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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by Brenbo on Today at 09:16 »
I would think late 2019 for the normal Golf, GTI 2020 and R late 2020/21?  :undecided:


I would agree with Rob.  Even though production lines may open next year?  We will not see it for quite a while after due to the release of the Golf MK8 in other countries before it hits our shores. Then we have the order books and waiting times to contend with and the staggered release of performance models with the Golf R being last.  I would say the time scales Rob predicts are fairly realistic... But who knows?

I am however currently saving and waiting for the MK8 R if it ever materialises.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by Watts on Today at 08:48 »
It will be interesting to see if there will be a 3 door version of the MK 8 Golf, I personally doubt there will be as demand for 3 door cars these days is dwindling and are not as popular as they once were, besides it would save VW a lot in production costs.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :cry: I don't want a 5 door although I'd consider an estate as I struggle with the boot size when I travel.
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Golf mk4 / Re: MOT Fail
« Last post by Mr_Orange on Today at 08:02 »
Soak current ones in ac90 or similar before your try loosening them.

Yes, count the turns and/or simply mark the rods with a paint pen. This is only good enough to get you moving and to closest  tracking centre.

May require heat and brute force to remove the old ones.

Job for this weekend?
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by Rob1981 on Today at 01:53 »
I would think late 2019 for the normal Golf, GTI 2020 and R late 2020/21?  :undecided:

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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by douglaslad on Today at 00:39 »
It will be interesting to see if there will be a 3 door version of the MK 8 Golf, I personally doubt there will be as demand for 3 door cars these days is dwindling and are not as popular as they once were, besides it would save VW a lot in production costs.
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Hi all,

It’s been a while so posting an update. Got my car towed to the indie specialist who unfortunately only got round to working on it today. All seemed to be going ok, replaced tensioner, guides and chain but when they started the engine it would cut out after a few seconds, like an immobiliser kicking in. After a few attempts it got running but they said they could hear a rattle - maybe the same as the one people have heard on here. Seems strange as they have changed everything.

Now they need to investigate further and maybe take the head off to check pistons and valves. Could that be making the rattle? Any ideas guys? I was so hoping it would be straight forward.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by JoeGTI on Today at 00:07 »
I took delivery of one of the first MK7 GTI’s in Ireland in July 2013. That was 6-7 months after the bread and butter models. The R didn’t appear till Jan 2014.

I would expect them to tighten up those timelines next time round. GTI maybe after 2-3 months and R not long after it. That’s if they even do an R as we know it, given the current fad towards hybrid and e-Cars.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Low Coolant Temperature and Low Oil Temperature
« Last post by GloriaGTI on 19 January 2018, 23:57 »
My mk6 does this every winter , fine in the summer  :whistle:

How odd. Mine didn't do this last winter....
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by Daz Auto on 19 January 2018, 23:42 »
Nice one! I still wouldn't expect the GTi to emerge for another year though.

"...which will officially hit the assembly line in 75 weeks from today. In other words, the Golf 8 will enter production towards the end of June 2019.

The big announcement was made by VW during the recent “Golf 8 Supplier Summit” organized at the Volkswagen Arena at home in Wolfsburg, Germany."

I don't know if it will take a year for the GTI, but the Mk7 Golf R took a full year to arrive last time.

The Mk7.5 went into production October(?) 2016. I ordered my GTI PP the week order books opened and it arrived August 2017 = 11 months. So yes it could take a year for the UK market.

Spring/summer 2020 is still over 2 years away.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Golf mk. 8
« Last post by CHB100 on 19 January 2018, 23:13 »
I reckon production will start later this year and be available in UK by Spring 1919. The design has been confirmed. The GTI a couple of months later, the R not far behind. Loads of stuff available online,will look a little meaner for sure. Be interested in the post brexit price though?
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