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Yes indeed , a new member hailing from down in Cornwall, attracted to your Club whilst searching for information on the Net..... as one does. :)

Most impressed by the layout and contributions on the various subjects to do with the illustrious Yeti.

Just about a year ago I was tempted by an advert on eBay for a great looking Yeti with the TDI engine and 4 x 4 capability. Having been an Audi owner in the past and having had a couple of quattros, I like the 4 X 4 concept and as the dealer up in Harrogate was prepared to do a deal on my TDI Polo Estate, I agreed to meet him in Birmingham and there we exchanged cars , some money and then returned to our own homes.

The journey back down the M6 was tortuous , but once heading South on the M5 the Yeti felt lively , comfortable and basically a delight to drive. Later as I left Exeter and with failing light, I became keen to ideally get home before dark, so let the girl rip on the fairly deserted A30.
I was blown away by the cars performance and get up and go. At speed and in any of the upper gears the acceleration was just fantastic.
Since then, a few months later Covid reared its ugly head so no long journeys at all. Only short journeys to take the dog out to a suitable place for a walk.....

More about that in another post, but I can only finish by complimenting who ever set this Forum up as it really is laid out superbly and having read a few posts ( particularly the one about cleaning EGRs :unsure: ) know I will be searching through here for many ideas and tips about getting the best from this excellent Skoda product.

Thank you.
 

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Welcome Czechmate, I can only echo your kind words about the YOC Forum.
 

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Hi Czechmate.

Glad you found the story about cleaning the Throttle Body and at least part of the EGR system useful. :)

As there has not been an official, Skoda UK franchised dealer in Harrogate for a couple of years now, do I assume that the dealer who came to meet you with your Yeti in Birmingham was Steve from Brookroyd Garage? If so that is where we obtained our Yeti. Steve has encyclopaedic knowledge of Skodas and what makes them tick. His business “Brookroyd Garage” is independent of the official Skoda network, but specialises in Skoda cars of all varieties. Sales of used cars and exemplary service. The Garage itself is actually located in a village called Killinghall, about 1.5 miles north of Harrogate.
 

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Welcome.

Every time we come down to our daughters (in Ludgvan) I'm amazed at the number of Yetis we see.
 
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Hi Czechmate.

Glad you found the story about cleaning the Throttle Body and at least part of the EGR system useful. :)

As there has not been an official, Skoda UK franchised dealer in Harrogate for a couple of years now, do I assume that the dealer who came to meet you with your Yeti in Birmingham was Steve from Brookroyd Garage? If so that is where we obtained our Yeti. Steve has encyclopaedic knowledge of Skodas and what makes them tick. His business “Brookroyd Garage” is independent of the official Skoda network, but specialises in Skoda cars of all varieties. Sales of used cars and exemplary service. The Garage itself is actually located in a village called Killinghall, about 1.5 miles north of Harrogate.
No, I'm afraid not, it was an Indian/Asian guy who I think just wheeled and dealed in second hand cars. I must admit it was a bit of a gamble, but with the added attraction of parting with my high miler Polo, I felt I had little to lose. It was a gamble that paid off for me as the car has been excellent until it nearly burst into flames a week or so back, but that's another story!!! 🙂

As I said above, wonderful description of how to do that EGR clean up, something I wish I'd seen a month or two back. Thank you for your help .

P.S........just did a check and the dealer was not from Harrogate, but Hartlepool.....sorry about that, I'm not too familiar with any places north of Watford !😉
 

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Welcome.

Every time we come down to our daughters (in Ludgvan) I'm amazed at the number of Yetis we see.
Yes, its funny how you suddenly notice cars the same as your own; in our village which is very small, there are two other Yeti owners I know of , one being a very low miler of around 20,000, whilst mine is a lot older knocking up at 125,000miles......yes I know, "just run in". ;-)
 

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P.S........just did a check and the dealer was not from Harrogate, but Hartlepool.....sorry about that, I'm not too familiar with any places north of Watford !😉
No worries! Hartlepool has a number of claims to fame, but being home to a Skoda Dealership is not one of them.

The apocryphal story of Hartlepool comes from the 17th (or 18th?) century, when a French merchant ship was wrecked in a particularly violent storm, not far off the harbour mouth. With all hands lost, bar one. The First Mate’s pet monkey. The locals, never having seen a Frenchman before, initially assumed the monkey was a Frenchman. Reinforced by the fact that the monkey didn’t appear to understand a word they said, nor they anything the monkey said.

