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by veteran
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Away for a month, How to keep the car in working condition especially the battery.
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Away for a month, How to keep the car in working condition especially the battery.

I agree with RUM4MO. But do you realise that, provided you've 240v AC power at hand, you don't need to disconnect and remove the vehicle battery in order to charge it? With the right sort of battery charger, one that's designed for start/stop vehicle electrics, you can charge the battery with it lef...
by veteran
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Water in Drivers Footwell 1.2 Match 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Water in Drivers Footwell 1.2 Match 2016

You appear to contradict yourself. In one breath you say there's water in the footwell but in another you say you've lifted the carpet there and found it all dry. Which is it? If there is indeed some moisture found on or around the footwell carpeting, is it water? There's a possibility that it could...
by veteran
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Small plugs at the tailgate.
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Small plugs at the tailgate.

"......they say those two holes are for liquid drainage during the Anti-Corrosion Galvanizing process in the production line". As I said in my own response to this topic, I suspected there being a strong possibility that the holes were for wax-injection or similar, at time of production. So it seem...
by veteran
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Small plugs at the tailgate.
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Small plugs at the tailgate.

Like yourselves, my first reaction was that these rubber or plastic grommets are covering holes that are probably water-drainage holes. But could the holes more likely be for wax-injection, performed during the final stages of the production of the vehicle? It would then make sense to thereafter blo...
by veteran
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Brake clunk
Replies: 27
Views: 3287

Re: Brake clunk

johnparker,

Only when reversing, or in forward motion also?
by veteran
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Brake clunk
Replies: 27
Views: 3287

Re: Brake clunk

Hmm, an interesting discussion. For around a year now I've been trying to pinpoint two really annoying noises on my 2017 Polo 1.2, one of which is a brake noise most definitely coming from something associated with the front brakes, maybe directly the brakes themselves. It's got to the point where I...
by veteran
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Manuals?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Manuals?

Brilliant! I've now had a look at that. When before I was searching through all the PDFs for the wiring diagrams I must have flicked through just the first few pages of 'Airbag systems' and rapidly concluded that that PDF was just dedicated to airbags and maybe seats. What didn't help either was tha...
by veteran
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Manuals?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Manuals?

I tend to agree with wolfie, the EasyManuals basic package doesn't appear to include any wiring diagrams (circuit diagrams). Since first acquiring the package I've looked thoroughly over it and haven't found anything of that sort. It looks as though the Erwin set that ciclo has mentioned above conta...
by veteran
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Any ideas as to the cause of this noise?
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Any ideas as to the cause of this noise?

For at least a year now, I've been trying to pinpoint the source of an annoying metal-on-metal 'clank' noise on my Polo 6C. I'm hoping that if I describe it and the circumstances under which it happens, someone in these forums might be able to fathom what it is, or maybe have even encountered it the...
by veteran
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Manuals?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Manuals?

ciclo, For my download of the basic package from EasyManuals, what I don't have in the set are the following that I see in your ErWin package: Amarok - Basic Equip .. Wiring D 6R 1.2l petrol .. Wiring D 6C Airbag, ... Transporter - Basic equipm .. But possibly, in mine these might have been given di...
by veteran
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Manuals?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Manuals?

I too have recently purchased a Polo 6R/6C package from EasyManuals. Thus far, one of the best buys ever for my 6C. With EasyManuals you can get the requisite manual in various different formats - DVD, USB thumb-drive, or a download. I opted for the download, as then you can transfer any or some of ...
by veteran
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Brake fluid?
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Brake fluid?

Dink wrote: Just a thought that it might go from closest to furthest from master cylinder?

If that's the case, then so far I've been doing it correctly. But was Dink talking about bleeding, or changing?
by veteran
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Brake fluid?
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Brake fluid?

Yeh, now that's something that's been puzzling me a bit, ciclo. I'm sure I've seen before, elsewhere in these forums, different sequences suggested, depending on whether it's a change or a bleed. But can't think why it should need to be any different. Before doing my change the other day, I read som...
by veteran
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Brake fluid?
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Brake fluid?

I am correct in describing the Laser 5642 and its smaller brother as a positive pressure bleeder. It's positive in the sense that fluid is driven through and out of the car's system from positive pressure applied by the device at the car's reservoir. I took the trouble to discuss the matter and conf...
by veteran
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Brake fluid?
Replies: 32
Views: 974

Re: Brake fluid?

Once again, there is no vacuum created, either in the device or at any of the nipples. If there were vacuum created at the nipples, you'd get air being drawn into the system via those nipples. They are better described as positive pressure bleeders , positive inward pressure into the braking system,...