Search:

Type: Posts; User: robmac

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,381

    , I hear what you say John, but the semantics...

    ,

    I hear what you say John, but the semantics of the question was "preferably". Hatch and wagon are sufficiently similar.

    I actually got my answer from the next door neighbor's Octy Wagon....
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,381

    Gee 24 views and nobody has an answer yet....

    Gee 24 views and nobody has an answer yet. :ambivalence:

    Perhaps this could explain why the Forum stands still.

    And yes, I've found out, but I won't bother telling anyone. :033102bad_1_prv:
  3. Replies
    4
    Views
    2,381

    Rear bumper question 2014 fabia 5j wagon

    Our Fabia got rear ended late last year and as result the hatch, rear bumper inner and bumper cover were replaced.

    I'm currently arguing with the insurer about the quality of repairs.

    So could...
  4. Replies
    0
    Views
    2,126

    Brighton Skoda (Melbourne) Have closed

    Official story is Craig Cairnduff (previous dealer principal/ owner) has Sold both Brighton Skoda and Brighton Mitsubishi as of last month.

    Brighton Mitsubishi continues to trade at existing...
  5. It's not only the steering wheel, there is the...

    It's not only the steering wheel, there is the "clock spring" assembly that connects the paddle wiring to the ecu, plus possibly another wiring loom.

    The ECU needs to support the paddle wiring...
  6. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    It's now three months down the track. Time...

    It's now three months down the track.

    Time for an update ?
  7. Thread: 2015 Octavia RS

    by robmac
    Replies
    10
    Views
    5,191

    If it's the same system as the Fabia, the ABS...

    If it's the same system as the Fabia, the ABS sensors are used to "clock" the wheel RPM. When the wheel diameter (caused by low tyre pressure) is smaller the RPM on the that wheel is different to...
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    4,299

    The Pioneer aftermarket unit which I fitted to...

    The Pioneer aftermarket unit which I fitted to Fabia has a GPS speed display. It's active in the Nav screens.

    Not surprisingly it's displays a speed very close to the speed shown on the...
  9. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    Mongo may be well versed in litigation. ...

    Mongo may be well versed in litigation.

    However I suspect Mongo may not be as well versed in inner working of a motor car engine.

    Mongo may be interested to know that I don't work nor have any...
  10. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    Yes. But only in conjunction with pistons that...

    Yes. But only in conjunction with pistons that have a special surface treatment to allow a smaller piston /bore clearance and thus cope with the increased running temperature.
    ...
  11. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    Hi Mongo, When I was looking at purchasing...

    Hi Mongo,

    When I was looking at purchasing our Fabia I did some prior research.
    I had forgotten that I have "saved" the info.
    Here it is FWIW.

    I won't guarantee it's 100% accurate,...
  12. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    AFAIK most of issues have been resolved by...

    AFAIK most of issues have been resolved by upgrades /replacements to the engine by Skoda and VW under warranty, at no charge to the owners. So most people who had the problem solved at no cost become...
  13. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    Hi Mongo, How are you getting along with...

    Hi Mongo,

    How are you getting along with Warranty ?

    The issues you are having seem to only happen to a some CAV engines . The CTH engines don't seem to have problems.

    CTH engines were...
  14. Thread: Rs

    by robmac
    Replies
    16
    Views
    7,776

    Some not always positive. :woah2:

    Some not always positive. :woah2:
  15. Replies
    10
    Views
    9,435

    Love to know how you get on with VGA. But a...

    Love to know how you get on with VGA. But a 10month old car that is now no longer manufactured may present a practical hurdle.

    After running a business for 30 years odd and having sold out and...
  16. Replies
    10
    Views
    9,435

    A few points to reflect on. The existing...

    A few points to reflect on.

    The existing engine is new.
    The parts being fitted to the engine will be new
    The labor will be done in OZ.
    You will end up with CTH engine components in CAV engine...
  17. Replies
    10
    Views
    9,435

    I wouldn't rock the boat too much. Skoda have...

    I wouldn't rock the boat too much.

    Skoda have offered to sort the issue. And an engine sorted under warranty, early on, should not pose a long term issues.

    So, IMHO, go with the flow and let...
  18. Replies
    10
    Views
    9,435

    What year is the vehicle manufacture date. How...

    What year is the vehicle manufacture date. How many Ks has the vehicle travelled.

    If the engine number has the prefix CAV **** then oil usage is an acknowledged issue both in Oz and overseas. ...
  19. Replies
    1
    Views
    2,902

    Same here in Victoria, lots of Octavias very few...

    Same here in Victoria, lots of Octavias very few Fabias and even fewer Fabia RS.

    We have had the car (Fabia RS wagon) for a couple of months and are loving it.
    We even overlook the firm ride...
  20. Thread: Our First Skoda

    by robmac
    Replies
    7
    Views
    4,844

    I'm thinking about doing the same thing. The ...

    I'm thinking about doing the same thing.

    The new Fabia RS wagon was a replacement for my wife's SUV to downsize into something smaller. (and cheaper to run)

    After driving the wagon I'm...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,952

    Ah ! Dynamat. I actually considered dynamat. ...

    Ah ! Dynamat. I actually considered dynamat.

    But after a bit of thought decided that felt was a better (and much, much cheaper) option. Not meaning to criticize you excellent work.

    As I...
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,952

    Hey , just ribbing you... Yep, Jags have to...

    Hey , just ribbing you...

    Yep, Jags have to better than under BLMC.

    1L/12000K I'd accept that as normal.
  23. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,952

    At least if buy an A3/ Superb the oil...

    At least if buy an A3/ Superb the oil consumption may be be via the rings leaking.
    http://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a5-68/excessive-oil-consumption-2-0-tfsi-165662/

    If you buy a Jag, like...
  24. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,952

    If you wish to stay with the German Marques, then...

    If you wish to stay with the German Marques, then an A3 is probably affordable and not too noisy inside.

    http://www.bksv.com/NewsEvents/Waves/Waves_2014_1/03-quietest-car

    B&K are/were the...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,952

    It was a bit of test to see if there would be a...

    It was a bit of test to see if there would be a benefit.

    It's a much bigger job to pull out the seats and slide rail et al to get under the carpet.

    It may be done some time later, but since I...
Results 1 to 25 of 30
Page 1 of 2 1 2