More recently this was applied to the town’s traditional political allegiance. When it was oft said at election times that “you could pin a red rosette on a monkey and people in Hartlepool would still vote for it!” This was tested in the late 1960s or thereabouts. When at a General Election, some local wags actually gave a name to a monkey and put him forward as “The Official Labour Party Candidate”. Story goes he finished a close second to the real Labour candidate and beat the Conservative challenger by a large margin. I understand the incident did lead soon after, to a change in electoral law, that now means any candidate must be a proven human.

The story may or may not have any connection that throughout the Tony Blair period of Labour leadership, Hartelpool’s sitting MP was Peter Mandelson. ;)

The modern harbour is home to the original HMS Trincomalee, one of the few remaining three-masted, sail driven, wooden (teak) warships. Built in the early 1800s. Now a well preserved museum ship.

In 2010 Hartlepool was host to the UK stopover of the Tall Ships Race around the world. An event I had the pleasure to attend with the Flintstone family. They’ll be there again in 2023. Covid permitting.
 

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No worries! Hartlepool has a number of claims to fame, but being home to a Skoda Dealership is not one of them.

The apocryphal story of Hartlepool comes from the 17th (or 18th?) century, when a French merchant ship was wrecked in a particularly violent storm, not far off the harbour mouth. With all hands lost, bar one. The First Mate’s pet monkey. The locals, never having seen a Frenchman before, initially assumed the monkey was a Frenchman. Reinforced by the fact that the monkey didn’t appear to understand a word they said, nor they anything the monkey said.

More recently this was applied to the town’s traditional political allegiance. When it was oft said at election times that “you could pin a red rosette on a monkey and people in Hartlepool would still vote for it!” This was tested in the late 1960s or thereabouts. When at a General Election, some local wags actually gave a name to a monkey and put him forward as “The Official Labour Party Candidate”. Story goes he finished a close second to the real Labour candidate and beat the Conservative challenger by a large margin. I understand the incident did lead soon after, to a change in electoral law, that now means any candidate must be a proven human.

The story may or may not have any connection that throughout the Tony Blair period of Labour leadership, Hartelpool’s sitting MP was Peter Mandelson. ;)

The modern harbour is home to the original HMS Trincomalee, one of the few remaining three-masted, sail driven, wooden (teak) warships. Built in the early 1800s. Now a well preserved museum ship.

In 2010 Hartlepool was host to the UK stopover of the Tall Ships Race around the world. An event I had the pleasure to attend with the Flintstone family. They’ll be there again in 2023. Covid permitting.
A clutch of wonderful stories, thanks for brightening up my evening. 😂 ....and talking of Tall Ships, we have just learnt that next years Tall Ships race will start from Falmouth ( not Dunkirk as earlier planned so there's one in the eye for the Froggies who apparently backed out ) to La Coruna , just across the Bay from where we live so let's hope this ghastly Virus is under control by then. Make a date for next August ! ⛵
 

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Tall Ships Race starts, or stopovers and restarts, are events not to be missed. At each of the three I’ve been to, during the mid point of the stopover visitors are allowed on board several of the ships. (Be ready for long queues). Well worth the wait in my experience. I recall one ship when the race was last in Hartlepool, when the crew allowed all three of my teenage daughters into the galley to help prepare the evening meal, while their mother and I watched through a porthole each. The girls loved it. Middle daughter (the one who tragically died in May this year) having spent two weeks on a sail training yacht a couple of years earlier. Sailing from Blyth, Northumberland, down to Hull.
 

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We once day tripped Liverpool for the tall ships, we watched from the top of a multi-storey car park near the Liver building. Followed by a drive around liverpool with SWMBO pointing out where she used to live. Her old school (Waterloo Park) looked like a garden shed.

The Cornish branch of our family used to live in Grampound Road,but have moved to a farm in the middle of nowhere around Penhalllow. They are both Bards and speak Cornish which leads to some strange additions to brithday and Christmas cards. If he could get his way Pol would have a Cornish referendum. :)
 

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The Cornish branch of our family used to live in Grampound Road,but have moved to a farm in the middle of nowhere around Penhalllow. They are both Bards and speak Cornish which leads to some strange additions to brithday and Christmas cards. If he could get his way Pol would have a Cornish referendum. :)
When we were down there a couple of years ago we went to a cafe in St Agnes that was obviously run by a Cornish Nationalist. Place was full of books and pamphlets in Cornish, however since I had a Welsh rugby shirt on we were threated in a friendly manner.
There are a surprising number of similarities between the Cornish and Welsh languages, but not as many as between Welsh and Breton.
 

