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Old November 24th, 2018, 19:44   #61
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It seems like winter has started here as well, minus the little warm up we had yesterday and today. I can imagine now with winter tires you'll really be looking forward to what the car can do once you get a decent amount of snow. I'm sure having slightly taller tires will help a little bit with clearance.

I'm looking forward to seeing some new pictures of your car busting a path through the snow.
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Old January 18th, 2019, 09:47   #62
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Still not enough snow to cause any excitement but that's nice for a change, makes my job easier.
Really happy with the taller tires, been getting 37-38 mpg with studded tires, if I did the math right when calculating the difference in tire size. Seems like the odometer reading didn't change when I calibrated the speedometer for the larger tires so the distance reads 2-3% too low.

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Old February 5th, 2019, 07:34   #63
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Despite the Skoda Octavia mk2 being based on a mk5 Golf there are some areas that differ quite a bit. The boot space is one.
Here's how mine is laden most of the time:
*chainsaw
*snowshovel
*jumper cables, tow line and misc tools in the black box
*clothes and istruments needed in my work as a forester. Blue box
*a box of flagging tapeš
*snow shoes
*first aid kit
*50l backpack
*an axe
*misc small stuff
In the summer an insulated cooler for food and water.
All this with room to spare!

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Old August 16th, 2019, 12:28   #64
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No new pics but it has rolled over to the 300k km side
Have some service planned, rear diff, haldex and timing belt to start with. I'll change the t-stat too, I think the temp was a bit too low last winter.
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Old August 16th, 2019, 13:17   #65
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This is such an incredible car, I also wish we had something like it in the USA. The Touareg TDI is the closest thing, but is comparatively big, complicated, and heavy.



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It's not a skid plate but it does add protection to the fuel lines and the floor itself from stone chips and such.

On my TDI Golf I always worry about that fuel cooler... it seems extremely vulnerable, and could lead to running out of diesel in a remote place if punctured.
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Old August 20th, 2019, 11:40   #66
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Skoda Octavia is one of my favorite car. I love to see your car but can't find its picture. Please share its picture.
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This is such an incredible car, I also wish we had something like it in the USA. The Touareg TDI is the closest thing, but is comparatively big, complicated, and heavy.






On my TDI Golf I always worry about that fuel cooler... it seems extremely vulnerable, and could lead to running out of diesel in a remote place if punctured.
Yes, the Octavia is much smaller than a Touareg, it's basically a mk5 Golf, which is good when we have one of each. I only need to learn how to work on one to fix them both

The fuel cooler location is nuts, I have thought about making a steel skid plate that covers it. Even better would be to relocate it to the front or maybe the firewall area...
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Old November 25th, 2019, 09:42   #68
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Skoda Octavia is one of my favorite car. I love to see your car but can't find its picture. Please share its picture.
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Photobucket ate my pictures, there are some in the last pages of this thread. More pics to come
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Old November 26th, 2019, 08:20   #69
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Took some pics of todays tinkering with the mighty Skoda, sorry for the low quality, my phone is showing its age...
First a comparison with our mk5 Golf, a bit unfair since they aren't on level ground. I may set them up on a parking lot sometime for better pics.

Then I went on to mount my cabin heater on the side of the centre console panel. That's pretty much standard up here, everyone has one, they are in series with the inline coolant heater and gets power from the same outlet.
I removed the side panel to check that there weren't any wires behind it. Apparently I didn't get a picture of the mounting hardware



Lastly a picture from the source of an water leak I've been chasing for a while. I get a puddle of water on the trim inside the door opening after heavy rain and thought it was from the door seal but today I found out that it came from the inside of the door card!
Drilled out the rivets on the bottom of the inner door panel and found that the seal was in pieces. Did a temporary RTV sealant fix and called it a day.
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Old January 3rd, 2020, 11:10   #70
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Did a bit of a new-year service:
*oil change in rear diff and Haldex unit
*timing belt
*t-stat
*RH side droplink
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Old January 4th, 2020, 08:39   #71
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Nice idea. Never seen those before. How "warm" is the cabin when you get in to drive? Nice to see its treating you well!

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Then I went on to mount my cabin heater on the side of the centre console panel. That's pretty much standard up here, everyone has one, they are in series with the inline coolant heater and gets power from the same outlet.
I removed the side panel to check that there weren't any wires behind it. Apparently I didn't get a picture of the mounting hardware
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Old January 4th, 2020, 09:12   #72
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The heater is 550W in LO and 1200W in HI setting so it gets pretty toasty unless it's really cold out. The coolant heater is 500W I think.
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Old March 18th, 2020, 11:24   #73
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We've had the strangest winter, got some snow in november that only lasted a few weeks, then very mild weather until first week of march when we finally got some snow again. It snowed on and off for a few days, not enough to cause trouble for me and my Skoda!
Took some winter pics before it was too late, the last hooray of winter 19/20


This morning when I started the car the airbag light didn't go off, I think this is the first fault I've had with this car. Other than the DMF but it made it to well over 250k km so that doesn't count. Read the code and it was an intermittant fault in the passenger side airbag, undid the connector and put it back together, cleared the code and the light went out. Problem solved, I hope. 316k km and counting.
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Our winter here in the Midwest of the US has been pretty strange as well. We had 4 or 5 decent snow storms that brought 6+ inches of snow, but usually a few weeks after the snow had come we would get a warm spell and it would melt most of the snow or it would melt the snow so it would have any icy crusty over the top of it.
I hate to be that guy, but who can deny climate change at this point in time with the abnormal weather we're having, the sea level rise, the fires going on around the globe, reefs dying off, glaciers melting at a faster rate than ever before, and I'm sure there are plenty of other things that are going on in relationship to climate change. I can remove this sentence if the OP wants me to.

Anyway back to TDIs... In that first picture it doesn't even look like you're dragging frame, so either your Skoda has a lift kit on it or it came that way from the factory or the last option is that isn't a lot of snow you were in. The second picture it looks like you were dragging frame the entire time you were on that path/road.

It's always nice when something like the airbag light coming on is as simple as a loose connection. Hopefully you can keep it going all the way to 500k km and beyond.
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The winters are shorter and the summers are hotter nowadays...
It has a factory lift kit called rough road package with taller springs, steel skid plate, some added plastic pieces underneath and cast iron lower control arms I've replaced the tires with one size taller 205/60-16.
I think I have about 17cm (6,5-ish ") of ground clearance under the lowest point of the skid plate.
The drag marks in the second picture were made by someone else, but my car did touch here and there along that road though. Like a stone skippin across a lake
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