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I have just bought Skoda Favorit Rally Car:
I believe it used to be:
MBH - 82 - 07
I think it was owned by Steve Westbury then Carl Stevens.has anyone any photos or history about the car?
Also does anyone know where the VIN is stamped in to the chassis?
Well Hi everyone
I’m usually found on the Citigo page but after a short 12 months it appears my Citigo may no longer be fit for my needs. Fear not, for it will replace my partners car. I am looking for a bigger car and as a former Volvo owner I am drawn to a V60 but I’m also drawn to an Octavia Estate. I’ve narrowed down a few that I like and I’ve found one in particular that stands out to me. I guess what I’m after is some thoughts from existing owners; what are these cars really like? From experience of my Citigo I am concerned about interior quality long term and the media interface is a minefield I’m struggling to get my head around.
I’m only considering Elegance/SE-L spec cars and on my wish list is cruise control, heated seats and iPod integration. Those are must haves and it is so hard to find a used car with those (I’d have imagined easy to find but I am wrong) options! I’d like the ACC and other nice bits but I’m not really bothered, passive cruise and seat heaters are on the must have list (I miss them both massively in the Citigo). Most cars I’m looking at I believe from my searching have the MIB1 infotainment, is it really that bad? Most of the cars have the bigger screen but even the smaller screen ones seem to have sat nav, is one better to have than the other? What’s the crack with iPod? Is it true that the Colombus will do iPod but the other one won’t unless it has the MDI thingy? Is the sliding drawer cubbby big enough for a large phone like an iPhone 7 Plus as that’s what I’d be trying to fit in there and also what mods can be done with VCDS for these cars? Do the folding mirrors fold on locking for example. Is KESSY full keyless or just keyless start? Dealers are most unhelpful with this stuff so I thought I’d ask here.
Any thoughts on the 2.0 150 TDi engine? I’m not a diesel person really but I just can’t find a petrol one to buy so pretty much the default choice, not interested in a 1.6 TDi. When your other car has 400 bhp, 100 odd isn’t enough!!
Ideally I’d like a DSG box but I’m struggling to find one in budget, which is about £11000.
Thanks very much
First question for everybody is...
Recently got a Citigo 1.0MPi Elegance spec, when I've been driving around, occasionally I'll hit a pothole or a speed bump which seems to trigger the traction control light flashing.
The wheels don't lose traction but the power is restricted until the light stops flashing and goes off again.
A colleague at work says this may be down to a faulty ABS wheel sensor, does that sound right?
Time is of the essence as I have 2 months warranty that expires in December so might as well get it looked at right?
Any help is much appreciated
So, what is this project and why did i restart it? I kind of lost some motivation on the the first project thread and sort of gave up, the old topic was kind of messy, unrelated posts etc. and because I started the original project back in 2014 (nearly 2 years ago!) I know if I looked back through it, a lot of photos would be deleted or no longer visible, I'm going to lay out this topic in a similar way to the topic on Mighty Car Mods.
When the topic first started out, I had no big plans for the car, how much the car has transformed over the years has been down to 2 main factors, Briskoda.net and Updown789, who I met through Briskoda just over a year ago, his help with the car has been huge and without him, the car wouldn't be what it is today. We've had our moments at times and disagreements, but we have always looked back and laughed about them. (I also mustn't forget Stormchaser, who has also lent a hand or 2 every once and a while and provided a few parts for the car as well as anyone else who has helped me and I haven't named.)
Let's get into things.. to keep things short and sweet, I'll post all the major changes that have been made (so I won't bother posting about the Heko wind deflectors etc.).. i'll be honest too, during my time of ownership I have done some mighty **** looking modifications and made mistakes for choosing modifications that haven't exactly looked great.. it's all about learning from your mistakes though.. right..?
This is going to be a mighty long first post.
14th January 2013, the day I bought the car, a standard Citigo SE model in Tornado Red with the winter pack (heated seats, electric heated mirrors) and 14" Apus wheels.