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Why are we talking about “Cornwall”?
Shouldn’t it be “Kernow”? :)
 
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Welcome to the forum Czechmate. I've had the pleasure of living and working in Kernow for about 15 wonderful years on and off. Now I'm 'next door'. Enjoy your Yeti.
 

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Why are we talking about “Cornwall”?
Shouldn’t it be “Kernow”? :)
Depends how strong ones Cornish connections are I guess ? My Mothers maiden name was Trevithick and we sort of claim, but unproven really, a linkage back to Richard Trevithick, he of the famous steam engine and of course many pumping/beam engines for keeping the mines clear of water along with other uses to , lifting miners up and down shafts, etc.
The Cornish are a very proud group of people and fiercely defend all things Cornish , but always happy for a scrap amongst themselves on occasion. Some are keen to re-introduce the Cornish language , but what use that would really be is anyones guess . The stronger feeling members of that Contingent would happily build a wall across the border between Kernow and Devon and not let anyone through .....now that would be great....for about 5 minutes, as down here the main source of income has to be tourism nowadays and the recent CV-19 has crippled many financially , altho' The Government has done its best to help out so many small businesses and Companies.
I fear we'll all be paying for their hand-outs for the next 50 years altho' I'll definitely not be around then.
 

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Welcome to the forum Czechmate. I've had the pleasure of living and working in Kernow for about 15 wonderful years on and off. Now I'm 'next door'. Enjoy your Yeti.
Thanks Alfie, ex RN by any chance ?
 

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Tall Ships Race starts, or stopovers and restarts, are events not to be missed. At each of the three I’ve been to, during the mid point of the stopover visitors are allowed on board several of the ships. (Be ready for long queues). Well worth the wait in my experience. I recall one ship when the race was last in Hartlepool, when the crew allowed all three of my teenage daughters into the galley to help prepare the evening meal, while their mother and I watched through a porthole each. The girls loved it. Middle daughter (the one who tragically died in May this year) having spent two weeks on a sail training yacht a couple of years earlier. Sailing from Blyth, Northumberland, down to Hull.
Sorry to read that sad news Flintstone, I'm sure that your family is still grieving .

Just for the benefit of others who wonder what all the fuss is about the Tall Ships, here is a picture I took from our balcony back in 2008 of the Tall Ships Parade of Sail around Falmouth Bay, just a shame the weather wasn't a bit better, typical Cornish weather in August!
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The stronger feeling members of that Contingent would happily build a wall across the border between Kernow and Devon and not let anyone through .....
I'm afraid that includes part of our Cornish "branch" I often "wind" Pol up by saying O.K from tomorrow there is no finance of any sort coming into Cornwall, you have to survive on Pasties and Rhoddas cream. You will also have to make your own power (he hates windmills), currency, and airline (he visits relatives in Germany) and specialist hospitals. The rowdy Cornish activists are those who spray paint over the English tourism rose on road signs.
But now Cornwall may be able to supply a third of all lithium required for electric cars in the UK and be the only "home grown" source of lithium in Europe Pol and co may get noisier.
 

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I'm afraid that includes part of our Cornish "branch" I often "wind" Pol up by saying O.K from tomorrow there is no finance of any sort coming into Cornwall, you have to survive on Pasties and Rhoddas cream. You will also have to make your own power (he hates windmills), currency, and airline (he visits relatives in Germany) and specialist hospitals. The rowdy Cornish activists are those who spray paint over the English tourism rose on road signs.
But now Cornwall may be able to supply a third of all lithium required for electric cars in the UK and be the only "home grown" source of lithium in Europe Pol and co may get noisier.
Agree with your post above, but let's not forget the fishermen who are struggling out there in the English Channel whilst massive French trawlers are raiding and raping the local fishing grounds . I really hope BJ doesn't sell us down the line in the final "B" negotiations , he seems to be weakening with every passing day and with every received text from SWMBO !

Please note I'm trying not to to "talk about the War" lest I offend colleagues in my first 24 hours! 😂
 
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