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by alexperkins
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: MK3 (86C) / GT / G40 Polo - Years 1990-1994
Topic: Thermostat Housing
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Thermostat Housing

There isn’t a need to but a sealant such as Hylomar Blue can be used
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rough/boost on idle
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Rough/boost on idle

Glad you fixed it. That’s an unusual issue!
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Polo Dune 1.4 16v Problems *One for the gurus!*
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Polo Dune 1.4 16v Problems *One for the gurus!*

I’d agree it sounds like a leak somewhere. Maybe do a smoke test to validate the theory
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rough/boost on idle
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Rough/boost on idle

You have a vacuum leak somewhere. Check all your vacuum hoses and do a smoke test if that doesn’t show anything.

Unplugging the MAF temporarily should stabilise the engine confirming you have an air leak somewhere
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Newb alert Window seal
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Newb alert Window seal

VW heritage sell them
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 2003 modified timing chain
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: 2003 modified timing chain

The tensioner is what was modified. Only buy genuine, febi or gates
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Polo G40 High Spec For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Polo G40 High Spec For Sale

Lovely example. Good luck with the sale
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: Show me your head unit
Replies: 47
Views: 6469

Re: Show me your head unit

When I did this, I brought it out to the right under the steering wheel on the little shelf so I could plug my phone in and leave it there
by alexperkins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: 6n 12v Always on. Can It be switched via ignition?
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: 6n 12v Always on. Can It be switched via ignition?

As above. For more clarity 86 goes to the something with an ignition live or the wire marked 15 on the ignition switch housing

Your window regulator sounds like the wires may have snapped. I’d suggest picking up a new one as they aren’t cost effective to repair being a manual
by alexperkins
Sun May 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: DIY Guides
Topic: How to fix the 6N2 ABS Signal Outside Specifications Fault
Replies: 55
Views: 41846

Re: How to fix the 6N2 ABS Signal Outside Specifications Fault

Non acetoxy curing silicone

Sump gasket sealant for example or similar

Chemical cure silicones release vapour which can damage the circuitry
by alexperkins
Sun May 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Forum Technical Help!
Topic: SSL Certificate has Expired
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: SSL Certificate has Expired

All fixed :)
by alexperkins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo - Years 1999-2001
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Speakers

Alpine, Pioneer, Focal are all good options
by alexperkins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Overheating

Heater and the thermostat aren’t related. It’s two seperate circuits If the radiator isn’t hot it’s almost certainly the thermostat as the coolant will never circulate through the radiator and just gets hotter and hotter in the engine block Also if you have air con you should have two fans rather th...
by alexperkins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Overheating

I’d think about changing the thermostat. It should be at operating temperature in around 5 mins of running. That could well be causing all your issues as your coolant isn’t actually flowing!
by alexperkins
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Overheating

Welcome

When you say the temp is creeping up, where is the needle getting to on the temperature gauge?