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i am thinking to change to fabia from superb (dont laugh at me) and thinking about which engine and years are the better one.
I heard several engine types to have design failures, like 1,4 tsi, 1,2 liter.
Actually i am not limiting myself if diesel or petrol i would have. Dont want to spend so much money, around 7000eur.
so what would You say?
(for sure the failures which can be solved cheap, dont count...)
A friend of mine has a MK2 FL MY11 Octavia estate, and his Columbus radio, one day, just changed language to German. But he doesn't speak German, and we are in England. Anyway, he can select English in the menu on the radio, but alas, there is no English available on the radio. All the other languages appear to load fine, just not English.
Everything in his dash display is in English
Local garage can't help, as they say it needs a disk which is apparently very expensive,and don't have it. Obviously, he doesn't want to spend a lot of money to sort it out, so I was wondering if any of you TECH people could help with a solution, Please.
Hope someone can help him. He is in Clacton on Sea, Essex.
Had my 2013 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Tech for nearly 2 years with no issues with the Amundsen+ radio at all, then the other morning when started the car as normal the radio just had no display and when turned the lights on none of the buttons around the radio would light up like usual. At first just assumed it was turned off but wasn't, and wouldn't reset when holding the power button. Everything on the radio works, touch screen, bluetooth, sat nav, radio and on the maxi dot. At first thought the screen was just black but its actually working but is just so dark that its not visible unless you shine a light on it, but not enough to actually be able to use it at all. Tried different resets, checked fuses etc but no luck. Can anyone offer any ideas/help because its really starting to irritate me!
2010 Skoda Octavia VRS TDI
Skoda Octavia VRS TDI 2010 60 Plate, Facelift Model, Diesel, Race Blue, 142k Miles, FSH, Last Serviced at 135k, Mot til December 2018, Remapped at Motech Performance in Northampton, All Usual VRS Extras, Daylight Running Lights, Half Leather, Cruise Control, Aircon, E/W, E/M, 2 Keys, Central Locking, Touch Screen, SD Slot, Aux Input, Parrot Bluetooth Kit, 18” Alloy Wheels.
Took this Octavia VRS in Part Exchange against my Golf GTD but I’m use to driving a Automatic so has to go.
May Consider Cheaper Part Exchange
From 2009 and up to 2018 there are topics on many forums, including this one, that debate the operation of the DSG gearbox and "what to do at a red light". Leave it in D or switch to N. I hope this thread will answer this question so we don't get topics like this in the future.
The answer is: Leave the gearbox in D !
Here is the official DQ500 info from 2009:
Page 14 you can read:
"Das Druckniveau in den hydraulisch betätigten Kupplungen beträgt max. 14 bar (bei
600 Nm), wobei der Nullpunkt (0 Nm) sich bei ca. 2 bar befindet. Dieses führt zu einem guten und schnellen Befüllverhalten und einer guten Momentenspreizung. Diese ist größer als im DQ250,
gewährleistet aber dennoch einen hohen Komfort. Bei höheren Drehzahlen kompensieren die Fliehöl
ausgleichsräume zu 72 % (K1) bzw. 57 % (K2) den Fliehöldruck in den Kolben und verhindern so ein ungewolltes Schließen der Kupplung. "
Fact is, that in D the clutch is always engaged at 2 bar even when the vehicle is stationary and this is normal!
Due to the fact that the clutch is a wet-clutch in an oil bath, it causes alot less friction than normal dry clutch and doesn't cause wear.
Clutch friction equasion: Fn = F*k, because of the oil bath the friction coeficient-k is lower than with the dry clutch, you can have higher engaging force F for the same value clutch friction force Fn.
2bar=0.2 MPa = 0.2 N/mm2
Due to DQ500 being a high torque clutch, it has stiffer clutch packs which don't wear out as fast as softer - DQ500 has been used since 2010 on T5 VW transporter vans with no problems. Because they were mostly company owned, you can imagine they weren't driven with as much care as privated owned cars are. This doesn't mean you can ride the clutch though like with a slushbox.
On the other hand, if you constantly keep switching between D and N, you will cause 10x more wear on the mechatronics unit than it was forseen.