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  1. The last car I had was a 1988 Polo about 20 years ago and I've had nothing but old motorcycles since. However, I've just bought a 2000 Polo Hatchback 5-door with the 999cc engine in the most basic trim with nothing optional included, which suits me just fine. Roll-em-up windows and basic simplicity. I bought it from a dodgy bloke in a pub car park in the dark for peanuts and he said it was owned by a little old lady who only ever used it to drive to church on Sundays. It has no body rot (VW galvanized that year) and it has almost a year's MOT left. So it's basically a 20 year old car with a few minor niggles that people who don't work on cars would find daunting or expensive to fix, but I've been working on vehicles since before you were born so I don't mind a little upkeep but I've never owned anything as new as this and have no experience with things like fuel injection, ECU foibles or what the MOT man looks for these days so I need a little advice on a couple of things. When I first got it the idle was erratic to say the least so when I got it home I popped the bonnet and took off the air breather and found ancient leaky air hoses and random electric shite which I started removing and throwing away. I've done stuff like this to vehicles for 40 years and they are always better for it. A petrol engine isn't rocket science and all that so-called pollution control complication is rubbish, and breathing crankcase fumes and who knows what back into an engine is stupid and unhealthy for the engine. That idiotic massive air breather that probably weighed more than the driver's seat had to go in the bin and a small motorcycle pod filter the size of a coffee mug went on. I plugged off the two air lines to the throttle body and rerouted the crankcase and valve cover vent hoses so nothing goes into the intake anymore. After scrutinizing the fuel lines and figuring out what they probably did as regards the injection system I disconnected the electric tank breather valve and threw it away and removed the plastic cannister thing down by the radiator and now the vent hose from the tank is just open to the air so the tank can breathe. Then I dumped a gallon of diesel in with the petrol to clean the injectors. Worked a treat. All that made the car run sweeter than I'm sure it has in ten years. Idles perfectly and goes strong for what it is, which is a 20 year old 50hp petrol engine so you can't expect anything wild but it trundles along brilliantly now. Absolutely no problems there. I hate the fly-by-wire throttle pedal and see no reason why it was even used on so simple a car but I know it has to stay for now for the ECU and the fuel injection to work, at least until I can source a cable throttle body and a different ECU to match or a carb and intake, but for now it will stay as standard because it works. However, what I'd like to know is how much crap can I get rid of before the ECU starts to complain or something? For instance there's a temperature sensor located down by the distributer that I've read often has issues either with bad wires or erroneous readings and that somehow causes the ECU to misbehave, so can I just get rid of it altogether? I won't use a thermostat in the engine so the water will always circulate freely anyway, so what's the temperature sensor even for and why does the ECU need it? I'd like to just get rid of it and be done with any future problems. Then there's the idiot sensor bolted into the exhaust manifold. Stupid crap, needs to go, is there any way to dispense with it and still have a happy ECU and still get through the MOT? And the strangling old catalytic converter is coming off as well as soon as I can find a fake straight through to fit because I know the MOT says this car MUST look like it has the pointless thing fitted. I have read things about the immobilizer going bad as well. Where is it, and can I just get rid of it? The simple primitive stuff I can fix, like the brakes and the suspension that need a bit of sorting before the next MOT, but primitive as this thing is it's still got an annoying amount of senseless computery crapola and I'd like to do away with as much of it as I can. Otherwise, it's a great car!
