Team-BHP > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 21st March 2022, 18:49   #406
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 227
Thanked: 341 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Update on the Kodiaq situation -

I had asked for the fuel to be drained from the tank, errors killed manually and try with different petrol to see if the error occurs again. The service Center agreed first. Later they spoke to Skoda and want to remove the fuel tank, pump to clean and flush the entire system of the old fuel. Apparently we should fill only 95 octane for Kodiaq and hence this needs to be done.

It’s already 3 days since the car is lying with the service Center and this will take minimum 2-3 more days if everything goes as planned.

Other Kodiaq owners, please ensure you are using 95 octane fuel only.
pk1972 is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 21st March 2022, 20:04   #407
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 345
Thanked: 186 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by pk1972 View Post

Other Kodiaq owners, please ensure you are using 95 octane fuel only.
Wow.. I thought that was just a recommendation and not a mandate. We had discussions on it earlier in our threads in team bhp and, if I remember right, Zac too had tweeted on similar lines before - that's it's recommended and not a big issue.. This is a big issue indeed
motorhead5 is offline  
Old 21st March 2022, 21:02   #408
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Bombay
Posts: 115
Thanked: 685 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

I filled it with normal petrol from IOCL for the first 500kms, and second tank of gas was XP95. My Kodiaq has only seen city drives for an avg running of 25kms everyday. Haven't experienced an issue but will stick with XP95 at least wherever I can find it.
Jangra is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 21st March 2022, 21:05   #409
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 227
Thanked: 341 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jangra View Post
I filled it with normal petrol from IOCL for the first 500kms, and second tank of gas was XP95. My Kodiaq has only seen city drives for an avg running of 25kms everyday. Haven't experienced an issue but will stick with XP95 at least wherever I can find it.
I missed to take a snap but the fuel cap inside says minimum 95 octane. Jangra, can you please check in your car?
pk1972 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 21st March 2022, 21:09   #410
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Bombay
Posts: 115
Thanked: 685 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

It does say 95 Octane. But my first decision of filling the normal petrol was based on Zac's tweet abt this engine can handle normal petrol. Which it did for 500kms. But wont take chance now as XP95 is very easily accessible. Its the long journey where finding 95 Octane may be an issue but at that time, I will not hesitate to fill it with normal petrol from IOCL / HP.
Jangra is offline  
Old 21st March 2022, 21:29   #411
BHPian
 
goenkakushal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 119
Thanked: 186 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

This engine can surely handle normal Petrol from our GOV owned outlets. I have been using the normal petrol on My 2 ltr TFSI A4 without any issues.
goenkakushal is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 21st March 2022, 22:45   #412
Senior - BHPian
 
adi_petrolhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 1,265
Thanked: 1,911 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

To be fair normal petrol is 93 octane which is not a huge difference compared to 95 and hence the price gap between normal and XP95 is very less. Issue is where even normal petrol is mixed with additives. Shell is one such brand which sells normal petrol but with additives. I never had issues with any brand’s normal petrol. But my issue was only with Shell because when this issue occured I was only filling shell regular, around 2 full tanks. Before the launch of XP95 I used to fill up with Shell V Power, zero issues. Now V Power is unaffordable, and XP95 is more widely available, hence thats the only petrol I use as its easily available on highways during road trips as well!
adi_petrolhead is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 21st March 2022, 22:52   #413
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 228
Thanked: 145 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by pk1972 View Post
Other Kodiaq owners, please ensure you are using 95 octane fuel only.
I think another aspect that is important is not letting fuel level drop too low and thereby running the in-tank fuel pump dry. Speaking from personal experience with Gen2 Superb, even partial dry running of the pump can kill it. It won’t die completely but can cause reduced power that is not easy to spot unless driven hard and cause starting troubles after hot engine was stopped for about 10 to 15 minutes (i.e. long enough for petrol in the fuel line to vaporize due to low fuel pressure).
novice is offline  
Old 24th March 2022, 11:22   #414
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Delhi
Posts: 25
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Getting Kodiaq delivery. Need advice on what all to look out for?

