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Skoda MK1 Octavia VRS - BLACK

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Long time no post!

So a little update, as most know, I had a lovely RED MK1 Octavia which I adored. Well, obviously someone didn't want to have it as the other week I was taken out at a small round about. As I was indicating to turn right approaching the round about, a gentlemen in an Alfa decided not to stop and give way (he was coming from in front of me, to my left as I was turning right) and went straight into me damaging the front left passenger wing and setting off my air bags.


Red is me

Blue is the other driver

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Crushed all the side inner wing, cracked the struts housing attached to the chassis leg, which is bent out of place. Total WRITE-OFF! Was absolutely fuming and gutted.


Well anyway, driver accepted liability and I've kept the car for spares.

So on to my new car......

MK1 Skoda Octavia vRS - Black

  • FSH
  • Half Leather Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear Parking Sensors

Decided to go for a black one, same spec as the red but without the heated seats. I couldn't find a decent red one anywhere and I needed a car quickly.
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Freshly refurbished wheels and painted callipers

So far

  • I've changed the air vents as the old one had a broken slat, and changed the indicator switch.
  • Installed a DASH CAM!
  • Original OEM boot net, floor and back seats
  • Aftermarket Boot Tray
  • Black/Leather Octavia Armrest
  • Heko Wind Deflectors
  • MK4 Golf Aero Wipers
  • Carbonio Cold Air Induction Kit (soon to be replaced with the Ram-Air kit)
  • Black Grille with new style Skoda badges and wheel caps (to be done)
  • New/used Skoda Octavia vRS car mats
  • Milltek Non-Resonated Exhaust System (removed from red one)




Black/Leather arm rest



Official Skoda Octavia boot nets and tray insert



Changed over the new diverter valve from the red one




Things to do/add

  • Remove and add heated seats to the black one
  • Fit the 'Stage 2 R-Tech ECU' that's sitting in the garage
  • Fit the 'THS Intercooler' that's sitting in the garage
  • Replaced clutch with the Darkside Billet G60 Flywheel and Sachs VR6 Clutch Kit from the Red vRS
  • Seat Cupra R Splitter
  • Green/White Boost Gauge in A Pillar


More to come soon!


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Looks good dude - get the black grill on it!

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Looks nice dude, look out for marauding Alfa drivers :lol: 

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Good thing you're safe. Hope insurance took care of everything.

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The weekend started and there were a few bits I needed to get fixed. I bought the car knowing the rear drivers door wouldn't open, what I didn't know is how much of a pain in the ass it was going to be.

First of was taking the door card off while inside the car, how I managed to do it without breaking it amazes me..... With the door card off I was able to access the motor. Hitting it and trying the unlock button on the fob did nothing. I heard about some wiring issues with these but never experienced it myself, so I investigated the B-Pillar, here's what I found.

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Looks like water had got in and made it's way to the plug.


After fighting with the said connector, I finally got it removed and found this.

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Now the only way I could get this door open is to some how remove the DEADLOCKS. Once again thanks to Nigel for his help here. He suggested cutting a hole in the plastic to show the gear and whine it back.
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Well what do you know, it worked!
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Well I now know why it didn't work. So off to the Red vRS to get the loom out I needed. As it's all part of the interior loom I had to cut the plug off.
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Now with the door open I could remove the motor/lock. Well, this wasn't meant to be as someone previous had completely stripped the head of the bolts. Again, I asked advice of Nigel and a drill and extraction tool kit is what I needed.
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First one came out ok, but the second was giving me some trouble so I ended up drilling out the head of the bolt
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Got the donor motor/lock from the Red vRS and swapped them over.


Connected the new plug for testing

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All greased up

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Loom in, connected up and tested!

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Absolute pig to do with stripped heads, but easy enough to once you know what you're doing. It's nice to have a fully functioning door again.



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Few updates since the last posts.

  • Swapped over the Milltek exhaust
  • Aero Wipers with new Bosch blades
  • Ramair 70mm induction kit
  • Full Detail - Pre-wash, snow foam, wash, cley bar, and finally waxed.

Ramair kit installed (still have my old Carbonio kit)



Old exhaust with a bodge job, Non-res straight through from catback.
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Engine bay before and after
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A full decontamination and wash

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And how it currently looks



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Lovely car dude, I've a red one for the past 4years almost 8>) phenomenol motors! Go like a scalded cat, comfy, huuuuuuuge boot and look well.

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