VW Polo hitting 492 642km advice please

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VW Polo hitting 492 642km advice please

Post by Black Widow » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:17 pm

I need some advice please.

Polo 1.6 Comfortline 2005 has been boasting excellent reliability since bought new in 2005. Kilometers as of today is 492 642km. On its way to the half a million kilometers. The clutch however is now really on its last legs. Can you advice on a reliable clutch kit. Other problem is the heat guage shows that the car is running hotter than normal ecspecially in slow moving city traffic. Can you advice on what the reason might be. Thanks in advance.
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Post by billionairebum » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:46 pm

Wow
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Post by MarshallGTi » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:12 pm

1.6 is not a powerhouse so any of the usual brands will work (sachs/LUK/etc)

when was the last time you flushed and replaced the coolant? old dodgy coolant and a sticky thermostat could be the problem, especially if its gunked up the inside of the radiator as well.
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Post by Unobeat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:16 pm

That is really impressive kilos covered.
Epic stuff.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:15 pm

Have a good look t the entire cooling system. IE is the thermostat opening and are both the fans running. Often you find one fan dead - which puts strain on the rest of the system and the next thing a whole cascade of failures happen in succession - like the fan controller, a thermostat, housings that crack because of the extra heat etc.
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Post by Black Widow » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks for all the advice. Really appreciate. Will have it checked out asap.
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Post by 1 Eyed Monkey » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Wow.

And here I am worried with my skedonk hitting 260 000 km soon. Suppose I can get another 100 000km out of it.
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Post by Rascal69 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:55 pm

respect, impressive km's covered from new...
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Post by OettingerTDi » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:40 pm

Awesome miles!

So I suppose my 2004 1.6 Comfortline with 92 000km's is a youngster still... :driving:
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Post by Black Widow » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:43 pm

Yes 1 Eyed Monkey your car is still a youngster and Oettinger TDI your car is still an infant. So you can still cover many miles with both. Hold on to them.
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Post by Unobeat » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:37 pm

I have thinking of getting one of these Polo's as a daily as they seem to very reliable no fuss at all.

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panic-mechanic wrote:When I build engines and do stuff like this I do it when there is nobody else around, No distractions, No phone nothing so that you don't forget what you should be doing. It's the little things that make them run right. Anybody can slap a basic bottom end together. that is the easy bit. It's all the little things that makes these builds a success or not.
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