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Old 14th August 2014, 13:47   #721
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Why only Skodas? It happens with my Tucson as well and I got from SA that it's a pure mechanical thing that can happen in any vehicle which has front disc brakes.
Mechanical / Electrical problems are not restricted to make of car although in some cars a particular problem may appear more frequently. The earlier Octavia had this brake disc induced wobble more often but it is far less in the Laura.

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Old 14th August 2014, 14:26   #722
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Many thanks guys, ajaypjayaraj, veyronsupersprt, anandpadhye and V 2rahjo. Just realized that at 50K plus KMs my brake pads are probably crying out to be changed... will revert if this works. Thanks again.
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Does this sound come when you take a turn? Is it more pronounced when you turn the steering while reversing?
Not really. It happens at slow speeds including reversing. Especially this is when clutch is engaged half in first or reverse gear. I am suspecting this to be related to clutch. Will take it again to ASC but if anyone else has any thoughts before that -it would be great.
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I did a VCDS diagnostic scan on a 2010 Laura TSI that a friend was looking to purchase. It threw up the following fault code.

1 Fault Found:
001089 - EVAP Emission Control Sys
P0441 - 000 - Incorrect Flow - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 0
Fault Frequency: 3
Reset counter: 255
Mileage: 19955 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2044.14.04
Time: 14:16:25

Freeze Frame:
RPM: 849 /min
Load: 18.8 %
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Temperature: 96.0C
Temperature: 48.0C
Absolute Pres.: 900.0 mbar
Voltage: 13.462 V



The Ross-tech site has a ready reckoner of fault codes and this is what it says about it.

"16825/P0441/001089 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Incorrect Flow

Possible Symptoms
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) active

Possible Causes
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve (N80) faulty/jammed

Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve (N115) faulty/jammed

Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Sealing faulty
Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body leaky/blocked

Possible Solutions
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve (N80)

Perform Output Test
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Solenoid Valve (N115)
Check Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister

Perform Basic Setting
Check Pipes between Tank Breathing and Throttle Body

Special Notes
When found in the NAR 1.8T Audi A4 1.8T check TSB 24-08-78 or 2010268/3 or Pass-Thru equivalent TSB

When found in the NAR 1.8T VW Passat 1.8T check TSB 01-09-09 or 2005554 or Pass-Thru equivalent TSB

Note: The Passat 26E5 or "R5" recall includes the same software update
Make sure the quick release lines for the N80 valve and vacuum line to LDP are not crossed.

This can also make the engine hard to start after filling up the fuel tank."


There is no check engine light on the dash as of now. What do you guys make of it? Should my friend be worried? He hasn't approached Skoda yet. I've advised him to take the report to them and see what they suggest.
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My Laura TSI completed 3 years in May this year. I am still running on the original Varta battery. Is it a good idea to replace the battery as a preventive measure, just so that I am not left stranded with a dead battery or complications due to a weak battery?

I use the car quite quite often for out of city drives. I don't want to face a situation where I am stranded somewhere with a dead battery.

How long do these Varta batteries usually last?
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Hi Santosh,

The OE Varta battery on my Laura TDI died in 3 years and a few months. Luckily this happened when i was at home and was able to order a Amaron replacement. Trust this helps you take a decision.

Cheers,
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I had been wondering about the following options available in my Laura, can anyone help me in deciphering their function? Photos inline

So what do the options stand for-
1> AF?
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This is my first time attaching photos on this forum so kindly excuse in case I make some error
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I had been wondering about the following options available in my Laura, can anyone help me in deciphering their function? Photos inline

So what do the options stand for-
1> AF?
AF - Alternative Frequency

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The function alternative frequency (AF) ensures that the best receivable frequency of the selected station is automatically and precisely set. The replay of the broadcast can be muted briefly during the search process according to the best receivable frequency. If no alternative frequency of the set station can be found and the station no longer offers a satisfactory quality, then please select another station.
Refer the Swing Owner's Manual here - link
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Steering Wobble at High Speed

