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Old 17th February 2005, 11:59   #31
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I switched from speed 93 to 97. Should I go back to 93? Or switch to Indian Oil's Xtra Premium 91? as far as i know all premium fuel in india has additives. our only option would be to petition Skoda to list what brands are suitable.
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Old 18th February 2005, 13:11   #32
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Skoda India suggests the use of regular unleaded petrol (since all permium fuels 91 Octane or above currently available in India have additives.) The only hope is to wait till 1st April 05 - when Euro III norms come into effect and 91 Octane (without the additives) will be available in metros.
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thanks. vickram. is that what u use?
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Old 18th February 2005, 18:17   #34
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Yes - I am using regular unleaded.

Those fuel mafia guys mix naphta and that messed up my fuel filter at just 3000 km. I will now need to empty the fuel tank, clean it and then change both primary and secondary fuel filters. It's amazing how much one innocent re-fuel at a way-side highway pump can screw up your car !

The RS i am told is Euro IV compliant and sensitive to fuel quality.
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Old 18th February 2005, 19:00   #35
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Ive been using speed 93 from daulat petrol pump balard pier and so far (4000 + km ) have not had any fuel related problems ...
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i've been using 97 from the bandra pump. after 2 tank fulls no issues yet. before that i was uing speed 93 or Premium 91 (pawan hans). however i'd hate to get stuck on the road due to incorrect fuel.

vickram which regular unleaded do you use? any preference?
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Old 21st February 2005, 12:09   #37
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Hi Navin,

I just got response from Skoda India that Speed 93 is also okay to use on the RS. They say that since it is mixed at the refining stage, it is still okay that additives are present. (Also - since there is no premium fuel without additives and - there is no choice)

I too am planning to switch to Speed93 simply because I feel that there is more chance of adulteration in the regular unleaded since it a mass product. The other thing to consider when choosing a fuel is its availability. Say if you use Speed97 and you have to travel outside Mumbai and need to refuel. In this case, mixing fuels creates problems and hence it is better to select one which is widely available .
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Does anyone else get a peculiar smell from the blower when the fan is on but the AC is off?

I faced this problem from day 1. I thought it would go away on its own, but no luck. Then i read about a guy with a similar problem in last months ACI helpline (except he had the problem when he turned the AC on).

With 25 days left on my warranty, I think I better get this sorted.
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do not have the aircon smell problem in my Vrs but do have that problem in my astra ..only get the smeel when the fan is on but the compressor is off . ........
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i guess its the dampness from condensing that remains in the fan blower box, i started spending unsused deo inside car carpets to get over this
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I tried that too Jaggu. However, some deo's work better than others I've found AXE dimension to be pretty effective!
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AXE it is ....................
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Axe + RS = incredible bird puller !!!
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(Also - since there is no premium fuel without additives and - there is no choice)
The reliance 98 octane petrol doesnt come with any additives. The pump is located near vashi...kopar khairne to be precise...on the thane-belapur road.
This should sort out your problems.

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try the bandra kurla complex HP pump if its not too much out of your way...the one near icici bank, autocar india fill their cars from there...so im guessing its fuel quality is good.

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Hey drifter, your info was valuable ! I paid a visit to this pump and saw that they have a 'continuous monitoring' system for the fuel quality - which displays i guess the density. I don't think many other pumps have this kind of system. Sounds good to me.
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