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by GroovyCarrot
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 14" steels / cheap alloys
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Cheers for that, would be great but it's a bit of a trek to north lincs from here. Forgot to say, I'm near stansted airport, so sort of cambridge / north london / herts / essex kind of region :)
by GroovyCarrot
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 14" steels / cheap alloys
Replies: 3
Views: 551

14" steels / cheap alloys

Hi guys, I'm looking for a set of 14" wheels - don't need tyres particularly although that's a bonus if they're there already. Just looking for a really cheap set, it's actually for a Skoda that I'm taking on the Mongol Rally next year (approx. same wheel fitments as old 4 stud VWs if I remember cor...
by GroovyCarrot
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Changing locks
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Looks great - pricey for a small part maybe, but certainly less than I'd be looking at to change all the locks and the ignition barrel!

Cheers for the help!
by GroovyCarrot
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: MK1 and MK2 Polo (86 and 86F) - Years 1975-1989
Topic: POLO ROUGH IDLING
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

I've had the same problem with my mk4 polo, and with my old scirocco - just a gummed up throttle body. Worth taking it off and cleaning it out with WD40 or throttle body cleaner.

Other than that, a good standard service never goes amiss - leads, dizzy cap, plugs etc :)
by GroovyCarrot
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: The highest mpg you've achieved?
Replies: 17
Views: 2172

53.7 mpg :)

'99 T reg 1.4CL, being driven very carefully - long motorway run at a steady 55mph. I was skint, and if I ran out of petrol I would have had to hitch hike... did pretty well though!
by GroovyCarrot
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Changing locks
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Ah, fantastic! I don't terribly know about locks though, do you mind describing the bits that need changing?

Cheers!
by GroovyCarrot
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: insurance problems
Replies: 18
Views: 9835

Try Admiral or Elephant and add a Woman drive as a secondary driver make sure shes like ur mum and hope she's got no points and 4 years no claims, and get the 10 month deal, get ur NCB ASAP. And get ur mum or dad to get a credit card for you and pay it all off at onces and then make sure the credit...
by GroovyCarrot
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Changing locks
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Changing locks

Hi all, The drivers door lock on my polo has broken. Turn the key and it doesn't turn the mechanism. Until today I've been able to get in still because the central locking still works, so the pump opens the lock, but now even that seems to have gone - I think the switch has just shifted out of posit...
by GroovyCarrot
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Idle Problem? read this.
Replies: 6
Views: 914

I'll try the breather pipe! As everyone knows i've practically replaced everything associated with the issue! Changed the Temp Sender 3 weeks ago and its slightly worse then the original one. So now all I have left is the idle control valve to change. A new one costs about £300 si i'm on the look ...
by GroovyCarrot
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Clutch change problems
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Cheers for that :) I actually gave up in the end and got my mechanic to do it for me this morning. He realigned the clutch because he reckoned I had it slightly off, and then he said to mount it you need to fit it with the diff at the bottom and then rotate it 90 degrees, because otherwise the drive...
by GroovyCarrot
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: MK1 and MK2 Polo (86 and 86F) - Years 1975-1989
Topic: How low to go mk2
Replies: 4
Views: 1562

Worth bearing in mind if you carry any passengers and plan to fit alloys at any point, the square rear arches rub like crazy on breadvans. I didn't even lower mine and I had problems when I fitted a set of 13" alloys from a mk1 golf, tyres any wider than 165 section cause big problems, and I bet eve...
by GroovyCarrot
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: MK1 and MK2 Polo (86 and 86F) - Years 1975-1989
Topic: Oil in the air filter
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

On the back of the engine block there's a dome shaped lump of metal, attached to which is a rubber pipe which runs up to the air filter housing. This dome is an oil separator, it's designed to separate oil from gas within the engine block to allow the gas to be fed up to the carburettor and re-burnt...
by GroovyCarrot
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: what colour is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1481

Halfords has a sample chart to take to the car, unfortunately I can't take the car to halfords, and their paint mixing system does not list pistaccio green. :( Just take the piece of trim which is meant to cover the towing eye socket on the bumper into halfords and get them to match that - you can ...
by GroovyCarrot
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Clutch change problems
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Clutch change problems

Hi guys, Just copying this head from the engines/powertrains section - just after a quickish response and I know less people check the sections lower down the list ;) Anyway, here goes: Long time since I've been on uk-polos :D I'm having some troubles changing the clutch on my polo - it's a 6n 1.4 8...
by GroovyCarrot
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: mk2 polo 1.8 gti
Replies: 1
Views: 840

I know this is very late, but in case it's still of any use to you or anyone else thinking about doing this, the engine will not fit and the gearbox will not mate up to it. The 1.6/1.8 engines are tall blocks whereas the 1.05/1.3 units in the polo are short blocks. Hence the short blocks and the lon...