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Old 16th April 2017, 14:37   #1261
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Diesel Service Action - http://www.volkswagenlabs.co.in/volk...ervice-action/

After receiving my car on Saturday completing 75K service, found the car to be much more awesome to drive. Has got butter smooth and the vibrations are absolutely gone after changing engine mount. Also, the dealer has carried out some software upgrade, details of which is mentioned in the link above. These upgrades were billed for 2K, though I was not charged for it. Not sure if the software upgrades also contributed to the refined drive, but just loving my car more and more as it gets older.
I've been trying to evaluate if I should go for the Diesel Service Action for my 1.5 TDI but find conflicting feedback on the forum - some complain of loss of power, earlier upshifts, etc.
Could you share details on your model 1.2/1.5 and if you have any insight on how the service action may have changed engine/gearing performance ?

Any inputs from others who got it done for the Polo ?

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I've been trying to evaluate if I should go for the Diesel Service Action for my 1.5 TDI but find conflicting feedback on the forum - some complain of loss of power, earlier upshifts, etc.
Could you share details on your model 1.2/1.5 and if you have any insight on how the service action may have changed engine/gearing performance ?

Any inputs from others who got it done for the Polo ?

Thanks,
Mine is a 2011 manufactured 1.2 TDI. To give you a fair response, my drive so far after the Diesel Service Action has been pretty much confined within the city limits - so I hardly get to do high throttles. While I've touched 80 kmph at times on empty stretches, haven't got a chance yet to drive for long maintaining 80 - 100 kmph consistently.

But I would say that I'm highly impressed with the drive till now & it is definitely better than what it was before. I haven't witnessed any loss of power or the need to upshift earlier. Not sure about how the engine parameters are changed after the action, but nothing to complain at all.
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Old 17th April 2017, 12:05   #1263
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That link is nothing but a disgraceful exhibition of male-cow excrement. Marketing speak at its worst.

"Diesel Service Action" Is that what they call some sort of kludge answer to having scammed the world?

Zero reference to the problem. Zero use of the word "sorry."

VW: Do you really think we are this stupid?

Hmm... we bought your cars, so maybe we are
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Fellow Bhpians, need to replace the fan motor for the ac in the polo 1.5 tdi. Any leads for reputable website with original parts? Or local leads in Mumbai would also be helpful.
Better to get it done from the service centre? TIA.

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Could you share details on your model 1.2/1.5 and if you have any insight on how the service action may have changed engine/gearing performance ?

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Polo, 2014, 1.5 tdi. No change for docile drivers. If you enjoy letting that torque rip, then DO NOT DO IT. Loss in torque, you do not get that push back feeling which used to make me bring a smile to my face. Contemplating a remap.

Though it's still totally drivable, they just need to change their advertisement tagline from 'Power when you need it', to 'Take it or leave it.' If I wasn't still paying off my loan, I would probably have left it.

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Had the first little incident with my GT TSI today. There was a Scorpio (Yellow Board) in front of me which did not have functional brake lamps. The patch of road was a bit rough, and he came to a sudden halt. I didn't see that sudden halt coming due to zero indication from the brake lights. There was an impact (must have been at around 25 mph) - I rear ended the Scorpio.

There was no damage to the Scorpio, and I was surprised to see the GT TSI unscathed. Only the number plate had taken some damage (got bent), but the bumper and the lights were absolutely unscathed! I came to a halt later and all the lights seem to be working just fine.

I am getting the number plate fixed tomorrow. I am really picky about the car - was just wondering if there is anything I should get checked, or is the car's build quality really this awesome
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I didn't see that sudden halt coming due to zero indication from the brake lights.
You didn't stop in time due to driving too close.

Nothing personal. It is a regular message on Team-BHP: see the accidents thread. Just happens to be your turn. Lesson learnt? I'm sure you won't be letting it happen again!

Sorry about your mishap. At that speed, something inside your bumper may have broken: better check it out. Bumpers sometimes look ok because the plastic springs back out, but there may be "internal injuries." Do get a mechanic to have a look.
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You didn't stop in time due to driving too close.

Nothing personal. It is a regular message on Team-BHP: see the accidents thread. Just happens to be your turn. Lesson learnt? I'm sure you won't be letting it happen again!

Sorry about your mishap. At that speed, something inside your bumper may have broken: better check it out. Bumpers sometimes look ok because the plastic springs back out, but there may be "internal injuries." Do get a mechanic to have a look.
Yes, definitely was my fault. No brake lights is not an excuse.

