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Old 5th August 2012, 19:08   #136
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V, I guessed so , but after 1000km they are still the same,Spongy! As for the pads, don't remember the brand but they were made in Germany.


Also , one issue has cropped up with the car today. While doing a OBD diagnosis today, an error cropped up:

Diagnostic Information

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P0300: Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
(Powertrain, Generic)

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Try cleaning the pads before going for a rotor change.
Multiple cylinder misfire points to damaged Coil pack. This is the first stage of symptom before a coil damage. You will also be getting blinking CEL .

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Total damages in 1.5 days is 2500 + 3000 + 4800 = 10300/-

Another major expense pending - TB kit change. Hope fully will get it done this month.
So, for someone buying a vrs today, would it be wise to procure all the parts which are discussed from uk ( assuming some one is coming from there )

TB kit, waterpump, ignition coils, nsk spark plugs, scan tool...please feel to add

Also, no one discussed about xenon bulbs replacement. how long do the stock bulbs last and what are the prices for replacements. If anyone have pics of light out put ( of the road and not the headlamps), please upload
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Old 12th September 2012, 09:23   #138
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So, for someone buying a vrs today, would it be wise to procure all the parts which are discussed from uk ( assuming some one is coming from there )

TB kit, waterpump, ignition coils, nsk spark plugs, scan tool...please feel to add

Also, no one discussed about xenon bulbs replacement. how long do the stock bulbs last and what are the prices for replacements. If anyone have pics of light out put ( of the road and not the headlamps), please upload
Well at least in Delhi, there is no spare parts issue. They are available at Par or lesser than UK price.

Ignition coil is available @ 2400 per pcs , i needed only 2 for my nearly 20k running in 25 months.

TB kit is available in the range of 8k to 10k.

Scantool - you can pickup ELM 327 which is available for 20USD and there are tons of free OBD software.


IMO i feel where there would be good price difference are like MAF sensor ,Throttle body or power window/Central locking assembly ect.

As for Xenons IMO should last 8 to 10 years unless you have extensive night travelling. I do have photos will digout and post.

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Well at least in Delhi, there is no spare parts issue.
Agree - I have not experienced something on those lines either, not that i can quote a real experience.

On another note V - Mate looks like my clutch is going to be giving in, I am getting a burning odour past 4K, to be fair the car has 63K on the ODO, i am thinking of Stage 1 Spec clutch - Any thoughts ?

How is your ride going on.

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My clutch is still OK.
60K is usually the standard for a clutch change. IMO would prefer the stock clutch.

I have heard that if one don't push too much on 1st gear , clutch life can be prolonged.

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My clutch is still OK.
60K is usually the standard for a clutch change. IMO would prefer the stock clutch.

I have heard that if one don't push too much on 1st gear , clutch life can be prolonged.
Thanks V - I am going to a FNG - who has genuine skoda spares and also has people from skoda working for him, i am going for an OE replacement, I will keep you posted on the overall feedback.

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Open question - Has anyone tried 97 octane (speed) petrol in their Octavia VRS ?
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Open question - Has anyone tried 97 octane (speed) petrol in their Octavia VRS ?
Couple of time's . I didn't feel any performance improvement. Happy the normal one. Occasionally add system G.
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I have also tried, there is a difference, BUT can only be felt if the car has mods on it. Stock works best with 91 octane(if that is possible) or 87 octane regular fuel also does the trick.
With 97 the difference is noticeable for smoothness and not increase in power. That might be nominal, but the engine runs smother and cooler.
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Mod Note : Please use the EDIT or MULTI-QUOTE buttons instead of typing one post after another on the SAME THREAD!

Thank you gentlemen. I have recently filled up. I felt no difference in power, psychologically felt more refined. I just wanted confirm the same with fellow members.

Best - ML.

Sorry team - for several broken questions - I was reviewing my most recent service bill. They have used castrol magnatec pro oil 4.5 L - what are you guys using. I have normally used Mobil 1 even on my wagon R, I just want to make sure this was not an overlap, I have looked at the older records they have used shell. Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks - ML.

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Mobile 1 doesn't get my vote. I'm currently on castrol full synth oil. I have heard slot of good things of Shell and might be trying that next.
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Sorry team - for several broken questions - I was reviewing my most recent service bill. They have used castrol magnatec pro oil 4.5 L - what are you guys using. I have normally used Mobil 1 even on my wagon R, I just want to make sure this was not an overlap, I have looked at the older records they have used shell. Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks - ML.
My VRs is happy with Mobil 1 Supersyn. I also tried Petronas Syntium 5000 but with Mobil 1 there marked difference. Since then i stick to Mobil 1.
My votes too for Mobil 1 Supersyn.

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Agree - I have not experienced something on those lines either, not that i can quote a real experience.

On another note V - Mate looks like my clutch is going to be giving in, I am getting a burning odour past 4K, to be fair the car has 63K on the ODO, i am thinking of Stage 1 Spec clutch - Any thoughts ?

How is your ride going on.

Best - ML
My clutch gave way at 48000 KM. So 63 K is pretty ok !

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Sorry team - for several broken questions - I was reviewing my most recent service bill. They have used castrol magnatec pro oil 4.5 L - what are you guys using. I have normally used Mobil 1 even on my wagon R, I just want to make sure this was not an overlap, I have looked at the older records they have used shell. Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks - ML.
The Skoda people here claim that Shell is the official VAG recommendation etc.
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The Skoda people here claim that Shell is the official VAG recommendation etc.
There in lies my problem, my last service they put in castrol, i normally insist on getting Mobil 1, I guess i missed it, i also did some research on it, apparently they [VW/Skoda] have been recommending castrol now. I will try to look up the discussion and post here.

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There in lies my problem, my last service they put in castrol, i normally insist on getting Mobil 1, I guess i missed it, i also did some research on it, apparently they [VW/Skoda] have been recommending castrol now. I will try to look up the discussion and post here.

Best - ML.
IIRC, Skoda had moved briefly from Castrol to Shell in 2010 or 2011, but are back to recommending Castrol.

So, ML you are good with your current engine oil brand.

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