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mevatd

Everyday 6n (first car)

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mevatd

Hello !

 

I recently bought my first car and this forum has inspired me to make my car be really mine (you know what I mean).

 

The bad part:

  • The car interior is very dirty 
  • The ceiling cloth has fallen
  • Clutch is not sounding very well but it feels right.
  • Central locking isn't working (I am the central locking system LOL)
  • Exterior is totally destructed

 

The good part:

  • Front suspension feels new
  • Rear speakers (clarion, they sound fine to me but I am not an expert)
  • New 4 tires
  • New battery

 

The very first photo of the car

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First steps

  • Clean the car interior
  • Repair the ceiling cloth
  • The steering wheel (it's pretty normal for Spain, the sun here burns everything)
  • Maybe some new hubcaps

 

 

 

I hope this car ends up as a tidy and robust everyday car. :)

 

 

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mevatd

Okay guys, here is a little update:

 

I took down the ceiling, throw the old cloth, clean the base from the sponge and bought from a local seller new cloth and glue (1L) for a total of 45€ (35 + 10) 

Disarming was really easy (actually starting to love this car because of that) it's like a LEGO lol.

 

I will have this 2 weeks resting there to make sure the smell of glue is gone once mounted back.

 

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Sorry for this bad quallity my phone wants to be replaced soon haha.

 

Initially i thought that replacing the cloth would be really painful but it turned out really easy, just the cleaning part was a bit boring.

 

Today I also washed the entire interior of the car. It will need 1-2 days to dry completely.

Hope the smell of "old car" will be gone after that :)

 

Ah, I saw a really good baragain so ordered a WRC hubcaps for 25€ from Internet. I saw them in a local store for over 45€!!!

 

I decided to have a look at the bottom part of the car

It looked something like this

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After a while the result was like that

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Next few days/weeks I will have a closer look to see if there is a major oil leak.

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Buggirl

Awesome and welcome to the forum!  Looks good.

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Dean

Hello @mevatd!

Welcome to the forums, great little 6n you have, and what a difference the underneath makes! We hope you enjoy the forums and the community!

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mevatd

Thank you very much for welcoming me !

 

Yesterday the new hubcaps arrived and today I put them on. I think they look very sweet combined with the colour of the car

 

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I love how this tiny guy parks almost in every spot !

 

Today I also got a new sparks and cables because old ones were worn out and the cables were cracked.

Decided to clean engine bay too

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BTW the car is now dry and smells very neutral. I think it's time to get some decent air freshener so it will become the default smell of the car (Does this work this way?)

Washing the interior and the engine added some extra HP haha !

 

Bought some leather cover for  the steering wheel and the gear lever. Will put them soon.

 

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mevatd

Hello again,

 

Today I fitted the ceiling again and completely finished cleaning the interior

 

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The steering wheel end up pretty well (for 10€) but i don't like the gear lever, it's too high and moves a bit.. I think i will go with an original one in the near future.

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I was so happy with the car so took it up for a walk haha !


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mevatd

Decided to go nowhere for fun haha !

This is only the begining !

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This is how the car finished haha !

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Some Instagram filters LOL

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It's time to go home

 

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After the car wash

 

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Dean
8 minutes ago, mevatd said:

I apologize for all this mess 


No need to apologise! We'll get it sorted. :drinks:

Images corrected.

 

Polo is looking great, well done!

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mevatd

Bad news. Today going back to home, in a climb I had to reduce to 4th (I was going at about 90Kmh) and white smoke entered inside the car :(

It was the clutch.

I reduced the gear as usual, gently with rev matching. It feels really bad.

The car still goes well, only if I need to accelerate faster the revs increase but the speed doesn't same when going at 90-95Kmh.

 

I asked how much the repair would cost - 350€ at black market workshop (LOL THEY MUST BE CRAZY if the clutch costs 100-120€) and 550€ at a good workshop. I can't afford that ! 

Now looking for Youtube manuals and necessary tools huh.

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Dean

Not ideal, when I had a 6n, I went though 3 gearboxes... I'm sure you'll find a way to fix it!

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mevatd

Finally found courage and bought some new shiny things LOL

 

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Next few days I will receive everything and will start the repair this weekend. 

I estimate 1 day to get everything down and another day to get the new clutch in place.

 

I'm not sure what I am doing haha!

 

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mevatd

Quick update, something beautiful arrived.

 

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Coming soon: clutch change

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mevatd

Time to get hands dirty

 

 

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Things are starting to get messy. Don't ask me why there is a hammer, you all know!

 

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Got the gearbox and clutch down in 4 hours (not hard work, just taking my time - what is a mechanic without a beer? a couple of beers per hour*)

 

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As you can see there is a missing part, I will show you what happened to this bad boy. 

 

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So seeing the state of this part (I don't know how it's called even in my native language) we can conclude that it was almost-broken long time ago and the bearing was not fitting straight when the clutch is pressed. 