As for damages, I checked the the headlights/fog lamps, they all seemed to work fine. She seems to run just fine (I was mildly worried about the radiator having taken a hit - though the impact only seemed to be at the number plate level. The car seems to have bumped into the rear stairwell, which is probably why the number plate took a hit).

Trust this warrants a quick visit to the VW workshop for a check up then.

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Trust this warrants a quick visit to the VW workshop for a check up then.
If they are half-decent they should take a quick look for free.

Hoping for good news!

No idea if this was/is true, but, years ago, I read that bumpers are designed to undamaged by an impact of up to 3MPH. Whoa! it is nice to know that I am protected against somebody strolling into my car! But... I have hit things harder than that with nothing worse than a heat-repairable dent.
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Hmm. Interesting fact, but is that speed limit just to protect any structural deformation to the bumper? What components could possibly be damaged at a speed of, say, 20kmph? (I have a feeling it was slower than this, but assuming just to be safe)

Also, I noticed that the engine bay was sounding loud with the AC running at 80% of the fan speed. I noticed this today because I got out of the car on a hot afternoon in Pune to close my parking gate. (On weekdays, I travel only during the mornings and evenings owing to office timings, so the car doesn't see high temperatures)

Is it normal for the engine bay to sound noisier than usual when the AC runs at high speeds? I think it's more of a psychological phenomenon that I'm noticing every minute detail now because of the incident!
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Hmm. Interesting fact, but is that speed limit just to protect any structural deformation to the bumper? What components could possibly be damaged at a speed of, say, 20kmph? (I have a feeling it was slower than this, but assuming just to be safe)

Also, I noticed that the engine bay was sounding loud with the AC running at 80% of the fan speed. I noticed this today because I got out of the car on a hot afternoon in Pune to close my parking gate. (On weekdays, I travel only during the mornings and evenings owing to office timings, so the car doesn't see high temperatures)

Is it normal for the engine bay to sound noisier than usual when the AC runs at high speeds? I think it's more of a psychological phenomenon that I'm noticing every minute detail now because of the incident!
That's normal. We also have a Jetta TDI and the engine bay does get very loud mainly because there are two fans running next to each other. Since you mentioned it was hot, the radiator fan must have also been doing it's work. Thats the reason why the engine bay gets loud and the 1.2 TSI itself is actually a very silent engine IMHO.

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No idea if this was/is true, but, years ago, I read that bumpers are designed to undamaged by an impact of up to 3MPH. Whoa! it is nice to know that I am protected against somebody strolling into my car!
They're called bumpers for a reason - it's so when you parallel park, you go bump bump bump bump in! :P
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I didn't see that sudden halt coming due to zero indication from the brake lights.
Nonfunctional brake lights indeed often lead to increase in the response time of the vehicle behind it. There is no doubt about that. In other countries, driving on public roads with nonfunctional brake lights is a traffic violation.

However, in case of a rear ending, in such a way, the onus is usually on the driver driving behind the rear ended vehicle, to prove the collision was totally due to nonfunctional brake lights.

Around here, as we know, things do not work like that in practice. The blame is simply on the person driving the rear vehicle no matter what, just like in the scenario where the driver of the vehicle, larger in size, gets blamed regardless of the person at fault.

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However, in case of a rear ending, in such a way, the onus is usually on the driver driving behind the rear ended vehicle, to prove the collision was totally due to nonfunctional brake lights.
No. It is always your fault if you hit the vehicle in front. This has been done to death in the accidents thread, and is offtopic here.
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No. It is always your fault if you hit the vehicle in front. This has been done to death in the accidents thread, and is offtopic here.
This may not be on-topic, but people reading this thread may not necessarily read the other thread. I posted about having functional brake lights, as it can be a life saver.

Anyhow, text, such as this, may be worth a read - http://www.levininjuryfirm.com/alway...end-collision/

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In many instances, a rear-end collision happens because the driver in front suddenly braked. Generally, the rear driver should be following at a safe enough distance to stop in time, however, at high speeds, suddenly slamming on your brakes can be negligent behavior. Additionally, if the front driver had burned-out brake lights, the rear driver would have no indication that the front driver was slowing down or stopping. In such situations, the front driver may be held liable.

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It's not worth a read and, for many, if not most of us, this is not to for argument.
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