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  2. r3l4x

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    tomorrow im gonna clean it. i was looking at the photos and just realized that it looks to be valve marks in the pistons or are they like that? dont know if it rust or not but doesent come off scrubing with fingers but the head in that piston also has different color from the others. looking at the block im pretty sure i know what coolant the previous owner used as i used one that had the same color and was very corrosive on ruber and alluminium. removing the thermostat is kinda of a common practice in Portugal because most people dont want to spend 5 or 1
  3. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    Gasket is 0.6mm now. Probably started life as 0.9mm. Is that orange rust on the piston crown? That surely means water has entered the combustion chamber. Maybe stored in damp with no sparkplug? Or coolant had some crappy miracle additive added to reduce / stop leak and it blocked the thermostat too (guess). Scrape the old gasket off the head and check whether it is warped ( a steel ruler edge and a torch?) (or engineers' blue ink and plate glass) If not warped you could get it skimmed. Are valve faces and seats in good condition?
  4. r3l4x

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    so no luck finding an engine localy with warranty so in the meantime i just pulled the head off to see whats inside. i dont know if the black silicone is part of the head gasket or not but its 2 layer metal gasket with about 0.6mm thickness.
  5. Jim1500

    WANTED: MK2 Clocks/instruments

    Time Left: 29 days and 15 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Looks like I may need clocks for my Mk2. Mine are similar to those in the pic if anyone has a set it would be a big help. Cheers


  6. darren3585

    Howdy guys!

    Hey guys thought id say hey! New here with a 2004 Polo 1.4tdi, not sure what else to say so... hey haha
  7. nige8021

    Rare 6n parts wanted

    You really should make out a "Wanted" advert in the free to use classified section https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/classifieds/category/8-wanted/
  8. BernieTheBreadvan


    Absolute noob here.


    Posses no mechanical experience, just a haynes manual, access to the Internet and optimism.


    Send help.


    Be gentle.


    And hello everybody!

    1. Jim1500


      Welcome to the site dude  😁

    2. BernieTheBreadvan


      Just following the advice of a wise man ;) now, where is my members pack!?! Lol


      Also, bodged the pipe.. went for a quick spin/had a game of find the gears! Fun times lol

    3. Jim1500


      cool, how bad is 1st?

  9. KOBpolo98

    Rare 6n parts wanted

    Okay so I’m going down the road of a full restoration on my polo 6n for my wedding 🙈🤷‍♂️ I want as many rare and funny parts as I can get to make it a proper show car 😜 if there is any parts that you have that are taking up space please pm me 🙂 I will pay top prices and sort shipping and all 🙂 Jamie admin if this isent the correct place feel free to delete, apologies
  10. KOBpolo98

    the latest polo

    Well well well, here I am again 🙈 polo hasent done much since my last update, parked it in the garage and lost all heart in it, only recently with planning on getting married soon I want to get it to how I always have wanted🤷‍♂️🙈🙈 will update when things come together soon but I’m thinking Cadbury’s purple with metallic through it, air ride and amazing chrome wheels 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ Heads tortured but hey why not
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  12. Lovejoy

    Lovejoy's 78' Derby LS

    Gearbox is back in and working, I'll be honest I'm not sure what the problem was, I've fitted a new release bearing whgile it was out and its all ok now. I've had the ignition timing adjusted and carbs tuned and its running great, just need to get the wiring finished and few other small jobs done. IMG_5053bc.mov
  13. setch

    1977 Mk1 Polo Manila

    This is why I like my DTA E48 ECU :P Select a box and change the number and done :P. Not quite as satisfying though
  14. steveo3002

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    the compression tests sound okay...doesnt sound like the head gasket still if its unknown history might as easy to throw a known good engine in it
  15. r3l4x

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    i dont think swaping ecu will work as one is SPI and the other MPI. i was thinking on swaping engines if the 1.0 cant / not worth be fixed. tap water is just until i know wath to do with the engine. just call the seller and this is what he old me: the car was bought about a year ago and was running bad and a mechanic told the previous owner that it was only running in 3 cylinders and was better/cheaper to swap engines and after that the car hasn t run. only about 2 months ago when he put it for sale he added about 3 liters of coolant as the car was empty. t
  16. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    lambla - Once thermostat replaced (after coolant system flush). Find and mend lambda wiring or replace the lambda sensor otherwise fuel trim will be probably be limp-mode.
  17. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    There's not much variation between cylinders which is good. Hot will be less than cold, so okay. But, 105psi is just over 7 bar which is the wear limit of rings/bore. You need to do a wet test and see if you get higher readings. Running without thermostat will be cooler engine that might fuel richer as though winter weather running, but that would show as black sooty exhaust. Any idea why no thermostat was fitted, they are cheap? Blue smoke is oil. If not worn piston rings, maybe valve stem seals or valve guides or overfull? Also, just w
  18. r3l4x

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    i bought a compression tester and tested with engine cold and hot at about 75°C. from timing belt to dizzy: cold: 105 110 100 105 hot: 95 100 95 100 with full throttle 130 125 125 125 the tester only counts in 5 psi so the values are rounded to the higher. also the engine does a knocking sound that apears to be coming from the middle of the cylinder head the only OBD code it shows is lambla. some background on what im doing: i have a 1995 1.3 SPI polo that as a good
  19. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    The ECUs are different part numbers so not the same. I reckon ADX ecu is 030906026AP or AJ AEV ecu is 030906026BX or AK or AM Fit a second hand ECU from ADX? It might need key coding by a Volkswagen dealer for a significant fee.
  20. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    I see. I don't know enough about any ECU differences. A compression test will tell you whether the piston rings are worn or the valves are worn, by whether there's a change in reading when you add oil for wet test after dry test. https://www.freeasestudyguides.com/compression-test-injecting-oil.html You can check for CO2 in the coolant using a combustion leak detector, which has a fluid chemical that will change colour typically from blue to yellow/green if there's a head-gasket fault. Are there any OBD fault codes?
  21. r3l4x

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    its SPI but in Portugual we usualy call it SPI carb and a MPI we call it injection. my concern is not knowing if the 1.0 ecu will work with the 1.3. looking at both engines the parts seen to be interchangable. also is there a way to tell if piston rings are bad or if is valve or head gasket? the 1.0 as blue smoke when accelerating. in idle doesent smoke but smells at oil. it also had some grey gunk only in the coolant reservoir.
  22. Gents, Installing this to a 9N3 couple of questions (i have attempted to fit the Rclick thing but dont work) The CCU part number is the same for 9N3? Can I use the flip blade keys that came with the Rclicks kit?
  23. dvderlm

    convert 1.0 to 1.3

    1995 ? Sorry, it's Single Point Injection (SPI) not carb. SPI - Bosch Mono-Motronic MA1.2 or MA1.2.3 according to https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/Volkswagen/3026/Volkswagen-Polo-3-6N-10.html https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-specs/Volkswagen/3025/Volkswagen-Polo-3-6N-13.html ADX engine has 30% higher air flow from 1296cc than 1043cc AEV. It'll run, but there may be some flat spots if the ECU fuel map is very different and that's beyond my knowledge.
  24. if you have the 2x2 lead and a copy of vcds you can at least view what its doing.
  25. Yeah, I'm using a stock ECU. I can try swapping them around and see what happens.
  26. hi. i have a 1996 6n 1.0ltr that is burning oil and i tinking of swaping it with a 1.3ltr from a 1995 6n. are the engine interchangeable as the 1.3 is carb and the 1.0 is mpi? im talking in swaping only the block and head from a 1.3 and kepping the intake manifold of the 1.0
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