable, such as a diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter, selective cata...