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  1. You can't rush some people :)

    You can't rush some people :)
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    If the springs are OK and it is very difficult to...

    If the springs are OK and it is very difficult to tell (the broken end of mine wedged in place), my previous car used to groan going over speed bumps whenever the drop links needed to be replaced. It...
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    I have a Yeti rather than an Octavia, but when I...

    I have a Yeti rather than an Octavia, but when I got creaking from the rear suspension it was a broken spring. Feeling around the spring or measuring the clearance between the tyre and wheel arch did...
  4. There are some firms that will reload an original...

    There are some firms that will reload an original pre-fix ecu map, it is not a remap but the equivalent of loading an ISO image on a computer hard drive. It costs from £50 to around £90 depending on...
  5. The emissions fix update makes the fuel burn...

    The emissions fix update makes the fuel burn cooler and works some items such as the injectors harder. A consequence of the cooler burn is the production of more soot working the dpf harder and...
  6. Thread: Help required

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    I don't use the forum on a phone as the keys are...

    I don't use the forum on a phone as the keys are too small, but if you are using a laptop or desktop there is a tab at the bottom of the reply box "go advanced", if you click on that you get more...
  7. Skoda rubber mats are brilliant and wear very...

    Skoda rubber mats are brilliant and wear very well, and the raised sides catch crumbs and spillages.

    You can't upgrade the headlights with Xenons etc.as they have to be self adjustable with...
  8. Thread: New Member

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    3200 miles in 16 months is around seven miles a...

    3200 miles in 16 months is around seven miles a day, nowhere near enough to keep the battery charged. I keep one of these in the car, very cheap and accurate for £3 worth a try.
    battery tester ...
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    It sounds like the crankcase is getting...

    It sounds like the crankcase is getting pressurised. Is it petrol or diesel? If petrol try a compression test and see what you get.
  10. Thread: New Member

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    Stop/start is very battery sensitive. You don't...

    Stop/start is very battery sensitive. You don't say how old your present car is, but if you are not doing many miles to charge it, or if the battery is on the way out it would stop working. Have you...
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    Crasher is actually a skilled mechanic, so if you...

    Crasher is actually a skilled mechanic, so if you concentrate on his first line which was "Yes they are bloody awful and will be a reliability nightmare in a few years " and take the rest with a...
  12. This is the online translation.....................

    This is the online translation..................

    Hello friends.
    I would like to request recommendations for the replacement of the 1.4 in Skoda... 2016 style
    To a multimedia system "9
    Androade...
  13. Thread: Wipers

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    Have you checked the fuses?

    Have you checked the fuses?
  14. Thread: Desbut

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    What car do you drive?

    What car do you drive?
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    This is how you do it with a Yeti, there are two...

    This is how you do it with a Yeti, there are two versions, one for the pre facelift and one for the facelift.


    Service indicator
    pre-Face Lift Yeti
    1. ignition OFF
    2. Press and hold the...
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    For a full knee replacement you can't drive for...

    For a full knee replacement you can't drive for six weeks, i assume a partial will be about the same, keep an eye on your battery if the car is parked up as all the electronics wil drain it whilst...
  17. You don't say where you are, assuming you are in...

    You don't say where you are, assuming you are in England there are firms that repair the dasboard pods by post and give long guarantee on the repair........ https://cartronix.co.uk/
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    You don't give a year for your car, my Yeti is a...

    You don't give a year for your car, my Yeti is a 2012 and had problems with false alarms (and other things) due to a failed driver door loom. The loom passed from the body to the door in a straight...
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    A genuine VCDS lead has a small amount of...

    A genuine VCDS lead has a small amount of software in it which is recognised by the software, the fakes on eBay do not and the software stops working.
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    If the sticker by your spare wheel (or repair...

    If the sticker by your spare wheel (or repair kit) is missing the same details are inside the cover of the service book if you have one.
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    The storage boxes and floor sometimes come up for...

    The storage boxes and floor sometimes come up for sale on Gumtree, there is a difference between the two wheel and four wheel drive versions.
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    I think you will find that the power socket in...

    I think you will find that the power socket in the boot is fuse No26, the power socket in the consul is fuse No30, The diagram in the handbook is printed upside down.


    Here is a PDF of the...
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    Hopefully the five weeks from factory to dealer...

    Hopefully the five weeks from factory to dealer will shrink. My Yeti was built on January 6th and with the dealer on January 13th, it all depends if there is a space on the boat.
  24. I change my batteries every two years whether...

    I change my batteries every two years whether they need it or not, if you open/close the windows or fold/unfold the mirrors with the key fob it soon saps the battery.
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    I assume there is an Amazon on-line site for...

    I assume there is an Amazon on-line site for Portugal, if you go to Amazon and type in Haynes Skoda Octavia manual you will get a selection of workshop manuals with differing years. The manuals are...
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