Engine Overheating?

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Re: Engine Overheating?

Post by BikeBert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
this was in reply to a What Car article regarding Karoq Vs Yeti.
Is this news to you? Not being an oil-burner, I know virtually nothing about DPFs.
The 'Oilyboys' amongst us might be interested if you can comment on the What Car statement below.

From Yeti forum.
Other potential problems with DPF-equipped models arise if the car was shut off part way through a regeneration. The result is contamination of the oil system with fuel, which leads to the oil level rising gradually over time. This can cause damage to the engine, so it’s worth getting the car checked out.

No such problem with my oil-burning Kodiaq. On the other hand I do not follow Skoda's stupid recommendations for changing oil every 2 years or 30.000 km. I changed oil after 6.000 km and then plan to do it every 15.000 km.
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Re: Engine Overheating?

Post by Colin Lambert » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:10 pm

As an ex Shell Retail Lubricants specialist I concur completely.
I don't care how oil science has improved in the years since I left, 2 years is ludicrous (IMHO) at the average 12k miles a year even for fully synthetic.
Even one year makes me cringe, but since I only do 6k a year, and change my car between 12-24 months I am prepared to stick to that.
Apart from that, as a 'poor old pensioner' £65 for a sump full makes me cringe even more!! Specially when it is the 'bung 'ole blender' specialist Castrol. My biggest competitor for 21 years! :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Engine Overheating?

Post by Zippy2372 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm

I have a similar problem
I started my kodiaq from cold drove about 20 miles (motorway)
And the engine over heated
I turned the engine off for literally 2 minutes
Re started the car and it ran fine for the rest of my trip (over 100 motorway miles)

It has done this twice now
Yesterday afternoon and again this morning
After this morning I have driven over 300 motorway miles without a problem

Any ideas?

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Re: Engine Overheating?

Post by Kenny R » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:37 pm

Previous posts have been for fan running after car is stopped due to dpf regen not overheating.
Is it the engine overheat stop warning that came up. Have you checked your coolant level?
As it’s happened twice you’d best get it checked at dealer in case it’s something serious.
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Re: Engine Overheating?

Post by jacko » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:39 am

Have had the same problem with my kodiaq while towing the caravan.
Alarm sounded and screen went red with a warning of overheating ,check coolant and to stop.fearing a burst radiator,having looked at the reservoir, noticed water had ran down side where reservoir was.also fluid in reservoir was empty. Called out green flag,mechanic said it looked like possible fan failure or blockage,filled up reservoir,ran it for 30 mins and it never flattered.was advised to run it with air condition on all the way home so both fans would work,which did the trick.
Booked it in to dealer,Delved the internet afterwards and found within the VAG group,this was a common problem,and the cause be an AIR LOCK IN THE SYSTEM.this is happening quite a lot to skoda, Volkswagen cars.
on having the dealership look at the car,they said the cause was a AIRLOCK,and they completely drained and refilled the system.have had no bother since!!!,but on asking , could it possibly happen again....mmmmmm...wouldn't commit themselves,but didcsay it seemed to be a problem
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