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Old 3rd May 2013, 05:27   #106
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Default Re: Octy vRS Achilles Heels

In Northern England and Scotland, where people quickly sniff out a scam, when your dual-mass flywheel fails many people have a good old-fashioned flywheel fitted to replace these ridiculous dual-mass devices.

Good engineers know what to fit, only those with more money than sense "pay through the nose" as we say to replace the original dmf with another which is guaranteed to fail again.
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I had my DMF flywheel replaced with a SMF and new Clutch cover assembly and plates. Total cost? 12K!!!. Labour free since it was at my own workshop!

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Default Independent Garage for the Octy vRS

Not sure if this is the right place but couldn't find any other thread so posting here.

After my long search for a clean vRS, i came across a very well maintained 1.8T Rider (1st owner, 59K done July 2005) and picked it up. The car has full service history from Vinayak Skoda and that is an assurance.

However I also want to know if there are any independent garages that I can take the car and have a peace of mind. Someone who knows about the vRS engine and the suspension setup et al.

I'm also looking to upgrade to 16" fro the 15" that the car is running now. Need feedback on the same.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 28th February 2016, 20:39   #109
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Not sure if this is the right place but couldn't find any other thread so posting here.

However I also want to know if there are any independent garages that I can take the car and have a peace of mind. Someone who knows about the vRS engine and the suspension setup et al.

I'm also looking to upgrade to 16" fro the 15" that the car is running now. Need feedback on the same.

Thanks in advance!
Have a good Skoda expert guy in Pune, if your interested. Instead of 16 inchers, I changed to 205/65-R15. Slightly wider & taller tyres, better grip & also nil speed breaker touches. Also since the car has done 59 K you MUST get the timing belt & water pump changed.

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Not sure if this is the right place but couldn't find any other thread so posting here.

After my long search for a clean vRS, i came across a very well maintained 1.8T Rider (1st owner, 59K done July 2005) and picked it up. The car has full service history from Vinayak Skoda and that is an assurance.

However I also want to know if there are any independent garages that I can take the car and have a peace of mind. Someone who knows about the vRS engine and the suspension setup et al.

I'm also looking to upgrade to 16" fro the 15" that the car is running now. Need feedback on the same.

Thanks in advance!
When comes to engine spares and core mechanical parts please go for OEM, i did take a short route and ended up selling the car because of poor aftermarket spares i got. CarMechs in teachers colony HSR does maintain quite a few vrs, if its just tires go for any tire dealer with latest setup, PM if you need any help
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Why? - Timing belt snapped

How do I know? - Engine may not turn or makes expensive noises when turned

What is the damage? Pistons hammered the valves, if they are waving at you when you lift the engine, ouch

What is THE damage? Officially Rs 150000 for a head rebuild, a lot less if done by a good independent

When can this happen? Around 40000km onwards depending on use, age of belt

What else can it be? bottom ends or something expensive

How do I prevent it ? Ensure belt is inspected during service. Change belt at 45000km (change water pump if not ever done while you are down there in the engine bay)
Hi,Ajmat
i recently got the Cylinder head fixed and it costed me 10k and it looks like brand new,the head got damaged as my my Waterpump got siezed while i was driving my vRS on NH8 .
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I think a lot of Octy vRS achilles heels are based on the owner apathy. This is a car that needs the involvement of the owner. You give it to the workshop or your mechanic and blindly follow what they say, this is going to burn a hole in your pocket. However if you start understanding the car, find a good FNG and start procuring your own parts, this is a very pocket friendly hot hatch.

Having clocked about 10K Kms in 8 months, with a 1000Kms drive last Sunday ( BLR-BOM), I have had a majorly peaceful ownership. This is the list of things I have spent on in the last 8 months.
  1. Headlight ballast - 2X Rs.500 = Rs.1000
  2. Engine oil dipstick funnel - Rs.750
  3. Front bumper fixing ( due to a minor accident) - Rs.500
  4. AC Gas refiling ( Don't know how but one fine day the cooling reduced drastically. Found out gas was low. After refiling its back to normal) - Rs.1600
  5. All 4 disk pads changed with Bosch pads. - Rs.3100 with labour.
  6. Front dampers replaced with TRW along with strut mounting - Rs.7700 (including labour)
  7. Coolant flush - Rs.600
  8. Basic engine oil change along with all filters at ASC - Rs9400 with Rs.3400 as labour
  9. comprehensive insurance - Rs.12,000/-
There are a few smaller issues that are still plaguing the car and I intend to get them sorted over the next 1 month
  1. rear passenger door locked out and not opening
  2. front passenger central locking seems erratic
  3. roof lining has started to sag and intend to get that changed.
Apart from these, I think the Octy is doing quite well considering its 11 Yrs old and done 68.5K Kms.
P.S: in my 1000km BLR-BOM drive, I drove a steady 120kmph at 3k rpm. Octy returned a mileage of 12.5kmpl for first fill and 13.69kmpl for the second fill. Not bad I say!
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