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Old 5th September 2010, 10:56   #61
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Your engine should be an AUM. Check engine no- it will state this
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Ajmat : Just checked the engine no ..spot on correct it is an AUMxxx . Guess this should help get the correct parts. Again..given a Sunday.. no luck with any folks in UK? Read a couple of pots about the good experience you had with importing parts for the vRS from Uk... Your comments? Reading all the good stuff. I'm edging towards trying this as an options..
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V&V and GTO:
Thanks for the information and the links. Always good to keep them handy.

I had a little incident with my car last week when I was travesing a water laden road. There was a pretty big ditch possibly created by the water flowing across the street. The under body took a hit. There is a platic/ fiber protective cover on the under side near the rear wheels that covers the fuel tank, fuel lines and the exhaust. This broke on impact. I put this part in the trunk hoping I might be able to reuse this part. It is broken at the mount points.

I got the car checked at the local authorised Skoda centre and they confirmed that everything is OK except that I am missing a cover. Now, they checked their part bin and told me that this will cost me Rs.11,500/- to replace. I feel it is more than exhorbitant. It is just a plastic protective cover.

I was hoping to get the part welded (plastic welding) together and reinstall but am unsure where I can get that done. Any suggestions on what I can do?
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I was hoping to get the part welded (plastic welding) together and reinstall but am unsure where I can get that done. Any suggestions on what I can do?

Can you share some pics ?. Also catch hold of a bumper repair guy he will repair mount points.
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Default News about my timing belt.

Picking up from my earlier point about importing a replacement timing belt kit along with a water. Last I heard and checked in India - it costs Rs 23k or so. Check up with eurocarparts.com (Uk based) - confirm the total cost for the kit and water pump (alongwith the hydraulic tensioner) is 139 GBp. well thats about Rs 12,000 or so. I've got a friend of mine in UK right now, so Im asking him a favor to bring it with him. Question and Advice : Timing Belt kit is from a company called Continental Heres the part listed: ContiTech Skoda - Euro Car Parts UK?s No.1 Car Parts Retailer Also getting a water pump kit from KWP. Checked with the local skoda contact - they said theyd install it.
Any comments or thoughts on this?
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Last I heard and checked in India - it costs Rs 23k or so.
I don't know when you checked for it in India. Please double check again with Skoda before placing your order in UK.

In June this year, Skoda A.S.S. here had quote a figure less than 10K for timing belt and water pump for my diesel octavia. I assume, the prices should be more or less the same for vRS as well.

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i recently while browsing came across this Russian site for VW
Volkswagen Technical Site (VWTS) -. Has wealth of information.
Site is in Russian but browser will translate to English automatically.


here is the list of Part Number for Skoda.
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Also i found complete Workshop Octavia Guide in Slovak. Its around 650 Mb.
Here is the link for the same.

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In June this year, Skoda A.S.S. here had quote a figure less than 10K for timing belt and water pump for my diesel octavia. I assume, the prices should be more or less the same for vRS as well. -- I checked with the Pune dealer... seems thats the price. Any contact in Hyderbad .Skoda Dealer where I can check? Come to think of it, timing belt along with water pump would be 10k. The pump is for INR 7k and the belt is about .. 3k. What I was referring to was the entire kit ..including pulleys, adjusters..hydraulic tensioner..the entire kit. That possibly explains the difference.
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Old 11th September 2010, 08:44   #69
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Took today for a spin early morning. Being a holiday the gurgaon exp way was relatively empty. Enjoyed the drive.

Another update on average/l
I checked the average 6.6/100 was pretty amazed. One clear observation is if you drive it between the band of 2000 to 3000 Rpm it give a good milage surely around 12 per liter. I have been consistently getting around 12+ for last 3 filling for Rs 1000. Consistently it displays distance to empty 280 to 300 kms and actually it gives anything between 225-240 per Rs 1000 filling ie 19.xx liters.


Pretty happy with my vRs performance. Here is a snap shot with my mobile. Not very clear.
Skoda Octavia vRS - 12/2004 - Diamond Grey - Update @ 54000 kms-photo0072.jpg
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Default Finally ICE update for my skoda.

Driven around 2000 kms and 2 months. Allz is wellz.
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First time i could cross 200kms barrier on Gurgaon Exp Highway. Hit around 212 on sunday early morning. Was effortless. But my opinion any thing above 180 kmph is fast really very fast. Never tried again, the the comfort speed for vrs is between 120-180. Handling is very easy in this band.


