Recently I was looking for a sparingly used diesel Skoda Rapid, I finalised one car (10 kkm run) with a dealer. Then I called up Skoda ASS
where the car serviced by the first owner. They said, car was serviced at 7 kkm, and they had advised them replacement of oil sump, probably because it had got some accidental damage however it was not replaced be coz of non availability of the part. I got suspicious as as per Skoda website first servicing was due @15 kkm .
The concerned preowned car dealer agreed to get the car checked at same ASS
. when the car was taken on ramp, oil sump was absolutely fine. but the clips of front bumper & of fibre grill under the radiator had received damage.
Now, as per the preowned car dealer, Skoda ASS
people were fraud because AAS people said, they might have advised the oil sump replacement by mistake! I finally cancelled the car as the insurance man & mechanics at SKODA AAS expressed their inability to rule out the possibility of oil sump replacement by the first owner outside to hide the history of damage & insurance claim ( from some other scrap car).
Also they said first servicing was carried out earlier than schedule bcoz the owner insisted for it due to excessive black smoke. .
So my impression is that you need to be suspicious & you need to keep the eyes wide open, just like fellow TAI
Anyways, @AHC, have you confirmed that this petrol car has got the oil meant for the petrol car only & not the oil which is meant for diesel car?
Or oil is same grade for both petrol & diesel engine?