  2. I hope some one here can help me please, I have been trying to find any info through the search option, but maybe I'm asking for the wrong topics? I can't find what I'm looking for and am desperate to get my wheels back on the road, my ability to work depends on it and I'm on a low budget, so I can use any help I can get please So the problem is, a non running 6n2 1.4 16v estate from sept 2001, engine code AUA the starter motor works, full working battery, alternator, sparks, plugs, fuel pump etc all work, she's been temperamental in wet weather due to the crankshaft sensor having corroded cables, which was only a problem in wet weather, once dry she'd run fine, LITTLE bit of varying revs in idle, but never let me down Then 2 weeks ago, I got her started, reversed out of my space and she simply cut out, not to be started again, starter motor turns over but no sparks So finally I got a new crankshaft sensor, thinking that was the problem, and which was easier to replace then anticipated lol, but still no luck, my car was parked up at this time half an hour away from me and getting there was tricky, so I managed to get the AA out yesterday who had a very thourough look and tested all sorts and he suspects its the ECU, now I know due to its position under the window wiper arm its very possible its water damaged and I am looking at replacing it, which will be my first question, having done a lot of googling, I am led to believe that if I have a 'virginised' preowned one, I can just plug it in and it will sort itself, does anyone on here know if that's correct? Or will it need remapping? My second question is, before I spend more money on parts that aren't the cause, could it be anything else then the ECU? I've read many posts over the last 10yrs of owning 3 different Polos, and am aware that there are several faults that could cause similar symptoms, I'd just like some advice of you knowing peeps, do you have any experience with this and please can you help? With kind regards, Vivian
  3. Has anyone used a tuning chip on a 1.4 8v 6n (AEX)? There’s one advertised online for about £50 and states a gain of 6-8bhp with improved fuel economy, less flat spots etc. Trying to figure out if this is snake oil or will genuinely get a bit more fun out of my little engine. any thoughts?
  4. Hi, just wondering if there is an ecu on this as I’m looking at buying a 1989 mk2 polo s. Been quoted insurance for a black box but I don’t understand how they would fit it if there is no ecu? Thanks for any help.
  5. I have recently bought a second 1L 6n2.... this one is in beautiful condition with only 82000 miles But the previous owners father left the key in and flattened the battery and in trying to jump start he got the jump leads crossed and blew the ECU........... I have replaced the ECU with one I bought on ebay (same part no. 039 906 032 bc)(ALD engine) Now the car tries to start then cuts out immediately...... I presume this is a immoblisor/ECU pairing issue.... Can anyone please give me some guidance ?
  6. I have a 3 cylinder 12v 1.2 60 bhp polo I can't imagine there being a difference in the 3 cylinder 12v 70bhp polo apart from ECU so my question is can I swap the ECU and would that get my the bhp gain I know it isn't much but ?
  7. Hello again Club Polo! Quite a while ago I started a thread asking about what people would want to be present in a vehicle diagnostic on-board display (found here). Last time a lot of people were kind enough to give their opinoins on what it should contain, and I was hoping to ask how well what I have created (as A-level coursework) matches with these ideas. It would be great if anyone could leave a quick comment about whether my software seems: Customisable Capable of enough functions Intuitive Anything else! Here is some information about the software: Has a virtual dashboard- can display real-time data about the running of the vehicle- can read sensors from Engine RPM to Intake Manifold Absolute Pressure. The system is also customisable, so you can create your own layouts ans draw on your own dials however you want them arranged. Reads and decodes error codes. Reads error codes from the ECU using an ELM327. Then, uses a built-in database to diagnose the meaning of the error code, and also the exact location on the car (an addition to the data by me, would be more useful if this was a big project. I have only been able to do a few for my car). Graphing data. My software can also read sensors, and record the data over time. This is useful for viewing and comparing data streams. Can compare 4 PID sensors at once: Record 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, and store the records in a leaderboard file (which can be read from the software later). The data shown is just placeholder records. The software colours can also be customised to taste, hence the change in colours in some of the images above. I can give any details you would like to know. Thanks for your time!
  8. Anyone on here interested in getting Superchips to make a Bluefin remap device for the VW Polo 1.2 TSI (90 BHP, 2014 model)? Please don't post if you're not interested!
  9. Hi everyone, (first post!) I am creating a (very amateur) on-board display for cars that reads its data from the ECU via the OBDII port (As an A-Level project). It has the potential for a virtual dashboard, error code diagnosis, and a few other features depending on the car. I have been able to test some of the basic functions already on my Polo, so I know at least some of it works! Part of my project requirement is that I find out what people would want to be present in something like this. It would be awesome if any of you could share your feelings on the requirements you would want prioritised in something like this on my (terrible, sorry!) survey: http://goo.gl/forms/bpkcSkH3Bv Thanks for reading everyone, any feedback at all appreciated! (Sorry if I have posted in the wrong place, please correct me if I am wrong).