12th June 2014 -
I crashed. (Not my fault, doing the speed limit and a deer came out and I had nowhere to go.) The parts damaged were:
- Headlight bracket
- Bumper to side panel clip
- Inner wheel arch
- Side panel
- Front bumper
18th July 2014 -
Debadged the rear after being motivated to do it by Stormchaser. (Apologies I haven't got a great picture. Also this was done whilst the car was still being repaired.)
24th July 2014 -
Finally the car was repaired, having 0 knowledge of cars and how parts worked, I fitted and sourced all the parts myself from eBay & Skoda, the wing I bought did need respraying and due to my lack of knowledge on cars, the person who resprayed the wing, didn't use the cars paint code so, it's not the right shade of red.
The wheels were also resprayed black, by again the same person, this was also done on the cheap as I later found obvious runs in the paint and it was done with the tyre still on the wheel.
23rd March 2015 -
It begins.. having purchased a incorrectly described headlight switch, which was chrome, I wanted chrome to match the chrome heater controls, turns out it was from an Up! so illuminated red and not green, however this prompted me to wanting to change all the lights in the car to red, as I liked the look and colour, so I got some Volkswagen Up! heater controls & buttons to match.
14th April 2015 -
First of many big changes, H&R lowering springs. (35mm.)
19th April 2015 (An educated guess..) -
Changed front grille over to a Monte Carlo one from the OEM Chrome one. (Again IIRC, this was originally Stormchaser's.)
21st May 2015 -
After noticing my front numberplates were tired and worn I changed them out for some funky 3D effect number plates.
11th June 2015 -
Without a doubt in my mind the worst modification I have ever done, I got completely fobbed off by an eBay seller and bought what I thought were genuine leather seats, which it turned out, was just leather sprayed onto the original cloth seats (if you think they look rubbish in the photos, just imagine what they looked like in person! :D)
20th June 2015 -
Upgraded the speakers to FLI ones. (No pictures due to limitations on how many pictures can be posted to one single post on Briskoda.)
11th July 2015 -
FLI Rear speakers added. (Had none in the rear from factory.) (No pictures due to limitations on how many pictures can be posted to one single post on Briskoda.)
17th July 2015 -
Volkswagen Up! radio finally fitted to match the heater controls, also, this is gloss black opposed to the standard plastic look the Skoda Citigo radio has.
22nd August 2015 -
Functioning autolights with coming and leaving home function enabled via VCDS.
28th September 2015 -
Another addition to the red theme, W8 Interior Light.
2nd October 2015 -
Actual leather seats! Okay, not 100% leather, rather a mix of both pleather and leather done by Seat Surgeons in West Yorkshire.
4th October 2015 -
Following on with more leather bits, a Volkswagen Up! leather handbrake and Gearknob.
17th October 2015 -
Said goodbye to the H&R springs and upgraded to KW Variant 1 Coilovers (secondhand) to lower the car that ever so slightly more. An up to date picture just after the coilovers.
17th - 18th November 2015 -
Had the car professionally detailed and paintwork also corrected, 20 hours labour.
3rd December 2015 -
Dewipered. (The plastic bung was soon replaced with a flush glass one.)
9th January 2016 -
Continuing with the leather theme, MK3 Skoda Octavia leather MF steering wheel.
13th February 2016 -
MY16 Skoda CItigo Monte Carlo cherry red centre console fitted.
23rd March 2016 -
No photos.. however the car was remapped by EcoTuning with a map from Celtic Tuning.. what this started was a complete change in terms of what route I was taking the car down.
13th April 2016 -
Chopped off the resonance chamber from the OEM intake pipe. Now with a remap, I was on the hunt for more power from the 1.0 engine, this one mod is what started a long road to find the best intake pipe I could make/find.
17th April 2016 -
More attempts to gain power, with Updown789's help, we de-restricted the filter box. (This was of course smoothed.)
