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  1. We are looking for entries for the 2021 Club Polo calendar. The rules are simple, just post up a picture, the picture must be one that you have taken (or you have the permission of the photographer to use it) and you must be able to send me a high res or raw version. I'll be in contact via PM should we want a full size picture but it is not a guarantee you'll be included in the calendar. We as always want well thought out scenic landscape photos. Portrait photos taken in Morrison's car park with a Snapchat filter will not be considered! The
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  2. Thanks for the sympathy, but I no longer need it! Through a combination of persistance, desperation and luck, I have fixed the gearbox in situ. For any future unfortunates who find themselves in this particular trouble, here is what I did. It may not work for everyone: 1. Understand the problem. The end of the bolt protrudes into the inside of the gearbox, and passes through a hole in the middle of a pivot plate that is used to select reverse gear. The bolt acts as the shaft that the plate pivots around. When the bolt is removed, the pivot plate drops out of place a bit due
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  3. Turned out to be earth cable! Where it's attached at the base of the cam belt cover, the bolt was loose, thread was chewed up. Ran jump cable from battery negative to engine and it fired up first time!!!!!!! Think i'll stick to flipping meat for a living!!!! Thank you very much for the help and guidance guys. I got there in the end. X
    3 points
  4. So it turns out I'm crap at updating forum threads these days. Needless to say the car is still lurking. Hopefully you'll have caught my updates in Performance VW - and if not, why not? Ironically, having ended my last post saying tyres would come next, push came to shove. My car managed to collect a screw in its front passenger side Toyo just after its MOT last year and, recognising that I live in Wales, I decided to get myself a set of Uniroyal Rainsport 3s for it. Annoyingly this all happened around the time I ditched my full time editorship and went freelance (a year last week
    3 points
  5. 69 quid https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FUEL-TANK-RESERVOIR-PETROL-INJECTION-DIGIJET-TWC-42-L-FOR-VW-VOLKSWAGEN-POLO-86C/383606583276?fits=Model%3APolo&hash=item5950bbefec:g:EfYAAOSwphFe9TZW
    2 points
  6. Last week I spoke to Billing and they are reviewing the planned events on a weekly basis with regard to the information they have been given by HMG, at present there is no reason to cancel the event, we agreed to talk again in the middle of next month. As I'm sure you can appreciate things are changing almost on a daily/hourly basis, so keep checking the news and stay safe, if there is anything that changes we will let you know ASAP
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  7. Ok since my last post things have mostly been getting rid of the crumbly and welding the good.... ... floors, valance, rear wings... ... inner wings... ...and more... ...unsurprisingly front panel... ...NOS front panel and front wings. So after all that I needed a bling pick-me-up so got the brakes refurbed... ...and of course, especially during lockdown, I've been buying more parts! Metalwork almost done ready for the pre-body strip down, now if I could onl
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  9. Never noticed any difference in any of the carb cleaner sprays. All with toluene work well. Never dared use brake cleaner which is more vicious. Can of compressed air for cleaning keyboards and a length of 3mm diameter silicone tube. Seafoam dissolves fuel varnish. Dismantle and scrape with wood like a chopstick. Not the tiny holes or jets. If in a really bad state (ethanol phase separation yellow crud). An ultrasonic bath and a new set of gaskets. If water damaged corrosion white crusty powdered aluminium, new carb or fuel injection convers
    2 points
  10. Good morning Pete, the one thing that does happen is that the interior light occasionally doesn't come on when the door is opened, I must admit I put it down to the latch assembly being on its last legs, similar to the one I have just replaced on my wife's Beetle! Just to add that whenever I'm measuring current draw I do always latch the door as if it were shut so that the interior light is out, do you think that even if the light is out the there could still some how be a draw on the interior light circuit? I'll do the interior light disconnect this evening and report back with
    2 points
  11. I'm impressed, you found the only thing Lancia ever made that hasn't rusted away!
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  12. Had a bit of spare time today after a job interview, so with everywhere being nice and dry, I dug this out. Whilst driving I couldn't help but notice a rhythmic miss fire every 10 seconds - as though the ignition switch was being flicked off then on again. A quick root around under the bonnet revealed that the plug on the knock sensor had disintegrated, effectively unplugging it. I cobbled it all back together again, and the weird miss fire was gone - I guess I'd better order one up! Had a good ride out in it, then put it back in the garage until next time. 🙂
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  13. 1.6 SPI? Is that a typo or a real thing? Whats the engine code (AAV, AAU etc)? Things I can think of Seal around throttle body isn't letting any air in Vacuum hoses leading to TB aren't cracked or missing TB isn't filthy - give it a clean with some carb and intake cleaner - don't touch the throttle butterfly! Fuel filter isn't blocked Air filter isn't blocked up Check the condition of your plugs The SPI throttle body is electronically controlled and doesn't have any idle adjustment. If the idle is off its likely unmetered air getting in.
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  15. One of the first pictures I took of my polo...
