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Old 30th January 2012, 20:51   #106
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1.6 L , what all were the damages ? After a rebuild why 4 kmpl ? Where did you get it repaired ?
Got it done at the Hyd dealership where my car has been going since 2007 when bought. God knows why the mileage - noticed it yesterday i.e 2 days after the car came back home.


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@Srinath They might not have set the tappets rightly or is there one? Also let the engine bed in properly as it might produce heat due to new metal friction. Have you experienced any loss of pickup?? Also i would suggest the oil change in next 1000-1500 kms.
Thanks Ashish, will do. She is one lovely car and we have travelled 98000KM togeather since 2007 Aug. No loss of pick up but the engine sounds softer. Will do the Oil Change as advised. Sri

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Oops....so how much (km) had your RS done when the belt blew ?
98000 kms - Roughly 35% on highway travel. Of this 15K on bad roads.

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Old 31st January 2012, 06:36   #107
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98000 kms - Roughly 35% on highway travel. Of this 15K on bad roads.
98K and A.S.S never adviced for a TB change?
IMO max 60K after which one should change TB.
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Wow Ardy,

I blwe my Timing Belt. Car just came back with a bill of INR 1,60 lacs includes a new battery as the car was in garage for 60 days (No spares in India) and mileage has dropped to 4KMPL.

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Goodness gracious. That's a huge bill. Can you share the list of parts that were replaced?

In my post, I was talking about the TB of my Octavia. My RS is just about 41K done and its due for its servicing soon. Since its been close to 5 years since I bought it, I would be getting the TB changed in the next servicing.

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My RS is just about 41K done and its due for its servicing soon. Since its been close to 5 years since I bought it, I would be getting the TB changed in the next servicing.

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Don't you think 41k is too early for a TB change. When i was discussing the same at Bosch SS, He was in opinion that heat is a major killer for RS. if it is not used for daily commute then age is not a big factor can safely extended till 60k with regular inspection while at service.
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I would still advice Ardy to go ahead and change the TB in his next service. Better safe then sorry :-) By the way my timing belt got snapped at 48K so its not a big issue and was set back by 78K bill. Also get the fuel pump inspected if its possible.

@Sri... You should sue skoda for not advising you to change the TB at 60K service. Still continuing with the old TB at 98K was suicidal and you paid for it.
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My personal recommendation is to change it at 40k
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Don't you think 41k is too early for a TB change. When i was discussing the same at Bosch SS, He was in opinion that heat is a major killer for RS. if it is not used for daily commute then age is not a big factor can safely extended till 60k with regular inspection while at service.
Yeah, 41K would be early. I drive about 500-600 KMs a month in the RS. I am planning to do it only because of the heated conditions of Hyderabad which is dry heat in summer and age of the vehicle i.e. 5 years. I would assume, the dry heat over a period of time would make rubber and plastic parts brittle and could lead to snapping / breaking. Hence the thought process of getting it replaced during the next service, which may be scheduled for March-April time frame.

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Is it possible to physically inspect the belt ? I mean is it visible when you open the engine bay.
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Is it possible to physically inspect the belt ? I mean is it visible when you open the engine bay.
Yes , its possible. There is a black cover on the left side, which can be opened to check the belt condition. its easy, i do it once a month.


Another update - Regarding Sunroof

Today i faced a typical problem : The sunroof was opened in tilt mode. While closing it did close, just reset to open position. A little googling got information that pinch protection was the reason for this problem.

Resolution : To override pinch protection push the rotary switch at home/close position till the Sunroof closes completely.

Also there is an option to close manually in case the Sunroof motor fails :
The cover near the rotary switch can be pulled down , there is a manual crank to close it.

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@V&V So you went to Nitanshu's work shop to get the brake pads job done! He has amazing knowledge of Skoda cars and the RS in particular.

@Srinath They might not have set the tappets rightly or is there one? Also let the engine bed in properly as it might produce heat due to new metal friction. Have you experienced any loss of pickup?? Also i would suggest the oil change in next 1000-1500 kms.
Dear Ashish,

Apologies for the delay in reply as I was busy with some new projects. Have finally dumped my lovely vRS. She was a great companion with a lovely reg number 555. Drove her all over with extensive long distance specially on the lovely AP highways.

She is currently under wraps at the automotive showroom our company owns (We are also the dealers for JLR - InLine4 Motors in Hyderabad) and I have shifted to a Tata Safari GX and Tata Marina. Maybe will try out the new Laura RS if possible sometime.
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Hi Vinod -

I never shared the picture of my RS with you, mate thanks a ton for your help with it, I havent driven her in a while, but have plans to send her to get the blessings of saint pete.

Hope you like them.

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Hi Vinod -

I never shared the picture of my RS with you, mate thanks a ton for your help with it, I havent driven her in a while, but have plans to send her to get the blessings of saint pete.

Hope you like them.

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Thats some beautiful shots Deepak. As for Mods, IMO keep it stock unless you have specific plans , RS it too good and fast in stock version itself. I never felt it short of power ever !

By the by i am in double mind whether to keep my RS for another year or start hunting for another car like 3.6 V6 Superb or V6 Accord or C200 cgi even 320 D !

Suggestion please !
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Thats some beautiful shots Deepak. As for Mods, IMO keep it stock unless you have specific plans , RS it too good and fast in stock version itself. I never felt it short of power ever !

By the by i am in double mind whether to keep my RS for another year or start hunting for another car like 3.6 V6 Superb or V6 Accord or C200 cgi even 320 D !

Suggestion please !
Mate - I have been away from this car for a while and i can tell you, its strong enough to keep you away from concentration. But having said that - I think i am now a convert of Euro build quality. Try the TSI.

That's what I am thinking - I might make this a project car and think of another daily driver. These cars are addictive.


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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.

Mate - Could you please share - How to procure the diagnostic tool - I contemplating investing in it - What do you recommend ?

Also how did you procure the Ignition Coil - Did you buy directly from a Skoda Garage or use the import route. I don't have an issue with it, but want to have it with me. My engine code is AUM.

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Mate - Could you please share - How to procure the diagnostic tool - I contemplating investing in it - What do you recommend ?

Also how did you procure the Ignition Coil - Did you buy directly from a Skoda Garage or use the import route. I don't have an issue with it, but want to have it with me. My engine code is AUM.

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Most of the parts are still available here with ease. Sources you can try are

1. Rajnath automobile - Vasant Kunj , near cng pump , c block. - 26781153
2. Metro Spares - Savitri Nagar, Malviya Nagar - 26017686
3. Lastly Skoda A.S.S

I think coil pack is available for 2.4 k per pcs. Part no to check is
06B 905 115M or 115D or ever 115J



As of OBD scanner , i bought it from dealextreme.com, software i am using scanmaster elm. this is more that sufficient for basic diagnostic.

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