Author Topic: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers  (Read 920 times)

Offline Kraikkonen07

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Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« on: 05 April 2021, 15:50 »
Hi all. I recently took delivery of the new mk8 clubsport. After driving it for not long, a squealing sound from the front left suspension unit developed. Took it to the dealership and it turned out that the bump stop in the shock absorber had not been greased from factory which caused it to squeak and in turn, somehow, it started to rip the rubber boot to shreds. This is a known problem for VW so it was fixed under warranty. Just thought I’d let you all know just in case you’re experiencing a similar problem.


Offline king monkey

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #1 on: 05 April 2021, 15:58 »
Wow. That’s pretty poor. Good to know though.  Thanks for posting.
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Offline jaceyboy

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #2 on: 05 April 2021, 16:34 »
Never buy an 8, wait until 8.5 :grin:

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #3 on: 05 April 2021, 17:31 »
Never buy an 8, wait until 8.5 :grin:

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Offline PeteSoulDeep

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #4 on: 11 April 2021, 14:20 »
I had the very same issue with mine but on the off side front.

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #5 on: 14 April 2021, 21:22 »
What does this sound like?
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Offline Kraikkonen07

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Re: Mk8 Clubsport Shock-absorbers
« Reply #6 on: 03 May 2021, 22:18 »
Sorry for the late reply, it sounded like a squeaking/rubbing noise that got worse going over bumps