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by Der Finne.
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles
Replies: 21
Views: 29095

Re: 1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles

It's still under warranty yeah? If so, don't worry about it. If you think of how many of those turbos are pumped down a production line, you are always going to get production faults, it's a fact of life. Good thing it went into limp mode so it protected the engine, so now, you just get teh replace...
by Der Finne.
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit
Replies: 57
Views: 19015

Re: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit

^^ That looks great SteveP! Not personally a big fan of the gloss black, though, but they do go well with the GTI's gloss black centre console surrounds. Now that you have a GTI, did you have to change the steering wheel's internal wiring loom, run the two extra wires and recode? Or is it a complete...
by Der Finne.
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI
Replies: 76
Views: 32481

Re: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI

Today I finally wired my retrofitted footwell lights to work properly. They now go on/off and dim in sync with the roof lights like they're supposed to. I just soldered the wires to the front roof light connector's pins 1 and 2. Easy peasy. http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/juha_tm/jalkatila...
by Der Finne.
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit
Replies: 57
Views: 19015

Re: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit

Does this mean the buttons from a new golf/rocco mfsw will fit in the polo gti steering wheel? Yes, as will those from a Passat CC for example. As for working with airbags, it's interesting to always see the unfounded fear for them. They aren't rocket science, and as long as you don't suffer from A...
by Der Finne.
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit
Replies: 57
Views: 19015

Re: Polo GTi multifunction steering wheel buttons retrofit

Don't suppose the buttons can simply be retrofit to the standard flat bottomed gti wheel? Define 'simply'... :wink: Yes they can be retrofitted, see e.g: {How-To} Polo 6R MFL nachrüsten (it's in German but it should be all there). I just ordered a set of (2nd hand) buttons for my FB wheel through t...
by Der Finne.
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Change inside lamps of Polo
Replies: 11
Views: 7008

Re: Change inside lamps of Polo

There are at least three different types of interior lights depending on equipment version. Some of them use different types of bulbs.

If it's the one pictured above, then they're W5W/501.
by Der Finne.
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI
Replies: 76
Views: 32481

Re: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI

You have got such good taste, not only have you got the same car as me, 1.2 TSI 3 door in CW. You have the same Audi exhaust trim and the same VW keyring as me! Strange!! :mrgreen: Right back at ya! :wink: Just braved the slight drizzle and went out to take some photos of the new led licence plate ...
by Der Finne.
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI
Replies: 76
Views: 32481

2011 Polo 1.2 TSI - new toys arrived

Today DHL delivered a package from Germany... http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/juha_tm/ahw-paketti.jpg ...containing more packages... http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/juha_tm/ahw_leluja.jpg ...containing some nice OEM goodies for the Polo: http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee394/...
by Der Finne.
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles
Replies: 21
Views: 29095

Re: 1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles

What's your driving style like? Like an 80-year old who let's the turbo get its oil flowing before taking off, and spin down before shutting down the engine. Definitely no pizza delivery driving style... :lol: TBH, I can't see how driving style could affect the lifespan of a wastegate. The turbocha...
by Der Finne.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: 1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles
Replies: 21
Views: 29095

1.2 TSI - turbo to be replaced at 22500 miles

Last week my year-old 2011 1.2 TSI with 22,000 miles lit up the EPC warning light on the instrument panel, and the engine ECU went into limp-mode meaning the engine wouldn't take revs. I managed to limp to a parking place, switched off the engine, then restarted. Warning light went off and the car b...
by Der Finne.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: H+R spring kit
Replies: 32
Views: 4170

Re: H+R spring kit

Supposedly H&R are changing to details of the 25/40 springs to 20/35 as they dont drop enough...:L Might be, but my experience from the drop is quite the opposite! The amount of drop is naturally in relation to the weight of the car. Not all Polos weigh the same, so it is in fact fair from H&R to c...
by Der Finne.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: what size are bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: what size are bulbs

Oh dear oh dear oh dear.... :wink: Let's have a little listing in the format: [light function (car variation) = bulb type (socket type, if known)]. I've compiled this listing using the owner's manual, workshop manual and http://www.osram.de bulb selector. All rights reversed. All errors deserved. :w...
by Der Finne.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Shcoks
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Shcoks

From personal experience I can say that the H&R 25/40 are perfectly driveable with the standard (non-sport) shocks, but would benefit from shocks with a slightly stiffer rebound damping especially at the front. The spring rates are somewhat higher than standard, so the front of the car tends to boun...
by Der Finne.
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: H+R spring kit
Replies: 32
Views: 4170

Re: H+R spring kit

Eibach is another good choice! You're quite right. Eibach manufacture the original VW aftermarket lowering springs for the 6R, they're just painted in a different colour and packed in a differently branded box. :) I bought a set of both H&R 25/40 and Eibach 25/30 springs when I ordered my Polo, but...
by Der Finne.
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI
Replies: 76
Views: 32481

Re: New member - 2011 Polo 1.2 TSI

Thanks for the comments! :D Was it easy to install them bi-xenon lights?? I don't know. You'd have to ask the guys who installed them at the factory... :wink: you know of any good shock absorbers? I drove a standard 6R Polo GTI today, and was well impressed by the performance of those original VW sp...