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by RUM4MO
Mon May 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Front shocks leaking oil
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Front shocks leaking oil

Thanks for that advice, I've taken it onboard, I'll be using "passthrough" socket set to remove/fit the threaded bushes and top nuts and using experience to judge actual torque levels!
by RUM4MO
Sat May 27, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Front shocks leaking oil
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Front shocks leaking oil

Sounds as though the change in shocks working length with the shorter springs has affected the seals or you twisted the shocks body when refitting and tightening the top bearing- easily done if you slip with the spanner and key. This can break the seals. Oh, tell me more, I have a broken front spri...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 23, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Servicing polo 6r 1.2tsi what tools ?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Servicing polo 6r 1.2tsi what tools ?

It seems like sparkplugsuk is not always the best place to buy plugs, I checked their price for 6 plugs for my 2011 Audi S4 and before postage they were a bit more than I had hoped for but then adding on postage made them even worse, obviously, in the end I bought 6 for my 2011 Audi S4 for just unde...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: VCDS Alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: VCDS Alternatives?

Just one thing, quite a lot of people that currently own a VW Group car/van will go on to buy another, for me part of that reasoning is that I have a proper VW Group compliant scan tool, ie VCDS and generally speaking, allows me to be in charge of things when my car has problems! Put it this way, if...
by RUM4MO
Sun May 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Missing Air intake Pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Missing Air intake Pipe

Have a look for it on this site:- http://www.oemepc.com/
by RUM4MO
Sun May 21, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Should a new polo gti look like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Should a new polo gti look like this?

Just to back up what has been said, all that is okay and as it should be after leaving factory, some of that wax is actually sprayed on the outer surfaces so that is why you can see some drips having formed as it dried off.
by RUM4MO
Sat May 20, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Steering pulls badly to left & right, and moves on it's own when stationary
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Steering pulls badly to left & right, and moves on it's own when stationary

I now know that an early 6R Polo does still have electro-hydraulic steering system, but the top bearing will be less prone to seizing than the previous 9N0/9N3 models. I might be interesting to find out what the steering angle sensor output looks like as the steering wheel is turned fully left to ri...
by RUM4MO
Sat May 20, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Engine Burning Oil!!
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Engine Burning Oil!!

I'm not local to you, but without appearing as being a grumpy old b******d, it is easy to give general advice via a keyboard, it will only be when that engine is actually worked on by a mechanic that you will have a clear idea of where things are going, good luck, it may well still be a simple fix i...
by RUM4MO
Fri May 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Bit off topic but help
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Bit off topic but help

Maybe try sorting out that battery using a smart charger that can help reverse/reduce the damage already done with leaving it for too long without charge. Sulphating can be an issue which leads to cells partially staying shorted out, also there is the issue with the electrolyte staying stratified ie...
by RUM4MO
Wed May 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Engine Burning Oil!!
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Engine Burning Oil!!

I'm guessing, only guessing, that these mechanics have seen just too many of these high mileage 1.2 engines with heavily worn valve guides and these, I don't think, can be replaced as they are just bored holes in the cylinder head. Though, one of these versions (6 or 12 valves) of engines is better ...
by RUM4MO
Thu May 11, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: VCDS changes
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: VCDS changes

Hi and welcome to this forum! Sorry I can not help much, but VCDS will help you a bit by telling you which values to change. My wife's Polo has rain sensing so I know that it can be a bit of a problem adding in tear drop, but as you do not have rain sensing it should be easier. In the worse case it ...
by RUM4MO
Thu May 11, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Servicing polo 6r 1.2tsi what tools ?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Servicing polo 6r 1.2tsi what tools ?

If any of my cars have NGK plugs, I tend to get the numbers off them and buy online from an NGK supplier, maybe even sparkplugs.co.uk - well some thing sounding a bit like that. Or, and this normally only works for older models, if VW Group change packaging, you often find genuine VW Group plugs goi...
by RUM4MO
Thu May 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Shipping Info
Replies: 41
Views: 1281

Re: Shipping Info

Keep pushing your dealers for updates, any car built in Spain will get shipped out of Spain up to Emden, then shipped in a local transporter ship to UK. Edit:- this shipping direct from factory to UK or shipped from factory to Emden then on to UK does seem to depend on the volume of cars being moved...
by RUM4MO
Thu May 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Strong Petrol Smell in 6R 1.2 TSI
Replies: 28
Views: 812

Re: Strong Petrol Smell in 6R 1.2 TSI

Or, if you are not trade, and TPS only normally deal with trade enquiries, go to your local VW dealer's parts department, but do give them your reg number just in case that part is slightly different on your car.