Official 6R Polo GTI thread

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Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:58 am

So i started this thread in the hope that 6R drivers can post any issues, questions and just general chat relating to their car. A good place for all to share information...
Also for the 6R owners to get to know eachother :hi: as there are a few of us around and organise a few meetups etc..
Lets hope it works. :cool:



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So as requested I will now list links to related topics/issues to make life easier for us all. Send me the link and I will add it here.


1.Cost per service interval
2. Oil type
3. Changing Bulbs on the 6R Polo
4. Lowering springs for the 6R
5. Spark Plugs
6. Disable Halogen DRL
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Tyler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:16 am

I love my 6R Gti... absolutely brilliant.

One issue, I noticed that if the road is slightly bumpy she changes gear by herself, even in manual mode...

but yeah, mostly a brilliant machine, performance, economy, looks, luxury, it's the whole package! :driving: :grin:
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby VGTI » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:28 am

Tyler wrote:I love my 6R Gti... absolutely brilliant.

One issue, I noticed that if the road is slightly bumpy she changes gear by herself, even in manual mode...

but yeah, mostly a brilliant machine, performance, economy, looks, luxury, it's the whole package! :driving: :grin:


Have you found and read the manual yet? :grin:
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Dawie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:31 am

Great idea. This thread will rock as their are a lot of 6R PGTI owners around nowadays.
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Tyler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:35 am

VGTI wrote:Have you found and read the manual yet? :grin:


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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Duck » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:50 am

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:57 am

Good feedback so far, thanks guys...

The only issue is that noisy gearbox, especially low speeds over bumps and also when changing manually...
After the dyno run this weekend i found that when driving in manual and stopping, when i pull of there is a delay in the acceleration response, so fokal happens and then she pulls/jerks forwards... i think i need to log and see if any issues.. so that means VAGCOM and software is needed...

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Dawie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:01 pm

Done 9700km thus far with only an indicator bulb needing replacement.
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby MeanTdi » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:13 pm

Tyler wrote:
VGTI wrote:Have you found and read the manual yet? :grin:


Nope...

A totally noob question, does the 6R Polo GTI come with a manual?
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby VWicked » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:16 pm

Mr 6R_GTI_BB, I has the com of vag, bring it around and we can check, also get the coding for the autolock doors that dawie had done and we can do that as well...
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Titleists » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:20 pm

MeanTdi wrote:
Tyler wrote:
VGTI wrote:Have you found and read the manual yet? :grin:


Nope...

A totally noob question, does the 6R Polo GTI come with a manual?


Manual gearbox no, Owner's manual yes. :troll:
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Tyler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:23 pm

Titleists wrote:Manual gearbox no, Owner's manual yes. :troll:


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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:40 pm

VWicked wrote:Mr 6R_GTI_BB, I has the com of vag, bring it around and we can check, also get the coding for the autolock doors that dawie had done and we can do that as well...


Sweet that would be awesome, and i also need to do the drivers door unlock effort.

Let me know a suitable time and day please Jash

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Larry » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Happy with mine. It's used 1L of oil in 8600kms. Still going well. I do have that "Clutch rattle" over speed bumps, as well as the "Jerk" Which is slightly annoying, but I think its a DSG Software issue that will hopefully be resolved by an update. It feels almost like a delay, waiting for some clutch "Slip" and then suddenly the complete release of the clutch. But yeah, slightly annoying in traffic.

Another issue I have is this DAMN indicator bulb thats playing mind games with me.....it gives the bulb out error on the dash and the relay flashes overtime, but on the outside of the car ALL the lights are working as they should. :bang:

Not sure if you guys know, but the 6R GTI, like alot of the new "sporty" cars (Including the new M5) has a "sound generator" to reproduce the engine note inside the cabin, by vibrating against the windscreen. Which I think is a little lame, so I dissconnected mine. DAMN the Car is DEAD Quiet now. Too quiet in fact :lol: and when you give it the beans it sounds like the 1.4 it is..... :lol: So I think I'll be putting it back in....... :oops:
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Larry wrote:Happy with mine. It's used 1L of oil in 8600kms. Still going well. I do have that "Clutch rattle" over speed bumps, as well as the "Jerk" Which is slightly annoying, but I think its a DSG Software issue that will hopefully be resolved by an update. It feels almost like a delay, waiting for some clutch "Slip" and then suddenly the complete release of the clutch. But yeah, slightly annoying in traffic.

Another issue I have is this DAMN indicator bulb thats playing mind games with me.....it gives the bulb out error on the dash and the relay flashes overtime, but on the outside of the car ALL the lights are working as they should. :bang:

Not sure if you guys know, but the 6R GTI, like alot of the new "sporty" cars (Including the new M5) has a "sound generator" to reproduce the engine note inside the cabin, by vibrating against the windscreen. Which I think is a little lame, so I dissconnected mine. DAMN the Car is DEAD Quiet now. Too quiet in fact :lol: and when you give it the beans it sounds like the 1.4 it is..... :lol: So I think I'll be putting it back in....... :oops:



I heard so, after this i will not be unplugging it ha ha :lol:
Whats your next mod Larry, I hear Shaheen from E-tuners is getting DP's soon...

