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Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2017, 05:17:34 pm »
So that she'll and bp then.....

Officially on the road now as she passed an mot about ten minutes ago

Offline physicsfool

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Re: My g40
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2017, 09:06:28 pm »
Congrats. It's a good feeling

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2017, 09:14:56 pm »
It was until I raced a 335 xdrive BMW off a roundabout caught up eventually

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2017, 09:59:29 pm »
Update time.....

So after popping an oil seal a few months back I've got it rebuilt and ready to go....

Then tonight went to put it back in and complete blank can't remember how it goes in... thought I took photos on my phone but that's in the bin with everything lost.... has anyone got a step through of pics or even a good pic I can work off....

Cheers

Offline ereeiz

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Re: My g40
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2017, 01:23:20 pm »
You can't remember how to refit the charger? Or do you mean something else? I think Pete has a guide on here for that........

Offline ereeiz

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Re: My g40
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2017, 01:23:52 pm »

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2017, 05:18:06 pm »
I realised after I posted that I was missing a bracket... now all I need to do is fine where the wife's tidied it away at

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2017, 05:36:19 pm »
Right I found the bracket in the garage.....

Hopefully I can get it back in now....

Only question I have is it says to disconnect the blue temp sensor.... where's that located please

Offline ereeiz

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Re: My g40
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 10:21:57 am »
As you look at the engine bay, it's on the right of the engine, next to the distributor. There's a blue one and a black one (the colour of the sensor, not the plug connecting it).

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2017, 05:45:39 pm »
Thanks but had got it before I seen your reply.... have her running again and all seems ok apart from the exhaust rattling so hopefully some new rubber and all will be grand... big thanks to Pete for the parts and telephone advise.... always helpful as I'm a complete novice..... few wee bits together sorted on her but at least she's running.... the hopefully by the winter ill of saved enough ££££ for the bodywork and respray..

Still in need of a standard set of belts, complete if anyone can help... a mk2f I think it is... K plate....

Also local shop to me did a cracking price on a 1000 beltif anyone struggling to find one..


Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2017, 07:12:47 pm »
Right guys,

I'm really struggling and need someone to help me out.

After getting the polo running again I've hit a brick wall and can't get round it....

So start the car, runs fine, touch the throttle and it just stutters and dies.... or sometimes it will rev up and then just drop right out...

I'm completely stumped and want her back on the road.. someone please...

Offline physicsfool

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Re: My g40
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2017, 10:39:59 am »
Have you followed the diagnostic guide? If you can confirm its none of those then may be easier to work out the problem

https://www.polog40.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,214.msg1260.html#msg1260

Offline Martyng40

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Re: My g40
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2017, 10:44:19 pm »
I’ve still not got any further with it. My mate who got it on the road said something about throttle control sensor or something like that but he’s too busy to come to the house for a look and I can’t get it to him....

Another person told me could be the tb......

Anybody......

I’m that fed up I’m considering cutting my loss and selling it as it’s wasted sitting in the drive

Offline ereeiz

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Re: My g40
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2017, 02:10:03 pm »
Have you gone through the diagnostic guide, as above?

You need to tell us what you've tried, etc. or we can't help!

Offline Rich_Royal

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Re: My g40
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2018, 03:34:48 pm »
After it dies does it start up again easily or is it struggling?

I had a similar issue this spring having not run mine for a few months, it turned out to just be the battery after having gone through most of the diagnostic guide on this site and messed about with everything else I could think of, I thought the voltage was decent at around 13v at idle but it was dying out and then it eventually didn't have enough kick to even turn over when warm. I didn't even suspect the battery at first because it would start up straight away from cold.

I bought a new bosch battery and it has been fine after that, these cars seem to be very sensitive to voltage drop so make sure you are getting over 14v across the battery at idle and rule that out first.