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I’m probably facing the task of having to change the infamous 1B3 Rubber Carb mount on my 1043HZ Breadvan, but want to fit the best quality one I can. I had previous problems with the deterioration of the original VW mount and have in the past fitted about 3 different makes of pattern part ones which, quite frankly, all seem to be absolute rubbish quality. The 1st one split after about 6 months, then two others that lasted less than that.I also found that as well as the rubber splitting, the pattern ones also have ‘inserts’ for the carb bolts that can easily pull out of the metal p
On my 2f coupe, one of the rubber parcel shelf straps has snapped. It's probably died of old age. This part is now obselete (861863447A) so I can't get it anywhere. Golf MK2 ones are similar, but way too short - the polo one is about 35cm long. Does anyone know of a similar replacement part from another car? Cheers
The exhaust on my '84 mk2 polo seems to have a lot of play. When going over a bigger bump or hole in the road I get a terrible screeching noise of metal on metal. My guess is the muffler slams the body, the 2 old donut rubbers that it hangs by are very worn. A parts dealer in my area gave me new rings, OEM-matched using my number plate. But the new rubbers seem smaller and are nowhere as flexible as the old ones. Wrong part? I can't possible put on both rubbers now by hand, there is way too much tension.
Having got my polo on the road it's losing coolant from the connections for the hoses at the base of the rad, and where that hose connects to the thermostat housing. I thought it was because of an old hose but I replaced it (along with the jubilee clips holding them on) and it's now leaking more! (Worse in cold weather I assume due to contraction) I read up and apparently the spring clips are better than jubilee (even though they're a pain to put on) but having now put the spring clips back on its still leaky. Any advice? The spring clips were old so maybe I should get new ones if so wher