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Old 14th January 2015, 17:21   #61
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Hey, it will be great if you could post the link to this directory. Or PM me. I think it will just be helpful to have the link in the thread discussing Skoda ASS horrors. I have been considering the Octavia, and now another one of Skoda stories pop up. Will take the plunge only if can find a reliable FNG.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-bhp-directory/
Look up the directory for your city
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^^Aah there you go. I m sure there are reliable people in a city like Bengaluru. I m from Cochin so I have zilch idea about competent workshops there. Please go through the directory for options. As GTO already mentioned they will surely have their source for obtaining parts for these cars. Please go ahead with the Octy if you are brave enough. . Its a great car indeed.
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Old 14th January 2015, 18:42   #63
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Well let us be realistic lets assume that you find a competent garage and get the job done for 50% instead of 6.6 then also it is throwing more good money for bad.

You will be spending on a car which still does not have a low oil pressure indicator , What if just after coming out of the garage you again scrap against a hump ?

I would say sell off this car on as is basis and buy another good car suited for Indian roads and don't go for the pretence of the badge this time. You can easily buy an old swift or vista for the same money which you would spend on repairs and will have much better overall experience.
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I meant the check engine oil warning light. Sensor or not isn't...
There is no check engine oil warning light in any car.

Important note.
For the kind information of people who are not much aware on the importance of lubrication in any rotating machine, let me say that whenever the under-body, especially the engine zone gets hit, stop the car and engine and carryout a thorough self inspection first for any damages or visible fluid leakage. Then start the car and inspect again. If any fluid leakage is observed please don't run it any further. You will definitely save the car from severe mechanical damages.

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There is no check engine oil warning light in any car.
are your sure ? In humble Tata and Maruti cars they have a aladdin style red colour lamp with a drop of oil falling on instrument cluster which glows when oil level is low.
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In humble Tata and Maruti cars they have a aladdin style red colour lamp with a drop of oil falling on instrument cluster which glows when oil level is low.
It's generally a low oil pressure indicator than an oil level indicator (like for example for brake fluid).

I doubt that the Fabia does not have a low oil pressure indicator in the instrument console - if there is no indication of low oil pressure to start with, how can the customer be blamed for any consequent damage ?
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are your sure ? In humble Tata and Maruti cars they have a aladdin style red colour lamp with a drop of oil falling on instrument cluster which glows when oil level is low.
Boss, that is the 'engine oil pressure low' warning lamp.

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That's the initial quote that was given. I don't have the soft copy of the revised quote,i'll upload it tomorrow. The problem with rebuilding the engine at a garage outside is that i'm not very sure of availability of parts. For one Skoda does not sell parts over the counter and also the Fabia has been out of production for a while now.

If anyone can suggest a good garage then i can pass that information on to my friend.

And yes i found it weird and insane that it doesn't come with an oil level sensor. I even tried arguing with the service advisor but he was adamant. I mean even the erstwhile Maruti 800 comes with one to my knowledge. My friend insists that it did not show any indication about oil at all.

Dear Zombiedriver,

First of all things looks very unique here. Though the thread mentions engine seized why we would replace parts like Clutch/Pressure plate. If this just brushed against the speed hump, will that also damage the AIR FILTER? Why is that being replaced. There are other that i can pick like Differential case. That is also damaged? Iam not sure if the impact was just limited to scrap on a Speed breaker. With a damage like this a driver doesn't need warning light. Can you upload pictures for us to see? The reason of concern being the fairness of the forum.

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One more customer on the verge of succumbing into their net!

Two things:

1) No oil pressure switch / indicator in car manufactured in 20th century is something to be rendered great. Doesn't it speak of confidence Skoda has on their engines?!

2) Cost of repair - 6.6L to 5L! Which is almost around the new car price itself.

Was just surfing for the price, the Average ex-showroom price ranges between 5.03 to 7.51L so according to the price quoted of 6.6L 'only' for the engine, does it mean the rest components (Transmission, body, ECU etc) are free when the car is bought new?

According to the service guy the On- Road price is only for the engine!

As someone suggested already, get the car on the tow truck along with the seized engine and go to an FNG.

Things will be simpler, easier, faster, cheaper and mainly honest! This is an indication given to you to just run away from that ASC.
Good reasoning i would say. But we should not end up like this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-accident.html (Brand new Skoda Octavia: Curtain Airbags deploy without impact / accident!)
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are your sure ? In humble Tata and Maruti cars they have a aladdin style red colour lamp with a drop of oil falling on instrument cluster which glows when oil level is low.
Sirjee,

That is 'Oil pressure light" that you see. The Aladdin ka chiraag is the the low pressure indicator.
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Sirjee,

That is 'Oil pressure light" that you see. The Aladdin ka chiraag is the the low pressure indicator.
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Boss, that is the engine oil pressure low warning lamp.
egg ject lee my friends if sump is leaking in running engine low pressure light should glow. There is a wire going to sump where sensor for oil pressure is placed.

I am surprised that scoda says its not there in Fabia so customer never saw it.
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Dear Zombiedriver,

First of all things looks very unique here. Though the thread mentions engine seized why we would replace parts like Clutch/Pressure plate. If this just brushed against the speed hump, will that also damage the AIR FILTER? Why is that being replaced. There are other that i can pick like Differential case. That is also damaged? Iam not sure if the impact was just limited to scrap on a Speed breaker. With a damage like this a driver doesn't need warning light. Can you upload pictures for us to see? The reason of concern being the fairness of the forum.



Good reasoning i would say. But we should not end up like this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-accident.html (Brand new Skoda Octavia: Curtain Airbags deploy without impact / accident!)
According to the service advisor the clutch has worn out and would have needed to be replaced soon, so he's mentioned that in the quote too. He said it would have had to be replaced under periodic maintenance if the car had not come in for the sump damage. I don't have pictures but there is no visible damage to the body
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The Skoda Fabia Operating Manual, Page 23, do mentions about the indication for the low lube oil pressure and it also mentions about three audible beeps as a secondary warning.
It further states, to Keep the engine switched off and obtain professional assistance from a specialist garage to prevent severe engine damage.
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zombiedriver,

Check with Sejal Motors. Mr. Suresh is the owner. I am sure he will give a decent quote and also give your proper advise/suggestion.

Address: #41, Ferns City RD Doddanekkundi Outer Ring RD, Marathahalli, Bangalore - 560037. Phone: +91-80-28533367, +91-9945207551.

This is opposite to total mall on outer ring road, next to EMC.

All the best.

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Get your buddy to do an engine swap with an engine meant to rev till the heavens. Like the Honda City folks did with the engine type called B2 .... Or is it B12? Well, THAT!!!

On a saner note, you have good advice from the peeps here. Get your buddy to head over to a local mech and get it done at a fraction of the cost

Alternatively, call their bluff and file an insurance claim. If the surveyor makes noise, some chai pani should sort that out. Even after the chai pani, he will be much more in the green than he would be if he continues to deal with the crooks at Skoda. Sad state of affairs in this country, but alas

Your friend must be so bummed right now man. Be there for him and try to cheer him up. Its a tough job but someone's gotta do it. Give him my best. I hope he comes out of this mess soon; and clean
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Fabia has a initial oil pressure drop indication in Yellow colour which when glows asks to check the level and red indication as the dangerous level. Possibly a multi-point switch.
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