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  2. Hey, hope everyone is good. I'm having intermittent issues with the headunit in my 2015 Mk7 Golf GTD. The headunit will start, but it seems "disconnected" from the MFD or other buttons like on the dash. Sometimes after a short period of time it'll come online and be fine. When it doesn't boot properly bluetooth doesnt work. It states "turn ignition on" even though the engine is running. Any ideas? 20200520_180816.mp4
  3. Hi 125 kg is not a lot of weight to overload the suspension as long as its not in there for a long time and over rough roads then it should be fine. Its probably your imagination that it is lower but worth checking if the car settles after a while and if leaning to one side when empty I would have the springs checked but unlikely that would happen.
  4. Hi Simple question hopefully. I loaded about 125kg of sand into the boot of my car. Is this a safe load for the rear suspension? There was nothing else in the car other than me, and I am only about 75kg. Just a bit concerned it seemed lower the next day, although could be imagining that. Have struggled to work out what the car can take from the manual. Any feedback would be appreciated. Many thanks
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  6. Hi Keith.....welcome to the Forum Here are some on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=2008+volkswagen+polo+coolant+temperature+sensor&_sacat=0 Just compare the one you have on the engine to those in the photos but ensure that the colour is the same as there used to be two different types and identified by their individual colour (Negative and Postive temperature cooefficient types)
  7. I’m looking for a temperature sensor for a 58 reg VW POLO can anyone help
  8. Hi....welcome to the Forum Servicing a 1.2 Polo should be easy enough if you follow some guidance (YouTube is a semi-reliable source of information) and some tasks are very simple. Basic hand tools (spanners, sockets, etc) and some garage equipment (trolley jack, axle stands, oil drain tray) are always handy to have around and invaluable in working on cars. Other tools such as oil filter wrench, torque wrench, hydrometer to check coolant strength, etc are also handy to have in your toolbox. Most items are available in Halfords at reasonable cost and quite good quality as well. Let us know how you get on with it all
  9. Hi all, im a newbie at working on cars could anyone suggest the tools/equipment im gonna need to service my vw polo 1.2 tsi and of course any advice would be grateful Cheers DD
  10. I would say that it needs a good blast to clear it through especially if it was only driven locally.
  11. Hi many thanks for the quick response and advice, as the weekend is nearly upon us I'll get to these 3 points first thing. Really appreciate it very much kind regards Gary 😊
  12. Hi.....welcome to the Forum We don't arrange any club meets as such but feel free if you want to organise a local meeting on here Good to have you onboard and just jump into any posts you feel you can contribute to.
  13. Hi....welcome to the Forum First thoughts are if its lumpy on idle then I would check the glowplugs are all operating okay. After that I would look at any turbo boost hoses for leaks (usually hear them) and if so replace them After that I would check and replace the engine oil if the condition is less than par and also the air filter.
  14. Hi I'm new to the forum so if this topic has been extensively covered I'm sorry. I've just bought a 2007 VW Passat TDI sport estate. When you start it up from cold it's a bit lumpy at idle, but the when it's been left to warm up it's smells quiet bad, like a really old burnt out engine. It'll tickover nicely when warm but there seems to be a lot of black / grey smoke coming out the exhaust. Are these signs of a blocked up EGR valve or something else. Please help, I've only just bought the car and I just hope it's not a lemon cheers Gary 😂
  15. Hi I'm new to the forum so if this topic has been extensively covered I'm sorry. I've just bought a 2007 VW Passat TDI sport estate. When you start it up from cold it's a bit lumpy at idle, but the when it's been left to warm up it's smells quiet bad, like a really old burnt out engine. It'll tickover nicely when warm but there seems to be a lot of black / grey smoke coming out the exhaust. Are these signs of a blocked up EGR valve or something else. Please help, I've only just bought the car and I just hope it's not a lemon cheers Gary 😂
  16. Hi new guy on the forum, just bought a lovely VW Passat 2.0TDI sport estate. Looking for advice, club meetings, ect Always friendly and helpful although not always knowledgeable. All the best Gary
  17. I have a 2008 vw touran and when i unlock using key fob all doors unlock but when i lock using key fob the drivers door doesn't lock and inicators don't blink like usual. Anyone know what this problem is?
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  20. Hi Thank you very much! As a loom assembly I'm pretty sure one cable comes from the abs and another from the brake pad wear sensor and then they both join to one cable in a Y junction which goes through wing bulkhead together, I haven't been able to see inside the engine bay whether they go to different points, thank you anyway will have another look was just wondering if anyone had replaced it recently. Thanks for the help! Leigh.
  21. Hi....welcome to the Forum I cannot remember from memory whether this is the case but generally the signal generated by the ABS would be completely different to the earth switching from the pad wear sensor. I don't believe they would share the same wires so it would only probably share an outer sheath containing both wires
  22. Hi all Was wondering if anyone could help me to understand something on a 2004 vw touran 1.9 TDI My brake pad wear indictior connector is broken therefore need to replace the loom end and not the brake pad +the sensor that comes with it, the question I have is does the abs cable run into the same loom, Ie 2 cables travels up into 1 and through the wing bulkhead? What I'm seeing is 1 cable comes through the wing bulkhead down to a upside down Y piece and one goes to the brake pad wear sensor and the other to the abs Thank you in advance! 🙏
  23. So when you are finally released from lockdown and able to drive your car....what music will you play in the car?
  24. Hi....welcome to the forum There's nothing wrong with a convertible beetle, an iconic car restyled and improved over the years, whats not to love about them 🙂 What year is the Beetle? Could be a relay issue but without knowing more about the car its difficult to truly diagnose
  25. Hello, I bought my first car last year and I love owning a VW convertible Beetle. This is despite all my friends mocking me for owning a hair dressers car lol! I am wondering if anybody else has had any issues with the wipers being infrequently not working?
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