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Hi, new to Skoda and new to this forum.
ive just bought a 63 plate Octavia (reg Jan 14) VRS 2.0 220 estate 2 weeks ago and have two questions.
1. How can I tell if the timing is a cambelt or chain by looking under the cover? I can see a belt on the left of the engine..... If it's a cambelt how often does it need changing.
2. Coolant - it does seem to have dropped since in bought the car - could this indicate an issue? Is it normal for it to need topping up? I had a Passat 2.0 tdi before and never had to touch the coolant!
Any advise gratefully received
Hello. First post. Long time lurker and appreciator of these forums.
Bought a used 2009 Octavia estate 1.9tdi Yesterday (!) to change up from my old faithful 2003 Octavia 1.9sdi.
Really like the car, except it has immediately sprung (or already had) a coolant leak. Former owner isn't replying to messages, unsurprisingly.
Symptoms: light on at end of long drive, and coolant tank empty again after refilling sitting in street all night. Refill again, but coolant is empty after a day driving around. So it's pretty severe. Two times I've checked after its been sat still there's a little pool of coolant under the car. Under bonnet theres signs of coolant also. On metalwork etc. All on right-hand side under bonnet.
Is it definitely the water pump? (£££!) Any way for me to diagnose it myself if so?
Do these symptoms in themselves suggest anything one way or the other?
Thinking it's not head gasket bc it is leaking when static.
Not sure whether to take to dealer or use my local garage who are usually pretty good to be fair.
Any advice appreciated!
Full service kit, originally bought for 55 plate Skoda Fabia 1.9TDI but will fit almost all TDI Polo, Ibiza, Fabia 1.4-2.0 2002-2009, please check the links below for your specific car.
Cambelt kit inc pulleys, ribbed belt, 2x oil filters, air filter, oil, new sump plug and a pair of wiper blades
Cambelt kit will fit almost any VAG TDI of that generation.
Gates Cambelt Kit K055569XS complete belt kit with tensioners / rollers:
Gates 6PK1183 ribbed accessory belt
MANN C 2295/3 Air Filter
MANN HU719/7x Oil Filter
Also another "halford brand" oil filter and sump plug bolt with washer.
5Litres Quantum Platinum 5w40 fully synth oil
Will split if someone wants the cambelt kit alone for their TDI car in another chassis.
Paid over £150 for this lot, but traded the car in the end.
I'm considering doing this myself but, although there are good Youtubes on other models, can't find a procedure specific for the Yeti. I'm mostly unsure about how to get to the engine bracket to remove it (and supporting the engine once it's gone).