Hi guys,

The wobble continues. I have so far done the following :
a) Allignment
b) Balancing
c) Changed the brake pads (all four)
d) Had the brake discs grinded
e) Had the suspension checked

Am a bit lost now and planning to write to Skoda for help....
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Steering Wobble at High Speed

Hi guys,

The wobble continues. I have so far done the following :
a) Allignment
b) Balancing
c) Changed the brake pads (all four)
d) Had the brake discs grinded
e) Had the suspension checked

Am a bit lost now and planning to write to Skoda for help....
Have you tried swapping the front and rear tyres? There is a possibility that one of your front tyres has developed a bubble and that may be causing this. A bubble is due to an internal break in the steel wire reinforcing the tyre.
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Guys I am a bit confused. My laura went in for the 60k service a couple of weeks back. This was at nawab auto in noida. Despite my requesting they did not change the gearbox oil. The manual says change the oil at 60k for cars equipped with automatic transmission, which is the case with my car.

The SA and the GM showed me the service schedule board and there it was indicated that they inspect the oil and change only if required. In my case it wasn't required hence they didn't do it.

Now should i go ahead and change it from another dealership or have faith in what nawab has told me. The car has always been serviced by them and I have had no issues except the quality of wash.

Any input would be of great help

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Steering Wobble at High Speed

Hi guys,

The wobble continues. I have so far done the following :
a) Allignment
b) Balancing
c) Changed the brake pads (all four)
d) Had the brake discs grinded
e) Had the suspension checked

Am a bit lost now and planning to write to Skoda for help....
You mentioned earlier that you have changed to 17" Alloys and wheels. Are these alloys OE skoda alloys or after market? If they are after market are they 98 PCD alloys? Secondly is the alloy bore a perfect fit on the hub? If its not, then there's a possibility of vibration at high speeds. The remedy for this is hub centric rings.
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Steering Wobble at High Speed

Are these alloys OE skoda alloys or after market? If they are after market are they 98 PCD alloys? Secondly is the alloy bore a perfect fit on the hub? If its not, then there's a possibility of vibration at high speeds. The remedy for this is hub centric rings.[/quote]

Hi Santosh,
these are not skoda OE alloys and i'm not certain about the 98 PCD, will check today. Yes, the hub rings were used for the front wheels. Please remember i also mentioned that the wobble had started before i changed the alloys/tyres. In fact that was the principal reason for doing so... that's why am skeptical about alloys having anything to do with it.
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I am using stock tires on my TSI. Whats the best size upgrade, 16 or 17 and tire size?
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The manual says change the oil at 60k for cars equipped with automatic transmission, which is the case with my car.

The SA and the GM showed me the service schedule board and there it was indicated that they inspect the oil and change only if required. In my case it wasn't required hence they didn't do it.

Now should i go ahead and change it from another dealership or have faith in what nawab has told me.
Get it changed ASAP.
Its not uncommon to find service centres not adhering to "whichever is earlier" rule , be it kms or years.

Chances are he might have "felt" the gear oil need not be changed and could be delayed till the next service or 5 years interval.

But why take chances , if it is in the manual it is supposed to be changed.
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I am using stock tires on my TSI. Whats the best size upgrade, 16 or 17 and tire size?
17" is a very popular upgrade choice for the TSI which comes with 15s. Tyre size would be 225/45/17. The other option is 16". The tyre choices are 205/55/16 (same as Elegance and LnK models) or 225/50/16. I've gone for 225/50/16 Michelin PS3 on matt black Borbet alloys and very happy with this combination.

Be careful while buying alloys if you are not going for Skoda ones. There are things like PCD, offset, hub diameter, rim width etc... that you'll have to check. Also the Skoda OE alloys are of a high quality. If you are going for aftermarket ones, go for good brands only as I am sure you wouldn't want to compromise on safety.
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