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Old 11th February 2013, 10:10   #271
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Glad to hear that this incident didn't lead to anything more unfortunate, Akshay.

Interstingly, while getting the air checked last week - The pressure was a couple of points down unevenly on different tyres. TPMS did not come up. I am going to intentionally let go of a little bit of air today and drive it to the nearest petrol bunk (500 meters away from my house) to see if TPMS works.

Yes - I will make sure that the bunk has the air counter open and functional before attempting this and it will be reminiscent of my childhood (will be fun)
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That is odd. My TPMS turns in at 2psi drop. Get the sensors checked.
The TPMS doesn't have any sensors in this car, it runs on the abs sensors and goes by wheel rotation speed. Its actually just flat tyre warning system, and not TPMS.

But like I said, the tyre seemed to have lost all pressure in under a minute from the moment I got onto the 4 lane highway. I was doing 80+ speeds, just happy nothing happened.

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Glad to hear that this incident didn't lead to anything more unfortunate, Akshay.

Interstingly, while getting the air checked last week - The pressure was a couple of points down unevenly on different tyres. TPMS did not come up. I am going to intentionally let go of a little bit of air today and drive it to the nearest petrol bunk (500 meters away from my house) to see if TPMS works.

Yes - I will make sure that the bunk has the air counter open and functional before attempting this and it will be reminiscent of my childhood (will be fun)
Like mentioned above the TPMS works on ABS sensors so needs a short while to notify you of the loss in pressure. It does work, its just that in my case air was lost before the TPMS could react, it did come on after some time when the spare was on. Probably because of the different sizes in tyres.

Just going to head to a puncture shop, and see what the issue is with these Yokos.

Oh and also one irritating rattle kind of noise which I always thought was the passenger seat, is actually the centre armrest, so have to get that checked up.

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Went to a puncture shop, and my observations were right. No sidewall tear. There was a hole, where probably a nail had punctured. Also the object had come out, which is why the air leaked out so fast. Now that I think about it, when I got onto the highway I remember hearing a noise, which I thought was a stone coming out of the tyre, it was probably this object. So anyway the tyre is fixed and back on.

Also got nitrogen filled up, wanted to try it out. A waste of Rs.100. Didn't feel any different from air in any way. lol

Another thing is, the car is pulling to the right and the suspension seems to be making a bit of noise. Probably due to the slight running on a flat tyre. But I had to no choice, had to find a safe enough place to stop the car.

The car is going to complete a year in about 2 weeks, and is at 163xx kms now. Detailing is getting done this week, inside and out. Will post pics after that.

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So 2 days after that, the tyre pressure light came on again. Checked it and found the pressure was 9 psi down. So there still was a leak somewhere.

Went to my normal tyre guy this time, they looked at the tyre but couldn't find a leak anywhere. Spent a good 20 mins looking, but there was just no leak. I was wondering what it could possibly be till it occurred to me that while filling nitrogen the chap must've not tightened the valve properly.

Got them to tighten the valve, and they asked me if I had driven on a flat for a while. I said yes, and asked them how they knew. The tyre chaps showed me some marks on the sidewall, and also a little bubble.

So looks like this tyre will have to be changed, am figuring out what to do now. Luckily air hasn't leaked out since then, so the valve was probably the culprit. Will keep posting updates as and when I figure what I'm doing. Just running this tyre for now, not pushing the car or anything.
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The Vrs has got new company -
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Holy moly... congos! 4x2 or 4x4 ?
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Holy moly... congos! 4x2 or 4x4 ?
4x4 Elegance. It really is a great car
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Congrats for the bigfoot Akshay.
Which variant?
It seems Skoda A.S.S. has been a good experience for you.

Edit- I think I'm a bit slow in typing

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With all this Yeti business I totally forgot to add one thing. The oil light came on again and it needed a litre of oil. I find this ridiculous that the car is still consuming oil after reaching 175xx kms. I'm going to take this up with Skoda if it happens again.
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Wow that certainly looks pretty aggressive. I may consider something like that at a future date. Right now the number one thing on my mind is to replace the crappy A-Drive R1 tyres ASAP. Just waiting for them to cross 20k kms. One tyre has a bubble like I had mentioned earlier, so haven't really been using this car much since I can't drive it quick.
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see my thread for the new alloy setup. 17s with 225 PS3s :-)
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see my thread for the new alloy setup. 17s with 225 PS3s :-)
Already did, looks great man. Changing the rims is out of the question for me, since its a daily drive. But the 225 PS3s are on my mind. How are you liking them? Are 225s too much for the stock 160bhp engine?
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Already did, looks great man. Changing the rims is out of the question for me, since its a daily drive. But the 225 PS3s are on my mind. How are you liking them? Are 225s too much for the stock 160bhp engine?
Hi Akshay, its been some time since I trawled Team BHP. Hey the black paint job on your vRS looks good. Gives it a classic aggresive in your face stance. I give a thumbs up for the 225/50/16 PS3 yoe are thinking about. They shall make a perfect upgrade for the vRS with the stock 160bhp. I have them on mine (225/45/17) and their grip is leechlike.
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Already did, looks great man. Changing the rims is out of the question for me, since its a daily drive. But the 225 PS3s are on my mind. How are you liking them? Are 225s too much for the stock 160bhp engine?
Nopes. Its perfect. Enough rubbers between road and rim. 18s are overkill.

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