  10. Hi guys Am currently doing a conversion on my 6N2. Have got the engine loom (only engine loom, not bay loom). Have also got ecu, key with chips, immobiliser box etc. Just wondering if any of you guys could shed some light on whether I will get away with just replacing the engine loom and ecu? Or perhaps I need the bay loom also? I know the engine loom have some gefty plugs on it that look fairly universal. Cheers guys!
  11. Hi All I hope someone can help me with this problem Basically Have realised the past few days that when i turn the key so all the lights on the dash light up, my engine managment light does not appear like it should do, also when i connect a diagnostics tool it cannot find the ECU, why is this and how can i fix it? I own a 'X' Reg polo 6n2 if thats any help Please help
  12. Hello, I have a 1999 1600 aee kv with a Magneti Marelli 1AV ecu. It's a donor car. The engine is going in a Goka buggy. I have the entire wiring loom removed and the engine is sitting in the buggy. I've started loosely hooking up the loom to see what's what and if it still all works. I'm nowhere near starting the engine yet ( no fuel tank yet and the sump is off etc ). So what I would like to do is set up the engine management, fuelling, ignition etc in a bare bones way much like the banger racers might and manage lighting and such separately. So what can I cut out from the loom without upsetting the ecu? Another thing, my Haynes manual wiring diagrams don't distinguish between the Bosch ecu and the Magneti ecu are their pinouts the same? Any guidance appreciated, regards Richard.
  13. Hi i have a X reg 1.4 petrol 5dr polo (Blue) Can anybody tell me location of the emergancy fuel cut out switch PLEASE? "The car wont start & fuel pump isnt turning on when i turn ignition on?" (Its booked in for MOT at 2,30pm 9/1/14: (07790900988) please text or call very important THANKS
  14. Hey all, Could really do with a hand on identifying the relay located next to the fuel pump relay in the top right corner of a mk3's engine bay - had the car in at a garage and they couldn't source a replacement part so instead re-wired the 5 pin configuration to a 4 pin, this worked for 1 day but I've broken down again and I'm pretty sure the relay as a unit needs replacing - I've tried halfords equivalent's but nothing's working - anyone know what relay it is and where i can get hold of one? Thanks Rob
  15. hey guys, update on my polo. so I've just got my polo back and threw the vagcom i got off a friend at work, I'm not 100% sure how to use it but I've given it a go and i got the fault codes in the ecu... So here they are! And there is a few! 16684 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected 18047 TPS IMPLAUSIBLE SIGNAL. 18039 Acceleration Pedal Sensor (g79) Signal Too High 18042 Acceleration Pedal Sensor 2 (g185) Signal Too High 17850 EGR Valve Position Sensor Signal too high 17950 Angle Sensor 1 for Throttle Actuator (G187): Implausible Signal 17952 Throttle Actuation Pot (G187): Signal too Large 17579 17579 - Angle Sensor 2 for Throttle Actuator (G188) Implausible Signal 16497 Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor 1 Circuit (G42): High Input 16490 Manifold / Barometric Pressure Sensor (G71) / (F96): Implausible Signal 16502 Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62): Signal too High 18010 Power Supply B+ Terminal 30: Voltage too Low 17526 O2S Heating: B1 S2 Open Circuit 16727 Camshaft Position Sensor (G40): Signal too High 17524 Oxygen (Lambda) Sensor Heating: B1 S1: Open Circuit 16684 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected The fault codes were from the car, and I've googled what they are all for. And the o2 sensor wasnt connected when i done these tests! OR it was connected but not in the pipes, I'm not sure (sorry!) few questions that id like answered if possible- Theres a load in there about Throttle pedal sensor, shall i go ahead and get one of these? If i had a faulty ecu, would i get more codes? i tryed to delete the codes and it got rid of 5 but being in a rush i could'nt find out what ones it deleted. just wondering if they mean anything to anyone, if you haven't seen my last thread the problem is i have no throttle when i push the pedal to the deck! Thanks in advance for your help guys Kyle.
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