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Dawie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:54 pm

I only notice the clutch rattle with the driver's side window is down. All windows closed and I cannot hear it at all.
The jerk in slow moving traffic only happens when going up or down hill for me. Seems to be the hill hold assist but not sure. I have to agree though that driving the DSG in traffic is no fun.
I see you also found the sound actuator info. Leave it connected as ye the 1.4 does not sound all that great without it.

Any idea if it is possible to switch the park lights off in the front via VAGCOM? Find it quite pointless running with the dipped main beams as part of the daylight running lights setup.
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Larry » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:05 pm

6R_GTI_BB wrote:I heard so, after this i will not be unplugging it ha ha :lol:
Whats your next mod Larry, I hear Shaheen from E-tuners is getting DP's soon...


Yeah I spoke with him already, and he says that there is a way around the CEL that comes on when you don't have software. BUT alas, $$$ is a little tight at the moment. So No Mods planned yet, you ?
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Larry » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:08 pm

Dawie wrote:I only notice the clutch rattle with the driver's side window is down. All windows closed and I cannot hear it at all.
The jerk in slow moving traffic only happens when going up or down hill for me. Seems to be the hill hold assist but not sure. I have to agree though that driving the DSG in traffic is no fun.
I see you also found the sound actuator info. Leave it connected as ye the 1.4 does not sound all that great without it.

Any idea if it is possible to switch the park lights off in the front via VAGCOM? Find it quite pointless running with the dipped main beams as part of the daylight running lights setup.


Good point. Could very well be.....

I've been through just about ALL the settings in VAG com and there seems to be no way to put the DRL off. The only thing you can do is switch the taillights and numberplate light off when the DRL's are on.....what I do somethimes is just put the park lights on then the DRL's are off.....
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Tyler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:09 pm

Larry wrote:Not sure if you guys know, but the 6R GTI, like alot of the new "sporty" cars (Including the new M5) has a "sound generator" to reproduce the engine note inside the cabin, by vibrating against the windscreen. Which I think is a little lame, so I dissconnected mine.


Hi Larry, just out of curiosity, how do you disconnect it?

I permanently drive with my parking lights on... it solves the hassle of the dash getting darker if it's slightly cloudy or I drive into a building, that got annoying quickly...
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Dawie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:24 pm

Larry wrote:I've been through just about ALL the settings in VAG com and there seems to be no way to put the DRL off. The only thing you can do is switch the taillights and numberplate light off when the DRL's are on.....what I do somethimes is just put the park lights on then the DRL's are off.....


Just to check, the default DRL setup is taillights, numberplate lights, dipped beam and park lights? Wonder why the parks must be on as the dipped beam should be enough. Them Germans and all you know. :smile:
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:26 pm

Tyler wrote:
Larry wrote:Not sure if you guys know, but the 6R GTI, like alot of the new "sporty" cars (Including the new M5) has a "sound generator" to reproduce the engine note inside the cabin, by vibrating against the windscreen. Which I think is a little lame, so I dissconnected mine.


Hi Larry, just out of curiosity, how do you disconnect it?

I permanently drive with my dip beam on... it solves the hassle of the dash getting darker if it's slightly cloudy or I drive into a building, that got annoying quickly...


Check the VWwatercooled site, its the AUS forum, there is a dedicated 6R section, you will find it there.

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby 6R_GTI_BB » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Larry wrote:
6R_GTI_BB wrote:I heard so, after this i will not be unplugging it ha ha :lol:
Whats your next mod Larry, I hear Shaheen from E-tuners is getting DP's soon...


Yeah I spoke with him already, and he says that there is a way around the CEL that comes on when you don't have software. BUT alas, $$$ is a little tight at the moment. So No Mods planned yet, you ?


im thinking drop 35mm and then DP. any idea how he gets around the CEL issue?
and the springs affect warranty, and im afraid of the warranty issue.

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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Gansnek » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:34 pm

There is a way to manually switch off DRL's on the mk6's dont know if it will work for the polos:

Key in ignition, but off, no lights on dash. Push flicker stalk down (left turn) pull back for brights,keep it there and turn key to on position.

Wait for one beep and switch off.

To turn them back on same procedure just flicker stalk up(right turn)

See if that works. Works on the mk6.
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Titleists » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:37 pm

Larry wrote:Another issue I have is this DAMN indicator bulb thats playing mind games with me.....it gives the bulb out error on the dash and the relay flashes overtime, but on the outside of the car ALL the lights are working as they should. :bang:


That's a 6R Polo issue. My office car has the same issue.
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Re: Official 6R Polo GTI thread

Postby Dawie » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:49 pm

Gansnek wrote:There is a way to manually switch off DRL's on the mk6's dont know if it will work for the polos:

Key in ignition, but off, no lights on dash. Push flicker stalk down (left turn) pull back for brights,keep it there and turn key to on position.

Wait for one beep and switch off.

To turn them back on same procedure just flicker stalk up(right turn)

See if that works. Works on the mk6.


Thanks Gansnek. They actually have that procedure in the manual but for the life of me I cannot get it to work. Think I will try it again tonight with the updated VW software Revo loaded.
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