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  2. dvderlm

    Camshaft ticking

    Check if you have a mechanic that will finish the job with parts you supply, in case you get stuck. I've not done (I have solid followers) but I understand the hydraulic followers can be cleaned. I wonder if flushing has moved some crud where it does not belong so one or more is not pumping up hard.
  3. Time Left: 1 month and 28 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Please find for sale my Polo GTi registered 2006. 2 previous keepers and I’ve owned it for over 5 years now since 16k miles. This is quite possibly the lowest mileage 9N3 in the country with a genuine odometer reading of 30,440 miles which will rise slightly. The car has fully logged service history and has been serviced with genuine VW parts in the time I’ve owned it. I’ve a folder full of receipts to back this up. Car will be sold with 12 months MOT. As you'd imagine the car is in impeccable condition for its age. It’s always garaged when not in use and the first owner was a car collector who also garaged his collection. The interior is immaculate. Height adjustable front seats with under seat drawers. All the cloth is in as new condition. The car also has cruise control which is a very rare option. As you can see exterior wise the car is very clean. There’s obviously the odd stone chip and other age related marks but it’s not been touched with a spray gun so it’s a very honest example. I had the alloys powder coated when I first bought the car so they’re in good condition. There’s not a single curb mark on any of them and all of the Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres have good tread. June service and the car car has two keys. If you want any more information please feel free to drop me a message.

    £5,800.00

    Bridlington, England - GB

  4. Kesiow

    Camshaft ticking

    Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply so quickly you have given me the confidence to address my rattling cam followers, I had visions of one job leading to another and it all getting out of hand! when I purchased this car the previous servicing was very sketchy and I think it had regular oil changes with a 10/40 grade oil, I instantly had the cam belt changed along with all bearings, tensioner, pump and belt etc, the oil has been flushed and changed twice in less than 8000 miles so cam followers perhaps in September Can I just ask -- in your opinion should I leave this to a professional mechanic or try myself having only average experience? I have also had the brakes fully serviced, replacement pads, shoes, discs, fluid and pipes etc, shock absorbers and springs , a couple of ball joints , tyres all round and that's just the mechanical bits, I do tend to over service! Thanks again for your opinions
  5. kiran_182

    clutch

    Basiacally 700 is to do the job, they have to fo 95% of the job anyway to check so putting a new one on is the easy part Theyll probably still hit you for vat on that too
  6. Jim1500

    clutch

    Yeah that doesn't sound right, that should be covered under warranty I'd have thought! A mate had clutch/flywheel issue with a citroen at around 40k and it was covered as car was only just over 2yr old. They did sting him though as they said the clutch was at fault not the flywheel but they didn't recommend changing one without the other so he'd to pay for the flywheel £400ish 😮
  7. dvderlm

    clutch

    Clutch is a wear item, but such early failure is unusual. I'd expect 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Bought new? I'd get in touch with your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau and check your rights before 12months are up. https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/your-rights-if-something-is-wrong-with-your-car has a summary.
  8. Last week
  9. Bayles222

    clutch

    My 2018 1lt Polo has a cluth failure. 11 months old and only 6800 miles and VW say the clutch is not under warranty. The dealership want £700 up front to check. Is this right ????
  10. dvderlm

    Camshaft ticking

    Cambelt, tensioner and waterpump normally worth doing while you are there. - sometimes sold as a complete kit. (maybe the 6pk auxiliary belt if it looks at all cracked - it drives power steering pump too I think) New camshaft only if it is not straight or lobes really worn and I reckon that would be rare on a diesel, even with turbo as they don't rev high. I assume in your ownership oil service intervals and oil spec observed. (not used standard oil on the longlife change program, but I think that's more for the turbo bearings). I know of a 1.9tdi (from 2002 so pre-pd) with over 260,000 miles on original engine and turbo only had a new alternator and aircon condenser (and a 750,000+ mile tdi taxi). I have not done a diesel engine head, but TPS provide VW Original parts usually below dealer prices. Not had issues with INA or FAG aftermarket head stuff myself. Dead certain it is a cam follower? (I found a pulley keyway on a dead petrol Lupo was the weak point).
  11. Jim1500

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    You've some patience sir! Excellent work😀
  12. Jim1500

    Saloon 2f Project thread

    That looks like it's too nice to break! What's wrong with it?
  13. Aaron-bluedune

    Polo dune 1.4tdi 75bhp

    Time Left: 1 month and 27 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    For sale 1.4tdi pd 3 cyclinder 75bhp 126,000 miles Service history 10 or 11 months mot left Genuine bbs wheels (could do with a refurb) Good tires all round Used daily never skipped a beat Ice cool ac for those hot days Cheap to run Like 80 miles to £5 cheap! Too many cars mainly vws owned by me means one has to go and here she is! Grab yourself cheap bargain! All models this age and spec are fetching £2k+ rare soon to be collectors item! Comes to you at £1800 ono!

