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by Speedlaw
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: New, and some pics...(Winter hood Page 5)
Replies: 74
Views: 4794

I like it. Reminds me a bit of my car really. It's good to see a Dutchie on here :D
by Speedlaw
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: Funny vid link that someone sent me!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Damn, that's brutal. He'll need some therapy for sure.
by Speedlaw
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Club House
Topic: UK-Polos.net Members Map
Replies: 60
Views: 4962

Ditto here. Zoom out, scroll/drag towards the right :)
by Speedlaw
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: mk5 rear lights on a mk4
Replies: 2
Views: 646

If the water is in the boot since the replacement of the lights, I'm still pretty confident it's the seal. I was convinced (once) that I'd done everything right when replacing the lights, the I noticed some leakage. Turned out to be the seal; I'd fitted it upside down. Silly me. :D Either that, or i...
by Speedlaw
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: my polo shockers
Replies: 3
Views: 649

The covers are there to prolong the life of the shock absorbers. They keep dirt and rocks off the inner shaft, so the seal stays better for longer. Now that I think of it, my KW's may not have this at all; never bothered me much to be honest. (Could be wrong though!)
by Speedlaw
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: how hard is it to remove the back wiper?
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Just to get back on topic again... :-)

Only the Mk5 Polo has the 'hole in the window' option, the Mk4's are all cursed with the big oval cutout that requires a big blanking plate.

If only..!
by Speedlaw
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 1.6 8v AEE tuning parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

A cam can be sourced from Schrick in Germany, not too expensive IIRC. Match it with a manifold + free flow exhaust (Supersprint, for instance) and you'll win a few hp. Nothing major though.
by Speedlaw
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: is it alright to buff my polo
Replies: 1
Views: 488

If it's done professionally it will not wreck the paint or finish. Chips will not come out, it's basically paint that's gone. Can't buff that back on. Scratches will, for the most part - unless again they're too deep. You can do it once (properly) then maintain it by regular light buffs. A good way ...
by Speedlaw
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: new 17's for my mk4 polo
Replies: 32
Views: 2144

I'd stay well clear of 17" wheels. They'll make the handling much worse, as well as acceleration, etc. If you want big wheels, stick to 16's with the right size tyre, then slam it. No substitute.
by Speedlaw
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: New rimmage
Replies: 18
Views: 1598

Love them lots!
by Speedlaw
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: How low?
Replies: 20
Views: 1745

I believe this was before he stopped messing about and dropped it an inch more.

60mm is my guess as well. You'll want 80+
by Speedlaw
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Brake fluid
Replies: 2
Views: 507

I believe not all fluids can be used with rubber lines - plus, racing fluid may not overheat very quickly but it may attract water more quickly. Which would not be a problem if you replace it before every race. It's best to get proper info on which fluid is right for you - I'm guessing it'll be 5.1
by Speedlaw
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo GTi - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Brake lines
Replies: 11
Views: 940

I've had Goodridge lines for about two years now, I love 'em. Sadly one of the lines had bad threads but the mfr' replaced it free of charge. Brake pedal feels much firmer than with rubber lines. Recommended!
by Speedlaw
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Removing the rear-view mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Before you pull and crack your windscreen, try twisting the mirror off the base. Turn it counter clockwise for about 45 degrees, it should come off without effort - Do Not Pull.

If you're unsure, ask your local Carglass or dealership.
by Speedlaw
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: handbrake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

I'm not following I'm afraid - its a aftermarket part? or OE? OE ones should have the button attached to the lever, not sure they come off.