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by RUM4MO
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Gear change and no springyness on gear stick
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Gear change and no springyness on gear stick

Maybe consider buying the Haynes manual for this car to help you, or buy a complete proper workshop manual from easymanuals, even cheaper register with Erwin VW and download the same manual - though the easier option is to buy from easymanuals.
by RUM4MO
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:43 pm
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: 1
Views: 109

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

If the car battery is in good condition and fully charged, it should last for at least 4 weeks and still have enough charge to start the car. If parked on private land leaving the handbrake off is a good idea, but I'm not sure if doing that is a good idea in a public car park though it should surviv...
by RUM4MO
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Changing the battery
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Changing the battery

Remember that there are devices you can buy to support the car's systems while you are swopping batteries over.

Edit:- if buying one get the one that connects to the OBD2 port as the "cig socket" get switched off with the ignition, also buy a Gunsons etc one as they have built in protection.
by RUM4MO
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Changing the battery
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Changing the battery

This sounds more like lack of proper information that anything else. Disconnecting the battery, I'd expect only a few things to need resetting, the first being electric window memories, and the second the engine management settings - but the engine management settings will get relearned quickly over...
by RUM4MO
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 6R bottom engine cover
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: 6R bottom engine cover

You would need to buy all the extra bracing/fixing points which in some cases could mean making your own where there are no easy locations on your engine and gearbox to bolt them to.
by RUM4MO
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: creaky rear view mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: creaky rear view mirror

I suppose if you like a challenge and you feel up to it, you could remove the mirror assembly, take it out of the housing and see what could be the problem and solve it. Both our cars have auto dipping mirrors, as did both our previous cars - my 2000 VW Passat 4Motion ended up with its mirror leakin...
by RUM4MO
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Winscreen wiper failure mystery query
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Winscreen wiper failure mystery query

I do admire your need to want to find out what the root cause for this problem was, I also tend to work that way, others might consider that they remain lucky in the future - ie plenty time to worry about that when it happens again! I'd hate to cause you any more worry, but I'd think that there will...
by RUM4MO
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: creaky rear view mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: creaky rear view mirror

I used to have that problem with my daughter's old late 2009 Ibiza that had a basic rear view mirror, but I put that down to that mirror never needing to get adjusted as she was the only driver, except when I drove it when servicing it - it was extremely difficult to move the mirror in short increme...
by RUM4MO
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Filter change but not oil
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Filter change but not oil

Also put a rag on top of the alternator. If it's the same as a 1.2, the filter is sometimes stuck in the housing. Either leaver out with screwdriver it tap it upside down onto a wooden block. Given they did not change the filter, makes me wonder what oil they have put in it ? No, the 1.4 16V engine...
by RUM4MO
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Recoding key
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Recoding key

Fair enough, but being in the "only one key working" situation might have its own inconveniences - now that you know that this is your current situation.
by RUM4MO
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Recoding key
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Recoding key

I’d think that is a main dealer job, VCDS will be of no help there, and as you have extended warranty, and were possibly sold that car with what you were lead to believe were complete with 2 (working) keys, that is what someone needs to help you end up with FOC.
by RUM4MO
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Winter tyres and wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Winter tyres and wheels

Good, still time to beat the snow/ice!
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Engine Jerks
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Engine Jerks

I'm assuming that along with the plugs and coil pack, the HT leads were replaced as they, I believe, needed to be modified by adding some protection - now if that sorts out or would have sorted out your issue, I can't say. What sort of mileage does that car have, also, is the oil separator in good c...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Which Engine Oil?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Which Engine Oil?

I've just checked, they are indeed still going, now a Shell name along with Castrol etc!

Edit:- BP not Shell.
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Which Engine Oil?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Which Engine Oil?

On the subject of really really thin modern oils, I was in my local motor factors today and was quite surprised by his on display selection of maybe "heritage" oils - good on him! One was a Duckhams I think (green treacle).