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by RUM4MO
Wed May 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: How to check if A/C is functioning
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: How to check if A/C is functioning

I'd think that the chicken thermometer will start at too high a temperature to be of any use here unfortunately. Make sure that you don't get fobbed off with the "you should get it serviced every year" guff as that is rubbish, though it seems like some of the newer systems need this attention which ...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 215/45 R16 tire pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: 215/45 R16 tire pressure

Still quoting for lightly loaded 39psi front, 36psi rear on my wife's August 2015 1.2TSI 110PS SEL 5 door. Edit:- you are still within "comfort pressure zone" - so okay, I wander around year to year (I use summer and winter wheels/tyres) round about 35>38 fronts and 36>40 rears, I can't explain why!...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Tyre pressure ghosts
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Tyre pressure ghosts

It's not a tyre pressure monitoring system, it's a tyre deflation monitor . It measures pressure very indirectly- it compares the speed across the 4 wheels. If one is deflating, it will have a smaller rolling diameter, so therefore will be going faster than the others. In my old Fabia I found that ...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Ride Qaulity Polo BlueGT
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Ride Qaulity Polo BlueGT

Hello Everyone! Snip ------- Snip. I am having it checked by VW at the weekend and a 4 wheel alignment carried out as my steering is slightly off centre when driving straight. Thank you for any replies I receive. P.S. I do love my Polo BlueGT!! :D It might be helpful if you report back on where the...
by RUM4MO
Tue May 21, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Headlight problems, dip &full beam not working together,
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Headlight problems, dip &full beam not working together,

I'd think that every car that was fitted with 2 separate bulbs for dip and main beams should leave the dip on when the main beam is selected - it was only the lower trim model cars with a single dual filament bulb, like an H4, that could not keep both dip and main beam on for obvious reasons. I'm no...
by RUM4MO
Mon May 20, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: How to check if A/C is functioning
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: How to check if A/C is functioning

Whoops nightmare concerning the second reversing light! AC, when it is running, and the outside air temperature is 16C I measured the centre vent temperature to be 7.8C - that is with auto AC, if you have manual AC you should be able to see temperatures a lot lower, as listed below which is just a g...
by RUM4MO
Mon May 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?

I'd think or guess that this has been thought out and as the spark site/zone/area will always be close enough in the same place as it is in the centre of the plug, then that is good enough. It just goes to show that even with mass production and that also means automated production, there are differ...
by RUM4MO
Sun May 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Aircon leak
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Aircon leak

I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but now you have discovered that the best plan is to go to a proper auto AC place, or get a mobile auto AC person to come to you, these mobile people only stay in business by getting things sorted out quickly - and also tend too know their stuff - where you went to ...
by RUM4MO
Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?

Since I initially replied without offering a clear and definitive torque value, I looked around the internet and it seems if you run an American car, then NGK will have made it clear, as inputting the NGK plug type on my Audi S4, which is also sold in America returns torque values - but when I input...
by RUM4MO
Sat May 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anti-theft system info
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Anti-theft system info

Yes, I was going to reply with that comment, I think that Ireland/UK is that the sounder only runs for something like a 1 minute or 2, then stops running, checks status and if still armed sounds again for 1 or 2 minutes and so on.
by RUM4MO
Fri May 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: 1.2Tsi (CBZB) Spark plugs?

I tend to let the NGK website tell me which plugs I need for all my VW Group cars, I've written down a torque of 30Nm for new plugs and 24>28Nm for refitting used plugs for my Audi S4 which has an aluminium cylinder head and same diameter of thread as your 1.2TSI 8V. On the other hand, I have writte...
by RUM4MO
Thu May 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Knocking from rear driver side
Replies: 30
Views: 1072

Re: Knocking from rear driver side

chris.tayler wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Mines come back after a day in the workshop. All got re-adjusted, lube applied to seals.

The noise is gone!
Ah, Krytox the preferred seal "fixer" also very useful to stop door seals freezing to the frame in winter.
by RUM4MO
Thu May 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo engine noise
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Polo engine noise

wolfie wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:31 am
RUM4MO wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:32 pm
The OP has the later belt driven 16V engine as their car is a 2017 model, so different characteristics.
Cheers, missed that. Not paying attention as usual.. :) :)
I never miss anything, well usually maybe - okay sometimes!
by RUM4MO
Wed May 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo engine noise
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Polo engine noise

The OP has the later belt driven 16V engine as their car is a 2017 model, so different characteristics.
by RUM4MO
Wed May 15, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Bizarre power steering issue
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Bizarre power steering issue

Have you or they checked the condition of the battery, and the load sense cable and the excitation cable underneath the car where it is joined in a plug and socket, sometimes, mainly with TDI engined cars, the violent engine movements cause these leads to fracture, does the charge warning light come...