Are VW Polos noisy?
That is relatively normal for the three-cylinder chain cam 1.2 in the Polo. But if it is not idling correctly it will shake about a lot on its mounts and that needs addressing. My Volkswagen Polo has been making loud creaking noises from the suspension when braking or going over bumps or unsmooth acceleration.
How many miles can a VW Polo engine do?
With petrol engines it should be changed within 4 years or 80,000 miles. On most of the diesel engines it is 4 years or 60,000 miles. Please note, the 1.2 litre engine does not have a cam belt.
Why is my VW Polo losing power?
There are many reasons why your vehicle may be losing power, especially when accelerating. Some of these common causes are: Mechanical problems such as: Low compression, clogged fuel filter, dirty air filter, clogged Exhaust Manifold. Malfunction of actuators such as: Bad injectors, bad fuel pump, bad spark plugs.
Why is my VW engine rattling?
The sound is a rattle that is heard just after the engine is started. The technical background on this issue is that the timing chain tension has lost its ability to keep the tension and the slack causes the rattle in the engine.
Why does my car struggle uphill?
The most likely issue is a clogged fuel filter. When the fuel filter is clogged, the fuel pump has to work much harder, resulting in a far less efficient drive. This means you can’t get the power you need if you’re trying to accelerate when overtaking or going uphill.
What does it mean when VW says BlueMotion?
One such phrase used in Volkswagen’s catalogue is ‘BlueMotion’. This refers to a variety of technologies, all of which are fitted with the aim of reducing fuel consumption. To complicate matters – many of VW’s engines are badged ‘BlueMotion technology’ but only a handful are considered true ‘BlueMotion’ models.
What was the cost of the VW Polo engine failure?
A couple from Durham were left with a £6,650 bill after the engine on their VW Polo catastrophically failed three months after the car’s warranty expired – in a problem that appears to affect many car owners with TSI engines but which VW ignores once a warranty is no longer valid.
Who are the owners of the VW Polo?
Bennett and Tibbs are the latest owners of a VW Polo to be left with a wrecked petrol TSI engine and a large bill after a cambelt, chain or tensioner pulley failed.
Is the VW BlueMotion still sold in the UK?
Several generations of Polo, Golf and Passat BlueMotion were sold in the UK. VW no longer produces such cars, but many of the lessons learned have informed the design and engineering of its latest models. Is BlueMotion worth the extra cost? The stand-alone BlueMotion models carried a hefty price premium over the equivalent, standard car when new.