Dear fellow BHP'ians,

Hope all of you are well. I just got the chassis number of the car allotted to me, Im guessing the allocation is legit. Now I am in the process of getting everything together. Seeking advice on what all aspects should I keep in mind before i pay and take delivery. If any other member has recently gotten delivery of their Kodiaq, please share thoughts. Since this is a high demand vehicle, i am a bit skeptical that the dealership is going to try to arm twist me into parting with money that I don't necessarily need to pay. Also, what all should I inspect in the PDI.

Your advice will really be helpful. Cheers and god bless.
@PetrolheadASH is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 24th March 2022, 12:02   #415
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Delhi
Posts: 25
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

So whats the verdict? Regular or 93On?
@PetrolheadASH is offline  
Old 24th March 2022, 12:44   #416
VRJ
BHPian
 
VRJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Vizag/Hyd
Posts: 166
Thanked: 1,246 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by adi_petrolhead View Post
To be fair normal petrol is 93 octane
I believe the normal petrol sold in India is 91 octane and not 93. Even Power and Speed petrol are 91 octane with additives similar to shell. The Indian Oil XP95 is proper 95 octane rated. Why are European cars soo damn complicated? Even the 1.5TSI has a 95 octane recommended fuel. They’re the polar opposite of Japanese cars. Cheers!
VRJ is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 25th March 2022, 00:14   #417
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 42
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

I have a 1.0 tsi Rapid. Manual very clearly says fill 95 and above while lower grades can be used but not normally.

When XP95 became available, I used it and found major performance improvement.

This is my family's 3rd VW/Skoda. Always found that the cars are sensitive to fuel level.

At full tank, the response is a bit less than great.

80%+: best part, throttle is very responsive.

Below 50%, there's a noticeable increase needed in pedal pressure to keep the high speeds (more noticeable on highways).

In short, get XP95 if not much trouble. Fill up when you reach 50%
dsr001 is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 25th March 2022, 00:30   #418
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 345
Thanked: 186 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsr001 View Post
At full tank, the response is a bit less than great.

80%+: best part, throttle is very responsive.

Below 50%, there's a noticeable increase needed in pedal pressure to keep the high speeds (more noticeable on highways).

In short, get XP95 if not much trouble. Fill up when you reach 50%
Wow. My old vento was a manual TDI. Somehow, I never noticed such a difference. Would like to hear if others have seen such a behaviour. If so, reasons too

Last edited by motorhead5 : 25th March 2022 at 00:35.
motorhead5 is offline  
Old 25th March 2022, 00:55   #419
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 42
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Yeah, so I've driven Fabia 1.2 MPI, Polo 1.2 TDI and Rapid 1.0 tsi and feel it in all. Mostly on highways with 4 pax + luggage. Not that it is a "problem", but because of this, I'm hesitant to let the fuel level drop below 50.

Probably fuel pressure drops with the level, though there must be some control. This "control" overcorrects near 100% fuel level, hence the slight less response at absolute full tank. My guess
dsr001 is offline  
Old 25th March 2022, 09:03   #420
Senior - BHPian
 
Kosfactor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: bangalore
Posts: 2,628
Thanked: 6,919 Times
Default Re: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Review | 2.0L Petrol DSG

Quote:
Originally Posted by dsr001 View Post

At full tank, the response is a bit less than great.

80%+: best part, throttle is very responsive.

Below 50%, there's a noticeable increase needed in pedal pressure to keep the high speeds (more noticeable on highways).

In short, get XP95 if not much trouble. Fill up when you reach 50%
Considering the fuel flow is not gravity fed , isn't that a sign of impending fuel pump failure? Perhaps a 'Robusta' pump is needed in all their cars.
Kosfactor is online now   (4) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks