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by Mabe
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: UK-Polos.Net Stickers - Would you be interested?
Replies: 55
Views: 241474

Re: UK-Polos.Net Stickers - Would you be interested?

I would buy a sticker or two as well if they were available.
I received very helpful information last year when I was not sure about what to do.
by Mabe
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

My battery is supposed to be 'new' so really have no urgency to buy the analyser. However I like the idea of keeping track of its health to avoid surprises. Looking also at the Topdon Artibattery 101 (£50) - gives internal resistance etc. like the others. Also, from the test I made, I think the char...
by Mabe
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

I may invest in a battery tester/analyser. Seen at Amazon the Ctek (£109) and Autool BT360 (£33).
by Mabe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

Thanks, I agree that I should test the voltage of the battery at rest as you say (not just after switch-off). 24 hours rest is sometimes mentioned. That done periodically would help give a trend of battery health (?). I was comparing a battery voltage (12.53) at end of trip, to the 12.2 Volts I was ...
by Mabe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

This morning I wired a DVM to a Car DC plug with a view to seeing what voltages we got in the socket as we drove. We drove outbound a distance of about 25km (16 miles): The minimum voltage while driving (accelerating) was about 12.8V. Curiously, at a time when we stopped with the engine idling, when...
by Mabe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Battery drain

Yes, great idea. Makes sense.
by Mabe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

Thanks, that is reassuring. This morning I arranged to have this specific matter tested. It goes in later this month. I shall report outcome here for the benefit of all. Monitoring the battery voltage while actually driving would be a good idea to do. I'm not sure if using the 12V socket in the car ...
by Mabe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Which fuses for Dash cam
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Which fuses for Dash cam

Your car is fairly new and I would be fearful of dabbling with hard wiring. However behind the radio/infotainment system unit there should be permanent +12V and Switched +12V supply wiring. If I dared connect there I would protect both supplies to dashcam with in-line fuses, lowest values possible, ...
by Mabe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Battery drain

I suggest two things to check: Load drain and Charging. Load drain problem: I have read elsewhere that when the car is in sort of sleeping mode, with no loads or switches or lights On, do the following (but only if you are confident that you know what you are doing). I have not done this myself. Dis...
by Mabe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 1228

Re: Car not starting. Battery or alternator or something else?

Hi, I am new to the forum. My Polo is a 2015 (late 5th Gen, 6c) 1.2 (90bhp) TSI Bluemotion. Yes the Daylight Running Lights are On all the time from the moment the engine starts. On the subject of battery and alternator (hence car charging of the battery), I would like to post my recent experience a...