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    First battery in mine lasted 5 years and it only...

    First battery in mine lasted 5 years and it only died when the Mrs flattened the battery by leaving the ignition on. replaced original with a Bosch unit for $299.

    if I do a lot of short trips I...
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    Got the car back together this week, dash lit up...

    Got the car back together this week, dash lit up like a Christmas tree until i was able to clear codes.
    Followed the VCDS information on resetting the DPF , took the car for a drive, it successfully...
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    Picked up the DPF and they commented that a lot...

    Picked up the DPF and they commented that a lot of crap came out of it, and is now flowing freely.
    My car has done more then 225,000km so I would suspect the ash content would have been high.
    The...
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    Managed to get the DPF out, instead of dropping...

    Managed to get the DPF out, instead of dropping the subframe and taking it out from underneath i managed to get it out through the top.
    Have dropped it off at Car Service Salisbury - Adelaide's...
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    2015 VRS TDI DPF replacement - OUCH!!!

    Car went into limp mode and DPF light on, took into the dealer service center and they did their diagnostic and said the DPF is full of soot and needs replacement,

    Good thing I was sitting down...
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    2015 VRS TDI DPF replacement - OUCH!!!

    Car went into limp mode and DPF light on, took into the dealer service centre and they dig their diagnostic and said the DPF is full of soot and needs replacement,

    Good thing I was sitting down...
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    was quoted $2,135.33 and this includes the water...

    was quoted $2,135.33 and this includes the water pump and two days to complete
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    VRS Diesel Cam Belt Replacement

    Anyone have ideas on the cam belt replacement intervals on these cars.

    Found a maintenance manual for the Octy III which states 210,000km but for dusty countries (ie Australia) 120,000. but on...
  9. Havent used Jarvis Hilcrest, Jarvis in tanunda...

    Havent used Jarvis Hilcrest, Jarvis in tanunda are ok, nice and friendly, car cleaned.

    Just enquired about when the cam belt is required to be changed and they stated 105,000km with a grand total...
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    Original Potenza's only got 38k from them put on...

    Original Potenza's only got 38k from them put on Dragon sports about half the price of the potenza, much quieter but they dont have the same grip as the potenza (easy to get them to squeal on...
  11. That's what the Service Manager at Tanunda told...

    That's what the Service Manager at Tanunda told me this morning
  12. Apparently Jarvis at Hillcrest is an authorised...

    Apparently Jarvis at Hillcrest is an authorised Skoda dealer now
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    From memory the letter I received said that...

    From memory the letter I received said that Solitaire was relinquishing their dealership rights and as a result cannot and will not perform any warranty work, and a vague mention about Skoda...
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    managed to download the latest updates and apply...

    managed to download the latest updates and apply them yesterday, piece of cake, unzip files to usb stick plug into car took 35mins to do the update . out of curiosity i had a look at the files and...
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    I am very surprised you were charged for this, on...

    I am very surprised you were charged for this, on purchase i had confirmed that the updates were to be done through the portal and once I had received my vehicle the portal had subscription expired. ...
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    They didn't charge to do the update

    They didn't charge to do the update
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    Had mine updated by the dealer about a month ago,...

    Had mine updated by the dealer about a month ago, system in car now says ROW2017, however the update portal lists ROW2015 for download, but it no longer says that the subscription has expired, Anyone...
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    Jarvis skoda in tanunda.

    Jarvis skoda in tanunda.
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    Finally, took my car in for a service and service...

    Finally, took my car in for a service and service manager had a DVDs that he said was express posted to them to update my maps.
    anyway on collection maps now says ROW2017. haven't checked what the...
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    I had confirmation from Skoda Australia "I have...

    I had confirmation from Skoda Australia "I have been advised that the map update should be available from next week."

    Car is booked in for 60k service next Thursday and have asked to get the map...
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    I found with my previous car by going to lighter...

    I found with my previous car by going to lighter wheels I was surprised as to how much of an improvement there was to the steering response at speed.
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    still no update on this. last response fro...

    still no update on this.

    last response fro Skoda AU; (16Mar17)

    Thank you for your email.

    I can confirm that the update is not yet ready for your vehicle.

    I have been informed that we...
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    here is some information regarding changing...

    here is some information regarding changing wheels on a car.

    https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/vehicles/vehicle-standards-and-modifications/wheels-and-tyres

    besides legality...
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    Contacted Brisbane City skoda to see if they...

    Contacted Brisbane City skoda to see if they could provide some information that I could take to a local Dealer.

    they asked for the details of my car so they could book it in for them to do it,...
  25. Thread: RS Airbox

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    There's a good article on auto speed called...

    There's a good article on auto speed called something like "eliminating negative boost" where an adelaide guy make some real world measurements of the intake system of his Saab turbo and the biggest...
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