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  1. JCmk2

    Polo breadvan build thread

    Hi there thought I start a build thread from a year ago from when I bought the car. I was 16 what I bought it as a car to learn how to do things on as I had use of a ramp at a local garage as I was a Saturday boy there. I bought it for 200£ with a months on it! I then got a mate at work to list everything that would need doing and there was a fair bit but I took it on. I needed to do starter motor as it was broken and wired up dodgy and a track rod end and new suspension all round which I went for a 60/40 ta technix lowering kit after that a mate done welding to inner and outer both sills which a wasn’t too expensive and was much appreciated as then after a few bulbs and a couple of tyres it passed the mot This picture was taken a few weeks after it passed at dubs at the park and I found pictures of some of the rust and me spraying it after my mate had done the welding
  2. A couple of MOT's back I got a corrosion advisory for O/S beam mount near the fuel filler area. I Aquasteeled it up and it wasn't detected at the last MOT at a different garage (good sign, right?). The whole arch is rotten now; the skins are separating and the GT arch trim fell off somewhere never to be seen again. How bad does the beam mount have to get to fail an MOT and is it an expensive welding repair?
  3. Hey, I'm trying to work out what's going on with my car's inlet heater. I think the relay is missing. Is it the socket by the fuse box (passenger side)? If so, what's the part no/other identifying thingy for the relay, so I can get a new one? I tried getting one off of Heritage but it is the wrong pin out.
  4. Time Left: 1 month and 2 days

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Hello, New price - prices to sell. I will do copy/paste from this add : mobile.de add The car is great , but I have almost no time for it and other projects on my head. I need the space. The car has new timing belt,new battery, new clutch and new fluids. It participated in our local VW Fest 2018 and draws a lot of attention. When I drive it people notice it. The list of modification is very long, the car was built for the purpose of track day use, but is not stripped out and is 100% streetable. It is not 100% ready, it needs sway bar install and fixing of small things. I am not having enough time , actually I am having almost none for it so that is why it is for sale. I am confident to say that such Polo does not exist anywhere in the world, so here is its specs: - ABU engine block with documents - AFH head and pistons, CR ~11,5:1 - G40 gearbox plus 2 more gearboxes in perfect condition that go with the car ( have shorter gear ratios) - 4 carburators from Honda CBR900RR, jetted main jets and sealed air jet. - Custom airbox and custom made and calculated length of intake manifold - Custom 4-2-1 stainless steel exhaust manifold and SS exhaust system - all calculated for particular engine - Custom made suspension with coil overs, A-shaped LCAs' adjustable in all angles - Custom made frame to which the A-shaped LCAs' connect - Engine and transmission rest on stock 3 pieces engine mounts, plus added 4-th infront - Mega Squirt 2 - controls ignition when using petrol and carburators, constrols LPG injectors and ignition when LPG is used - LPG system spraying after carbs, tank in place of spare tyre - Deep Recaro front seats from 20th anniversary Golf MK.3 with reworked stock mounts to fit the Polo ( narrower) - 5x100mm conversion with 15 inch Audi A3 light rims ( 5,5 kgs/ each) - 1 inch brake master cylinder with 4 wheel disk brakes - 256mm vented fronts with ~235mm solid from Polo 9N on the back - Factory GT body with black roof vinyl in great shape, OE paint - Car puts down 115 wheel horse power, the attached graph is without the airbox and without the Mega Squirt - I used to run it on vacuum distributor without any electronics(can be returned in that configuration) - Prepared stock AFH intake manifold with BMW 2.0 throttle body and 190cc injectors - if decided to return to single throttle body


