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    Hey there,

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    http://www.namcars.net/Volkswagen-Po...400654973.html

    I am really interested in this VW Polo with the BIG 1.9 ( 96kw ) in it. I do know a bit about VW and their diesels, but would like to hear any opinions, advice and success (or failure) stories you guys have with these engine.

    How expensive will the service be at VW compared to an Indie? What do parts cost?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a great evening.

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    My 2 cents...

    Lovely cars, Pleasure to drive, bags of torque. I stand corrected but thought only the sportline came with the 96kw? Others were 77. Turbos were the weak point in the older 1.9's, but guess it depends on vehicles history too. My dads replaced a couple of turbos over the years. A good service incl. most filters etc (not dealer) would be about R1800-R2200, at our workshop that is. I love diesels effortless power so I'd buy it it

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    My barman has one. 250 000km, normal servicing, no issues, goes like stink.

    Edit: wait I see it's sedan. Is that also the 96kW version?

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    Only the 6 speed models were 96kw (sportline or highline) bigger turbo, bigger injectors, bigger brakes and beefier drive shafts
    5 speed = 74kw

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    Even bigger turbo and injectors than the sportline polo
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    Lovely cars, I had a Polo sportline and the Ibiza Cupra TDI which is essentially the same engine.

    Its a 1.9TDI 8V motor with PD technology, light on fuel, decent power and torque.

    Commom issues were the Turbo's but VW had a recall campaign and a updated part is available which seems stonger than than the original was. That being said on the highveld the turbo is always going to work harder than at the coast so its never going to be a part that can take abuse and live forever.
    The original waterpumps had plastic impellars that used to break so again a newer version has metal impellars.
    The intercooler is tiny so a bigger cooler can always help.

    Scheduled maintenance will go a long way as with any car so use 10ppm fuel where possible, oil service perhaps between normal 15000km intervals, sump service is key to ensure the oil pickup does not get blocked and starve the engine and turbo of oil.

    The 96kw sportlines came in 2 door version but in 2008 they introduced it in 4 door version as well. If its 6 speed and engine code ASZ then it is 96kw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    The 96kw sportlines came in 2 door version but in 2008 they introduced it in 4 door version as well. If its 6 speed and engine code ASZ then it is 96kw.
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    engine from engineden is not expensive. Make sure the rest of the car is good. They drive nice (cupra cup suspension bushes is a nice upgrade) and go like stink.

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    Cant go wrong with a Polo 1.9Tdi. I drive the 74kw version, but its been modified over. Last dyno figures was 176kw & 610nm, and still got 4,5l/100km!
    Not expensive to maintain. A remap, downpipe and intercooler are best presents you can give a Tdi! Remap alone will give 30% gain, really strong motors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jannnes View Post
    Cant go wrong with a Polo 1.9Tdi. I drive the 74kw version, but its been modified over. Last dyno figures was 176kw & 610nm, and still got 4,5l/100km!
    Not expensive to maintain. A remap, downpipe and intercooler are best presents you can give a Tdi! Remap alone will give 30% gain, really strong motors!
    610Nm with FWD must be a LOT of fun

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    According to me the problem on the earlier 96kW was the turbos and after they changed it to a needle bearing turbo they lasted

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    That is the 96kw one. One can see the 6speed gearbox and also on the speedo. The 96kw are marked down on 260km/h and 74kw 220km/h.

    I drive the 74kw one and to give you a idea as to what I have repalce over the last 70k km I have the car.

    Bought on 100k km.

    110k km cambelt broke
    120k km turbo repalce
    135k km injectors replaced
    142k km clutch replaced
    145k km water pump replace ( plastic impeller)
    150k km thermostat
    162k km all four shocks
    172k km front wheel bearings
    172k km Thermostat again. GW one last about 9months.

    Service costs.
    Cabin filter - R110
    Air filter - R160
    Oil filter - R100
    Diesel filter - R350
    Oil - R390
    Oil plug - R30
    Labour - differ from place to place. Cabin,air and diesel filter you can do yourself 5min job.

