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About OldSkoolDan

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    Favorit and Octavia
  1. Stuck dust caps

    The hot water usually works. If all else fails, take a junior hacksaw to the caps, cutting at an angle through one side taking care not to go through to the thread on the valve. Once you have a decent slot, twist a screwdriver into the cap. This should split the cap enabling removal.
  2. Mk1 Fabia vRS - Steel Wheels?

    I don't see any reason not to go down this route. Not sure which wheels you would use? Octavia etc. are different stud pattern. Probably early VW Golf wheels would be suitable? Another option is to get your existing wheels refurbished and white powder coated.
  3. 1986 Estelle 120LX Brake Hose Query

    Goodridge do plenty of different sets for the Estelle, so they would be the people to ask. Around £75 a set though. Check out eBay for contact details. I would have thought that the 130 ones for the rear and 120 for the front should fit.
  4. Favorit boot light / torch

    Thanks for that. I'll check that out.
  5. I love the extra torque of diesel. With only £20 a year road tax, and regular 60mpg from my 1.6 TDI, I won't be changing anytime soon. And I've always got the Favorit for a bit of petrol power.
  6. My Favorit

  7. My Favorit

  8. My Skoda Octavia automatic

    Not sure about the specific fault codes, but it is unusual to get three different faults and a loss of selection. If you have detected the codes I presume you have a code reader? Have you tried to clear the codes? Disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes can sometimes reset the ECU, but you may have reset radio codes etc.
  9. Skoda Octavia, 2013, Race blue. 1.6 TDI, Elegance. DSG. Love it. Full spec. Wouldn't want for any more.
  10. Going to start on my engine bay shortly. I've painted the rocker cover and ordered a K&N filter. I am going to be looking at buying a Felicia engine to rebuild. Otherwise, still making progress.
  11. Felicia fun alloys

    I know it's a long shot, but has anyone got a set of fun alloys for sale? Or does anyone have the Estelle minilite style wheels, and will they fit a Favorit? I sold a set many years ago and can't find any more. Anything similar in 4 X 100 pcd let me know.
  12. My Favorit is now looking a bit different.....
  13. Thanks for that. I assumed that that was how they fitted but it's nice to hear from someone who knows. I have since found that a company in England sells brackets for the Favorit, but I am not sure how they fit and whether you still need the tube.
  14. A bit of a mundane question. Having seen a few Favorit rally conversions on here, I wondered what is the most popular method of mounting front spotlights without using a pod? The rally cars that I have looked at seem to have a threaded hole either side of the front number plate recess, but I am not sure if this is for spots or for a tow ring. I have ordered some threaded tube as a starting point. On my old Favorit, I fitted a piece of angle iron to the top of the bumper and, whilst this worked, it wasn't pretty. I am only looking to fit a pair of 7inch driving lamps at the moment, but if I go for a rally replica look later I might want the 2 up, 2 down, so if anyone has any Hella lamps for sale let me know. This is what I would eventually like to emulate. These are the holes I am talking about My old Favorit
  15. The carbs on my Estelle's / rapid used to be a bit tetchy, especially if left standing. It was usually down to the little "O" rings perishing. I bought a box of assorted ones and replaced them regularly. That usually cured them.