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  1. Decided to have a crack at replacing the sensor as it seems like a 2 min job, however being a complete noob, my brain was frazzled after opening the engine cover. Is the green thing in the photo the sensor? Any help would be appreciated, cheers.
  2. wgdm

    wgdm's 9n FSI Sport

    Hello fellow Polo owners/enthusiasts, I'm Will, I am fairly new to the forum and I am the proud owner of a 9n series polo. I passed my driving test in May and bought my polo as my first car back in early June. So far I've only managed to do some minor mods as my insurance provider is really strict where aftermarket modifications are concerned. I'm running the polo on a reasonably limited budget, but I have started saving for some nice alloys and coilovers etc. I admit that this is more of me showing off my car than a build thread, but it is a build in (very slow) progress anyway. I hope that I can make it look even better than it is currently, once I can ditch my restrictive and in my opinion awful black box insurance. (I'm with Ingenie). Any suggestions of mods I could do when I get around to it would be welcome and appreciated. - Basic Information - Model: 2004 9n Engine: 1.4 FSI petrol Suspension: standard factory sport trim suspension with the 40mm factory drop. (It's practically slammed, right?) Brakes: discs all around. Wheels and Tyres: factory Melbourne alloys. Exterior Styling: black paint, Top Gear and ClubPolo stickers, red brake callipers and LED Sidelights. Interior Styling: tailored floor mats, blue sidelights. ICE and Security: Alpine BT mechless head unit, Fli trap 12 subwoofer, standard factory alarm. - Pictures -
  3. scumbagmike

    The daily beater

    Our beloved 6n was rear-ended and written off on Saturday evening, so we went out and bought a 9n 1.4 FSI Sport the following day as a replacement. The 6n was an absolute gem of a car - handled great and was cheap and cheerful to run. We'd spent a wee bit of money on it over the past year, replacing worn parts and upgrading the aesthetics with a set of G60 steels and a subtle lowering. So the demise of said car was - and still is - a sad affair, especially as it had grown on me so much I was intending on retiring it in the next year or so for a full rebuild alongside my Mk3 Golf ABF. Anyways, after spending some time looking at various replacements, we concluded that we couldn't agree on an ideal replacement; she wanted a Beetle, I wanted a sensible Mk4 Golf GT TDI as we cover a ton of miles between us each week... So in the end we both compromised and settled on an '04 9n 1.4 16v FSI Sport. So far, despite being comfortable and spacious, I can't help but miss the 6n, it's simplicity and handling, but I'm sure the more modern and already more economical 9n will grow on us in no time. The main plans are to replace a few worn parts, give it a damn good detailing and look into any minor engine upgrades such as porting, remapping, etc. In the long term, I fancy sourcing some OEM Audi or VW 17s and lowering it accordingly, colour code the rub strips and possibly upgrade the brakes to fill the larger diameter wheels. It'll never be a show car, so don't expect air-ride and Rotiform splits with super-stretched rubber :) Over the next few days I'll be cleaning and fixing, so I'll update with better pictures along the way. Advice and/or comments welcome folks! Mike
  4. jimbosyourmanpolo

    FSI Oil burners

    Hi all I just thought I'd start a post concerning the high oil consumption of the FSI direct injection engines . I have serviced many if these , some with good service history and they all suffer from excessive oil consumption irrespective of history, ownership or driving style. Also they have the bad habit of gunking up their throttle butterfly valves. In fact people but German cars thinking they are buying into a tradition of reliability. This from my experience is a reputation built on past glories that has long died. Sorry to say this on a polo website, but if you want reliability buy Japanese . I own a 25 year old Toyota and a 12 year old polo and I know which one has never let me down. Not looking to start an argument here just stating my experience as a mechanic who specialises in German cars
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