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Old 7th February 2011, 09:11   #76
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Today morning again EPC light came ON, vehicle is running normally. Switch off and ON , EPC goes off. It has not come on again.
Observation : Last petrol filling was not from the usual pump. Could it be due to it ? There is no performance deterioration. Still monitoring.

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Try cleaning the MAF sensor
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Try cleaning the MAF sensor
Thanks ajmat, but the error code generated was

Code P0221 - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "B" Circuit Range/Performance

The pointers is towards either the pedal position sensor issue or the throttle position sensor on the manifold.

Will do a scan again and post the results.
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Current update, Since the pointer was towards throttle body, i used system G.
Have driven around 500 kms. Every thing is back to normal.
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Update at 39k kms.
Changed the rear brake pads at FNG.
Costed @ Rs 750/- + 150 labor.
Also replaced the A/c filter or Pollen filter @ Rs 500/-.

The guys had a tough time pushing back the caliper piston. It almost took 40 min for each wheel.
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The guys had a tough time pushing back the caliper piston.
Didn't he loosen the bleed nipple?
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You need a special tool to rotate the piston back. It can be done using a thin nose plier
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Didn't he loosen the bleed nipple?
SOP is as ajmat refered, one has to rotate it to push back. it very tight. Even after loosening the bleed nipple , it took a good 15 min to push it back.


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You need a special tool to rotate the piston back. It can be done using a thin nose plier
These guys used nose plier to do it. it make it difficult due to the awkward location too.
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Update at 40k kms.
Got the engine oil & filter changes at Wheel Force, Rajouri Garden.
Cost : 5L of Mobil 1 @ 850/- + tax per lit
Oil Filter - Rs 350/- (Raj nath motors, mahipal pur, new delhi)
Labor - 300/-

Changed the oil (only 7k kms ) because when i bought the car, i presume the oil was not changes for more than a year and half. it was black. Instead of a flush, a early change of oil was opted.

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@v&v:Have you gotten your timing belt kit changed?If not, that should be your first priority now since the car is already 6.5 years old.Timing belt snapping means serious damage to a non-interference engine.

The same would set you back by approx. 30k INR for the Labour + entire kit (which includes belts, bearings, pulleys, bolts, tensioners).I am guessing the quotes of 10-11k INR found here on the forum for the same are the quotes only for the belt and the tensioners.Apparently, replacing the entire kit on an old car is better than replacing only the belt and tensioners and mixing up old parts with new.That's what I found online at Briskoda.While at it, get the water pump changed too as advised on team-bhp.

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Timing belt snapping means serious damage to a non-interference engine.
You mean an interference-type engine, don't you?
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Oops, thank you for correcting.
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@v&v:Have you gotten your timing belt kit changed?If not, that should be your first priority now since the car is already 6.5 years old.Timing belt snapping means serious damage to a non-interference engine.

The same would set you back by approx. 30k INR for the Labour + entire kit (which includes belts, bearings, pulleys, bolts, tensioners).I am guessing the quotes of 10-11k INR found here on the forum for the same are the quotes only for the belt and the tensioners.Apparently, replacing the entire kit on an old car is better than replacing only the belt and tensioners and mixing up old parts with new.That's what I found online at Briskoda.While at it, get the water pump changed too as advised on team-bhp.
Thanks octane1002 for the reminder/advice. this was the first thing i got checked. As per the service advisor need to consider around 50k only. Age is not a major factor for TB. I am keeping a close watch of it. Will be changing it soon.

Now as for the cost, the entire new kit is available at rajnath motors for just 9.5 k only.
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@v&v:Are you sure age isnt a factor for considering the timing belt change?In that case are there any particular signs to gauge that the car is due for a timing belt change?
Also on the price of the entire kit are sure it includes the pulleys/bolts/bearings?I was under the impression that only the ribbed belt along with the tensioner cost around 7.5k and all the allied parts such as tensioners/idler bolts etc sets us back by around 23-24k.And since its a precision job its always better to get it done at Skoda(who again might be reluctant to accept parts from outside).
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@octane, how can you be sure that the Skoda guys will do a precision work, when you hear so much -ve about their work in the forum itself. IMO a good FNG (Delhi has lot of them) can do it easily.

About the price , yes i have confirmed from the owner of the importer. its readily available with him. I was planning to do it when i bought the car, but my FNG told no need change it immediately.

As for the belt inspection, you can open the top cover the check the condition of belt. Visual inspection can help a lot, like dust or peal off etc.
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