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Old 15th September 2016, 16:43   #1081
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That's what I'll do, I'm just waiting for the SA to get back to me with another excuse.


It's PPS Motors, at Suchitra Circle, on Medchal Road.
My Polo is back and is running great. As I had said, 60K service was done, parts changed were air filter, AC pollen filter, oil filter, some engine mounts, engine "blazing" (not sure what it means, he did tell me about it which I don't remember), and the regular stuff like oil change and wheel alignment.
The fuel-delivery unit as they called, was replaced under warranty and the AGM at PPM Motors was really helpful. They replaced the part and also provided pick-up and drop facility, and did not charge a single penny.
Perseverance pays! Thanks for the support guys.
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Bhpians need some help here. My polo TDI is now almost 5 years old and has done 71k on the odo. I have maintained her impeccably but off late maintenance costs are shooting up. As of now in addition to suspension bushes and few other stuff, I also had to change turbo hose(7k), 3 ABS sensors (costing around 4k each) and also has skimmed the brake discs at least 3 times. All these issues didn't show up in one shot so I had to take the car to the service centre countless times in the past one year. Now the latest trouble that has cropped up is with the AC. Cooling was very low & VW guys are suggesting compressor replacement which will set me back by another 20k minimum. So I took the car to an auto AC specialist and according to him a control valve of the compressor (I guess) is gone and if it's changed he can repair it for around 5k. Polos AC is made by Sanden. Does anyone in here know how can we source this particular part? If I can't I will have to change the compressor itself. My brother said the particular part is available on aliexpress but will take a minimum of one month to deliver. So if anyone here can guide me in sourcing this particular part it will be of great help.
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There is a slight creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when the vehicle is at standstill (mostly in my parking lot/office parking). Any ideas on what this could be? It is a relatively new vehicle, 7.9K KMs, GT TSI.
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There is a slight creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when the vehicle is at standstill (mostly in my parking lot/office parking). Any ideas on what this could be? It is a relatively new vehicle, 7.9K KMs, GT TSI.
Rubber moving against the ground --- which is why we should not turn the wheel when stationary.
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There is a slight creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when the vehicle is at standstill (mostly in my parking lot/office parking). Any ideas on what this could be? It is a relatively new vehicle, 7.9K KMs, GT TSI.
2 possibilities -
1) Rubber on ground as indicated by Ginathom.
2) Dried lubrication in the steering column - a quick visit to the service station will get it fixed.
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Thanks guys. I was just hoping it wasn't a major issue, like an issue with the rack at such a premature stage .

Will make a quick visit to the service center soon!
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There is a slight creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when the vehicle is at standstill (mostly in my parking lot/office parking). Any ideas on what this could be? It is a relatively new vehicle, 7.9K KMs, GT TSI.
I had the same issue on my 5 month old GT Tsi. When i took the car for the free 6 month inspection (Aug 2016), The VW guys said that it was a common problem in the monsoon season. The front strut needed lubrication and they did the needful and the sound has now gone.
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I had the same issue on my 5 month old GT Tsi. When i took the car for the free 6 month inspection (Aug 2016), The VW guys said that it was a common problem in the monsoon season. The front strut needed lubrication and they did the needful and the sound has now gone.
Yes, strut lubrication is a possible 3rd option. I remember having that once on my Polo.
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My Polo's 6th year service is done at 71,000 Km. Few items like low tone horn, windscreen washer nozzle, discs, brake pads, V belt, spark plugs etc needed replacement. The total bill came to 18K. The car after service is touch wood and still running like day one.
Disc, brake pad and spark plugs had plenty of life left in them, But just went with the advice. Once they returned the replaced parts, was a little disappointed to see good amount of metal still left on the the discs. Easily would have lasted another 20K Km.

What does one do with the returned parts like disc and spark plugs? Keep in the garage for some eventuality or sell as scrap?

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I had the same issue on my 5 month old GT Tsi. When i took the car for the free 6 month inspection (Aug 2016), The VW guys said that it was a common problem in the monsoon season. The front strut needed lubrication and they did the needful and the sound has now gone.
Think that nails it . Thanks! The car did indeed see a lot of Mumbai Pune rains. Will get it checked with the service centre, though.
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I have been trying to find the solution to an issue that has prevented me from using a externally sourced fuel filter.

The basic issue is in differences between the fuel line connectors of the bosch filter and the OEM UFI filter.

Here is a comparison between the two connectors.
VW Polo - Maintenance and Service cost and dos/don'ts-connector-comparison.jpg
The inlet and outlets of the bosch filter is flared at the end which prevents the quick connect connector shown below from sliding on.
VW Polo - Maintenance and Service cost and dos/don'ts-connector-quick-connect.jpg

I am trying to figure out the following options:
1. source an adapter that will help me connect the quick connect to the bosch filter lines.
2. remove the fuel hoses from the quick connect and clamp them onto the bosch filter inlet/outlet.

However I am unable to find out such adaptors no matter what I search. Is there a standard set of specifications for fuel filter inlets/outlet shapes?

Here is the bosch filter.
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There is a slight creaking sound when I turn the steering wheel when the vehicle is at standstill (mostly in my parking lot/office parking). Any ideas on what this could be? It is a relatively new vehicle, 7.9K KMs, GT TSI.
It isn't advisable to turn a power steering when the car is stationary. It is better to move the car slightly. Rubber doesn't "creak" so the sound would be on account of load on the steering column and related areas. Check if the sound is there when you move the car - if there is no noise there is no problem with the car. If not, get it checked.

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I have been trying to find the solution to an issue that has prevented me from using a externally sourced fuel filter.
Why would you want to fix a non OE filter when the OE is easily available outside?
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Why would you want to fix a non OE filter when the OE is easily available outside?
Perhaps I have been looking at the wrong places but I have not been able to source an OE filter outside yet. I can see them on online sites but most of them have the same problem. The OE number of the VW filter used here is the 6RF127400A while more of the ones available outside seem to confirm to the older filter 6Q0127401F.

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Rubber doesn't "creak" ...
It squeaks or squeals when moved against another surface. This is what one hears when cornering a little too fast, or when skidding to a halt. On a much lesser scale, I think it is possible to make a slight sound when moving the stationary wheels using the steering.

Does it sound louder with the window open?
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Folks my Polo is nearing 3 years and the extended warranty will be going off soon, just 9k kms on the odo. Does VW sell extended warranty beyond 3 years also if I want to purchase it now? Does it even make sense to go for extended warranty any further? Also which is the best insurance policy (bumper to bumper) for the polo at bangalore. I have had a real horrible experience with bajaj over the past 3 years and will surely want to change.
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