Search found 4616 matches

by RUM4MO
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Charging battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Charging battery?

Another quick question. Car has stood for for a while now, so is there a fuse I can pull that will let me crank it without it actually starting. Just to get some oil up and around the bits it should be. Or am I being a bit OTT. Hopefully being a bit OTT, I have concerns about not using my Audi S4 a...
by RUM4MO
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: alternator replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: alternator replacement

You would be better looking for details on the alternator body, like the original VW Group part number and all other details you can find like the current output - all that info should be on the body.
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Charging battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Charging battery?

Quite a few sellers describing these CTEK items, any/all of them "fitted with UK plug" - as far as I worked out, these items are being bought were they are sold with the cheapest retail price from CTEK and are being brought into UK in bulk and sold on with a good mark up but still well short of the ...
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Charging battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Charging battery?

That CTEK model will do the job, handy as it includes "recond" option, my first CTEK purchase was the "test and charge" version of that, so a bit more expensive, it has been supporting my 2011 Audi S4 since mid/late 2013. My justification for buying that version was that I was looking after my older...
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Help! Drivers seatbelt wont pull out
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Help! Drivers seatbelt wont pull out

Lazy retraction used to be a VW Group front seatbelt trait, they seems to use "not quite good enough" seat belt suppliers I'd think (money issue) - or maybe their technical people are failing to design suitable mounting points for all the elements of front seat belts - they did also go through a bad...
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Running rough after cam belt change
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Running rough after cam belt change

I agree, I'd suggest to first check the static timing of the cams and the fuel injector pump. I'd guess that with a TSI engine - so a common fuel rail fuel supply system, the HP petrol pump will not be timed at all, just running flat out and sending excess fuel back to the tank - I could be wrong t...
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Running rough after cam belt change
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Running rough after cam belt change

Too much of a coincidence: More than one plug or coil pack failing at the same time especially with airflow errors. More likely to be valve timing. Do they mention which cylinders have misfires? I've not checked but I think if you check up on these misfiring numbers you would find they were for cyl...
by RUM4MO
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Running rough after cam belt change
Replies: 7
Views: 1280

Re: Running rough after cam belt change

That is annoying, I'd hope that they check the static timing first. Plugs are due at the 4 year mark as is the air filter - there will also be a max mileage limit in there as well. I'm surprised that you went for a belt change at the 5 year point, better safe than sorry I suppose, these 1.2TSI 16V e...
by RUM4MO
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Charging battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Charging battery?

I cleared the paint off the dome nut that fastens the battery earth to the chassis at the LHS of the car - ie next to the battery -VE, after using it, I smear it with Vaseline to stop it rusting, I had hoped to buy a better form of nut, ie the same as my 2011 Audi S4, which has a hex top with a "-" ...
by RUM4MO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Help! Drivers seatbelt wont pull out
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Help! Drivers seatbelt wont pull out

Just a though, only a very outside chance:- does it do this when parked on level ground, if so you really do need a new belt assembly, if it only does it when you are parked on a steep slope, probably the belt is okay.
by RUM4MO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Car Related Items (Cleaning etc)
Topic: Aberdeen VDCS sourced, awaiting delivery
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Aberdeen VDCS sourced, awaiting delivery

Just remember that that version is limited to early cars only, like your car is, most cars under 3 years old can not be fully scanned using that version, I'm only saying that to save you any problems trying to help folk with newer cars.
by RUM4MO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: TPMS on new media screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: TPMS on new media screen?

Ouch, even worse than I assumed - help/guidance definitely required!
by RUM4MO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: TPMS on new media screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: TPMS on new media screen?

I'm guessing what the OP is meaning is yes it looks okay, but he can not get "set" to work using the touch screen - and also has the physical "set" button in the glove box (which should work okay but he would rather be able to use the "set" in the touch screen.
by RUM4MO
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Lower wishbone differences
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Lower wishbone differences

It is a long time since I bumped into this, but I think that the either both sides are slightly different to allow for shorter road springs, and the LHS is certainly different to accommodate the 6 speed gearbox. Somebody somewhere did some work on using the lower swivels on the wrong sides to change...
by RUM4MO
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Breakdown
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Breakdown

When you bought this car, what sort of dealer did you buy it from and what sort of warranty did you buy/get with t, I think that that would determine how easy it will be to get it sorted.