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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


Skoda Fabia – Boot Strut fitment guide

(credit to : http://www.tailgatestruts.com/gas-strut-fitting-mounting)

How to Fit & Remove Tailgate Struts

Band Type Ball Sockets

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.

  • Slide a flat head screwdriver down the groove along the back of the fitting and under the metal band.
  • Lever the band back and pull on the gas strut to remove it from the car. You do not need to remove the band to do this – just lever it back.
  • Your new gas struts will simply push fit back onto the ball studs.

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 –

  • Unclip the pin from around the base of the fitting and totally remove it from the fitting.
  • Once the pin is removed the gas strut can be pulled off, leaving the ball attached to the vehicle.
  • To fit your new struts remove the pin, push fit them onto the ball stud and replace the pin.

Skoda Fabia – Boot Strut

Model: Skoda Fabia Hatchback Gas Strut
Body: Hatchback
Year: 1999 – 2007
Part#: 6Y0827550A 7969MW







Other suppliers: SGS Engineering

Skoda Fabia – Fuel Filter

As of 22-FEB-2011

Part number from EuroCarParts : 503440781

Skoda Fabia – wierd leak near the fuel filter



Note to self – check the bottom of the fuel filter