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by d-ash
Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Bulbs for 6C GTI LED UNIT
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Bulbs for 6C GTI LED UNIT

I think you would have to replace the complete headlight unit if you currently have LED headlights. Around £500 per unit I believe :(
by d-ash
Wed Dec 08, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rear Badge Removal 6R
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Rear Badge Removal 6R

Use some thin thread or fishing line to cut through the tabs (don't try to lever the badges off !!)

I've had mine removed completely, then the tailgate machine polished to hide any witness marks
by d-ash
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: new member

My front bearings have started rumbling after only 20,000 miles gentle driving. Only possible cause (other than rubbish bearings) is that the car is parked on a sloping driveway (nose down); during the worst of Covid the car was only moved once a week.
by d-ash
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: "low Battery" message.
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: "low Battery" message.

My 2016 R-Line is doing the same due to lack of use. Message on dashboard says 'charge battery by driving', which I do and the message goes away for another few weeks. Just a symptom of lack of use. I wouldn't panic buy a battery just yet.
by d-ash
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Efficiency Below Threshold - o2 sensor?
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Efficiency Below Threshold - o2 sensor?

That car has run many miles/kms so maybe it is just a failed cat. ... or failed sensor, as happened to my 1.2Tsi recently. It drove fine with the Engine Management light illuminated, but was using 20% more petrol than normal (demonstrating how the feedback from the sensors influences fuel mix). VW ...
by d-ash
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Consumption gone from 60mpg to 45mpg
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Consumption gone from 60mpg to 45mpg

Dodgy O2 sensors? The pre and post cat O2 (lambda) sensors control fuel mixture and can result in an increase in fuel usage of around 20% if faulty. However, if one had failed, the engine management warning light should have come on. Only replace if you need to; they cost £140 each plus fitting!! Bl...
by d-ash
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rear Light Trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Rear Light Trouble

In the UK, reverse light on the left and rear fog on the right :wink:
by d-ash
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Coins fallen into demister
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Coins fallen into demister

2p coin can be lifted with a magnet; just checked. So this looks like the route to take. Good luck !!

Attach a very small disc magnet with sticky tape to something slightly flexible (a straw or stiff wire?) so you can manoeuvre.
by d-ash
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rear Badge Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Rear Badge Removal

They are held with adhesive. Fine nylon monofilament line slid behind each letter will do the trick (a bit like using dental floss). You might even get away with using dental floss. Then you'll need to remove the residual adhesive and possibly do some detailing on the paintwork to remove any 'shadow...
by d-ash
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Tight gearbox
Replies: 50
Views: 9111

Re: Tight gearbox

No, never took it back. It doesn't affect my ability to reverse the car or spoil my enjoyment of ownership.
by d-ash
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Tight gearbox
Replies: 50
Views: 9111

Re: Tight gearbox

My 2016 1.2 Tsi often struggles to go into reverse, but I find that if I lift the clutch pedal with the gear lever at the point it got stuck, then the gear finds its way into mesh without any grinding noises (and the gear lever moves that last 5mm on its own).
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: 5916

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: 5916

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: 5916

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: 5916

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...