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by Willni
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Paint protection

As a new owner I booked my car into the local vehicle detailer (actually took it in this morning). They wash it properly, clay bar it and will apply a ceramic coating (Gyeon - Q2 Mohs). Not cheap but it does provide a first layer of protection which is easy to clean. I had my last car prepared the ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Sat Nav
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Sat Nav

My question is why spend money on a new unit, when you can use the Apple carplay? Why not instead teach your daughter to be responsible ( I'm sure she already is, I don't mean anything by that) and not touch the phone while driving. I've no experience with that generation of polo as I have the 2014 ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Paint protection
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Paint protection

I ceramic coated my car 2 years ago with Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light and Exo V2 (now revised to v4), and it looks still as good as it did after polishing it 2 years ago, with I'd say very very few scratches have been incurred, It's good for 5 years. I also wash weekly. I agree with SRGTD, the most ...
by Willni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Alloy wheels upgrade ?
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Alloy wheels upgrade ?

Thanks for the info Dink. I’m not really into the modding scene - I’m too old for that now 😄 (retired), so I’ll stick with the standard suspension set up. The only changes I tend to make to a car’s factory build is to change the wheels if the car comes with diamond cut alloys, as I dislike diamond ...
by Willni
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Alloy wheels upgrade ?
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Alloy wheels upgrade ?

There's no real pros or cons list for changing alloys, it will change your speedometer by going up a size ( Personally I haven't had any issues with it ) and if you're going to paint wheels black why get 17 inch alloys? Black doesn't show the shape of alloys, so in my opinion you might as well run s...
by Willni
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Will a Skoda extinguisher bracket fit under Polo seats?
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: Will a Skoda extinguisher bracket fit under Polo seats?

cheba, I know all about Diesel I was just making derogatory comments about it jokingly as iichel's car is a TDI, that is all. By the way, I don't advise it, but you can extinguish a lit cigarette by dropping it into a container of petrol most of the time, though some people might just get it wrong!...
by Willni
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anything else worth servicing?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Anything else worth servicing?

Okay, so probably engine code BXW, I think that the "FSI" got dropped years before that engine was built by the way. Nothing else gets changed normally at year 4 major service. The cambelt kit on these engines normally gets changed at 5 years, not at 4 years as it was with much earlier versions lik...
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anything else worth servicing?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Anything else worth servicing?

RUM4MO wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:35 pm
What is the engine code of your car, and mileage?
Will need to check the engine code, but it's the 2007-2014 1.4 FSI 85bhp, with 42k on it.
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: 16" BBS RX2 (RS771) 5x100 split rims
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: 16" BBS RX2 (RS771) 5x100 split rims

Still for sale?
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Anything else worth servicing?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Anything else worth servicing?

Doing another service, so is there anything else worth doing other than;

Cambelt and water pump
Spark Plugs
Oil + Filter
Fuel filter
sump plug
Pollen filter
Air filter
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Does a Water pump replacement also need timing belt done?
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Does a Water pump replacement also need timing belt done?

Go independent garage for it and provide your own genuine vw parts, the belt is about £78 and the pump £32 from TPS. Thanks Willni - I was getting quotes from independent garages anyway, but this will help I'm going down on Thursday to get service parts on Thursday, so I'll give you proper prices t...
by Willni
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Does a Water pump replacement also need timing belt done?
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Does a Water pump replacement also need timing belt done?

Go independent garage for it and provide your own genuine vw parts, the belt is about £78 and the pump £32 from TPS.
by Willni
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Gti 6c standard exhaust removal
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Gti 6c standard exhaust removal

It'll need cut, if you don't want to cut it get a downpipe and sport cat
by Willni
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: A Pillar Trim Removal
Replies: 19
Views: 6080

Re: A Pillar Trim Removal

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but thought I would share my experience today. Managed to get passenger side off with brute force OK, but the driver side middle clip mount completely snapped off the a-pillar and the lower clip the plastic lip to the clip holder snapped off.... :cry: Looking at the ...
by Willni
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: MK10 (AW) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2018 onwards
Topic: Ridiculous condensation
Replies: 103
Views: 5550

Re: Ridiculous condensation

always run my air con all year round because it dehumidifies the air in the car. Don’t know if it’s just a coincidence, but I’ve never had any issues with condensation inside the car in any car I’ve owned with air con. As with SRGTD, I also always run my AC all year round and have never experienced...