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Skoda

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

  1. Phil W

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Jupiter

    Not priced it up yet, pattern part on eBay is about £70 or so, I'm hoping I can get 25-30% off at ECP...
     
  2. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Jupiter

    £78 for a new condenser and receiver/drier!
     
  3. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Jupiter

    Ended up getting the condenser/drier for £67 in the end from carparts4less, will be fitting this weekend.

    I always try to park as sensibly as possible, tuck the car into a corner spot somewhere, it usually takes me 10-15 mins to find a spot I'm happy with, evidently ruined in a split second by someone parked in the neighbouring bay...

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    Luckily it hasn't dented and I have removed the mark with a bit of Autosol but Grrrrrrr!! :(
     
  4. Matt82

    Capodecina

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    Good detective work on the aircon there
     
  5. agw_01

    Capodecina

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    FFS Phil. What a ****!

    I found a scuff on my front bumper the other week. The bumper needs a respray anyway but it's still infuriating.
     
  6. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Purely by chance that we found the fault.

    Have to say i'm very impressed with Milltek. Exhaust came back today, not only did they replace the flexi but they also reinforced the flange and included a new fitting kit, spot on job!!

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  7. Matt82

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    Still very tempted with that for mine. I don't even think the gf would mind a tad extra noise
     
  8. Phil W

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Jupiter

    Not sure how much extra noise it will produce, probably not a great deal to be honest. Better for me purely because I don't want to have to take a decat off every year for MOT.
     
  9. Jono8

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 May 2007

    Posts: 31,825

    Location: Surrey

    I'm joining the club guys. I just bought a red 06 Octavia VRS today :D
     
  10. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Jupiter

    Pics :D


    Few bits been arriving in the post for the car...

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    New Condenser, Drier, Oil & Fuel filters and Rear Bump Stops.

    Did the condenser and drier today....

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    Crash bar and front panel off, condenser disconnects from the radiator by 4 screws and a couple underneath. Quite time consuming as you need to be both careful and methodical.

    Got it all back together, just needs to be re-gassed now. Then had a complete nightmare. Went shopping and got back, thought I would just pop the bonnet to check everything is ok... Nothing.

    Little did I know that when you take off the front panel, the cable is prone to coming away from the mountings, making the cable useless.

    Bumper off again, Intercooler and slam panel off again, engine under tray off. 3 hours later after some help from the father-in-law and he managed to get it popped open from under the car. 5 mins later it was back together and sorted out... Lesson learned!!

    Mini service next and replace the bump stops before MOT.
     
  11. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    MOT time today...

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    Passed with no advisories :D very happy. Tester said it is a very very clean car.

    Going to service it next week and change the bump stops over.

    Spark Plugs were ordered from eBay, when they came I had to pay £3 as postage wasn't covered, complained and had a full refund today so a full set of NGK's only cost me £3 :)

    Next in the pipe line enhancement wise is to get the sports cat on, get a new spring for the 007P and then give R-Tech a call :D

    Also need to get the air con tested and regassed now the new condenser rad is fitted!
     
  12. Stormster

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Getting there dude :)

    You'll soon have one half of your to-do list done then it expands at the same rate lol :)
     
  13. wozzizname

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    Location: Rainham, Kent

    I've joined the club - Octavia vrs Tdi CR, one year old in metallic grey with leather interior.

    Drives very nicely and much better on fuel than my old V5 Bora !
     
  14. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Pics :)
     
  15. paddy

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Derbyshire

  16. rodenal

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    Bit of a difficult one r.e mods like remapping etc, I'm considering selling my civic and have thought about taking the map back off before doing so (if it ever goes into autotrader at least). Listing any modifications even a map will put a lot of potential buyers off, plus the dealer probably doesn't know if it has one or not they won't spend a long time going over each car.

    My first thoughts on that particular car are that the wheels and drop instantly put me off, if it's then backed up with a trader working out of a shed I don't know if i'd bother with it..
     
  17. Phil W

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    Doesn't look lowered to me?! Speculation at work again?

    Bought some new badges, old ones were looking very tired...

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    Unfortunately they sent two different sizes, fitted one and waiting on the other to arrive..

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  18. paddy

    Wise Guy

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    I suspect it's just speculation. I think you're right though, it doesn't looked lowered compared to some others.
     
  19. rodenal

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    It does to me, wheels look too big to be sitting reasonably well on stock suspension. Not neccesarily q bad thing if its got good replacements but it depends what you're looking for I guess
     
  20. Phil W

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    Air con is now regassed and working, ice cold now :) the past couple of weeks haven't been much of an issue but I wanted it working for winter months to demist quickly :) Total cost for Air Con was;

    £40 - Test/regas
    £66 - Rad/Condenser
    £15 - Receiver/Drier
    £22 - HP/LP Switch

    Moving on to today.. service time. Didn't have time to replace rear bump stops as the weather turned. Started off with the fuel filter. Presuming the date on the old filter (08/04/06) was date of manufacture but doesn't look like it have been changed recently...

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    No point in wasting what's left in the filter... :D

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    Oil next, old gunge..

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    And then spark plugs...

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    Didn't do the coolant as it was done a month or so back with the Cam Belt :)

    Next job will be to get the rear bump stops fitted, change the gear box oil and get a better filter for the CAI :)