From my SKODA service Manual
Models with FIXED SERVICE INTERVALS (QG0)
The readout “OIL” will appear in the display after resetting the indicator “INSP”, and releasing the reset button when both service intervals (INSP and OIL) were reached together.
Models with EXTENDED SERVICE INTERVALS (QG1 and QG2)
All counters will be reset to 0.
The CASTROL.COM website, has a handy function that lets you check what specification OIL is ideal for your motor.
My Skoda Fabia vRS needs the following VW PD 505.01 or higher CASTROL oil specification
It’s that time of year again, where I have to get the service parts in – usually from EuroCarParts, and Ebay.
To my surprise, when I was looking for some PD (Pumpe-Düse) engine oil, EuroCarParts has a site error (well, that’s what I hope it is…)
Yep – that’s right, £1,993.48.
Cheap as Chips.
Anyway – onto something more relevant.
The specification of oil needed for various PD engines, has been politely referred to in a forum thread on the ever helpful SeatCupra.net.
However – to summaries:
TD / SDI / TDI diesel
505 00 / 505 01 / 506 01/ 507 00
505 01 / 506 01 / 507 00
TDI-PD (1.9l BPX and BUK) diesel
506 01 / 507 00
TDI with particle filter
My particular car – as the ASZ engine code, and should run fine with 505.01 specification or higher.
Removing and installing gas struts on your car is often a quick and simple job which does not require a mechanic.
If your gas struts have a ball and socket fittings then the only tools required are flat blade screwdriver and someone to hold the boot for you.
Look at the end of the gas strut for a rectangular plastic block with a metal band running around the back.
Some struts use metal fittings but the band will be in a similar position.
Replacing car tailgate struts is a two person job.
Do not remove one strut and rely on the other to hold the tailgate.
Pin Type Ball Sockets
If your gas struts have a dome end fitting with a small metal pin –
Model: Skoda Fabia Hatchback Gas Strut
Year: 1999 – 2007
Part#: 6Y0827550A 7969MW
Other suppliers: SGS Engineering