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10 Lakh Kms In Skoda Fabia Diesel year 2000 make.

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Sat-Chit-ananda, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    I would love to be proved wrong but i seriously doubt the 1.3MJD to last 5L or more without being rebuilt.
    I have seen an Innova with 7.7L on odo and heard about a Qualis being rebuilt for the second time at 13L on odo.

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    You have missed the point here,we are talking of 10L Mark without an engine being rebuilt.
    Now give me one such example.
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    here is 1.3 mjd going strong with 3.17 L kms 65 mpg, there is no reason it can not touch 5L Kms, it is normal for Diesel engine run 500000 miles as per wiki.
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  3. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    Thats a Nice figure,i have seen one with 2Lkms here on odo as well,any more details about this car?
  4. Surya

    Surya Superiore

    Namma Bengaluru
    There are guys with Palio's and Uno's still running guys please update..
  5. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

    At the drop of a hat, we like to blame the system, but will never ever lift a finger to do anything about it. Here is a home grown proof of reliability and quality.

  6. Herbie

    Herbie Regolare

    Grande Punto 1.4
    very well said in brief! +10 for that.

    .. I think that if the above quoted stuff is taken care in India then a whole lot of cars apart from MJD etc. shall be in the reckoning for feats like that.

    At the end of the day all manufacturers try to dish out quality engines from their R&D kit,(well who will like not to??) its just all about which customer likes what. (i.e preference choice of performance/efficiency/life etc. or varied balances between all these comibantions.) and ofcourse other things safety/clutch/gear ratios/pick up/built quality/interiors etc etc. also add to the final customer tally.

    let our cars run on "autobahn like" roads and road manners and see the difference.

    NOTE: I would like to know whether the car was a manual or of automatic tranmission type?? (coz in a way that affects the engine/car life aswell)
  7. Jetta completing 8 Lakh Kms or 5 Lakh Miles. I hope many of the forum mebers will inspired by this thread to not sell the cars after say 1-2 lakh kms and buy a new car.

  8. Interesting read from owner of the above shown Jetta picture.
    On Monday, April 9, at approximately 12:30 p.m. I pulled into the parking lot of Volkswagen Group of America’s Auburn Hills office and stared at the odometer with an excitement that bordered on the ridiculous. I had finally arrived at my destination:

    The question now was, how the hell did I get there?
    My answers would come primarily from Kevin Smith, a master technician and the shop foreman at the Technical Service Center, and Dale McFarland, a TSC technician and all-around automotive guru. As Dale began to disassemble the car that I had spent years trying to hold together, I suddenly saw just how old the Jetta looked. I joked that the fogged-up headlight lenses were like cataract-clouded eyes, the coolant pouring out was urinary incontinence…
    Back to the autopsy! Dale had removed the engine/heart from the patient, and it was time to peer inside. This is what we saw underneath the valve cover—or rather what we didn’t see: sludge, a byproduct of oil breaking down and the archenemy of every engine.

    Not only was everything exceedingly clean, but there was also minimal wear, including on the camshaft lobes whose job it is to open and close the intake and exhaust valves. “The lobes are showing hardly any wear,” said Dale. “See how nice and pointed they are?” His explanation: I used synthetic oil, and changed it every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. And while you can’t see it here, this is also the reason why the cylinder walls were so smooth, exhibiting little evidence of wear, despite 500,000 miles of piston friction. “You can still see the cross-hatching!” said Dale, pointing to machining marks inside the cylinders, which would normally be worn invisible by this point. And the pistons themselves? Astonishingly little wear. The geeky pride I felt was obvious to anyone who looked at my face.
    Next Dale rotated the engine so we could check the other side.

    The intake valves are the darker-colored sets of three circles on top of each cylinder, and the exhaust valves are the light grey pairings at the bottom. Here again, it’s what’s missing that’s important: Heavy carbon buildup from the combustion process. Sure, there’s some carbon, but it’s minimal, said Heinz Rothe, a Product Support Engineer with Audi (VW’s luxury sister brand), who had joined the conversation by this point. “The nice gray color shows that the car was really running efficiently,” he said. “Gray in the combustion chamber is the color to see.” This time credit went to the fact that every 10,000 miles or so I used a fuel system cleaner (Chevron’s Techron) and almost always filled up with Top Tier gas, which thanks to the higher detergent levels does a better job of keeping the fuel injectors, valves, and combustion chambers clean. (It also didn’t hurt that I used quality platinum spark plugs to help ensure a consistent and complete burn of the air/fuel mixture.)
    Finally, VW Tool and Equipment Specialist Rob Delaney took some wear measurements to confirm what everyone was seeing. Rob’s reaction to the numbers on his gauges can be summed up in one word: “Wow.”
    The autopsy was complete, but Heinz was still marveling that this was a 500K engine. “This is fantastic,” he said. “Unless you see it, you don’t believe it. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could do another half million.”
    As for Dale, the man who had dissected the engine that had carried me so far and so long, he had this to say: “Whatever you did, it should be in the owner’s manual.”
    Postscript: I sold the body of the Jetta to Rob Delaney, who will use many of its parts to fix up other Jettas for people who need a set of wheels. This felt right. The Jetta may have stopped racking up miles at 500,000, but now I know it will continue to live on.
  9. DeLineated

    DeLineated Timido

    Guruji, a car isn't limited to its engine/gearbox/drivetrain. There's the whole bodyshell, electrical and electronic components, many of which are not DIY servicable without proper special tools, some of which make sense investing in only if you run a workshop/tuning house yourself. Things like alternators, suspension parts, wiring harnesses wear out and in India , getting parts for older models especially those low volume sellers, can be a a Himalayan task. When you do, you might the prices asked for exorbitant - like Rs 10-15000 for a single headlamp assy for a Palio - not even projector/HID but plain lens+reflector for H4 or H7 types. Generic parts can be substituted easily with any brand, like bulbs , some less generic ones substituted with non-OE but equivalent ones like brake pads, some could even be fabricated on demand, but eventually all the increasing dependence on electronics , will cause a part that prevents operation , to be impossible to source.

    There's a reason old classics are kept running, but not relatively modern cars that rely on purpose built electronics. I know India has a 7 year stipulation, where for 7 years parts are supposed to provided after model is discontinued. They might be, but prices could be hard to digest like the example above. Until India gets strong laws, and law enforcement, manufacturers will simply shrug off A.S.S responsibility and customers left to fend for themselves, at the mercy of FNGs and internet to source parts.

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