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    First post also mentions 'Basic settings' but surely that's about the ECU adapting fuel trim to the car engine such as Throttle Position Sensor. If those are out of bounds how can ECU control limp mode? http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds/tour/b-settings.php
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    I get around 3bar at 2500rpm - my engine and oil pump has done ~220,000 miles. The VAG. sensors are usually speced to warn for below 0.3 bar at idle and 1.8bar at 2000rom
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    It took me 3 years, but I did it. Hello again 😊
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    Sadly my spinner trims have been lost over time, and it seems like they no longer sell them. Guess I'll have to actually buy some decent alloys 😥
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    What engine code doe you have ? as that engine in the pictures is not one fitted to a 6N2 ??
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    So far this year, all that has happened with this has been a service And a buffing session Done a bit of mileage too! 😉
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    What is the mileage? I am surprised the engine cuts off when the warning light comes ON.
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    alot of folks say it's a weak box but more than anything i think it's when it's low on oil. those things after a few years sweat alot and if you not regular checking the oil level then it can be game over for that box., when my box was changed i decided to check the oil level on the old one and was astonished how little came out lol. i think regular oil level check and only racing in short spurts will keep the box cool. also not alot of full throttle from stand off.
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    Definitely need a front slam panel, as the cutouts for the headlights are different, you might get away with the crash bar ? here's a link to the parts listings https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/polo+derby+vento-ind/po/2003-253/8/807-807000/
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    I shouldn't worry too much about the 'mayo thingy' - This is caused by moist air combining with oil - more often than not, by condensation. It CAN be ONE of the signs of head gasket failure, but on its own, can generally be ignored (If you use the car mainly for short journeys, it might be advisable to change the oil and filter more frequently) Due to the fact that your tappets only became noisy at the same time as the oil pressure warning, I am more than convinced that there is insufficient oil pressure reaching the camshaft area. Lack of oil leaks and even slightly low oil level in the sump, does NOT equate to correct oil pressure. The good news is that, due to the fact that you do not have any expensive noises coming from the main bearings or big end bearings, the problem is almost certainly confined to the top of the engine. I would certainly recommend checking the oil pressure, and would suggest that you don't use the car until the problem is resolved. What do you mean by 'sump clean up'? - please don't tell me that you have used flushing oil in it. - Using this stuff frequently leads to blocked oilways. Regards
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    The clue is in the noisy tappets - it is telling you that you definitely have low oil pressure - at least in the feed to the cylinder head. You could certainly try fitting a (temporary?) oil pressure gauge and see what the actual pressure is, but that in itself won't cure the problem. I have come across cases where bits have broken off of cheap aftermarket oil filters and partially blocked oilways - the feel to the cylinder head is smaller than at some other points, and so is easier to block. Are there any 'knocking' noises which could indicate big end oil starvation? or 'rumbles' which could be main bearings suffering fro oil shortage? If you wish to fit an oil pressure gauge, you can obtain all that is required from 'Vehicle Wiring Products' online catalogue. Of course, noisy tappets on their own would not necessarily indicate low oil pressure, it is the fact that you have had low pressure warnings (which on their own, could simply indicate a faulty switch) Regards
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    Any signs of oil leaking? Any mayonnaise below oil filler? What does an oil pressure gauge say the pressure is at 2500rpm with engine at operating temp?
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    Catching up with previous episodes of @MotoringPodcast. Edition 189 https://www.motoringpodcast.com/episodes/2018/7/3/episode-189- features special edition cars. This was from a tweet by Rich Gooding. "I still like the Polo Harlequin, made in batches of four, reputedly by hand. Do these pictures from 1996 prove it?" Only 113 examples of the #VW Polo Harlequin were reportedly sold in the UK, and numbers are dying out. A shame. It was fun and inspired the more popular Mk 3 Golf Harlequin in the US.
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    The last part of that advert, almost seems like VW were saying F**k off and leave us alone, we know what cars to make ??
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    Didn't know there was an alternative fuel variant...
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    think its from vw
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    Mk7 9n3 Dealer may be ablle to still order one or look on ebay or google
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    Yes will do, stupid of me not to do this but I didn't think it would turn into such a long winded saga. I'm an SU person so these new fangled Weber's take a bit of getting used to !
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    Hello, I'm wondering are there download-able versions of Polo 2000 Service and User manuals? Recently I have got one, and I'd like to learn more on how it works and to become less addicted to service repairs. I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum. If it is, please direct me to the right one. Thank you!
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    Still very much a work in progress, but getting closer to how I want it!
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    Well i just installed the new fuel pump, re-routed the hoses and changed the swirl pot connections... It pulls like a train in every gear and shot up to 100mph (on private road obviously) without a single splutter or missfire. Thanks again for you help :)
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