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  1. I have recently bought a 2007 1.4 VW Polo. I am still adjusting to driving the car and one thing I have managed quite a few times is going uphill in too higher gear or shifting up too soon (my previous car had a bigger engine). However when I do this in the polo I have noticed it shudders - I assumed this was normal as when I shifted down a gear it would stop shuddering and I could shift up once I picked up some more speed. What worries me is sometimes when I do this the check engine light flashed for maybe 3 seconds until I shift down and then it goes out. After it does this I always check for error codes using my odb scanner but no errors are every found... Is this maybe just normal behaviour for the polo because it gets close to stalling? The car runs fine otherwise and the CEL never comes on at any other time.
  2. So my check engine light has come on recently and the car has started to run a bit rough and lumpy. The car was sitting for 3 weeks with a dead battery whilst Ii was on holiday, I jump started it and the engine light came on shortly after that had happened. I haven't got any means of reading the fault code without paying a garage to do it, is there anything that I can check or fiddle with to try and sort it. The o2 sensor has been changed recently and an oil change has been done as well.
  3. Hi all. So I recently purchased a 2002 1.2 Polo, with only 60k mileage. After less than a day driving, the check engine light came on! The garage checked it with their computer, said it was a faulty Lambda sensor. Re-set the computer, and the light was off. Sad thing is it came back on again after about 30 miles. I want them to replace this sensor, and get that light off my dash! However, yesderday the check oil light came on whilst I was driving on the motorway - with beep (but only orange light). When I bought the car I noticed the oil was low, so I filled it up to just under the full marker (1L). When I managed to get off the motorway and check the oil, it was empty. I waited a good 45 mins, then checked again, and still empty. So I filled a little more oil in (I did not want to overfill) and drove home with no warning ligts. This weekend I did drive about 450 miles in the car... So my question is - can to two warning lights be connected? Could the car really use that much oil after driving +550 miles since I bought it? Should I use another oil (I used a Castrol they recomended in Halfords) perhaps? I am going to take it back to the garage where I got it to have them look at it, but wanted to ask for advice before they start telling me whats "wrong" with it. I am by no means an expert in cars, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am by no means an expert, and this is the first car I bought... cheers
  4. Hi, I own a 1.2 VW polo (52 plate). Since I've owned the car it has repeatedly come up with a check engine light, the code being p0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) I have changed the front oxygen sensor and coil packs then finally decided to take the car to VW after a local garage couldn't diagnose it any further. VW diagnosed my vehicle with a broken catalytic converter! They quoted a repair of £1,200! (More than the car's value). I phoned a local VW specialist who quoted £750 (genuine parts). Local garage £250 (non-genuine parts) My question is, can I use an after market catalytic converter or should I be using a genuine part? If I use an after market catalytic converter will this soon fail on me too? Thanks, Kate :)
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