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just bought 2011 Skoda Octavia 1.6 deisel CR SE 16000 miles

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just bought 2011 Skoda Octavia 1.6 deisel CR SE 16000 miles on clock
never had deisel before, what do i need to look out for, oil, filters, plugs ? etc, best change cycle options. petrol has cam belt at 30,000 , what will deisel need. best option for starting summer and winter please

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the timing belt interval is 110,000 mile on this engine

and with diesels its really important to stay on top of the fuel filter changes as if only slightly blocked this can lower fuel supply pressure and choke the main pump, the pump will be more sensitive to this when its cold as diesel thickens considerably with low temperatures.

the glow plugs typically last about 50K miles but can fail before this is in cold climates

and if you're unsure of the vehicle history then a full fluid change, coolant, oils and brake fluid is a good idea

diesel engine typically go on for longer but when they do fail its more expensive

use good quality fuel to prolong the life of the injectors and pump and also allow the engine to idle for 30 seconds or so before switching off to allow the turbo to cool
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Matt for the info provided, just missing best starting techniques for Skoda Octavia 1.6 Deisel please



if you mean just starting of a cold morning then;
switch the ignition on but don't crank the engine
wait for 5 seconds to allow the glow plugs to heat up
then crank and it should start
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hello Matt

thank you


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thats fine you've rated once so thats all you have to do

good luck