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Old 27th November 2012, 21:22   #181
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Sunilrj, the chrome treatment on the front do looks good. Btw, one question I wanted to ask, is does fitting of the chrome end pipes require cutting/sawing of some part of the steel exhaust pipes? The skoda mechanic is insisting doing so, will make the chrome pipes further inside and won't be visible. I pointed out the instructions manual that came with it, and to follow every step of it.

I also got the wheel arc extension kit along with the glues. Though the mechanic had not installed it before, after seeing the instructions in the manual, he is confident he can do it, and as instructed, I was told to leave the yeti today to the dealer workshop, as it requires around 6 hrs stationary storage after installation of the arcs. I am very anxious if they will be up to the task to install correctly.
Yes the tapering End of the Exhaust pipes have to be sawed off with a rotary cutter. this is as per the installation instructions that accompany the Exhaust tips. if the tapering ends are not sawed off then the locking mechanism of the tail tips will not get locked completely.

do not worry about the installations of the wheel arch kits. if they have gone through the instructions they will do a good job. the sealant requires 6-8 hours to cure and harden. the vehicle needs to be stationery so that no wind force is exerted on the kit, which is prone to surface tension
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The Maiden has Spent 4 months of her Life with me this day. She has munched about 2500 Kms, which makes it an average of 625 Kms per Month. The Lower running is on account of the fact that i have been putting off a few trips that had been scheduled.

She returns a Mileage of about 14.5 - 15.6 kmpl in the City and i have exhausted all avenues for any retrofitments / add-ons, embellishments as nothing more seems to be available.

Now on its just the regular maintenance - once a month Body polish with the Skoda Metallic Paint Polish and once a Month interior Detailing using the Skoda Interior Trim Cleaner.
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Finally a Car-o-Bar!

Got down a Waeco Cool Freeze CF-35 Ltr Compressor Freezer for the Maiden!

Before the Pictures a Few Tech Specs:


Detachable lift-up lid.
Interior light as standard.
Secure locking mechanism.
Wire frame evaporator guard.
Utmost stability with injection-moulded parts.
Soft-touch operating panel with hard-wearing membrane keypad.
Ergonomically shaped recessed grips and sturdy, detachable carrying grips.

Dimensions W360 x H385 x D580 mm (D710 mm with handles)
Weight 15.8 kg
Capacity 31 litres, holds 41 cans
Power Ave. power consumption: 0.85 amps/hr (@ 12 volts, 5 C interior, 32 C ambient temperature)
Voltage 12/24 + 240 volts AC
Temperature Range Up to 50 C below ambient
Warranty 5 years warranty on the compressor motor, 3 years on everything Other
Lockable digital control thermostat 'Set & Forget' (Memory Function).

Built in three stage battery protection.
Polypropylene construction.
VMSO (Variable Motor Speed Optimisation) with Soft start and Auto Turbo function.
Emergency function.
Flush mounted evaporator plate.
Interior LED light.
Reinforced wire basket with divider.
Strong handles act as tie down points.
Danfoss BD-35F compressor with inbuilt 240 volt.
Detachable lid (lid mount at front).
Vertical space for 1.5 litre bottles.
Holds 41 cans.

This Car Freeze is the OE supplier for Skoda India, which sells the TB-15 Warmer and Cooler as an Accessory in India. However the Cooler does not have a compressor to further cool / freeze the Contents.

Secondly Like the TB-15 this also has a Battery protector which has 3 settings - High, Medium and Low. The High setting switches off the Freezer when the Battery Voltage reaches 11.8V and the Low when the Battery Voltage reaches
10.1V.

This is different to the CDF-35 Model Sold in India which comes with a Chinese Yanbo Compressor with a warranty of 1 year.!

and The Power it consumes is less than that of a Headlamp Bulb!

A Pic of the Freezer from the web:

More will follow after Installation!

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Sunil, you are the Skoda Yeti accessories KING. Salute!
Eagerly waiting to see where you place the cooler and a performance report.





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Finally a Car-o-Bar!

Got down a Waeco Cool Freeze CF-35 Ltr Compressor Freezer for the Maiden!

Before the Pictures a Few Tech Specs:


Detachable lift-up lid.
Interior light as standard.
Secure locking mechanism.
Wire frame evaporator guard.
Utmost stability with injection-moulded parts.
Soft-touch operating panel with hard-wearing membrane keypad.
Ergonomically shaped recessed grips and sturdy, detachable carrying grips.

Dimensions W360 x H385 x D580 mm (D710 mm with handles)
Weight 15.8 kg
Capacity 31 litres, holds 41 cans
Power Ave. power consumption: 0.85 amps/hr (@ 12 volts, 5 C interior, 32 C ambient temperature)
Voltage 12/24 + 240 volts AC
Temperature Range Up to 50 C below ambient
Warranty 5 years warranty on the compressor motor, 3 years on everything Other
Lockable digital control thermostat 'Set & Forget' (Memory Function).

Built in three stage battery protection.
Polypropylene construction.
VMSO (Variable Motor Speed Optimisation) with Soft start and Auto Turbo function.
Emergency function.
Flush mounted evaporator plate.
Interior LED light.
Reinforced wire basket with divider.
Strong handles act as tie down points.
Danfoss BD-35F compressor with inbuilt 240 volt.
Detachable lid (lid mount at front).
Vertical space for 1.5 litre bottles.
Holds 41 cans.

This Car Freeze is the OE supplier for Skoda India, which sells the TB-15 Warmer and Cooler as an Accessory in India. However the Cooler does not have a compressor to further cool / freeze the Contents.

