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  1. OK, the starter makes a slight grinding noise just after starting that to me sounds like a bearing or bendix going bad or something so I want to change it before it goes altogether. I know there are people who say you CAN replace the starter without taking the intake manifold off but I want to take it off anyway just so I can have a look at things to see how it all works and fits together. Looking at my monster 999cc engine it looks like somebody has stolen the inlet manifold and replaced it with a piece of weird black plastic, surely somebody's sick idea of a joke. I mean, all inlet manifolds are made of some kind of metal. right? What next? Pistons of wood? Anyway, I'm going to take the intake manifold off when I change the starter and was just wondering if there's any weird quirks I should be aware of. It looks easy enough to me, just remove a few allen bolts and disconnect a couple of wire connectors, but I'm sure there'll be some kind of computery complications involved. Will the ECU go mad if I disconnect the wires to the throttle body etc? Also I expect to find either gaskets or O-rings at the inlets so are these likely to need replacing with new ones or can the old ones generally be used again with caution if they look good? I rather suspect it should all come off easily by the looks of it without even taking the throttle body off and then I can do the starter and have a poke about at the back of the engine to see what's what. Are there any other little jobs that need doing while the manifold and starter are off? Would hate to have to pull it all off again just for something minor later.
  2. Hello, As I'm fighting with a 1.6 swap in my MK2F, I wanted to know what kind of starter (part number or something CERTAIN would be hella helpful) to fit to a 1.6 with the thinner flywheel. I already have had the whole setup up and running with the thicker flywheel but had to pull the engine out again and I want to get the lighter flywheel working. As I have the starter for the thicker flywheel, thought maybe it is a possibility that I could just swap out the bendix for it? Still would need a number for that though
  3. Hi, I've got a 1.6 polo GTI engine fitted into a Seat Arosa. All has been fine until recently it stopped turning on, I got a new battery as the old one was faulty, but it still happened. So I've fitted a brand new Bosch starter motor, and it still happens although now it won't start off of a jump where as before it would! Could it be a faulty starter motor? Or issues with the not a high enough gauge wire to the starter? I've been driving this car for 6 years with no problems until recently! Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have!
  4. MikeKingston

    Starting issues

    Hi Guys Hoping you can all help me i recently purchased a (w) reg year 2000 1.4 MPI Polo great condition with 67,000 on the Clock seemed like a great buy! Having a couple of problems with her! problem 1 - Go to start the key turns all the way and makes a loud whirring nosie and makes no attempt to crank the engine, after usually 3 attempts it starts no problem no hestitation. Baffles me could it be starter motor or something as simple as a loose connection? Problem 2 - Engine Warm up - IF you leave the car in neutral at idle it will go up to operating temperature of 90 degrees c, the fan will make no attempt to come on whatsoever. As soon as you start driving the temperature guage drops back down into the white, heat is still present from the heaters although not particualry hot. I thought the obvious and changed the thermostat twice in fact! i then changed the engine temeperature sensor located below the Thermostat hoping this was the problem again nothing. when i changed borth parts i released the anti freeze out of the bottom rad hose and slowly pourrd the coolant into the expansion bottle to prevent air, as a precaution i started the engine with the expansion tank lid off and left to warm up to expel any potential air. but still same problem. Can you guys tell me if i am doing something wrong please??? All your help will be much appreciated :) Mike
  5. I thought I would be able to get enough clearance to get at it from the top once I removed the airbox But nope, not even close. Haynes says to remove the inlet manifold...is this really necessary or can I get at it from bellow? I was down there yesterday working on the gear linkage so I know It's a tight space, I remeber it being a tight squeeze getting to the breather as well. Can I get a ratchet in there or will I have to go from the wheel arch?
  6. Hello all, I've recently fitted a brand new starter motor and a brand new battery, The car won't start and the only way it will run is if i push it off, I had some earthing issues with smoking etc, sorted them, now all the starter motor does is just click. Thats it, won't turn over at all. Unusure. Anyone got any ideas what i can do, its really frustrating!!
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