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Old 11th August 2016, 12:29   #16
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Default Re: Skoda Fabia DIY: Suspension mount & bearings replaced

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So after a little research, they were actually spacers to increase the ride height. Skoda had added these about 2 years back to the car as part of a circular.
Gannu_1 and I were talking about VAG suspension, and of course your awesome thread came up!

I seem to remember you mentioning somewhere that you couldn't find the spacer part listed on any international sites? (though i can't find that mention now.. perhaps it was in another thread).

Anyway, Gannu dug this up. Thought I'd share...

This is for the VW Vento though. It's called a Distance Piece.
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Gannu_1 and I were talking about VAG suspension, and of course your awesome thread came up!

I seem to remember you mentioning somewhere that you couldn't find the spacer part listed on any international sites? (though i can't find that mention now.. perhaps it was in another thread).

Anyway, Gannu dug this up. Thought I'd share...
Hey Reehan,

Thanks for that! I actually removed those, as I didn't like the extra height. So it's back to stock now and much better than before!

Cheers,
Aayush.

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My Fabia is now almost 7 yrs old & is showing age related issues, mainly Suspension related.

It's 1.2 k kms driven & I still want to keep it for few more yrs..

The first task before me is obviously getting the suspension work done. The Skoda ASS Worksop has estimated somewhere around 40k ₹, which could be done for half the price from some private mechanic.

Now I just want to have your input regarding whether to continue with ASS Worksop or to get the work done from a known workshop outside..

Thanks in anticipation,
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My Fabia is now almost 7 yrs old & is showing age related issues, mainly Suspension related.

It's 1.2 k kms driven & I still want to keep it for few more yrs..

The first task before me is obviously getting the suspension work done. The Skoda ASS Worksop has estimated somewhere around 40k ₹, which could be done for half the price from some private mechanic.

Now I just want to have your input regarding whether to continue with ASS Worksop or to get the work done from a known workshop outside..

Thanks in anticipation,

The work is fairly a simple one, changing suspensions, bushes and the sorts; 40k is too much honestly, I got mine done (new suspensions all around) from a known tech for around 18k (if I remember correctly) 15k for the struts and kits
and the rest for labour. The parts were OEM (not the ones on the car though) from Steinerhoff.

All in all the work was done well and they are still going on strong (been about 1 year+ now, so about 15k kms).

The garages name is Shri Ganesh (Kandivili) but my known tech (he was GM there and at Tata for sometime now) is no longer with them.

I trust you'd also know a few around and can source the parts, it's actually better if you source them, but either way much better to get it done outside Skoda.

Hope this helps!

Cheers!
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I trust you'd also know a few around and can source the parts, it's actually better if you source them, but either way much better to get it done outside Skoda.

Hope this helps!
Thanks for your reply, Aayush.

In fact, I also was intended likewise, so now will surely get it done from outside.

Will update details when done.. ��
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Finally, got the Suspension Repair work done at Vijay Automobiles, a renowned private worksop in Kolhapur..

Paid ₹ 15,500/- with discount against the total bill of ₹16,310/-.

Work details-

All Shockers refilled with gas
All Strut kits replaced
Both Steering Ball Jts replaced
Tyre Rod End Sets replaced
Lower Arm Bushes replaced
Balance Rod Bush replaced
Stabilizer Link Set replaced

Additional work-
Driver side Power Window repaired
Both Head light bulbs (Osram H4 100/90w) changed
Rear Speaker connection checked & repaired
Oil Filter changed
Engine/ Gear Oils & Coolant changed

Washing & Wheel alignment work (₹ 450/-) done from outside.

Fully satisfied with the quality of the job.
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Finally, got the Suspension Repair work done at Vijay Automobiles, a renowned private worksop in Kolhapur..



Paid ₹ 15,500/- with discount against the total bill of ₹16,310/-.



Fully satisfied with the quality of the job.


Wow! That's an exhaustive list with a very very VFM price!

Just have one question, how much coolant was required and did you oversee this (then I'll ask for more details)

Cheers and Heres wishing you many many more mile munching glories!

God bless!

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