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Old 7th April 2016, 00:06   #976
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Posted this in a different thread but reposting here as its sure to get more eyeballs.

So the quest for a silent car persists. Just when I though I had solved all the squeakiness of my beloved and shut her up once and for all, she comes up with a new rattle. So far I have fixed rattles in my hood dampener, the hood strut, the radiator and the plastic trim from inside the engine bay. In the process of trying to figure out the source of rattles iv'e also got the tubing and collinite fix done on the doors.

Now the latest source of the rattle is the glove compartment. Any leads?

On a lighter note, I got a call from the VW service centre asking me when I was bringing my car in for the free 6 month general check up.
I bought her over a year and a half ago. Better late than never?
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I expect there are wheel doctors out there!

I'm sure that the roughness can be got rid of with the usual metal-work implements of files and abrasive paper but, and it is a big but for the final appearance: am I right in thinking that these alloys have some sort of clearcoat finish?

I'd guess that the wheels should be rebalanced after such damage/repair, as metal has been removed.


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Thank you. Should i rebalance for such minor damage? I didn't feel any vibes at 90-100 kmph and since it happened at low speed, i thought of checking it at first inspection at 7500kms/6 months. Is it ok?

@a4anurag, Thanks for the video. Will check if anyone can do this process. Scared to do it as DIY in new car :(
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Can you guys tell me the service cost for Polo TDi for 75K, 1Lac & afterwards?
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Posted this in a different thread but reposting here as its sure to get more eyeballs.

So the quest for a silent car persists. Just when I though I had solved all the squeakiness of my beloved and shut her up once and for all, she comes up with a new rattle. So far I have fixed rattles in my hood dampener, the hood strut, the radiator and the plastic trim from inside the engine bay. In the process of trying to figure out the source of rattles iv'e also got the tubing and collinite fix done on the doors.

Now the latest source of the rattle is the glove compartment. Any leads?

On a lighter note, I got a call from the VW service centre asking me when I was bringing my car in for the free 6 month general check up.
I bought her over a year and a half ago. Better late than never?
I had a similar issue and during the free 6 month check-up the service centre guys found that there is play in gear box mount. It was replaced under warranty. That also took care of the stutter while moving off at 1st gear.

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Can you guys tell me the service cost for Polo TDi for 75K, 1Lac & afterwards?
I recently got my Vento TDi serviced for 5th year which is equivalent to 75000 Kms but I have only clocked 23000 kms. To give a fair idea, the cost for 75000 Kms service would be around Rs. 10000 excluding add on service like waxing, etc.

You can know about labour cost by this calculator given on VW website.

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Wow...and I was feeling happy my Vento crossed the 78,000 mark!

Anyway, one good thing is that the services are NOT getting progressively more expensive. My 5 year/75,000 km one cost just under 8,000/-
Good to know the lower service costs as my Polo is due for 75,000 kms servicing. Have booked an appointment already with the dealer & hope I don't shell out a bomb.

BTW, I'm hearing some mysterious noise from my steering whenever I turn the car in a right angled turn or an U turn. Any idea what is the likely issue? Anything to do with steering gearbox? Planning to discuss about it with the service technician & may get it fixed along with the service.
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Good to know the lower service costs as my Polo is due for 75,000 kms servicing. Have booked an appointment already with the dealer & hope I don't shell out a bomb.

BTW, I'm hearing some mysterious noise from my steering whenever I turn the car in a right angled turn or an U turn. Any idea what is the likely issue? Anything to do with steering gearbox? Planning to discuss about it with the service technician & may get it fixed along with the service.
May car has run 67K Kms and is due for 6th year service. I am also hearing a noise from the steering when you turn it. More like a whining sound.
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May car has run 67K Kms and is due for 6th year service. I am also hearing a noise from the steering when you turn it. More like a whining sound.
Mine is more like a grinding noise rather than a whine. Did a Google search & found that the whining noise in your case is likely due to low power steering fluid while the grinding noise that I'm hearing could be due to worn out components. Anyways, will clarify this with the technician.

