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by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Turbo Actuator Adjust???
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Turbo Actuator Adjust???

The wording of your opening post was correct, so no problems there! The mounting bracket fixing screw holes are slotted so that would provide some rough adjustment, if you made up shims to place between the actuator body and its mounting bracket, that would provide finer adjustment - if that is need...
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Power steering pump battery
Replies: 20
Views: 293

Re: Power steering pump battery

Thank you, I will check it. I don't know if you have had an older Polo/Ibiza/Fabia, but the TDI versions of these older cars suffered badly from some of the wiring breaking due to the engine moving about a lot in TDI powered cars. The wires that tended to break were the alternator excitation feed a...
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Caliper pin bushes
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Caliper pin bushes

Yup!

If you buy that kit, maybe you could "refresh" all 4 calliper mounting threads, once done you could forget this for ever.
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Caliper pin bushes
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Caliper pin bushes

Yes the drive shaft nut normally needs replacing, but, I've taken them off a 2002 Polo and the locking tang broke on each side so I replaced them, I had bought in new ones anyway, when working on a late 2009 Ibiza, I got the nut off without the locking tang breaking or bending, but I also replaced t...
by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Insurance and alloys.
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Insurance and alloys.

Also, it might be handy to have winter tyres on these old 15" rims for winter use, and again advise your insurance company that you will be swopping wheels over every year.
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Winter Checkup Dealer Experience
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Winter Checkup Dealer Experience

A bit unfortunate for you, I hope that you took up the offer/bid to replace the worn tyres, waiting until the end of winter before replacing worn tyres is not a good idea, especially worse the further North you move! They're not worn, they said they're perished (which would be weird for a barely 4 ...
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Winter Checkup Dealer Experience
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Winter Checkup Dealer Experience

A bit unfortunate for you, I hope that you took up the offer/bid to replace the worn tyres, waiting until the end of winter before replacing worn tyres is not a good idea, especially worse the further North you move! The Benfield group grabbed my local (Edinburgh area) independent VW dealer and real...
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: fuel filler cap stuck on VW Polo (2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: fuel filler cap stuck on VW Polo (2014)

Bump!

Mainly because I have not given this much thought but I do understand it is always something that can go wrong!

I seem to remember noting down the part number of an emergency "yanker" piece of nylon, but unsure if it can be fitted to Polo fuel flap mechanism.
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Steering knock polo 6c
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Steering knock polo 6c

This sort of issue seems to becoming a bit of a common complaint from Polo/Ibiza/Fabia of this age, ie all with electric assisted racks! In the past with the hydraulic-electric steering assist systems on older versions of these cars, I used to just unlock the steering lock but left the ignition off,...
by RUM4MO
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: What to look for when buying?
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: What to look for when buying?

My wife bought a new Polo 1.2TSI 110PS SEL back in August 2015, ordered April 2015, I did not ever consider buying an SEL trim Polo for a second car, but when I looked into specs, the SEL included most of what I would have wanted on an SE trim level car with factory fitted extras, so it worked out b...
by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 6C gti brake change help?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: 6C gti brake change help?

Cheers mate, get your self ceramic grease and grease the guide pins, and hub surface and lightly the parts where pads slide ( metal on metal) will help down the road. Ceramic grease is safe on metal, rubber... Are you sure that "ceramic grease" is safe to use with rubber (as in applying it to guide...
by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Rear washer leak
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Rear washer leak

I can't comment on how difficult it is to remove the complete air cleaner assembly on a TDI as I've never had one, but normally it is a case of removing a screw/bolt or two and pulling the box up and off a locating peg/rubber donut. The usual description for where the hose has come off its joining p...
by RUM4MO
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Heater Control Panel Vent
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Heater Control Panel Vent

I'd be taking care when removing the dust as just vac'ng it could cause the very small fan to get rev'd well beyond its normal rpm, and that could do it damage.
by RUM4MO
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Rear washer leak
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Rear washer leak

Yes, that seems to be a common point where it can end up leaking, I seem to remember that there is a hose joining part there and if you don't add the correct washer mix for winter, this is one deliberate weak point where the hoses will come apart. If no one that has actually dealt with this does not...
by RUM4MO
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 6C gti brake change help?
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: 6C gti brake change help?

You could buy a workshop manual from easymanuals it is just a copy of the official workshop manuals made available to non VW workshops. I did that for my wife's August 2015 Polo 1.2TSI 110 and my February 2011 S4. Edit:- as a back up for normal jobs, the Haynes workshop manual is also helpful, thoug...