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Skoda

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. NathWraith

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    looks in good nick webbo :)
     
  2. agw_01

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    Wow, those wheels look great!

    I know they're VAG wheels but they really suit the VRS.
     
  3. lordrobs

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    Looks good W3bbo. I'm guessing that is quite a late mk1 to have Xenons? Those RS6 wheels look great on there, another style I was considering and suit the Octy much more than the RS4's that many people go for.
     
  4. w3bbo

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    '04. They weren't ever standard on the VRs, just the WRC version iirc.

    Yeah I agree about the RS6 alloys. Suit the car really well and so much easier to clean than spiders!
     
  5. firstborn

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    Waiting to take delivery of a new Octavia VRs estate in Jan (hopefully). Am I right to be excited?
     
  6. Minxy

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    I have a real soft spot for these. Why people still turn their noses up at Skodas I don't know.
     
  7. Matt82

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    Its good to see the paint by numbers approach to modding cars applies to the entire vag community.

    Btw you fitted rs3 arbs to an octavia?
     
  8. Phil W

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    The new ones look great IMO!
     
  9. Billythekid

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    Skoda's are really nice cars, cousin had one, shame he drank too much, couldn't handle the pressure.
     
  10. Griffo

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    Arg same here! The first time I scraped it I almost cried. Then the next time I swore, and now I just groan - looks a right state under there.

    I like those alloys Mr. w3bbo.
     
  11. w3bbo

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    Yup.
     
  12. Phil W

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    First part replacement to add to the list.. thermostat (i think).

    Also bought myself a VCDS cable, going to run the Lite version to start with and see how i get on with it :)
     
  13. lordrobs

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    VCDS Lite has saved me a fortune! Doesn't seem to want to work on my new laptop so I've swapped to Torque Pro on my phone and a Bluetooth OBDII port thingy.

    Both times my CEL came on along with a weird temperature gauge it was the temp sensor which is a nice easy fix.
     
  14. Phil W

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    Haven't got the CEL on at the moment.

    Car runs fine but it does seem a bit thirstier, after reading up on it that seems to be one of the symptoms of a nackered stat as well. Haven't got a wierd temp gauge as such, just reads much lower than normal (70-80 instead of 90).
     
  15. Firestar_3x

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    My stat is broken at the moment and has been for around two weeks, if mine is anything to go by you won't get a CEL, however your mpg will go down, and if you take the car on the motorway the temp will drop from the normal halfway position to sometimes 1/4, but it quickly goes back up to normal once sat for a few mins.
     
  16. Phil W

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    Yeah, same symptoms by the sounds of it.

    Will look at getting a replacement this week.
     
  17. Kenai

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    Interesting, sounds like mine may be wanting replacement, as sitting at a high speed for a while sees the temperature hovering below the 90 mark and the fuel economy isn't wonderful atm.
     
  18. Firestar_3x

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    Eurocarparts want £11 for the stat, £1 for the gasket and £25 for 5yr VW / Audi coolant, i may get a new housing which is £9

    Access is the issue so i'm leaving mine till after christmas when i do the cambelt, waterpump, fix the boost leak and change the headlights.
     
  19. Phil W

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    Ordered a ECP Thermostat (Circoli I think). Briskoda members said stay away from the GSF one (think it was Liverpool-Lad actually!).

    Problem for me is ordering genuine parts is a 20mile drive away to collect, having said that, if this one fails prematurely then I won't hesitate to order genuine.
     
  20. Stormster

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    It'll deffo be the stat :) My Golf did the same. Warmed up loads quicker once new one was fitted too which is handy in winter :D