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  1. Hello all, thanks for being here. We have a MkII 1litre Polo breadvan that has worked fine until this problem: It starts fine, idles fine cold and warm but when you put your foot down on the accelerator the engine has a real issue in increasing the revs as demanded. It can drive, if you sort of put your foot down a bit, then relax and do it again you can get the revs up - and when you're driving at a constant speed, it's all fine - it's just when you demand a load that things go awry. It's like double-de-clutching really. We had a mechanic working on this - he changed the plugs
  2. Hi guys, I posted earlier and got a very prompt response and it was greatly appreciated! I am getting married in little over 6 weeks time and hope to get my beloved mk2f coupe on the road again for the big day. The car has been off the road for some time and I asked my dad to charge the battery for me. I came home today to see that my dad loosened the cam and slipped the timing belt off and turned the cam by hand (for some reason). I am in a position now where my Haynes manual has disappeared and I need to know what damage has potenti
  3. Finally got my timing marks perfect and got to the point of setting the z with the strobe.so I did so by removing blue temp sender holding revs at 2000 and moved to z ‘mark.took car out for a drive ran nicely but zero boost.came back this time didn’t hold the Revs at 2000 just moved the mark to z and car now has nice boost but the mark is now not at z.what is going on?i only decided to try it without holding the revs as I did read some g40s don’t need the Rebs holding to set the mark.can anyone shed some light on this please I’m so nearly there
  4. I’ve had my g rebuilt and sadly it came back running like a sack of spuds.i recently discovered the car came back with the timing was a tooth and a half out.so I’ve had ago at putting it right myself as I’ve done it numerous times but as soon as I line my marks up and put the belt on and attempt to tighten the water pump the crank pulley mark moves.does anyone have an explanation as to what could be the problem and how I rectify it please.
  5. MK2F GT: I'm trying to understand TDC vs ignition and how a belt tooth either way can affect performance: Which direction on crank pulley timing notch will advance the ignition, if that's the right term for this - clockwise when facing crank/cam sprockets toward the forward edge of timing gap, or counterclockwise toward rear of gap? I timed the crank pulley slightly clockwise lined up with forward edge of the gap which ended up bang in the middle after a couple of rotations. I think it was further back last change at the other end of the gap which it's been
  6. Hi all, when I bought my 6n (1.4 CL) the bloke I got it from told me his father had done the timing belt in 2016 at what can only be 10K miles ago. He had No receipts or anything to prove but being a silly youth I bought the car. It has now occurred to me that the timing belt to me does not look all that “fresh”. Has a kind of thin zebra pattern on the back of the belt buT I can still read the Print. See pics attached, is changing the belt a hard job? My Haynes manual always makes jobs seem more complicated than they really are. Cheers in advance
  7. Hello I'm in need of some advice, iv replaced the head gasket on my AAV and before I put the head on I put the pistons on TDC by feeling the top of the pistons but it puts the crank pulley mark on the 0, I'm just wondering if this it normal? because the Haynes manual says it's meant to be on the Z of the belt cover. I have turned the engine over twice by hand and it moves spot on no noises, anything advice would be great. I will post pictures later on today.
  8. Hi all, can anyone tell me how to time up an AAU MK2F when the timing belt has gone? No plastic engine cover with arrows to time to?? thanks in advance
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