    Sofia, Sofia - BG

  5. Hi! I've been meaning to get around to fixing the carb on my old Mk2, and I'm playing with the idea of doing a weber conversion. I am at the stage of working out how feasible this is in terms of parts availability. I know that there used to be whole conversions available but, of course, now there aren't... right? Although it does look like there has been a new run of the carbs themselves being produced. I know that the names (DMTR/DMTL) just tell you what side the throttle is on. What do the numbers mean? Guessing venturi size, but what is appropriate for a 1.3 litre engine? I can find an adaptor plate on webcon for £43, but I don't know about any of the rest of the kit (choke cable, air box mounting, studs, etc). What's a good way to go about this? Sorry if I'm asking stuff that's already been answered, there's a couple of old (10 year old) threads, but it looks like things have changed a bit.
  6. POlliffe22

    '88 Breadvan

    This is my first car, a 1988 Polo breadvan. Currently completely stock and my first priority is to sort out the paintwork which has a lot of rusted stonechips and a large patch of rust wjere a previous fuel tank leaked. Bodywork is all solid however in person the laint lacks shine. Eventually i plan to lower the car on different wheels before chasing power however being 17 and having had my licence for less than a month the insurance is already ridiculous without any modifications.
  7. NebulaicToaster

    "Birtha"- 1989 mk2 for a European Road Trip

    So I bought Birtha from a guy in Surrey without seeing her for very little. All I had to go on were a couple of videos and a phone call. After getting her trailered to Wiltshire I embarked on the long process of restoring her. The plan is to drive her from England to Portugal and back in April and May this year. I had very limited mechanical knowledge starting off (beyond working on tractors) so with my Hayne's manual and a lot of help from the forums (especially @dvderlm, with the pesky pierburg) I set out to get her running. She arrived in Wiltshire not running and missing plates but chock full of spare parts (some of which have been useful). Cosmetically there was some rust on the sills, a ding on the front from hitting a bollard and a very "patina" roof. My mate had a mk2f in his shed which he used to keep sheep feed in until the rats got to it so I figured I would have a fair number of spare parts to hand. This was a little naiive I admit. The previous owner said it didn't need much work, just a manual choke fitting because the auto on the pierburg was broken. While the autochoke may have been duff, the main problem was that the base gasket was leaking air like a sieve. My first cry for help to the forum: After fitting a new base mount (to date I've managed to get three duff units, though I didn't know at the time. The threading sheared out of the rubber twice. The threads on the original bolts and the ones off a scrap car were a different size to the new mounts so in the end I managed to source some m6x100mm bolts which fit perfectly) I spotted a cheap manual choke pierburg on ebay I could skim a choke fitting from. When it arrived it was in much better nick than my pierburg so I decided to redo the gaskets on that one and put it in. This was a mistake, my lack of knowledge at the time caused a few wild goose chases down the road. I parked up the car for a month while I went on a trip. Out in SA I saw a few cars in worse shape which bolstered my confidence a little: When I got back I did a bit more investigating with the car, she was idling now but there was an oil leak somewhere. Initially I thought it was the sump gasket but getting the torch out showed some very poor easygasket spreading on the front right side of the block. The head gasket was leaking. I decided it would be both wise and a good learning