The moment when my clutch went I think was because the bearing couldn't go back because of this piece wasn't sitting well in its place. At this point I am not sure if my explanation is accurate.

 

 

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Seeing this image makes me angry a little bit ha ha !

 

 

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nige8021

That is the worst I've seen for the guide sleeve, it is good practice to replace it whenever you replace the clutch as they normally just wear ridges into the sleeve and this can cause a notchy feel to the clutch pedal, here's a link to the part number https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/polo+derby+vento-ind/po/1997-158/1/141-141010/#7

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mevatd
15 hours ago, nige8021 said:

That is the worst I've seen for the guide sleeve, it is good practice to replace it whenever you replace the clutch as they normally just wear ridges into the sleeve and this can cause a notchy feel to the clutch pedal, here's a link to the part number https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/polo+derby+vento-ind/po/1997-158/1/141-141010/#7

Thanks for the reference. I looked in the Internet for this guide sleeve but was around 15-20€ from china and 30-35€ febi bilstein. Went just to check from the official VW-Audi dealer in my city - cost me less than 5€ original !

 

I'm happy how it sits just as it's meant to do

 

From how worn is the clutch lever we can confirm that this car has been driven mainly inside the city. 

I am the third owner and surprisingly the third learner driver. Poor polo :(

 

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nige8021

It is often the case that the dealer parts are cheaper than from a motor factors, I think that sleeve should be included with a full clutch kit.

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mevatd

This sleeve is a critical part as you can see what damage it did! I also think it must be included when buying a clutch kit.

As you said it's a good practice to change it, I think it's almost obligatory It only costs 5€ and could cause very ugly damage due to wearing.

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mevatd

Everything is going to its place

 

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Fitting the gearbox was a bit tricky, i had to turn it forward a little bit just to insert it inside the clutch plate and then I could orientate it correctly.

 

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Ha! a problem going to be fixed soon, those bolts.

 

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mevatd

Car was ready when the sun went down

 

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Gave it a nice quick clean and it was all done

 

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Went to get me a nice bottle of whiskey for the surprisingly working new clutch

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mevatd

There were consequences when tried to fit the gearbox alone.

 

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Everything else fine, today was a good day

 

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mevatd

Lately I had a very bad luck.

While raining my windshield wipers stopped. It was the electrical motor. Bought new Febi for 30€ and everything was running fine again.

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Also decided to change the cooling fluid + thermostat (it wasn't maintaining 90º) + timing belt + water pump

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Getting out the old water pump was extremely hard! As you can observe we can conclude that at some point it was losing coolant so the previous owner just put some of those sealing products. 

I think that was the reason to have this trouble to get the pump out. 

Bought SKF set, belt, pump and pulley. 65€ 

Pretty cheap parts for polo 6n ! I love it 

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We are running happily again !

I think the polo has a better stance, not because I'm a 6n owner but because it's true !

I told that to this friend of mine (the owner of the corsa) who invited me to eat "paella valenciana" and I had to leave with an empty stomach haha !

Sadly both cars need to be painted by a professional, mine also need heavy body work (rear doors are really damaged).

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Ordered something new. Images coming soon :devil:

 

Cheers !

 

 

 

 

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mevatd

I do not know why my pictures died (some have not).

I have new content to post but do not know where to post safely and freely the images (and re-upload the broken ones). Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. 

Thanks !

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mevatd

Hello !!!!

 

It's been a long ago. I remember that i gave off because of the photo hosting.

 

I will give you a fast brief of what happend.

 

So i decided to get an amp and subwoofer to bring on the "FIESTA" hahaha

It is a random sony that i got for 50€ (was only opened once !)

 

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Got also this stupidly big subwoofer case which I'm going to size down to match my subwoofer reqs

 

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Here is the end result. The speaker is a cheap kenwood for 40€ but it sounds better than none

 

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As you can see the portable fridge is on there because in Spain is super popular to do "botellón" which is basically drink from the car and listen to music outside the disco or an event with loud music. It makes no sense but it's fun and you socialize even more ! haahahaha

 

 

 

I like how I put the fuse and I feel like sharing to you to see if you do too :D

 

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Leakage from the botellon :D

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I somehow like hot it stands low. Must buy some coils :)

 

Btw i'm the guy on the left.

 

Cheers !

Hope you enjoyed this update.

More updates coming very soon.

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mevatd

Been a little busy lately.

 

I had a little problem. My gearbox lever started to move like crazy !

 

I found the problem

 

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This "ball" ? was cracked into 2 pieces. I just glued it and all went as before - smooth. 

 

PD: I'm not proud with that repair, but had not time and it was Sunday.

 

 

BTW some REALLY fun guy/girl(s) stole me the hubcaps.....

 

Now I run my 6n like this: 

 

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It's really really sad.

 

Soon will post more updates 🙂

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