5th May 2016 -
Redid the intake pipe with a Silicone bend. And also picked up some freshly refurbished Volkswagen Avus wheels found on the old Volkswagen Cabriolets, these wheels were originally in Updown789's possession however I purchased them from him and had them diamond cut and resprayed by Motura in Ferndown.
13th May 2016 -
It turned out the silicone pipe was rubbing on the bonnet, so this was scrapped and using some intake ducting I bought of eBay a year or so back, I came up with a design and found a way I can have a pipe coming from behind the grille direct to the filter box. This will soon again change as this "design" so to speak was revised 3 or 4 times before being final.
17th May 2016 -
Again, changed the intake pipe, got rid of the Silicone bend as it really wasn't needed.
24th May 2016 -
Took the car again to Motura to have the OEM Skoda Citigo Sport splitter and diffuser fitted as well as a gloss black OEM Volkswagen Up! spoiler.
Present (9th June 2016) -
2017 Monte Carlo Taillights (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4818255)
Lamin-X Yellow Fog Lights
Volkswagen golf MK4 Amber side indicators
Summer wheels - Atec F1 16" Bronze Alloys (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4927424)
Winter wheels - OEM Apus 14" Black Alloys
Track wheels - Atec Ultralite 16" Bronze Alloys (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4761617)
Rear wiper delete
Front and rear mudflaps (OEM)
Heko wind deflectors
Debadged on the rear
Rear diffuser from the Sport model
Front splitter from the Sport model
Volkswagen Up! gloss black spoiler
2016 Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo centre console (cherry red)
MK3 Skoda Octavia / Superb / MK1 Kodiaq MFSW (Alcantara) (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4884232)
Volkswagen Up! radio
Volkswagen Up! heater module
Red footwell lighting
VAG W8 Interior Dome Light
Volkswagen Golf MK4 Auto Headlight Switch with functioning autolights
Front and rear speakers changed
Duel cigarette lighter socket (1x cigarette socket 1x duel USB ports)
Audi TT Pedals
Skoda-tuning.com boot trim
ICT Aftermarket gearknob (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4788477)
Volkswagen Up! Leather hand brake
Rear seats and belts removed
Corbeau Club Sport bucket seat (driver only) (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4707510
Leather Seat (passenger only)
Celtic Tuning Stage 1 Remap
Custom intake setup (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4856024)
Oil Temp Sensor (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4728108)
Brakes & Suspension/Handling -
KW Coilovers Rear
Bilstein B6 Shocks & H&R Springs Front (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4914123)
MTEC grooved discs
EBC Yellowstuff pads (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4937872)
ATE Typ200 brake fluid (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4937872)
Wiechers Sport Rear Strut Brace (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4703931)
Wiechers Sport Front Strut Brace (Upper) (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4845123)
Wiechers Sport Front Strut Brace (Lower) (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4943302)
Powerflex polyurethane front top mounts (https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/402104-davids-citigo-20/?do=findComment&comment=4836785)
Autolock after 5MPH
Coming home/leaving home lights (30 Seconds)
The car has certainly come a long way in the last year. I had originally planned to have it show spec and pristine. I've had a theme of "Black and Red". Then moved onto having an "old style" theme with the old classic wheels and amber side repeaters along with chrome grille.
As of current, the future plan is and will be to have the car as powerful as I can make it without damaging the engine and do as many track days as possible. We'll see where it takes me from there.
I have just bought a used 2014 Citigo Black Edition with the six speaker pack and everything about the car is great.
However, when connecting to the PID device (GARMIN) over Bluetooth and playing music, my left and right audio channels are the wrong way around. Sounds that should come from the right speaker come from the left speaker and vice versa. Playing from the same device (iPhone SE 64GB.) via an aux cable everything is correct and stereo sound is fine. All sound settings on car stereo and PID are set to default. The issue is only with Bluetooth audio through the PID. The iPhone works correctly with Bluetooth headphones (Left and right channels are correct).
Any ideas on how to fix it? Dealer has told me to bring it back to the workshop...