experience to sort this out properly. I resolved to replace the head gasket. My second help thread: I was very paranoid about messing up the timing but with all your help I didn't mess it up too badly. I decided to do the water pump and belts too. This proved to make the job twice as hard because of the pesky plastic back cover. I couldn't for the life of me work out how to get the cover off so I took to it with the hacksaw. It's now much easier to get at the belt and mostly covered up. A mate of my dad's runs a head reconditioning shop and did a full skim and rebuild for a couple of bottles (I tried to pay him but he wouldn't take it!). It came back absolutely spotless: Managed to get it all back together, timed up (timing gun is my favourite toy, second only to colourtune) and idling (though still a bit high). After doing the discs, pads, ARB mounts, TCAs and rear wheel bearings I felt sure we were nearly ready to go. But then she sprung a leak. The radiator bottom hose had split. After another parts wild goose chase I replaced the hose with a flexi and all the jubilee clips someone had put on with new spring clips. I felt a little silly when I found a replacement bottom hose in one of the bags of parts the previous owner had left for me (it wasn't with the other hoses though ). I also replaced the thermostat housing and thermostat (which was non-existent when I opened it up, a clear red flag for head gasket going!) All leaks unsprung I thought we were good so I sanded down the horrible patina on the roof and painted it with (don't crucify me) Hammerite Wild Thyme: I also did the wheels in some metallic blue I had knocking about. Anyway after driving her a bit I started getting coil problems: So I swapped it out, though it turned out to be the hall sender arcing, so I swapped that out for another dizzy I had about. She drove well for a while, we went all the way to Wells, then to Wales! Birtha looked a bit ridiculous with a roof rack (also 4 up with a full rack and a dog caused the back wheels to rub so we had to go in 2 cars): It developed a problem about half way to wales, idling out of gear caused the motor to cut out. Not good but I had to nurse her back to Wiltshire like that. This was quite the saga. She broke down for ten minutes 5 miles from home, but I got her in. It turned out another carb bolt had sheared the thread out of the base rubber because the original bolts had different threads to the threads in the rubber. I was driving using the engine vacuum to keep the carb sucked down. Risky. I got a replacement and some new bolts. They went on perfectly and the seal was solid. I thought that solved the problem so I headed off to work. She wouldn't start at work for a bit but I managed to get it going and nurse it home all the way until the big hill with a junction at the top. At which point the car in front decided to stop and I stalled. She wouldn't start at all so I had to call the AA. While waiting it not only started to snow but the police stopped by and helped me push birtha up onto the flat. Big up the wiltshire feds: Sadly the pub was no longer in service so I could only offer a handshake. Mr AA turned up and promptly turned my fuel filter around and chucked a load of grime into the carb. @dvderlm suggested it might be a blocked part load enrichment. Turns out that at some point in servicing the carb I had replaced the gasket on the #13 plate spring bit: And not put it back on the pin properly. The nub was rattling around in the cavity, blocking the hole when on a hill causing the car not to start. I cleaned the whole carb, replaced the fuel filter and replaced the low load enrichment unit as a whole from the old carb. The car drives perfectly now. We head off down to Portugal in April. Very excited. Stay tuned for nice pics and more updates. Cheers for all the help. You guys were ACE
  8. Adim_GTI

