Author Topic: Phew !! Lucky it’s covered Heat shield/ Creaking noise/need new headlight  (Read 872 times)

Offline Rob_benton

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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.

Find an Indy with microphones to pin point the noise.
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Offline P6GTD

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Under bonnet insulation was the subject of a topic I posted months ago. I am in my third “pad”, first two replaced under warranty at service visits without question.
Happy to report that this third one is perfect after 6 months so all good.
Yes, it was suggested that it was the heat from the engine that did it. Referred to as “the heat shield that protects the bonnet from inside”.
Just badly designed I think.
Anyway, it is fixable under warranty with a new one. Def get it done by dealer.
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All done.  Will defo take out extended warranty in March. 

Probably had £1600 worth of work done in last 6 weeks.   

Offline Watts

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Under bonnet insulation was the subject of a topic I posted months ago. I am in my third “pad”, first two replaced under warranty at service visits without question.
Happy to report that this third one is perfect after 6 months so all good.
Yes, it was suggested that it was the heat from the engine that did it. Referred to as “the heat shield that protects the bonnet from inside”.
Just badly designed I think.
Anyway, it is fixable under warranty with a new one. Def get it done by dealer.

Thanks for that, I need to pop by the dealers so will ask.
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