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Old 18th September 2022, 14:05   #5206
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Drove to Pune and back over the weekend. Even after 7 years, I fall in love every time I drive my Octavia. Also, the car rewarded me with the highest fuel economy I have achieved yet. Best part is I wasnít even trying and the pace was pretty brisk. A pleasant surprise after my Meridian which returned 10kmpl from my last highway drive.

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Old 18th September 2022, 15:58   #5207
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Everyone who reads this thread already knows how kick-ass Octavia is.
Your car is such a looker. Especially love those OZ Racing wheels.


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Even after 7 years, I fall in love every time I drive my Octavia. [/ATTACH]
Totally get it. Now my Octavia is only for weekend drives or highway trips. Every Sunday I eagerly wait for the pleasure drive and I can’t help but appreciate how great and tight this car drives, even after 6 years and 72k kms.
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Mine is a 1.8TSI AT L&K

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Mine is a 2.0 TDI AT Ambition 2016 model. Cruise control was set to 85 for the duration of the trip. Amazing milage from such a power engine in my opinion.
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Guys,

Since the car is out of warranty, I’ll be having a trusted FNG do the annual service.

For oil change, is it recommended to use only Castrol 5w40 (Magnatec / Edge) or can we shift to Mobil or Shell.

Any experiences in shifting brands?

I have used Mobil 1 on my old Honda City Vtec, Gypsy and Ecosport and did not have any problems however when it comes to the germans, don’t want to take any risks.

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Hello folks

Need some guidance

I have 2017 Octavia 1.8 TSI and last week the "check engine" light came on. Local garage checked and told me that the Coolant Thermostat Regulator (SKU code f-567776) has conked off (water seepage into the thermostat resulting in PCB shorting/burning). Because of this the coolant is not flowing properly resulting in delayed heating/cooling of the car.

Now the original part comes for 35k while the so called "imported but unbranded" equivalent comes for 20k.

How critical is this part (Coolant Thermostat Regulator) to overall functioning of the car and would using an unbranded part be a big risk?

Pls let me know, TIA!
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For oil change, is it recommended to use only Castrol 5w40 (Magnatec / Edge) or can we shift to Mobil or Shell.

Any experiences in shifting brands?
For my TDI in my last service I used Meguin 5w30. Definitely find the engine bit more smoother post this.
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Old 25th September 2022, 10:01   #5212
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Guys,

Since the car is out of warranty, Iíll be having a trusted FNG do the annual service.

For oil change, is it recommended to use only Castrol 5w40 (Magnatec / Edge) or can we shift to Mobil or Shell.

Any experiences in shifting brands?

I have used Mobil 1 on my old Honda City Vtec, Gypsy and Ecosport and did not have any problems however when it comes to the germans, donít want to take any risks.

Thanks.

Cheers,
Raj
Any good 5w40 oil should not be problem. I went with liqui moli toptec 4100 this time around and I am pretty happy with engine refinement
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Hello folks

Need some guidance

I have 2017 Octavia 1.8 TSI and last week the "check engine" light came on. Local garage checked and told me that the Coolant Thermostat Regulator (SKU code f-567776) has conked off (water seepage into the thermostat resulting in PCB shorting/burning). Because of this the coolant is not flowing properly resulting in delayed heating/cooling of the car.

Now the original part comes for 35k while the so called "imported but unbranded" equivalent comes for 20k.

How critical is this part (Coolant Thermostat Regulator) to overall functioning of the car and would using an unbranded part be a big risk?

Pls let me know, TIA!
Thermostat is a switch which tells if the temperature is below or above a particular set point. It would generally fail in close position which might result in cooling system running inspite your engine being below operating temperature. That is why even the check engine light is yellow, meaning you can drive around and don't need to stop immediately. That being said, you can go for the cheaper part. It will have the same functionality and in all probability will work as long as the OEM part.
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Thanks a lot!

Yes went with the cheaper part and it seems to work just fine (fingers crossed!).. the garage guys told me that this part comes from the same European/CZ vendor that whitelabels for VW. So hopefully it will last.
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A sunny day and that yummy Rio Red colour
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Hello folks,

Looking to change the tyres on my 2017 Octavia.. have clocked 40k kms and front two tyres are fairly worn out. Any suggestions?
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I bought the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 a few months ago. Have seen a massive improvement in NVH.
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Hello folks,

Looking to change the tyres on my 2017 Octavia.. have clocked 40k kms and front two tyres are fairly worn out. Any suggestions?
I run PS4 from Michelin. Very good grip and they arenít noisy either. I would like to add that tyres are best changed together (all 4). And if you still decide to get only 2 tyres, put them on the rear. New tyres should always go at the back.
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I run PS4 from Michelin. Very good grip and they arenít noisy either. I would like to add that tyres are best changed together (all 4). And if you still decide to get only 2 tyres, put them on the rear. New tyres should always go at the back.
Thanks, yes planning to change all 4

BTW, PS5 got launched in March this year, is it available in India yet? Anyone tried it yet?
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Thanks, yes planning to change all 4

BTW, PS5 got launched in March this year, is it available in India yet? Anyone tried it yet?
PS5: Not officially launched & no clear timeline either. Grey market imports started but not recommended due to zero warranty.
PS4: Sportier, softer compound, lesser life. Excellent for corner carving.
P4ST: More of an all-rounder, cheapest.

If you drive spiritedly, get the PS4. If not, the P4ST is a great compromise. If on a budget, check out the MRF Perfinza, Conti UC6 & Vredestein Ultrac Vorti too.

Do change all 4 & store the best tyre as a backup plan.

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