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Hi All, Just wondering if I can have some help please I have a mark 2 polo 86c breadvan 1990 Polo Ranger. I have had this problem on and off for a while but its really becoing annoying, on driving to work this morning I lost power to the speedo unit the clock works fine but I looseall the instrument lights and gauges. I had a look at it yesterday and straightened all the pins to think I have a loose connection or a break in the wire just wondering if any of you have had the same issue? by chance does anyone know when the pins are actually called as I am thinking if changing them. They are long and small with 2 teeth off the end to attach to the pcb its almost like a crimp. Thanks, Lewis
Good evening gents, This is morning I jumped in my 2008 polo gti 1.8t 9n3 to take it down for a valet! A few miles from home my dashboard just lit up warning lights flashing everywhere and bleeping. I’ve checked the battery which was 12.8v without engine running, new quality battery was fitted 2 years ago. But it has started and stopped a lot today. With engine running it was 14.4v so I think battery and alternator is ok. Doing more random checks it seems to happen when turning the steering wheel. I have uploaded a video to YouTube. Has anyone seen anything similar? I’m thinking power steering pump or sensor down to earth causing the ecu to go crazy. Ash
After the poor turnout this weekend at the rolling road day, we are looking to get feedback on why that was the case? Basically we ran just 7 cars this year where as previous years have usually seen almost double that if not more. Plus those who usually turn up just to meet up with friends and chew the fat. So is there anything we can do to get more of you to turn up? Or is a rolling road morning/day something that people just aren't interested in any more? There are a few things we can do as a club to change the day up a bit. We could always have it later in the year for example, if most people struggled do to weather, project progress or just purely financial reasons. We could turn the day into more of a weekend event, maybe a sort of pre Polo Social idea where we camp over night somewhere close by. These are just ideas we have run amongst the staff so far. But please give us your thoughts. Also remember a rolling road run isn't just about peak power figures, although that's what everyone brags about. A rolling road graph is very useful for seeing how your car produces its power over the RPM range, for analysing AFR figures during a power run and seeing where improvements are needed to improve driveability not just getting more peak power. Plus the guys at Aldon Automotive are very knowledgeable, based on the run they will be able to give you advise on how they think you could improve the figures. Anyway, we would like to hear your feedback on the matter and try and get more of you involved for next year.
NebulaicToaster posted a topic in Engine, Transmission and ExhaustI did a full head gasket change recently, new gaskets seals water pump belt and skimmed serviced head. After putting her all back together and fixing an ignition problem she is still running a little rough I think (I can't tell if it's a normal running sound because I've never owned a polo before and she was in this condition when I got her). I took her for a test drive yesterday and after starting up and putting the choke in she kept stalling going into first. I had to put a load of revs on to get her to move. After driving for a bit it stopped being an issue. I colourtuned the engine before the head change, should I retune now the head has been done (the leak was on cylinder one front right), and could it be a mixture problem? I also put a pierburg carb on to replace the old one (another 1b but with manual choke and no external reservoir, maybe the reservoir is causing the lack of fuel to the cylinders)? Sounds like it could be a misfire but I've got the timing bang on and all the plugs are getting electric (got a stroboscope) so maybe I've cocked up the head gasket? I've got a compression tester now and I'll do one after the weekend, I really hope it's something carb related though because the head was a pain to do . .. It's a MK2 1.05 HZ bready Thanks for all your help with her, sorry for the mountain of questions, just want her to be the best she can be!