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Old 23rd February 2009, 21:15   #61
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Ajit sir, is the information same across all the octis ( deisel included)
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Old 24th February 2009, 12:56   #62
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Thanks a lot Amjat This is an invaluable piece of information.

Since everyone is talking about their Octavia ownership experiences, I will add mine.
The car has done 35K, its a 1.8pi about 3.5 Years old. From which about 10K odd would the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
1. I have had to change the spark plugs at about 30K odd.
2. The fuse box unit has been replaced twice for me!!! And yes I had that AC issue too related to this. I will start using WD40 asap, and see if it helps. The people at Skoda (Acumen Motors) couldnot figure out the issue with the AC at all!!

Thats all I have gotten done apart from the regular service.
All said and done, this is a fabulous car and I dont think I will even think of trading it with anything less than double its price available here in India.

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Old 25th February 2009, 13:05   #63
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@ AJMAT

Thank you sir, this is me bowing to your brilliant thread!

I just called the Skoda service guy, his response was this:

Timing Belt

"Sir, timing belt toh 60k km par change hota hai. Maine toh abhi tak ek bhi RS nahi dekha jiska timing belt kharab hua hai. Aur tootne se bhi koi khaas damage nahi hota hai"

Water Pump
"Water Pump toh kabhi bhi kharab nahi hota hai, mere experience mein toh kharab nahi hua"

Whatever. My car is at 37000, I`m wondering what to do.

Also the scrunch sound due to the ARB bushes, I have that sound everytime I start my car from stationary on even a mildly inclined ramp. Is it the same? And did you change to POWERFLEX bushes or the OE skoda ones?

Thanks again for this well structured thread!

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BTW, is there some issue with the Clutch in Octy? Actually seen one Octy's clutch being packed just after one 5 min ride and the guy rode on the clutch it seems. The car was just refusing to move and some calls to Skoda confirmed that the clutch was fried. The owner was also telling that he recently changed the clutch due to similar issue and it happened again. I found it to be very strange to see the clutch got busted for just probably some 5-10min of rough ride. (No, I was not the driver nor I know the owner, I just happened to be there at that time)
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BTW, is there some issue with the Clutch in Octy? Actually seen one Octy's clutch being packed just after one 5 min ride and the guy rode on the clutch it seems. The car was just refusing to move and some calls to Skoda confirmed that the clutch was fried. The owner was also telling that he recently changed the clutch due to similar issue and it happened again. I found it to be very strange to see the clutch got busted for just probably some 5-10min of rough ride. (No, I was not the driver nor I know the owner, I just happened to be there at that time)

A clutch failing within 5 minutes of it being replaced means only one thing, the workshop goofed!

Yes, the clutch in the manual octys and lauras is a 'delicate darling' and the least bit of riding on the clutch can send it packing (not in 5 or 10 minutes though). Used without 'riding' the clutch seemingly lasts forever (according to independent mechanics).

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Honest post. After hearing about my friend's diesel octy stories, I still wanted to buy a vRS. I knew his car is driver driven, while I myself would be driving the vRS. Took TD, everything - sales person asked why you want to buy this car? Please buy TDi only. The interiors also I did not like. But still wanted it simply for the engine/handling. Then asked dealer about warranty (in view of bad experiences). Dealer flatly refused any extended warranty whatsoever, plus he said clutch/turbo is not covered at all, whether my fault or not. He said less than 1% of all skoda sales are petrol and would not recommend I buy any petrol skoda!!!

Went and bought the civic with only 500M TD and have been very happy since.
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The other aspect coming out is that the dealers do not know much about the petrol cars. The diesel is fairly straight forward technology.
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The other aspect coming out is that the dealers do not know much about the petrol cars. The diesel is fairly straight forward technology.
Sir,

The dealers are totally ignorant about everything, Petrol / Diesel - it does not matter. I have corrected tham and given pointers on several occasions.

Some of the service chaps are better but, they too could do with some education.

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@ ajmat
love the piano wire signature . Good one !
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A clutch failing within 5 minutes of it being replaced means only one thing, the workshop goofed!
No, no, it was not 5 minutes after being replaced. It was after 5/10 mins of rough riding what I learnt. The owner said that he already had a replacement of the clutch assembly. Possibly even he was riding clutch before that 5/10 in test ride and ultimately that day it got packed up again.
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Also the scrunch sound due to the ARB bushes, I have that sound everytime I start my car from stationary on even a mildly inclined ramp. Is it the same? And did you change to POWERFLEX bushes or the OE skoda ones?

Thanks again for this well structured thread!

Cheers
Unless you have 200+ bhp or live on the track, I recoommend the stock rubber bushes to tackle our lousy roads. Powerlex transmit every bump and have a higher liklihood of being dislodged
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No, no, it was not 5 minutes after being replaced. It was after 5/10 mins of rough riding what I learnt. The owner said that he already had a replacement of the clutch assembly. Possibly even he was riding clutch before that 5/10 in test ride and ultimately that day it got packed up again.
I doubt riding a clutch for 5 to 10 mins will send it packing forever. Maybe there is some oil leaking into the gearbox? That could explain why the clutches are not lasting for more than a few mins.
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Unless you have 200+ bhp or live on the track, I recoommend the stock rubber bushes to tackle our lousy roads. Powerlex transmit every bump and have a higher liklihood of being dislodged
he has a Phase 1 remapped vRS. but i think the problem is solved!!

@ Evo - how is the car running?
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Ajmat,That is more detailed than a SKODA manual.
How is your experience with the VRs?
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the rs might be very bad in all the ways.still want to go for a rs.why?
i really have a second thought as i really cant spend time at service centres or leave my car there for weeks.
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