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Old 17th October 2020, 11:17   #556
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I've also been using Power 99 before my long drives. It's been such a long time since I drove on the highways, I want to enjoy the full power of the car. I've also carried Proctane to be mixed with the normal fuel I fill up on my road trips.

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Hi Nikhil, glad to see the thread updated again. Mine is a 1.0L TSI and the manufacturer recommendation is minimum of 95 RON. Wonder, if Proctane could help here when filling normal fuel. While in Bangalore or wherever possible I normally fill Shell, Essar or Reliance. But likely I'd end up with other fuels at times. I've seen GT TSI guys using Proctane. Do you think this makes sense for 1.0 TSIs too? Cheers!
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Hi Nikhil, glad to see the thread updated again. Mine is a 1.0L TSI and the manufacturer recommendation is minimum of 95 RON. Wonder, if Proctane could help here when filling normal fuel. While in Bangalore or wherever possible I normally fill Shell, Essar or Reliance. But likely I'd end up with other fuels at times. I've seen GT TSI guys using Proctane. Do you think this makes sense for 1.0 TSIs too? Cheers!
Honestly, I dont know. I am not an expert. You may need to try it and take a call. Proctane makes a big difference in my car so I use it. When I drive, I enjoy the extra power over normal fuel.
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The vRS 230 is definitely a wonderful all rounder car. Hustling through traffic for daily office runs looking like an executive sedan to the normal eye, fun blasts around the twisties like a sports car and mile munching on the highways like a GT car. In my opinion the perfect 'all the car you ever need'.
But the only issues I have been facing are the minor quality niggles. And sadly Skoda isn't providing full warranty for those even after rounds of mailing and escalations.

1) Rattling sunroof- Lately I have been hearing heavy rattles from the sunroof area. I see many vRS owners complaining about the same. In all cases the respective ASC was unable to provide a resolution. I see most owners recommending 'Gummi Pflege Stift' and some even keeping extra sponge between the rubber beading and sunroof to reduce the rubber squeaking noise.

2) My gear knob leather is getting degraded badly. Few months back i noticed a small part of the leather on my gear knob having a texture difference. Upon close inspection I found that its the leather peeling off. Now the gear knob looks pretty bad !

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When this issue started I contacted my local Skoda service and they said its because of wear and tear ! The car is just 3 years old and unlike manual gear levers, we tend to use the gear levers very less ! I tried for warrantly replacement but Skoda didnt give full warranty since its 'wear and tear'. They agreed to pay 70% as goodwill and rest 30% I need to pay. (The gear knob alone costs around Rs 24,000 and that means I will end up paying close to Rs 7,000 for this) .

3) AC chrome peeling off- This is a common issue in many cars. I see some lucky owners getting it replaced under warranty, and some unlucky owners like me who have to pay for this saying this is also 'wear and tear' ! Finally after some rounds of talking they agreed to give 70% goodwill for this too.

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The car is still under warranty till 2021 September and sad to know that such niggles are not covered under warranty.
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2) They agreed to pay 70% as goodwill and rest 30% I need to pay. (The gear knob alone costs around Rs 24,000 and that means I will end up paying close to Rs 7,000 for this) .

3) AC chrome peeling off- This is a common issue in many cars. I see some lucky owners getting it replaced under warranty, and some unlucky owners like me who have to pay for this saying this is also 'wear and tear' ! Finally after some rounds of talking they agreed to give 70% goodwill for this too.
It's weird that Skoda won't honor the warranty for items likes these. Even though it is wear and tear items, wear and tear over a very limited used vehicle does have some weight to the claim for a warranty change.

As for the gear knob. A good leather workshop should be able to get a new leather cover for it maybe. Might be a jugaad but could be a more graceful fix than having to face the same issue again with the Skoda part

AC chrome peeling, do have a look if hydro dipping/vinyl wrapping is cheaper at this point.

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1) Rattling sunroof-

2) My gear knob leather is getting degraded badly. Few months back i noticed a small part of the leather on my gear knob having a texture difference. Upon close inspection I found that its the leather peeling off. Now the gear knob looks pretty bad !

3) AC chrome peeling off- This is a common issue in many cars. I see some lucky owners getting it replaced under warranty, and some unlucky owners like me who have to pay for this saying this is also 'wear and tear' ! Finally after some rounds of talking they agreed to give 70% goodwill for this too.
Sunroof ratling is a given. And it's across VRS or L&K or Style Plus. And I had tried all tricks and have started living with it.

For the other two - gear knob and chrome peeling off - might be due to high alcohol content based cleaning solutions being used, can be the reason. Please have a check on whoever or wherever the cleaning is being done. Or sanitizers being used.
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2) My gear knob leather is getting degraded badly. Few months back i noticed a small part of the leather on my gear knob having a texture difference. Upon close inspection I found that its the leather peeling off. Now the gear knob looks pretty bad !
Did you try sourcing it from abroad? It should be available pretty easily if I am not mistaken.

Just came across this . No sure if LHD vs RHD is a big difference but I guess similar options exist.

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The vRS 230 is definitely a wonderful all rounder car.

The car is still under warranty till 2021 September and sad to know that such niggles are not covered under warranty.
Hi There. What cleaning products have you been using for your interiors ?

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Hi Nikhil, now that Michelin PS3/4 is not available in Bangalore market, could you suggest an alternative with comparable characteristics? This is for Octavia 1.8 TSI.
Is MRF Perfinza a good option?
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This is for Octavia 1.8 TSI.
Is MRF Perfinza a good option?
Google his ownership thread. He was effusive about the Perfinzas. I'd say go for them.
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Hi Nikhil, now that Michelin PS3/4 is not available in Bangalore market, could you suggest an alternative with comparable characteristics? This is for Octavia 1.8 TSI.
Is MRF Perfinza a good option?
This should be of help. Nikhil started his Perfinza experience from the below post.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ml#post4372998 (My 2017 Skoda Octavia vRS: 2 years and 45k kms)
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