    This is normally what I replace at each service. I do my services between 8-10k km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi.Oost View Post
    That is the 96kw one. One can see the 6speed gearbox and also on the speedo. The 96kw are marked down on 260km/h and 74kw 220km/h.

    I drive the 74kw one and to give you a idea as to what I have repalce over the last 70k km I have the car.

    Bought on 100k km.

    110k km cambelt broke
    120k km turbo repalce
    135k km injectors replaced
    142k km clutch replaced
    145k km water pump replace ( plastic impeller)
    150k km thermostat
    162k km all four shocks
    172k km front wheel bearings
    172k km Thermostat again. GW one last about 9months.

    Service costs.
    Cabin filter - R110
    Air filter - R160
    Oil filter - R100
    Diesel filter - R350
    Oil - R390
    Oil plug - R30
    Labour - differ from place to place. Cabin,air and diesel filter you can do yourself 5min job.

    This is normally what I replace at each service. I do my services between 8-10k km.
    I used to own the 1.4 Trendline with the BLM engine... that thing also like to eat thermostats like it was going out of fashion. Also had the water pump replaced with the metal impeller, so I think a safe bet would be to earmark those parts if i do go for the car and replace it first thing.

    Suspension bushes is another Polo weak spot, so i am thinking of bringing back a set of A2 TDI bushes back from Germany, its what the german guys are replacing theirs with up there and they seem to be lasting.

    What would a refurbished Turbo go for, on that engine?

    Thanks for all the feedback so far everybody, there more i look at the car the more i am thinking it might be a decent buy.

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    You can buy a brand new turbo from VW for around 5K rather do that then refurb. Not many guys seem to get the refurbed units of these correct beleive me seen this many times
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    agree with dazza, buy new. They are cheap. If you are coming from Germany rather bring back a decent intercooler because I see you stay in namibia. That would be your best upgrade ever. LCA bushes is cheap and available everywhere. Leave your clothes there, just bring back the intercooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi.Oost View Post
    agree with dazza, buy new. They are cheap. If you are coming from Germany rather bring back a decent intercooler because I see you stay in namibia. That would be your best upgrade ever. LCA bushes is cheap and available everywhere. Leave your clothes there, just bring back the intercooler.
    Hahaha yes, I know these Polos respond well to a FMIC SETUP. I saw the stock intercooler on these... Tiny

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamibianNissan View Post
    Hahaha yes, I know these Polos respond well to a FMIC SETUP. I saw the stock intercooler on these... Tiny
    On a warm day the intake temps can go a fair deal over 100 degrees with the stock intercooler, same car with proper sized front mount cooler sees 40 degrees max but averages about 30. Proper intercooler works a charm on these cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jannnes View Post
    Cant go wrong with a Polo 1.9Tdi. I drive the 74kw version, but its been modified over. Last dyno figures was 176kw & 610nm, and still got 4,5l/100km!
    Not expensive to maintain. A remap, downpipe and intercooler are best presents you can give a Tdi! Remap alone will give 30% gain, really strong motors!
    You serious? 176kw, 610nm? Wow! What has been done to achieve that?

    How fast 0 to 100 km/h?
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    One of the best cars ive had really nice engine torque and speed!! Sold mine at 130k with no issues whatsoever. Wish i hadnt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jannnes View Post
    Cant go wrong with a Polo 1.9Tdi. I drive the 74kw version, but its been modified over. Last dyno figures was 176kw & 610nm, and still got 4,5l/100km!
    Not expensive to maintain. A remap, downpipe and intercooler are best presents you can give a Tdi! Remap alone will give 30% gain, really strong motors!
    Please present your dyno printout sheet.

    No way you can get past 130kw with the stock turbo and injectors on the PD100 engine
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    Very nice cars . We got 3 in the family . My older boet has got his since brand new . 2005 model with over 250 000km . Only replaced injectors Children put PETROL in car No turbo issues on his , but then he had the CAT removed at about 150 000 km .

    5 k for a turbo at the stealers I think not !!! Unless something has changed drastic

    He also does not service at 15 000km but every 10 000km
    Irrespective of what the dealers say !! Service is cheap if you do it yourself . Get decent oil - synthetic.
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