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  1. Ignition switch ? Pretty common 1990s VW problem, they fail without much notice and result in a "turns over but won't start" fault. A new switch is really cheap to buy, but a complete bugger to replace.
  2. I presume you're confirmed the origin of the noise is not the drum brakes ? I've been caught out before...
  3. They're nothing special to drive, because they're basically a Polo 9N with a fancy aluminium body. The latter is actually pretty well engineered, though that stupid bonnet is a notable exception.
  4. Only an unhinged engineer would design an un-hinged bonnet. Vorsprung durch Wahnsinn !
  5. Absolutely correct - don't worry about the mayo, those engines aren't prone to OMGHGF. Just find the cause of the coolant leak, my money would be on a corroded radiator.
  6. [Talking to wife on the phone] "No, of course I didn't spend my whole day off browsing Autoshite ! In fact, I managed to fix both the roof of the shed and the handbrake of the Mondeo !"
  7. Mercedes actually made quite a few changes to them in 2018, but nobody seems to have noticed 😁
  8. Perhaps a poll would be the best way to determine whether you should keep or sell it ? I mean, if it works* for Elon Musk, it must* work for Autoshite ?
  9. The scuttle in 6Ns is rarely the cause of water ingress, as it has two pretty large drains that never get blocked. Said drains lead behind the arch liners, which are drained through the tiniest of holes and are therefore a massive mud trap. A buildup of mud in that area often results in the lowermost part of the wing rusting through. For reasons that I never understood, the bottom of the A pillar rarely suffers the same fate. The front sunroof drains don't drain in the same area in 6Ns, you can see their ends in the door jamb, by the lower corners of the screen. A squirt of WD40 and a blow through with the airline are usually enough to clear them.
  10. I'd start by taking the rubber rain gutter trims off and seeing what's underneath... The gutter area between roof and C pillar is a common 6N/6X rust spot, which remains hidden underneath the rubber trim until it's too late.
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