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Old 27th September 2012, 16:37   #76
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Ok, so 64K is what service center was asking.

If you don't mind disclosing:
How much did it cost outside?
And where did you source the parts from? UK or someone in Mumbai/Delhi. I think all Skoda owners will find it useful if you post the details.

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Ok, so 64K is what service center was asking.

If you don't mind disclosing:
How much did it cost outside?
And where did you source the parts from? UK or someone in Mumbai/Delhi. I think all Skoda owners will find it useful if you post the details.

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I have no problems disclosing the price. I paid 35K as parts charge and 2K as labour. The parts were facilitated by New Mars - They are an independent garage in Hyderabad. I did not have to wait for the part, they had the part ready. Hope it helps.

The garage was recommended to me by fellow Tbhpians, I am reasonably pleased with the outcome.

I am also going to be due to replace the rear brake discs, i will be contacting New mars again.

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Old 27th September 2012, 17:49   #78
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I paid 35K as parts charge and 2K as labour. The parts were facilitated by New Mars - They are an independent garage in Hyderabad. I did not have to wait for the part, they had the part ready. Hope it helps.
Yes, this is good info.
Thank you.

BTW, it's amusing to see that some independent garrage is stocking DMFs for Skoda - that too for the turbopetrols!!!

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Old 28th September 2012, 12:24   #79
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BTW, it's amusing to see that some independent garrage is stocking DMFs for Skoda - that too for the turbopetrols!!!

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Interesting point, Not sure what the answer could be, may be it shares parts with its Diesel cousins - [Purely Speculating]. Not complaining either ways

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Default Issue: Driver Side Door Lock

The last few weeks, i have observed the driver side door would not unlock or lock in the first go, it is not so much as a problem as an irritant, decided to try to use the regular key for day. Now the central locking has starting functioning normal for the past 3 days, not sure what the issue is here. Looks like it has sorted itself out. Anyone else ever observe this issue ?

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The last few weeks, i have observed the driver side door would not unlock or lock in the first go, it is not so much as a problem as an irritant, decided to try to use the regular key for day. Now the central locking has starting functioning normal for the past 3 days, not sure what the issue is here. Looks like it has sorted itself out. Anyone else ever observe this issue ?

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Solenoid might be on its last legs or seizing. It could also be a bad connection.
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Solenoid might be on its last legs or seizing. It could also be a bad connection.
Thanks Ajmat - Does it mean i need to get soldered again ? or can this be something expensive ?

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The last few weeks, i have observed the driver side door would not unlock or lock in the first go, it is not so much as a problem as an irritant, decided to try to use the regular key for day. Now the central locking has starting functioning normal for the past 3 days, not sure what the issue is here. Looks like it has sorted itself out. Anyone else ever observe this issue ?

Best - ML.
ML my RS too had similar problem. I have seen this is more prevalent after monsoons. This problem last year was with passenger rear door and this year its ditto with the driver door. It some works sometime.

IMO just ignore unless its troubling you. The rear door lock is now working perfectly.
Fiddling with it may turn expensive affair.

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ML my RS too had similar problem. I have seen this is more prevalent after monsoons. This problem last year was with passenger rear door and this year its ditto with the driver door. It some works sometime.
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Hi V&V - I could not resist getting this checked. Apparently there is a control module that needs a replacement after a few years. I am yet to receive a final quote on this part. I will update the same on the thread.

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Hi V&V - I could not resist getting this checked. Apparently there is a control module that needs a replacement after a few years. I am yet to receive a final quote on this part. I will update the same on the thread.

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Ok - I got a vague phone call from Skoda - They estimate this to be about ~10K. Well the problem has disappeared for now - I am going to defer my 10K upkeep cost.

General Update : RS is fine and in daily duty.

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Update : 500 Km road trip. Hyderabad - Srisailum - Hyderabad.

RS handled beautifully during the entire trip and reasonably impressed with the fuel economy also, filled up a tank full at the beginning of the trip and I came back say a little around the quarter left, my apprehensions about low ground clearance was also put at bay, I scrapped once on a breaker and was purely my fault - was not paying attention.

We were 3 people in the car and surprisingly I received no complaints of back pain from my mom who was sitting in the backseat of the car all along, she managed to get some sleep also.

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Default Issue: Rattling Noise

Hi All -

Lately have been getting a strange squeaking noise, especially over the bumps, not sure what the anomaly is, but my guess its probably the rear parcel tray, I cant isolate it for sure, anyone ever experience something like this before ?

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General Update -

I have had the RS for a little over a year now, she has now completed around 9K on the ODO, she has been great pick so far. Over the past year, i have spent money on the following.

1. Clutch + flywheel Kit - this costed me ~35K - Got it done from an independent garage. This was done at 63-64K on the ODO.

2.Audio upgrade. - Discretionary spend

3.Detailing the car - Discretionary spend

4. Service at the time of Purchase along with changing hoses and liquids - 16K

I now plan to start getting her serviced from an independent garage in and around Delhi. Please let me know if you have specific questions.

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Default Hill Drive - Kufri - Fagu - Narkanda - Shimla

Mates - Just wanted to share an update on the recent long drive.

Feedback on performance in the hilly terrain.

The good -

1. RS was a lot of fun in the winding roads the feedback and the control it offered is phenomenal.

2. I managed 6.1/100 on tarmac and 7.9/100 on the hills - both per trip computer and i was not necessarily driving slow and this is with the AC on most of the time, except in cold weather when the computer switches the heater on.

The Bad.

1. Power delivery can be a nuisance in the hills, especially when you are approaching an incline from still, this is not so much an issue when moving or from a rolling start, this took a while to get adapted too, but managed it.

2. Front nose wing - The wing scraped and is totally me being careless, i was looking away while reversing and took the hit.

I was pleasantly surprised that the ground clearance is actually sufficient, i was very skeptical when i decided to take my precious to the hills, but she performed flawlessly. Overall no complaints.

some pictures for the team. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks - ML.
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Looks like you had a rocking time amid snow, while we Hydeez are sizzling under 40 degrees heat!!

By the way, what is this 'nose wing' that got scraped?

And your other experience about lacking power on an incline while moving from a standstill applies to most turbo-charged cars, be they diesel of petrol.
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