Secondly Like the TB-15 this also has a Battery protector which has 3 settings - High, Medium and Low. The High setting switches off the Freezer when the Battery Voltage reaches 11.8V and the Low when the Battery Voltage reaches
10.1V.

This is different to the CDF-35 Model Sold in India which comes with a Chinese Yanbo Compressor with a warranty of 1 year.!

and The Power it consumes is less than that of a Headlamp Bulb!

A Pic of the Freezer from the web:

More will follow after Installation!

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NOTE: I do Not Encourage Driving Under Influence Nor do i endorse Drinking and Driving. These Pictures were Just Taken for Purpose of a test and for Illustrating Various Points

Here Come the Pics of the Car-O-Bar. Clicked from a Mobile so Please Bear with the Poor Quality

The Waeco Cool Freeze in Flesh : Occupies about 70% of the Boot

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The Digital Display Panel. This was after about 2 Hours after the Car was switched off. The temperature retained at 0 Degrees and The Cooler still Running. It will Switch off by Itself when the Battery Voltage reaches 11.8V

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It Draws Power from the 12V Socket in the Boot. In case you want to pre-freeze something before you embark on a Long Trip then just plug it into a 240V AC Plug.

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This is how it looks Like

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Signs of a Major Scam ? Coverup ?

It appears that there is some Major scam or coverup as far as Engine Oil Specifications are concerned: Below are the contents of my Mail to the People at SAIPL, as well as a reply received By Soham Bhaumik from Castrol India.

Mail to Skoda:

lease find attached the Scan of the Skoda yeti /Superb/Laura Manual regarding the Oil specifications as well as the Data Sheet of Castrol Magnatec professional which is used by the service centres across india.

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The User Manual Catergorically states that for the 2.0 103Kw Diesel Engines Conforming to BS4 Specifications the Oil required to be used is one that conforms to VW 507 00 Standard (BS4 does not have a DPF) it also lists a word of caution which is reproduced below:

" Only the above-mentioned oils may be used on vehicles with flexible service inter- vals (QG1). We recommend always refilling with oil of the same specification since this will maintain the properties of the oil. In exceptional cases, you must top up only once engine oil complying with Specification VW 502 00 (only for petrol en- gines) or Specification VW 505 01 (only for diesel engines) to maximum 0.5 litres. You must not use other engine oils - risk of engine damage! "


Now coming to the Castrol Magnatec Professional Data Sheet, it mentions that the Oil Just Conforms to the VW 502 00 to 505 00 Standards and not even 505 01 Standard prescribed. In Such a Case why are the Service Centres Mandated to use the particular Oil and Not the Oil Conforming to VW Specifiations prescribed in the Manual ?. Could you please make available the oil conforming to the VW 507 00 Specifications ?

5009_Magnatec_Professional_5W-40_119398_2009_06.pdf

A Copy of this mail is also being forwarded to Castrol India for comments.

Reply Given by Castrol India to Soham

Dear Soham Skoda had recommended VW 50700 oil in the 1st circular for CRDI engines but subsequently knocked it off in their 2011 Service circular . It is basically a Skoda decision . As discussed Please see the attachment for the fully synthetic Magnatec Professional B4 5w40 specs which is the recomended grade now. Best Regards

Castrol Magnatec Professional B4 5W-40.pdf

My Queries:

1. If SAIPL Changed the Specifications in their 2011 Service Circular why are the Old Specs being continued in the User Manuals of Vehicles Bought in 2011

2. The Difference between Magnatec professional and Magnetec Professional B4 is just the 'B4'! Do the service Centres Provide us information on what oil they use ?

3. why wasnt an addendum added to our user Manuals ?

4. Skoda Needs to Come out in the Open along with the reasoning for lowering the Oil Specs, as according to the above user Manual VW 507 00 is the standard prescribed for EU4/BS4 Vehicles without DPF

5. The Warning put by Skoda regarding use of other Grade Oils is quite a Serious One to Ignore.

6. Also when Soham Spoke to The representative of Castrol India on the Phone His reply was totally Different, though when he put it in writing he did a Complete U Turn!

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Addendum to the earlier Post:

7. Since the Laura, Yeti and Superb are all CKD's and not locally Manufactured, what changes have been made by SAIPL in the engines, that are different from EU4 Engines without DPF that they had to change the Oil Specs in 2011 and not in 2009 when the TDI vehicles were being Imported into India ?

OT: The Coolfreeze In Dayight!

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This is how it fills the Boot!

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Thank you Sunil for all the help you have extended from you schedule during my purchase of the YETI..He is doing quite fine and has already covered 3500 KM. Thank you. Will keep bothering you, now that I know you are the KING.
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Thank you Sunil for all the help you have extended from you schedule during my purchase of the YETI..He is doing quite fine and has already covered 3500 KM. Thank you. Will keep bothering you, now that I know you are the KING.
Always welcome Vishwanath. 3500 Kms in less than a month is good going. congrats on your Purchase. hope to see a detailed ownership review with pictures on Tbhp soon
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The Czech Maiden Painted by Another Maiden (Better Half)

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The Czech Maiden Painted by Another Maiden (Better Half)

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Very realistic and true to life. For a painting thats excellent attention to detail and true to life as well. Great stuff!
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The Czech Maiden Painted by Another Maiden (Better Half)

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Excellent! Brings out the Yeti's character very nicely.
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Skoda India has officially Published my Wife's painting (with Permission) of the Yeti on their Social Networking Media. its garnered about 120 Likes in about 30 Minutes!

Attached is the screenshot from Facebook!

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[SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]Wonderful depiction indeed. You folks are really made for each other. Thanks for sharing it with us Sunil.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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Hi Sunil,

I hv ordered a bluetooth module from carsystems.pl for my yeti, how do I get an erwin manual for yeti?

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