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  1. Thanks Mark, but I only know bits and pieces about 9N/9N3 era stuff, and the odd snippet about Pierburg carbs from yesteryear. :)
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  2. Pete,you're just a fountain of knowledge when it comes to polo's,don't know what we'd all do without you
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  3. Yeah just a basic key, it will have a chip inside it for the immobiliser but as I said it doesn't require any external battery to make it work, it is energised by the "reader" coil around the ignition switch.
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  4. Haha, heres a few pics
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  5. Hole in a single float so it sinks slowly. Float rubbing on side wall. Float hinge damaged. Dirt at valve. Worn needle valve tip or seat. Damaged body gasket. Excess fuel pressure. You are using a carb bike pump, not injection bike pump, right? Clamp the fuel line with a bolt and jubilee clip, temporarily to reduce flow. Consider a low pressure regulator if that helps. Are you still using a T joint? Blow compressed air down fuel return line to tank and check it bubbles. I found a diagram of fuel and vacuum tubes I t
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  6. Unbalanced throttles usually gives a shaky engine, rather than regular small pulses on the flywheel. But It's really hard to get mixture correct if one cylinder is doing the most work, because the piston next in ignition sequence will have a strong induction stroke when the current one does its combustion stroke. This can get into a rare resonance where a pair of cylinders (in inner and outer placing) push the no load engine faster as each reinforces the other. Easily spotted by removing a spark plug lead in turn and restarting on 3 cylinders to spot the strong man. Rac
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  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/M5-5mm-HIGH-TENSILE-SOCKET-CAP-COUNTERSUNK-BUTTON-DOME-ALLEN-BLACK-BOLTS-SCREWS/111778263523?hash=item1a0680f1e3:g:w5gAAOSwqHFccfZa they do 30 or 40mm length ones, you want 33mm so I doubt being 3mm short would be a problem or get the 40mm and cut them down
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  8. punch the size into ebay , im sure they have some
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  9. Happy days, easy sorted! The metal was definately better in the earlier MK2s
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  10. Looks like a great straight solid car to start with 🙂
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  11. Check those solder connections to the instrument cluster circuit board green connector.
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  12. This why I asked what the code was ? as that would give a clue as to what is happening, and aide the fault finding, an engine starting then cutting out within a couple of seconds is classic immobiliser kicking in and stopping the engine, but there a few codes relevant to the immobiliser and without knowing what the code is you'll have to adopt the "shotgun" fault finding method and replace everything in the system, so that's the engine ECU, the Speedo unit, the ignition key barrell reader coil
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  13. Wonder if the belt whipped something when it snapped.... Battery would be quite low. on capacity but still shine lights. You could use a battery charger, or jump start from another vehicle. Does the engine turn over at all? If not I'd be looking at the heavy cable (and thin sense wire) at alternator for any damage, and checking the big fuses on top of the battery.
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  14. Hello everyone, I am new to the club, it looks great so far, looking forward to exploring it further as i need help with common problems and check out those build threads! Its Been quite a few years since I last owned a polo (first car MK2 Breadvan back in the 90's) however 20 years on i have just purchased another ! (yes old git i know...) I have owned lots interesting VW's and Audis over the years however this is my new toy - MK5 1.6 Gti - 80k, manual, 1 previous owner 20 years , completely original and well looked after - very happy all round with pu
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  15. Welcome to the site, don't worry most of us are getting old now! The 6n2 GTI's are a good fun car. The only weak spot is the gearbox, but the issues with them are well known enough that they're not that expensive to get sorted either before or after the event.
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  16. WOW - that is awesome!!! 😍😎
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  17. Water Polo. You could try shaking some talcum powder on interior to try to spot the track of drips. Might be the inner door membrane. Not trees. Oh yeah, I've known rain come down the bonnet catch cable when the area behind bulkhead had got full of leaves and dirt so was not draining (Skoda Octavia).
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  18. I am currently running the ABU engine from the MK3 Golf and I think it's the most straight forward swap, because it's pretty much the same architecture as was the AAU. Same timing belt setup (water pump is the tensioner), same thermostat housing, have read about people having downpipe issues with AEE, with ABU it was a direct fit. The only thing that didnt fit, was the circular airbox. Had to grind and flip the injection unit and drill another hole for the throttle cable. Also the thin flywheel didnt fit, because of the starter, which I had to take from the ABU car, because of ribs on the
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  19. Yes toluene eats rubber, (it wasn't a problem for I ran the engine just a few times, but you would need inox fuel lines for the long run) i made, a very long time ago cork gaskets for a ford fiesta carb, made from floor insulation panels (about 2 mm thick, they work, you just need patience and a scalpel) , but you can also use copper (i made some for the honda clone head by using a jeweler´s saw). If you´re using boost, of course use the copper gaskets... I don't have any experience on turbochargers, much less on carbed ones... Your description leads to believe is blow through, s
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  20. Good news. old fuel in tank? Turning engine over should operate fuel pump to fill carb well in about 15 seconds. Then autochoke flap closed should ensure a very rich mixture of fuel and air is sucked through idle jet. Small squeeze of gas pedal will operate accelerator pump jet to help liquid fuel in spray form reach intake plenum. But old fuel will have lost some of the lighter more volatile compounds. Ethanol fuel E5 will absorb moisture from air in the well or tank with old open breather trap. I'd suggest FuelFit or Startr
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  21. It suddenly dawned on me that it might not be starting because the carb is dry as it hasn't run for a couple of month so I went to the garage today, took the air cleaner off and put some petrol in the carb and presto it started right up... ! All the mechanics rushed over to ask me what I had done to get it going as they had been scratching their heads for weeks... I guess that's the problem when you work on fuel injection all the time... you forget the basics....
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  22. There are a two other codes HXL & LVA with the same overall gear ratio and fitted to the 1.6 77kw BTS engine but my list doesn't break it down to what each actual ratio is, then there are quite a few others again with the same overall ratio but they have 90mm output shaft flanges and you are running 100mm so you would need to see if the flanges could be swapped to the larger size you need
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  23. What he said ^^^^^ There's an alignment procedure for the cable change gearbox. Just needs a 5mm diameter rod or drill bit and some patience.
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  24. Tell him to check the gear change cable at both ends.
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  25. Got a set of front 2f g40 front seats, rear bench, front foor cards and rears Amazingly good quality slight sun fade no rips or stains anywhere Not sure on a price but its too clean for me Someone who likes polo interiors should have it Interested leme know
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  26. I've moved house so things have been even slower than usual! Here it is in its new home, maybe get it finished this year! Untitled by Steve Holden, on Flickr
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  27. Engines now in, to say im happy is an understatement! Im totally buzzing!
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