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So after getting my engine mount fixed and other parts my Starter motor now seems like it is up the swanny

It clicks and turns over but doesnt start right away

after about 20 secs it finaly starts

This car is one pile of Phoo Phoo
 

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This may be a daft question, but have to checked you battery? One of the symptoms of a failing battery is a clicking starter motor.
 

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No i havent but i will get my mate to test it as he has the tester in his work
I'm sure I've read on here somewhere that the started motor has to be turning at a certain rpm in order to start the engine - might well be your battery causing your probs.
 

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the first few letters of the chassis number, anyone got the details on this
Sixth character from left of the VIN. W = Wolfsburg, P = Brazil. I've got a Brazilian built Golf, made out of parts with "Germany" stamped all over them. Crazy, but obviously cheaper to make components in Germany and ship them to the other side of the world to be assembled then shipped back to the UK?!
 

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Ignore the WVWZZZ at the start, it's the fifth letter of the next group

A Ingolstadt Germany
B Brussels Belgium
C Taipen Taiwan
D Bratislava Slovakia
E Emden Germany
F Ipiranga Brazil
F Resende Brazil
G steyr Daimler puch Austria
H Hanover Germany
J Jakarta Indonesia
K Osnabruck Germany
M Puebla Mexico
N Neckarsulm Germany
P Mosel Germany
R Martorell Spain
S Salzgitter Germany
T Sarajevo Yugoslavia
U Uitenhage South Africa
V Westmoreland USA
V Palmela Portugal
W Wolfsburg Germany
X Poznan poland
Y Navara/Pamplona Spain
 

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Excellent list mikemod. I thought my car was made in Belgium because that's where it was imported from. It looks like it's from Wolfsburg [:O]
 

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Huumm...funny..never checked my Bora......the car is Portuguese...as I'm Portuguese...but I wonder if the car came from other country?!

Have to check it tonight
 

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Ignore the WVWZZZ at the start, it's the fifth letter of the next group

A Ingolstadt Germany
B Brussels Belgium
C Taipen Taiwan
D Bratislava Slovakia
E Emden Germany
F Ipiranga Brazil
F Resende Brazil
G steyr Daimler puch Austria
H Hanover Germany
J Jakarta Indonesia
K Osnabruck Germany
M Puebla Mexico
N Neckarsulm Germany
P Mosel Germany
R Martorell Spain
S Salzgitter Germany
T Sarajevo Yugoslavia
U Uitenhage South Africa
V Westmoreland USA
V Palmela Portugal
W Wolfsburg Germany
X Poznan poland
Y Navara/Pamplona Spain
Can you post an updated list???
 
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