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by RUM4MO
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

I think that you will be correct about the extra shaped part on the genuine VW coil extractor tool, plus it will avoid the palm of your hand trying to crush down on the nut for the expander bolt - some cheaper ones are even cruder and your palm would end up crushing down on to the exposed threaded e...
by RUM4MO
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Air Filter O-ring (1.6 TDI)
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Air Filter O-ring (1.6 TDI)

Hi again, what exactly is your problem, have you looked into this filter assembly some time ago and found an O ring seal in there and now it is not in there, or is that O ring seal still in there but damaged so you want to replace it? It could be that early in production there was an O ring seal in ...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Air Filter O-ring (1.6 TDI)
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Air Filter O-ring (1.6 TDI)

I've not got a 1.6TDI or a 1.4TSI twincharger, but, is that O ring not just part of the air filter element or maybe the air filter element has been modified to include - if you are replacing a filter is it a genuine VW Group one, as if so and if that O ring is/can be required, I'd expect it to be su...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

As far as the Laser Tool is concerned, I mentioned that item in one of my postings to this thread, though maybe added it as an "edit". The correct VW Group tool has a better "handle" on it, but I'd doubt if it is £|50 or £75 worth of "better", if VW Group consider this method as being safe even for ...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

It is only contact grease I'd expect that I have found on the original factory fitted plugs - never on any cars that dealers have already replaced the plugs on though! Using maybe anti seize paste on torqued items, yes not a good idea, though maybe at these low torques and with a bit of common sense...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

The Laser Tools socket I gave you the part number of is 250mm long. VW Group will not be making any thing like spark plugs, they will outsource that and you will find that if you buy plugs from VW Group, they will carry VW AG and NGK markings on they, and will include the VW Group p/n on the metal s...
by RUM4MO
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

The spark plug tubular socket that I tend to use on inline/straight engines, is a Laser Tools item with 10mm written on it - but it measures about 16mm AF, the plugs for the 6J Ibiza and B8 S4 have are 15.8mm across the flats and the threaded end of the plugs are all 13.79mm. Also, I have checked up...
by RUM4MO
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: Spark plugs and how to remove them, on the TSI 1.2 Polo

I think that you will find that VW Group has been using contact paste for years, I just wipe it off the original plug's top contact and smear it on the next one - and so on, also I think that all my cars over the past - though that copies text makes it sound like it is also being used to seal the ou...
by RUM4MO
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: On 2014 - 2017 Polos, is the power-steering hydraulic any longer?
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: On 2014 - 2017 Polos, is the power-steering hydraulic any longer?

When i was buying my car dealer said its hydraulic.. but clearly it is electronic one. You can see that when you decode opions from your service book: 1N3 - servotronic. Or missing tank for fluids bellow battery. Luckily it is not the sales people that are servicing and repairing these cars then, t...
by RUM4MO
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Battery Drain - fuse 40 and relay 429
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Battery Drain - fuse 40 and relay 429

Unfortunately this sort of problem rarely ends up showing much on a scan, what is needed is a basic understanding of which systems get put to sleep and when, with that knowledge the next thing to do is to isolate selected areas by removing fuses and checking for resulting current drain over a long p...
by RUM4MO
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Timing chain

That average annual mileage beats even mine, my 2011 S4 has just passed 22K!
by RUM4MO
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Timing chain

Hi, welcome to this forum! That engine will have a timing chain, but as that is a late version of that engine, I'd guess that all the nasty badly designed aspects of the older/earlier engines will have been superseded so everything should be okay. As a rule, timing chains do not need to be replaced ...
by RUM4MO
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Battery Drain - fuse 40 and relay 429
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Battery Drain - fuse 40 and relay 429

There is a situation with later cars where the BCM can end up keeping some normally sent to sleep power supplies awake due tom S/W errors, these can be fixed by a BCM S/W fix/patch, but it sounds like what you have here is a faulty "part" that is keeping the system awake, this car probably does not ...
by RUM4MO
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Doors Rattling
Replies: 59
Views: 4229

Re: Doors Rattling

Hi Guy, thanks for bumping this thread - my Polo's giving me a feint rattling sound from what sounds like behind the seat belt anchor and it's driving me mad. Is the part number for the Krytox G052172A1, and is application simple? I'd think that it is something else that is causing that rattle from...
by RUM4MO
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: MKVII (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Brakes coming on
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Brakes coming on

alexperkins wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:13 pm
Brake servo could be faulty
True, but it only seems to be a problem with one of the two brake/fluid systems.