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by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Handbrake problem, help?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Handbrake problem, help?

First thing needing doing is to strip down the rear brakes and service them, only then move on to adjusting the cable, 9 times out of 10 servicing/fixing the brakes sorts these issues out.

Jumping in and adjusting the cable length is a game for mugs.
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Clutch

I don't think that these TSI engines have a dual mass flywheel, the rising revs as you release the clutch as well as being maybe anti stall, is also to help sync the engine speed with current road speed as it also happens when you change gear up or down - really a driver aid. I have not noticed on t...
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: New car advice
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: New car advice

Snip --------------------------------------------Snip I never go to the £5 car wash people and always clean the vehicle myself and use my valet guy once every three months, the vehicle is nearly six months old now and apart from one small stone chip on the bonnet has no other marks on it including ...
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Flexi exhaust part
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Flexi exhaust part

As far as I can remember, and it is 3.5 years since my wife sold her 2002 Polo 1.4 16 75ps, there needs to be a bracket that is part of the forward exhaust section of pipe, and there should be a similar bracket welded to the crossmember, you fit a high temperature version of an exhaust rubber hanger...
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Newbie saying hi and seeking advice
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Newbie saying hi and seeking advice

Well put it this way, supposedly, with the advent of new versions of traditional auto trans systems, DSG type systems are being quietly phased out, just how long this will take and if the better traditional auto trans systems come up to being good, remains to be seen.
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: Clutch

Hi, I don't know why no one has answered this yet, but it does not sound right to me, it should be very easy to drive a modern car - and if it is not, then some thing is not right - return to the place you bought it from as it must have come with some form of warranty.
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Do I really need this?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Do I really need this?

I agree with Gee40, I certainly would not be paying for any gas top up until the chiller performance dropped.

Brake fluid absolutely and then buying yourself an AC Cleaner "bomb" and setting it off in the car - though I'd leave that task until late spring when the ambient temperature is a bit higher.
by RUM4MO
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Anyone know what that lever is?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Anyone know what that lever is?

If that lever is on the under side of the air cleaner assembly, then it will be to control the "warm air" flap that has a thermal device at its end to sense when the ambient air is colder than X degrees Centigrade and so under these conditions draw into the air filter after passing it over the hot e...
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Passanger Rear Caliper Seized - help buying new one
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Re: Passanger Rear Caliper Seized - help buying new one

Are you sure that the "A" and "B" are not LHS and RHS - just a thought, unless you know otherwise.
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Passanger Rear Caliper Seized - help buying new one
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Re: Passanger Rear Caliper Seized - help buying new one

I'm not sure where/why/when the piston diameter changed, so with a car at this age, why not get both sides refurbished instead of buying maybe a wrong one and having to replace the other side soon?
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New Blue GT owner
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: New Blue GT owner

I've always used Powerbulbs for all my "better" main and dip beam bulbs, they sell Osram, Phillips and other brands.
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)
Replies: 99
Views: 6187

Re: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)

littlepolo, does the idea of it being possible to get a replacement capsule that fits a Volvo ring any bells to you? My wife used to start "job" lists for me, but I think that maybe she gave that idea up many years ago - now, should I try to see if I can free up the turntable motor in the microwave ...
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)
Replies: 99
Views: 6187

Re: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)

I think that essentially, the air inlet assembly from a 19?? Volvo ???, had a thermal device in it same as Polo, but on the 19?? Volvo ???, you could buy a new thermal device, and it was possible to remove the one fitted to a 9N Polo and replace it with the item sold for fitting to a 19?? Volvo ???....
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)
Replies: 99
Views: 6187

Re: Airbox engine cover flap valve (engine pinking when hot)

Was there not a thread or a posting in a thread that suggested buying the thermal capsule from an older Volvo and replacing the one fitted and maybe seized, with that one?