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by d-ash
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Snapped chassis?
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Snapped chassis?

Could your recent accident have caused this? Any other damage apart from the front bumper?
by d-ash
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Advice Needed

Similar to mine, and it bogs down momentarily if you don’t give it enough revs. A bit of a balancing act 😉
by d-ash
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Awful DSG Gearbox!
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Awful DSG Gearbox!

Hope you get some joy from the specialist.

Still got your iQ David? You helped me out on a couple of occasions and provided a brighter internal LED assembly. We've still got ours :wink: along with a Polo R-Line (manual).

Best of luck with the Polo.
by d-ash
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Paint protection

Had mine machine polished at Deluxe Detailing (to remove swirls and marring) and then coated with IGL Quartz (ceramic) which adds a hard protective layer to the paintwork and provides amazing shine. Better than when new. Water beads off and dirt is easy to remove. Good for at least 2 years protectio...
by d-ash
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Debadging question (holes)
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Debadging question (holes)

I've had mine removed by Deluxe Detailing. All held on by adhesive. Remove by dragging a thread behind each letter to cut through the adhesive. Then some solvent (to remove remaining adhesive), followed by polishing to blend in the paintwork and to remove any witness marks from the badges. IMG_0210....
by d-ash
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: OEM cruise control.
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: OEM cruise control.

Further to EDI GTI's reply, which is exactly as mine behaves, you will find that the cruise control disengages if you keep your foot on the clutch for around 5secs. So if you press the clutch to slow down gradually (without using the foot brake), then take your foot off the clutch, the car will pick...
by d-ash
Fri May 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Petrol Fuel Pipe Rubbing Against Metal AC Pipe.
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Petrol Fuel Pipe Rubbing Against Metal AC Pipe.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be checking mine.
by d-ash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Fogging up
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Fogging up

Yup, caused by simple physics. It's bound to happen when conditions such as RUM4MO's explained prevail. I seem to recall that VW recommend that when jumping into the car when the interior's cooled down quite a bit by icy weather, especially the inside surface of the windscreen, you DO NOT put the A...
by d-ash
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Covering shiny bits on dashboard and steering wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1152

Re: Covering shiny bits on dashboard and steering wheel

Are the shiny bits of trim really so distracting? I don’t find them an issue at all, and I like the illusion of quality they impart compared with a dull plastic finish.

Each to their own I guess !!
by d-ash
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Heated Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Heated Seats

I'd be interested if you progress this. Would you be fitting yourself or using a local expert in car upholstery?
by d-ash
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New car, few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: New car, few questions

Hi and welcome

I have 2016 1.2Tsi and notice the same behaviour when starting from rest. I can only assume it’s standard for these engines. Can’t say I’m too happy either, but I get clean getaways by slipping the clutch a touch longer while I get the revs where they need to be.
by d-ash
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: A coolant drain tap on the 6C/6R Polos?
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: A coolant drain tap on the 6C/6R Polos?

If yours is a post 2014 model then it will likely be a 6C (it's best to be specific as to which version you have when posting with queries so answers are relevant).
by d-ash
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: Unlocking doors

But you said "....... security and deadlocks, ie. you've locked the vehicle without Safelock" . Unless you meant "locked from the outside", that can't be the case, can it, as I was able to open the doors from my seated position? I guess you meant to say "If you press the Lock button twice while you...
by d-ash
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: Unlocking doors

Sit inside the car and press the lock button twice. If you can open a door using the internal handle then you have verified that 2 presses of the fob deactivates internal security and deadlocks (i.e. you have locked the vehicle without SAFELOCK). If you can't open the doors with the internal handles...
by d-ash
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: Unlocking doors

Locking - One press will lock everything no matter how your system is encoded

Unlocking - In your case, the coding seems such that, upon unlocking, one press unlocks the driver's door only and two presses unlocks all doors and tailgate