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Old 2nd January 2006, 18:27   #1
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Default Adulterated fuel causes damage to my Skoda!

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Today morning sometime after filling up the car with XtraMile, drove for some distance and then the engine starts caughing and gets off. Well I first thought it wz cuz of sumtin elz, so then started the car again and drove off. Now this is when i came to kno that sumtin wz really wrong. The car won't rev above 3000rpm and i have to rev the car upto 2000rpm to get it moving in 1st gear. Then somehow just managed to drive atleast to park the car some place i know and people driving behind my car were shoutin at me cuz there was a HUGE amount of thick dense smoke commin out of the exhaust. So called up Skoda people immediately and they asked me to drive the car to their workshop. So managed to get there, then they plug in their computer or whatever and check the whole system. Now they told me that there was problems with the diesel filter and some 'relay'(?) and some other things there were tryin to find out. They also told me that there was some kerosene mixed along with the diesel that i had filled up earlier in the day. I filled her up form the place i always have been doin for the past year and had no probs till date.

After opening the hood, there were small bubbles in the tube where the diesel gets injected. So wonder if this is air or water..

So guys..what could be the problem, anytin real bad?! They also told me they might have to reprogram the whole system and change the fuel management system too!!!

HELP!!

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GUYS...help please, i gotta do sumtin 2moro
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hmm. Not sure if it would be much help, but I faced something similar to what you are experiencing. The car would just not revv about 3,000rpm. I got the shudders that the turbo had gone on the blink, but I could distinctly hear the whistle, so it had to be something else.

I traced the problem to a few wires that were chewed through by a rat! Apparantly they were the MAF sensor wires. Strangely, no engine warning light came on!

But, as they have kinda diagnosed your problem to the fuel, I think yhou should have listened to them when they said not to fill the so-called premium fuels with the additives. Skoda recomends only regular diesel. Try changing the fuel filter and see if it improves.
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Yea the engine light stays on..dunno abt the turbo, but the thing is the car ran fine TILL i filled her up..
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Sounds like a fuel problem then. Dunno what relay they could be talking about though. Better check properly as certain parts are ridiculously priced. Even relays! But then I think your car is still under warranty so it should not be a problem.
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Hi
Take it to the dealer........Dont try anything .......I have damaged the injector seat and not able to fix it till now.......

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I called him today..he said i'd have to pay if they replace any part!! And what is a relay?
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Preserve the fuel bill and get an analysis of the diesel that you put in. You
might need to take action againt the fuel pump owner
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Okey guys, just came to kno that i'll have to replace the fuel management system and the turbo! Now they said it'll cost close to 1.8lacs for the repairs. I cannot claim warranty as they said i didn't use the proper fuel.

So guys, what should i do? 1.8 lacs is just way too much.
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Wooo! 1.8Lac
1. Try to slug it out with skoda
2. If they refuse citing adulterated fuel, then it will serve as witness and you can do a case against the pump owner.

Only the courts can save your pocket or maybe insurance, but I doubt they will cover this damage

As for skoda, I guess they have a plan to price the car low and then recover in spare parts. Frauds.

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Whoa Man, i am sorry for you. do you have the bill where you got the diesel filled? and also take it in writing from skoda that it was due to the fuel....
then you could approach the consumer court...
also buy a litre of diesel from the vendor where you suspected the fuel mixture and try to get it analysed elsewhere and you could have a case on hand for the consumer court.
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Yea i have the bill. The mechanics had stored the diesel that i had filled up just in case i want to file a case. But right now, i am just tryin to get the car into shape. And i also won't be gettin insurance. Damn, what a way to start a new year :(
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Okey guys, just came to kno that i'll have to replace the fuel management system and the turbo! Now they said it'll cost close to 1.8lacs for the repairs. I cannot claim warranty as they said i didn't use the proper fuel.

So guys, what should i do? 1.8 lacs is just way too much.
I cant understand how the turbo is damaged. Turbo can be rebuit. What exactly do they mean by fuel management system. Pump, injector or ECU?

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The dude who got 18000 bosch alternator(original skoda) from outside faced a lot of problems. The skoda guys wanted him to spend 48K and get from showroom. Finally autocar india came to rescue.
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They ment the pump, injector, relay and the filter
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