ICE Updation Details
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Head Unit : Sony - DSX-S100 - In-Car Digital Media Player
Key features
Flip-down LCD display with a tune tray to connect iphone,ipod, pendrive and
control the playlist by device
ZAPPIN™,
Quick-BrowZer,
DM+ Advanced
Frontal Aux-In
52W x 4
Pre-Out: Front + Rear/Sub switchable
Comes with reminder alert which ensures you don’t leave your device behind


Sony XS-GTX150LE - Sub-woofer
38cm In Car Subwoofer
as per sony website
38cm Loaded Enclosure Series Subwoofer with subwoofer box (shield).
Peak Power: 1300W
Rated Input Power: 400W
Subwoofer Box (Shield)
Frequency Response: 30Hz-1000Hz
Impedance: 4 ohms
Injected Polypropylene Diaphragm

Sony Amplifier - XM-GTX6042
4/3 Channel GTX Series Amplifier.
Maximum Output Power: 600W
Rated Output Power: 60W x 4 (at 4 ohms)
Channel Configuration: 4ch / 3ch
High/Low Pass Filter: 80Hz (Variable), -12dB/oct / 80Hz (Variable), 18dB/oct
Frequency Response: 5-50kHz
MOSFET Power Supply

Now the setup is three channel. One channel to the woofer and two channel to the rear tray sony 16 x 24 speakers. Some shots

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Old 1st November 2010, 16:39   #71
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An quick review about the Head Unit : Sony - DSX-S100
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Was looking for a media player HU only without a cd/dvd unit. Came to know of this set while browsing the net. Pricing was decent at Rs 7400 with 2 year warranty and features looked promising. Always wanted direct Ipod/Iphone interface.
Since i was planning to an amp it had sub-woofer out too.

Likes

1. IPod/Iphone interface is fast and lets you browse data the way you browse in Ipod.
2. Browsing folders on USB disk is quick and Jump function is innovative.
3. Zappin function that plays 6, 15, or 30 second snippets of songs in the folder
4. RDS is good function - Radio Mirchi, 104 fever has it. Will explore more. There is a PTY function informs current program type. if RDS offers Clock syncing , it too is avaliable.
5. Another featuer called DSO (Dynamic Soundstage Organizer) spreads the sound across the dash. you get a a more surround effert.
6. DM+ - Markable difference on High bit rate Mp3 - ( Digital Music Plus Codec - Special codec enhances the quality of compressed music quality
7. USB reading is fast too. it can read 128 folders in root and can have 8 levels sub folders inside a folder with 500 old music files in each folder.

Dislikes/Whishes

1. 2 line display is ok but a little more would have been better.
2. While playing songs through iphone, No facility to answer the call.
3. Bluetooth would have been a add on.
4. Support of Mpg or Mp4 was desirable.
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First issue with my Rs. Today morning while driving all of sudden the check engine light started blinking. Stopped the car to check, the light went off , felt slight rough idling.

While driving again i could feel car jerking and there was sudden loss of power. The check engine started flashing again. Drove back home and first did a general checkup of connectors and zeroed to coil pack.

On checking by removing one coil at a time found the number 2 conked. Luckily it was the 2nd one had it been the 4th , you need additional tool to open it.

The existing one serial No. was 06B 905 115M - Marked 30 / 04
Got hold one for Rs 2500/- but the serial was 115D. Every thing back to normal.

Eagerly waiting form my elm327 OBD cable.
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Got my Elm327 obd cable. Installed ScanMaster-ELM. Standard driver was available in CD but it also require virtual com port driver (VCP). Downloaded from website. Tested with skoda and worked with out a glitch.

Here are few screen shots. Will update more later. Picture quality is not great taken from mobile.

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Today morning while out for a drive suddenly the EPC light came on.
Observation, While morning start was little rough saw the rpm needle 2k+ before setting to normal. Start was little rough. Packed aside and switch off and switch on , epc gone, again after few kms again the epc came on .

Came home and scanned it, Got following error

P0221 - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "B" Circuit Range/Performance
Vehicle Area: Powertrain (P)
Area of Vehicle System: Fuel and Air Metering
Controlled by: ISO/SAE Controlled Code (Core DTC)
Controll Unit: $10 - Engine

Can some one put more light on error code.
I have reset the error code, will get a air cleaning of engine bay and accelerator pedal. Will update on the development.

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Did an power air wash of engine bay and cabin. EPC light didnt appear. Drove around 15 kms.
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