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by d-ash
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?

... in position 1 I see the battery, engine warning lights and EPC, they all disappear though when I start the car. Is that normal? Yes, that's normal. Check the oil level now the car's been idle for some time. If the oil is clean it can be difficult to see on the dipstick; make sure you look caref...
by d-ash
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?

Voltage can drop to 11.5V when engine is off.

The fact you are seeing 14.5V is good and indicates the battery is getting some charge. 👍

Oh. And make sure the car is on a level, not sloping surface, when checking the oil otherwise the dipstick reading will be totally inaccurate. 😉
by d-ash
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?

You’re not having much good luck lately !! Hopefully things will now turn for the better. Get someone to check that the battery is getting charge. Not sure whether somewhere like Halfords or an auto centre will do a free check (maybe the same place where you purchased the battery). If the battery is...
by d-ash
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?

I would suggest you check again after the engine has been stopped for a while, then you'll be in a better position to ascertain oil level. Might be worth getting someone to check that the new battery is receiving charge from the alternator (just to be 100% sure that it was the battery that had faile...
by d-ash
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?
Replies: 27
Views: 460

Re: Dry Dipstick - How much Oil do you get through?

The dipstick doesn't reach all the way to the bottom of the sump. It only monitors the oil in the upper part of the sump. So no oil on the dipstick could still mean you have more than 2.5 litres of oil in the sump. Do you wait around 15 minutes after parking-up to check the level? There could still ...
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: 10
Views: 570

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: 582

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: 771

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: 544

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: 8
Views: 921

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: 454

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: 265

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: 1181

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: 1205

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: 324

Re: Heated Seats

I'd be interested if you progress this. Would you be fitting yourself or using a local expert in car upholstery?