Author Topic: Phew !! Lucky it’s covered Heat shield/ Creaking noise/need new headlight  (Read 870 times)

Offline nunchuck

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All done no charge. , definitely taking out extended warranty in April.  Parts are really expensive. And here’s a question
Will parts go up like second hand cars ?

Offline SRGTD

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All done no charge. , definitely taking out extended warranty in April.  Parts are really expensive. And here’s a question
Will parts go up like second hand cars ?

Check the small print in any extended / aftermarket warranty before you buy it - not everything will be covered, so you may still end up with a quite expensive repair bill if in the warranty providers opinion, a part or component that’s failed isn’t covered because of something in the small print.

Whether parts prices will increase in the same way as used car prices - I’m assuming you’re referring specifically to the impact of semiconductor supply shortages. IMHO if a part or component doesn’t contain semiconductors then there’s no reason why the price of that part would increase because of the semiconductor supply issues. Prices could still increase though - e.g. if the cost of raw materials, labour costs, overheads etc involved in manufacturing specific parts increase, then those increases will be passed on in the form of increased prices, but that’s always been the case.

Parts that include semiconductors in their manufacture could increase in price, particularly if there’s high demand for those parts and limited supplies available. Supply and demand will probably be the determining factor.
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Offline joe6

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Thanks for that SR :smiley: So, if the replacements are no better, little point in replacing? I don't recall the issue on my MK7 though?
Had mine replaced under warranty about 6 months ago and already shrinking! Not enough fixing studs and poor quality material. Mk6 was also similar but took longer to lose its rigidity and fail.
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Offline Watts

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Thanks for that SR :smiley: So, if the replacements are no better, little point in replacing? I don't recall the issue on my MK7 though?
Had mine replaced under warranty about 6 months ago and already shrinking! Not enough fixing studs and poor quality material. Mk6 was also similar but took longer to lose its rigidity and fail.

Thanks for that :smiley:
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Parts that include semiconductors in their manufacture could increase in price, particularly if there’s high demand for those parts and limited supplies available. Supply and demand will probably be the determining factor.

I wish that were the case, however Cambelts & Water Pumps are going up and Skoda are currently up to £600 from £540, Volkswagen are still at £540 so only a matter of time before VW prices are raised.

With the rise of electric cars as well I can only assume labour rates will be increasing to well over £100 an hour at the dealers.
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Parts that include semiconductors in their manufacture could increase in price, particularly if there’s high demand for those parts and limited supplies available. Supply and demand will probably be the determining factor.

I wish that were the case, however Cambelts & Water Pumps are going up and Skoda are currently up to £600 from £540, Volkswagen are still at £540 so only a matter of time before VW prices are raised.

With the rise of electric cars as well I can only assume labour rates will be increasing to well over £100 an hour at the dealers.

Cambelt and water pump retail price increases are unlikely to be semiconductor related - the reason could well be greediness on the part of VAG - charging more to offset loss of revenue suffered during Covid lockdowns.

You raise an interesting point about servicing costs and EV’s. Although there’ll be less work needed when servicing an EV (no oil, filter, plugs etc), I’m sure VAG will come up with a way to try and justify what they charge! :grin:. It’s possible that an air con service will form part of an EV’s standard service - I remember reading that in many (if not all) EV’s the A/C system is used to keep the batteries cool, therefore ensuring the A/C is working effectively and efficiently becomes more important than it is currently.
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Under bonnet sound deading. £128 .98

Greased top of shock absorber and bump stop £34 .08.  Hope that works

New near side headlight assembly £1368.85.

All under warranty

Picking up today.   Might ask about extended warranty, looking at those prices.  Well the head lights anyway


I have a creaky mk7 too! My indi vw specialist re greased the bushes, it worked for a year or so but its back now. They suggested it might need new bushes / top mounts if the problem comes back. I'm worried if we replace those and the problem returns I'll end up in a trial and error situation where the garage keeps suggesting parts that could fix it and a ever growing bill for repairs! So at the moment I've just left it as is. I might try get another opinion on it from another garage. Creaking seems to be a common issue, but the fixes seem to be quite different depending on which forums / websites you look at.

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Just took it on a bumpy ride all squeaking gone 👍.   Famous last words. 

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The workshop manual regarding the lubricating of the control arm rear bushes.



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Offline Rudedog

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If mine still creak after they're looked at then I'll wait until I'm out of warranty and treat myself to a full set of Bilstein's including mounts... hopefully they'll last a long time and improve the ride.

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