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Reset SERVICE indicator on VAG cars

From my SKODA service Manual


  1. Switch off the ignition, press the reset button of the trip counter for distance driven, and hold it down.
    Switching the ignition on causes a service interval to appear on the display.
  2. Holding the reset button down for 10 seconds will cause the counter to be reset (the display shows “—” and then the trip counter readout).

    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.

  3. Repress the reset button and hold it down for 10 seconds to also reset this interval



  1. Switch off the ignition, press the reset button of the trip counter for “distance driven” and hold it down.
  2. Switch the ignition ON, and release the reset button.
  3. Now turn the reset button to the RIGHT.


    All counters will be reset to 0.


Car – check your engine oil via Castrol.com


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

Eurocarparts – mispricing of engine oil

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.

The link to the thread is here.


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

507 00


My particular car – as the ASZ engine code, and should run fine with 505.01 specification or higher.

Skoda Fabia – Fuel Filter

As of 22-FEB-2011

Part number from EuroCarParts : 503440781