Tales from the Oily Side

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chrispbits
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Tales from the Oily Side

Post by chrispbits » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:20 pm

For all those suffering issues with the 1.5 I thought I'd balance it out a bit with tales from a 1.6ltr diesel user.

In a manor reminiscent of the 1.5s unwillingness to take instructions from the throttle pedal the 1.6 has a similar trait when cold. Three times now I've been caught out by a significant pause between pressing the foot to the floor (or pretty adjacent) and anything actually happening. I find that a much more gentle application of the throttle tends to get a more immediate response albeit only to move the car at the speed of evolution. When everything's toasty communication with the engine is much more immediate leaving me to believe that the response issues are governed by a perhaps over enthusiastic application of emission control. Having said that so bet it; if that's the price of cleaner air then I'm happy enough but it would have been nice for Skoda to point this out. Also why is it that not a single review of the Karoq by the motoring press has picked up any of these issues. Have Skoda (and by extension VW) duped them all by supplying cars specially tuned to behave impeccably in all conditions?
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by FurnitureGirl » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:12 am

The ‘press’, be it motoring or MSM in general are almost all in the pocket of someone.......I believe the main reason we can’t read criticism of VW products anywhere but in forums such as this is down to the simple root of all evil, £££, all motoring ‘hack’s’ need to feed their kids and pay their bills.


chrispbits
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by chrispbits » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 am

Did a 500 mile round trip recently mostly motorways in light to moderate traffic so a pretty steady 2000 revs in D7 most of the way. Temps around 5 - 8 deg C so could have been warmer. Car loaded with the equivalent of 3 adults at an average weight of 80Kg and with rear seats removed.

All of this is the lead up to a report of the fuel consumption - a pretty poor 46 mpg. I have noted previously that at steady motorway speeds fuel consumption nose dives. On my regular journey to and from the nearest rail station - 10 miles each way, minor roads, very light to light traffic I can easily get 58 - 61 mpg at an average speed of 35-38 mph.
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by chrispbits » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:19 pm

Car booked in with the dealer this coming Thursday to see if they can identify why fuel consumption is so low. I mentioned also that the car (DSG) tends to hold on to its gears on hills even to the point were it's essentially over revving for the speed. Apparently a characteristic but they'll have a look at that also.

Will let you know what transpires.
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Womanofkent
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by Womanofkent » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:00 am

we have 1.5 dsg and have just returned from a trip to lovely Dorset, Purbeck coast area where we were up and down short hills more than at home and noticed the engine seemed noisy and like you said keeping in lower gears longer, fuel consumption was still pretty good at 43-45mpg despite having aircon on in the afternoon or roof open and demisting windscreen in the morning. Our car is 14 months old and just under 10000 miles.

look forward to the feedback from your dealer visit
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by kodiaq » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 am

You missed free cup of tea at chez moi! ;)
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by Womanofkent » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:17 am

:lol: Colin, we walked along the sands by the chain ferry and across the sea but couldn't identify your car somehow :lol: Parked at Max Gate just outside Dorchester and a silver Karoq was also parked there London registered I think from memory, did give them a wave as they drove off ;)
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Re: Tales from the Oily Side

Post by chrispbits » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 am

Well at least I had free coffee while waiting for the mechanics to finish with the car. And they gave it a complimentary wash and vac!

As for the fuel economy thing - basically patience is a virtue. Nothing untoward found and I was told I could expect a significant improvement at around the 2 - 3k miles completed mark. Dealership staff were very good. We will see how things go. I have a trip through France to Spain in late June so by the time I've done that we should be in the target area for much improved economy.

Also discussed hesitation when the engine is cold - a characteristic, with the engine management system the most likely source.
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