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by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Blue gt vs gtd??
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Blue gt vs gtd??

I would not think that you would find the Leon too smooth, I suggested it as it will probably be lighter than an equivalent Golf so probably slightly quicker and certainly firmer suspension, I'd also think that there is more to a Golf/Leon than being "smoother" - being longer wider and hea...
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Blue gt vs gtd??
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Blue gt vs gtd??

Seeing as you have asked the question, and included Golf in your list of options, why not take a look at a similar Leon - either the Golf or Leon can only be better for a longer commute as they are a size up from the Polo so will be "better" to drive over that usage? Edit:- only other issu...
by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Hubcap's code
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Hubcap's code

next703 wrote:I do not understand the codes on Polo caps. How do I find the information?


Well, you could remove a wheel centre cap and read off the part numbers that are moulded into the material, or look up an on line VW group parts catalogue and check which version your car should have etc.
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: ABS Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: ABS Problem

I've found that normally, if there is a need for a security code to be able to change things, current - ie legit and up to date - versions of VCDS will lead you through this and suggest the security code needed. Have you tried making these changes without using a security code? (I've never needed to...
by RUM4MO
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Taking too long to start!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Taking too long to start!!!!

I'd hope that anyone that buys a car with a VW group "1.4 twincharger" engine, has also bought a bombproof warranty?
by RUM4MO
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Arm rest wanted
Replies: 71
Views: 1467

Re: Arm rest wanted

I remember being involved with a group buy of jack stands from USA, it could have been DHL, at a special price which considering the weights was probably a lot cheaper to ship than Parcelforce etc, plus they took less than 24 hours to, get uplifted from factory > fly to USAtoUK despatch point > fly ...
by RUM4MO
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Door opened lights won't come on+ headlights always on
Replies: 25
Views: 663

Re: Door opened lights won't come on+ headlights always on

Yup, maybe even part of the "Central Electronics" controller.
by RUM4MO
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: MKVI (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 9N starts, but only after a while....
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: 9N starts, but only after a while....

That is weird, a starter motor that turns the engine over is stopping it from starting!
I'd expect something basic like the timing has slipped a tooth or two, or the engine coolant temperature sensor is duff.

Edit:- what or how did it start when your wife was coming back from work?
by RUM4MO
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: 6R Start/Stop Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: 6R Start/Stop Problems

I don't know when they started fitting these cars with STOP/START, but, I'd expect all cars with it would also have the disabling button which lights up when pressed. Think it is an "A" with a line through it (can't remember).
by RUM4MO
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: OBD2 malfunction
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: OBD2 malfunction

If your car owner's handbook does not tell you which fuse it is, then ask at your local VW dealer, or buy some time on Erwin to see a complete listing of the fuses and their functions. I've never looked to see which fuse it is that provides a 12Volts output from that socket, but, one thing you could...
by RUM4MO
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Haynes download? share? for the polo 6R(2010-2114) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Haynes download? share? for the polo 6R(2010-2114) ?

Hum, similar question was placed in an Audi forum and I gave a similar, or maybe firmer answer, it did not go down well!
by RUM4MO
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Plastic Bags Containing Foam in Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Plastic Bags Containing Foam in Inner Wings

I have not noticed that - yet, but my daughter's late 2009 Ibiza has that stuff down where the EVAP pipes appear up into the engine compartment. VW group have a long history of using foam in areas under the wings, then discovering that it filled up with water and caused the wings to rot through, so ...
by RUM4MO
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: Check coolant polo gti
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Check coolant polo gti

It could be anything really, needs investigating and correcting before you next drive it or you could cause more damage.
by RUM4MO
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: MKVIII (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-Present
Topic: MFD
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: MFD

I always make sure that the "radio" is switched off before locking up the car, but I must say, if you end up sitting in the car for an extended period waiting for wife etc, the dashboard display does a quick "stupid thing" which if the BCM software was doing what it should, it wo...
by RUM4MO
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Polo power drain.
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Polo power drain.

Sorry for taking so long to notice this posting, but 0.17Amp sounds like the normal battery drain when all systems are still active, ie awake. The 0.005Amp is what I'd expect when all systems have been shut down or put to sleep by the power supplies controller, in newer cars gets called the BCM. Now...

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