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Skoda Octavia (2004 - 2012)

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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Skoda Octavia, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Skoda Octavia. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Skoda Octavia can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.9L PD common rail (1896cc) (2004 - 2012)
Skoda Octavia Estate 1.9L PD common rail (1896cc) (2004 - 2012)
Skoda Octavia Hatchback 2.0L PD common rail (1968cc) (2004 - 2012)
Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0L PD common rail (1968cc) (2004 - 2012)


Does NOT cover models with 1.6 litre diesel engine, 4x4 models, 'Tour' or 'Scout'. Does NOT cover petrol models.

Table of contents

General Information
Chapter 1: Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2: Part A: PD unit injector engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part B: Common rail injection engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part C: Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel system
Chapter 4: Part B: Emission control and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Starting and charging systems
Chapter 6: Clutch
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Driveshafts
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 12: Body electrical systems, Wiring diagrams, Reference

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The Skoda Octavia Mk2 was introduced in 2004 as a 5-door hatchback and a 5-door estate. Here, we focus on the 1.9- and 2.0-litre turbodiesels. Until 2008, all diesel engines were equipped with unit injectors. From 2009, a 2.0-litre DOHC 16v engine was available with conventional common-rail fuel injection. Fully independent front and rear suspension was fitted, with the components attached to a subframe. A five- or six-speed manual gearbox was fitted as standard to all models, with a six-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic transmission available as an option on most 2.0-litre models. A wide range of standard and optional equipment was available, including anti-lock brakes and air-conditioning. For the home mechanic, the Octavia is quite straightforward to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easy to get at. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Skoda repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Skoda Octavia repair manual is perfect for guiding you through each procedure while servicing or repairing your car.