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  16. rap quality pic but just wanted to share 🙂
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  17. A warning for everyone 😄
    2 points
  18. i also wasted money on an expensive electric bike carb pump. ive also done rear brake conversion with the 6n2 gear. rears run hot though. ive got the brake disc dust shields on them so there is no air flow to them
    1 point
  19. Welcome to the forum. My first thoughts too were that you may be passing oil down the valve stems. It might pay to carry out a compression test and/or cylinder leakage test to eliminate other possible causes. One good indication of oil passing the valve stems, is that when you pull away after idling for a few minutes (as at traffic lights) there is a trace of BLUE smoke in the exhaust, also accelerating after coasting down hill with your foot off of the accelerator pedal can produce similar results. If you do suspect valve guide seals, it would
    1 point
  20. Thanks for the ideas, really useful, much appreciated. I've emailed Feld again to try and get his thoughts, also I was just talking to my pal Jay from Unit 21 who is doing the install and the pulleys and crank sensor etc are all spot on, its done less than 1k miles since it was built. I think your suggestion of refitting the dizzy and blanking the cap is probably the way I'll have to go, problem is it sticks out quite a bit and spoils the look a bit, i'll check out the seat unit. As for my plans with the car / engine, i have no plans to race really, its just one of thos
    1 point
  21. Gorgeous car! I've found big difference in quality of cables as to how clutch feels.
    1 point
  22. just one point , before trying the key go around and double check all the earth wires are fitted and tight , bad or a missing earth can kill the ecu so it will get expensive worth considering adding a fatter or additional earths , such as chassis to alternator bracket or the gearbox mount
    1 point
  23. Might pay to have a look at this https://www.clubpolo.co.uk/forums/topic/335902-testing-your-alternator/ just to rule out any problems with the alternator
    1 point
  24. Thank you very much . I will get my meter out this afternoon and see what current is flowing in each circuit .
    1 point
  25. no dont buy a g40 cam...you can ring newman and ask for the 268/268 although ive seen one latley and it looked terrible quality id pay the extra for a schrick if you can manage
    1 point
  26. Hi guys new on here, what is the best carburettor cleaner going?
    1 point
  27. I have no idea then, hope someone on here can sort it for you. If got key that you know works. There's a vcds Facebook page too but they tend to block users that use fake leads.
    1 point
  28. try unlpugging the o2 sensor and see if the problem goes away was the blue temp sender a vw genuine part? non genuine can be terrible , you can check the readings with a basic multimeter and idealy check the 2 wires for continuity all the way back to the ecu socket , repair pins are avail , it needs to be right the ecu see's the sensor straight away , although if you want you could buy a vcds lite lead and software and scan it for codes , it would also show live data to prove if the 02 and coolant sensor are okay prob not the fault but also worth checking
    1 point
  29. Yes I left clips on, in fact they cant be rotated around pipe so it looks like they refit with screw head on outside.
    1 point
  30. yeah i think it would worth swapping over ...some folk run them ok on the spi pump
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  31. Ok Pete thanks for all your help, the second paragraph of your last post all sounds a bit technical to me!
    1 point
  32. Maybe try unplugging connectors from the onboard supply control unit one by one until the current use disappears , or at least drops significantly? Don't disconnect the brown 6-way labelled XP2 though, that's where the feed from fuse 30 goes in. The unit is above the accelerator pedal, with all the connectors facing the floor. Once you've identified which connector the current is leaving the unit by, we might be able to figure out what's wrong (assuming it's not anything failed within the unit)?
    1 point
  33. More I dig, the more I find but I’m slowly crossing it off the list 😪 gagging to get this polo on the road now
    1 point
  34. Managed to get a start on this repair. As Allways there was more rot waiting to be found. Don’t mind it so much when it’s just original metal. But found acouple patch works to get through an mot.
    1 point
  35. Yeah, if you take the drive flanges off, the gearbox oil can be expected to fall out. It's not completely necessary to do so, but it does make it easier to wriggle the box out and back in again (just makes the whole thing a bit smaller and less likely to catch on stuff). I took the offside one off the first time I did this job, but left both on the second time. The reason it's useful to disconnect the front exhaust section is that it allows you to move the engine up and down if necessary, and forwards. Moving everything forwards away from the subframe may help create space to get the gearbo
    1 point
  36. My mistake as @Phil H mentioned his 96 plate 6N just before asking about the torque I assumed it was for the 6N forgetting the rest of the post was about the Fox This is info for the Fox
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  37. Could be indeed. They're a nice bunch and have a great reputation locally so I am putting it down to an unfortunate, but luckily no serious outcome, mistake. I think it is fair to let them know for anyone else's car they do the same thing to. I've seen the tool also on YouTube and may make the investment. We have 2 Polos, a Fox and an AudiA4 and with the state of the roads around here wheel bearings don;t seem to last long, nor the tyres come to that. I used Stevens n Chelmsford for the 'new hub and housing' and for me they have been brilliant over the last few years. B
    1 point
  38. Love that!! A neighbour had one that was identical to that other than the wheeltrims. My dad has driven Datsun/Nissan since the 70s so I've a huge soft spot for them.
    1 point
  39. Ford LSD mk2 shafts cut to length all custom made with DID chain from a drag bike.
    1 point
  40. a brush pack/voltage reg may well fix the issue , worth replacing on any old polo really 2x screws to fit...check if it looks like this, maybe worth having a spare in the tool box? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12v-ALTERNATOR-VOLTAGE-REGULATOR-BRUSH-BOX-BOSCH-BMW-VAUXHALL-SEAT-QUALITY/273785226095?hash=item3fbedf036f:g:lO0AAOSwOYZeFd5L
    1 point
  41. Thanks nige, I haven't got any software, I'd got a quote from my local locksmiths when I was there getting key cut, would you think this would be my best route to take now? Wouldn't mind paying for the software if reasonable price but not worth hundreds for a one off use.
    1 point
  42. Hi Team Well this is my new purchess Know very ;little about the history of the car but as you can see needs alittle work Main Jobs i will be doing Service Sort rust gt clocks longterm respray modify (possible engine conversion) All comments welcome good or bad i don't mind either I don't take offence easily
    1 point
  43. yeah -just that , get under and seal it from both sides
    1 point

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