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    Buying advice - which engine?

    I hope the pick-up goes well and you enjoy your new car! (y) No idea about turbo failure, but I'd expect noise and some smoke. But take that with a pinch of salt. The DSG question is one I faced myself. Alarmed by many stories of DSG problems, I was determined to buy a manual diesel. The car I...
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    Buying advice - which engine?

    Are you okay, @The Hood? :oops:
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    Buying advice - which engine?

    I've got bad vibes about small engines in big cars as I assume they've had to work hard, so I'm glad you're not looking at one of the 1.0L cars. Here's a chart of the power curves, derived from Skoda data. You can see that for RPM up to about 3800, the 2.0TDI has more power than the 1.5TSI...
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    What Skoda Octavia haynes manual do i need for an 07 vrs petrol

    Here you go. https://haynes.com/en-gb/
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    Spare Wheel rim size

    Different engine variants have different brake sizes. Front disk sizes can be 272, 288, 312 or 340mm and rear disk sizes 253, 272, 310mm. I wish I could be helpful and say something authoritative about what fits what, but all I know for sure is I have the 312mm front and 272mm rear and I was...
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    Using trolley jack on 2014 Octavia

    Yeah, I think that pad rotates. There are a few different variants of the jack, and I nearly bought one with the same weight rating but comes with a ratchet spanner for about £3-4 more, so I figured that would be a better deal. Then I looked again and it was a subtly different jack, and didn't...
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    Mk3 vrs octavia rear camera fitment

    I did the same and have been happy enough with the result. (y) The only issue with the Ali express camera, is that it's super wide-angle (as you can see in Baxlin's pic), though in fairness that's as much a feature as a problem. I don't find the camera very helpful as an aid to positioning my...
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    No heating drivers side

    Saw this too late. I'd already posted it on the thread about jacking an Octavia, but thankfully you kept up with my thread-hopping. :) For anyone else interested, here's the Octavia jacking thread link. https://www.skodaforum.co.uk/threads/using-trolley-jack-on-2014-octavia.948/#post-8464
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    Using trolley jack on 2014 Octavia

    I've gone for what seems to be a reasonable if a bit expensive scissor jack. The part that contacts the sill seems sensibly designed for a sill lift. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01F96D6AK/?tag=vwforum-21 Where do you position the two post lift pads, not on the sills, I assume?
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    Using trolley jack on 2014 Octavia

    Ah! I remember this thread. I had reason to want to jack my car up, and would like to use a better jack than the "Widowmaker" VW jack provided with my spare wheel kit. I'm not actually sure how to jack the 2013-2020 Octavia up so I can work on it, without damaging my paintwork on the sill or the...
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    No heating drivers side

    I can't say I feel like I know much about cars these days. I can't even work out how to jack the damned thing up without damaging the underside on my car. I'll have to find an appropriate thread on that, because I don't want to derail this thread.
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    No heating drivers side

    Thanks for that. So my plan to change next year after 4 years is probably about right. Thanks again! :)
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    No heating drivers side

    That I did not know. How long do coolants last, by that I'm asking when would you suggest I change my G13 for G12evo? I took out the silica bag in summer this year.
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    No heating drivers side

    Thanks! I plan to replace the G13 with G12evo next year, now I've fished out the silica bag, but if I didn't have to swap it over, I wouldn't bother. Hence my question.
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    No heating drivers side

    So it should have the G12evo coolant in? (I've fished out the silica bag.)
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    No heating drivers side

    I have a 2019 Octavia (Production date 10/12/2018 from VIN decode) but I have the "Mit Silikat" G13 coolant resevoir. Seeing what you've posted about G12evo being factory fit from 2017, how can I tell if mine has G13 or G12evo coolant?
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    2020 sportline Octavia

    Is this why I get low speed lurching in my DSG-equipped car? (DKZA engine.)
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    2015 rapid dpf

    They probably thought they were stealing a cat, and would make a few hundred off it. Lord save us from the terminally stupid!
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    Sudden clutch failure

    This is something I had no knowledge about, and puts the whole issue of starting the car with the clutch depressed in a different light. Thanks.
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    Sudden clutch failure

    That is bizarre! Catastrophic failure with no warning symptoms? Have to wonder whether that was a manufacturing defect.
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