    £1,800.00

    Northampton, England - GB

  14. kiran_182

    Saloon 2f Project thread

    Keep hold of all the screes clips and bolts as yoy strip it, always come in handy
  15. Hi all, I have a 1.9tdi estate 2001 that was purchased as a temporary car but four years later and I realize I cant let it go! Unfortunately it has a significant ticking from the top of the engine it is worse when the engine is cold but still present when up to temperature, I am guessing this due to a sticking cam follower, I have tried a couple of cans of "snake oil" and wasted my money, should have known better but I guess it was wishful thinking So my question is - do I change just the followers or would it be wise to change the camshaft at the same time, is there any other works that should be carried out at the time? There are many suppliers for parts and I would be grateful of for recommendations of suppliers or parts and makers With many thanks in anticipation.
  16. taylor

    Saloon 2f Project thread

  17. taylor

    Saloon 2f Project thread

  18. taylor

    Saloon 2f Project thread

    well I ended up buying a complete 2f for a steal for parts so I'll be cutting up shell for off cuts for mine and breaking rest of car I think it's pretty povity spec but if anybody needs anything just PM me as everything is going from it its a CL so 1.3 carb engine I'm keeping gearbox for myself as i think mine is broke Pictures to follow
  19. Managed to find a garage just now and he speaks english, he's going to try and get one in for tomorrow. Aye true - worst case we're on Corsica for a while in the same place so I'm sure we can get something sent there.
  20. why dont you google main dealers ? audi /vw/skoda can most likley help...take yours in and point at it or id rock up to any garage you pass and see if you can communicate ...they might tell you where the nearest seller is worst case i dont supose it would cripple you to have one sent out from uk on 24/48hr
  21. Sorry - few things got in the way since friday! It was a black cap yeah. I have french friend who offered to phone a few places to see if they can get a part in and no luck (few of the garages seemed open, although Fin might have just picked some duff places to call accidentally). I managed to navigate French Oscaro and order a blue one (Metzger) to be sent by 24-hour post to a carrefour on our route back, not certain it'll be delivered in time but we'll see... Tomorrow we have to Drive to Italy to continue our trip and will be on Corsica next, might be harder to find one down there, hard to tell. Half the problem has been where we are - currently up near Val Thorens which is pretty remote. Thankfully we only have to do down the mountain to get off, not much chance of overheating there. I'm struggling to locate one - does anyone know the name of any French auto part stores? I feel like there should be something we can walk in to rather than having to order. The two O-rings didn't hold air in the end - you can hear air wheezing out of the expansion tank overflow when you squeeze a hose with the cap on. Could be that the seal is fine and the check valve is shot, but either way its duff. Bought a ton of coolant and had to use some when we got up here and stopped - it spat out a few hundred mil again even after some idling with the fan cycling and the heater on full blast. I guess the thermal intertia of the head takes a while to clear. Had a real scare then as the idling was crazily lumpy and it appeared like two cylinders weren't firing... some very quick checks later (haven't had a whole heap of time to work on this on holiday!) and it seems like it was just running very rough with some fouled plugs. My theory is I tried running too high a gear going up the mountain and just coked up the plugs something rotten. Hopefully. Thanks for the help guys - really can't stress enough how good having this forum is when you're up the creek sans paddle!
  22. PHIL SWARBRICK

    Vw polo coupe s mk2 (86c)

    The gearbox end of the speedo cable is difficult to engage sometimes; the clip that holds the cable into the back of the speedo can break through old age; the needle on the speedo can get a bit "sticky" wher e the magnetic force is not enough to push the needle around. A good tap gets mine going again.
  23. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Made a start on the front end this afternoon, lots of surface rust mainly, just a small area needing repair where one panel overlaps another. Pretty fiddly stuff, but the end of underside strippage is in sight now. 🙂
  24. dvderlm

    g40 in germany

    TS-XG 40 in Chieming on the Chiemsee, Bavaria. Lowered, black, maybe on Lenso rims.
  25. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Bulkhead bottom repair now done, no incremental progress pics due to leaving my phone at home! Back to the noisy, fiddly and dirty joy of stripping the front end back to the metal. 🙂
  26. sleag40

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Hydrate 80 going on Both coats on both sides done Now I can crack on with the lower bulkhead repair before stripping back the front end/engine bay. 🙂
  27. That's a good summary of how I feel with my Polo at the moment - I do stop, but yeah, not confidently. Thanks for your help!
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