For the record, I've done about 65K kms so far.
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Are there any good 3rd party Service Stations in Bangalore for the Polo? My car has run about 65k kms and I am really really tired dealing with the Volkswagen service centres in Bangalore. Volkswagen Whitefield is the worst of the lot regularly delaying delivery, lousy repairs and not so great staff. Evaluating if places like First Choice would do a better job. Do they get access to the same genuine spares? Earlier Volkswagen Service centres were the only place you can get the spares. Has this changed now?

Any pointers? Thanks!

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Are there any good 3rd party Service Stations in Bangalore for the Polo? My car has run about 65k kms and I am really really tired dealing with the Volkswagen service centres in Bangalore. Volkswagen Whitefield is the worst of the lot regularly delaying delivery, lousy repairs and not so great staff. Evaluating if places like First Choice would do a better job. Do they get access to the same genuine spares? Earlier Volkswagen Service centres were the only place you can get the spares. Has this changed now?

Any pointers? Thanks!

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Even I would also like to know the answers to these questions you have raised above.

However, I would like to add here that my experience with VW service (Elite motors, Singasandra) has been reasonably good.
I have completed 3 routine services and 2 running repairs (1 for rat damage, 1 for accident repairs). All the times, the experience has been satisfactory.

During 2nd service, they proactively changed the engine mounts and steering rack under warranty for some very minor vibrations.
During 3rd service, they fixed all the minor niggles I had requested them to fix. Recently, they have hired a very senior head mechanic who used to work earlier with Mercedes. Talking to him was a very good experience.
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Mine is more like a grinding noise rather than a whine.
Got the 5th service done yesterday @ VW Sundaram and it cost me Rs 15K including replacing the suspension strut on both the sides. The grinding noise that I complained was due to the worn out suspension strut. The service guys have done a good job on that and I don't hear any of that noise from steering wheel now. A pair of new suspension struts including labor costs a little more than Rs 4000. That should give some rough idea about the cost for 5th service.

In addition, the SA called me asking for an approval to do the following replacements: Both lower arm, Engine mounting, Gearbox mounting and link rod. However, I declined as the cost he quoted for these replacements were in the range of Rs 15K. Thought of checking out if anyone has done any of the above replacements and do they really cost that much an amount? Wanted to know if any other dealer in Chennai (KUN VW or Abra) charges less for similar works or is it the same all over? Please advise guys if you have some info.

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Dear Polo Owners,
Is any body aware of the procedure to lock the Front passenger side door (from inside)
while driving.
My 2 year old kid sometimes scampers his way to front seat. So, I want to make sure that Front passenger door is also locked from inside.

By the way, both of my rear doors are child-locked. However, i could not find the child-lock insert for the front door(s).

Any comments?
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Dear Polo Owners,
Is any body aware of the procedure to lock the Front passenger side door (from inside)
while driving.
My 2 year old kid sometimes scampers his way to front seat. So, I want to make sure that Front passenger door is also locked from inside.

By the way, both of my rear doors are child-locked. However, i could not find the child-lock insert for the front door(s).

Any comments?

There is no child lock in the front doors.
Also, there is no way to completely lock the doors as they can be accessed despite being locked from the switch provided on the driver's side door.

Your little one better be restrained in a child seat on the rear bench
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Does anyone know how to remove the rear head rests completely? I can never manage to figure this out, they only come out to a certain point and that's it.
Also, is anyone else facing problems with their bluetooth? My 2015 Polo is giving me all sorts of troubles with the bluetooth. It works, intermittently. Thats the best way I can explain it. It's like it has a mind of its own. Sometime it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it gets cut in between a call, sometimes it comes back after it gets cut. I'm going to show this to them soon as my service is due in around 500 kms. Im afraid that it may just work while i'm there. Then what?

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Does anyone know how to remove the rear head rests completely?
Yes! on one strut there is the hight adjustment latch, easily operated by hand. On the other is another small latch that has to be pressed with a screwdriver.

I kept the rear headrests permanently out of Polo I, but have not [yet] removed them from Polo II. I did discover that this same latch also permits lowering them fully.

Head rests are there for a safety reason, minimizing whiplash in a collision. Despite the extent to which they obstruct the rear view and the fact that, 90% of the time, our rear seats are empty, this is what gives me some reluctance to remove them again.
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