    First Project Car

    Consider this my build thread, as the title suggests this is my first project car! I never really intended to own a polo as I was initially planning to buy another golf, but I fell in love with this little coupe after a run around the block in it. Here are a few pics of what I am starting with!
  9. I am currently in the process of rebuilding a small block 1.3, and am having trouble finding anywhere to buy the dome shaped breather that presses into the side of the block. I looked on vwheritage and ebay but had no luck. Does anyone have any idea where I might find one? Thanks, Jordan
  10. Time Left: 13 days and 4 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    inlet manifold from the rare euro GK engine( which was the euro gt 75hp) , fits mk2 polos as an upgrade , as you can see from the pic (taken from google) they have a much bigger bore hard to find now £120 posted within uk mainland more pics avail by request


  11. squareback89

    MK2f or older(Will also consider mk2 Golf)

    Time Left: 3 days and 11 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    I am back in the market for a polo after about 5 years. Looking for a reliable daily driver with >6 months MOT - sub £1000(wow have these things gone up in price?!), the standarder the better! Based in the south east so let me know if you know of anything for sale in the area :)


    , Surrey, Hants

  12. So the polo failed it's MOT on a wobbly top mount. I ordered the bits and got hold of some spring compressors. I read in another thread that once the top nuts are off you can jack the car up and the bolt should fall, which it did. The problem now is how to remove the old top mount bushing, it looks like the spring is still pushing up against the bush despite the bolt falling by about 12 cm. The spring compressors I have are about 40cm long, threaded one end and have a socket hole on the other. They're the 2 claw clamps. The only way I can see it working is if the bit you turn, the socket end, is pointing up. Otherwise the threaded bit hits the roof of the wheel well without the jaws doing the compression. I would try to just take the whole strut off but I now cannot get the hub nut off as the car is in the air and I've got not impact wrench, I can't put it on the ground because I can't get the shock bolt back up into the right hole without the spring compressors which I cannot get to work. Am I missing something stupidly obvious with how to use these ruddy spring compressors? Do I just need to get shorter ones? Does anyone have advice for doing the top mounts without removing the struts, the Haynes isn't hugely helpful. I'll attach some pics Cheers in advance, J
  13. Hi all The engine in my mk2 coupe s has just died, need some options for the best replacement. I am guessing that the engine from a mk2f will fit, but don't want to change too much wiring, so would I be able to run the mk2f engine with a carb? Any advice or ideas for good replacements will help. Thanks
  14. Tryna go back in time on my 94, located most pins, the newer style 2f pin has a blue wire and a blue/white wire but my early mk2 clocks have just two blue wires, anyone help with figurin it out? Tried retracing the loom to see if they came from same place but they dont and i dont have an early mk2 loom to follow back Cheers
  15. Hello Iv had some springs made to lower my 1985 polo saloon 100mm ish but it’s still not low enough at the front. Would lowering top caps from the 6n fit my car??
  16. Leaky heater in Mk2. Is this a dashboard out job or can it all be done from the scuttle tray
  17. Godg95

    86C Panel Van

    Hi Guys, Just signed up to club polo, about to pick up a legit 86c panel van this weekend!! so thought I’d better join!
  18. Johnboy84

    *My mk2f/mk3 work in progress* 😀

    So just a bit of a progress report on my Grandads old Polo (which he had from new but I tracked down after it was sold 8 years ago) As you can see she is looking a bit like her old self now, so far I have repaired the battery tray, replaced battery, brake pads, wipers, passenger wing, steering column/ignition,, aerial, lock set, fit a period Sony face off radio and thoroughly cleaned the interior too. Next on the to do list is to sort out the bits of scabby bodywork and replace the fuel tank and tyres 👍🏻 As she has been off the road a few years I’m hoping that I can’t get her MOTd early next year and hopefully take her to a Polo meet or two 🤗 I intend to keep her standard as the day my grandad bought her back in 1994 👍🏻 Welcome me any thoughts/comments/advice Cheers 👌🏻
  19. RossJukes

    Mk2 Build Thread

    Finally got round to starting a build thread. Would love to know your thoughts and what you'd do with her https://www.motorverso.com/vw-polo-coupe/ Thanks, Ross
  20. RossJukes

    1984 Mk2 Coupe (Zender Kit)

    Hi All, I posted this on here many, many years ago but now it's finally time to get it sorted! It was sat in the garden for years but when I moved and had a secure (& dry!) parking, I decided to get it road worthy! Already had some work done, but plenty to do. Next big project is getting the various bits of rust sorted and maybe try to sort a lowering kit. What would you do with it? Cheers, Ross
  21. MonsterL35YFP

    Head unit install

    Has anyone got a good thread for installing a head unit on a mk2f as I can't seem to get my pioneer one to get any power iv bridged a wire from the ignition live (black and yellow wire) to the unit power and nothing happened.
  22. grantunit21

    MK2 polo driver's door needed

    Time Left: 20 days and 14 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Hi there does anyone have a good driver door for sale in the north east of England of anyone willing to post one Thanks Grant


  23. Anyone know what the float height of the dmtl should be? Many thanks
  24. Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Front seats and rear bench for mk2 polo. They have been recovered and were originally black but the material has faded. Front seats are corbeau, rears are original. Fronts are mounted on custom frames to fit standard runners and sit slightly lower than standard. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183405771143


    Hathern, Leicestershire - GB

  25. Hello Polo people im planning something different to say the least, im putting individual throttle bodies on a AAV and possibly a GT in the future my question is has anyone fitted a crank position sensor and trigger wheel to one, the only way I can see it being done is on the crank pulley and making a bracket up to hold the sensor. If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated.

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