S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

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S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

Post by P1LAYA-ZN » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:39 pm

Good Day gents,

For a long time I've been experiencing clunking noises on my front suspension when turning, parking, taking off or hard on the brakes, so was wondering if this would be as a result of my subframe being changed and possibly bolts needing replacement.
I think there are only 4 bolts.
Are they agents only part ?
Could it be any other common part that needs replacement, other than subframe bolts?
Are there any upgrades to these suspension parts that are readily available ?

Thanks.
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Re: S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

Post by Donavan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Had the same issue
In the end, after replacing almost everything I tracked down to very badly worn ball joints and tie rods that were the wrong way around :lol:
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Re: S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

Post by LostEnigma » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:29 pm

Dog bone engine mount.

Control arm bushes.

Top shock mounts.

All known weakpoints
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Re: S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

Post by P1LAYA-ZN » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 am

LostEnigma wrote:Dog bone engine mount.

Control arm bushes.

Top shock mounts.

All known weakpoints
Are there any upgrades to these bushes or do i just get them replaced with the stock 1s ?
Shock mounts I replaced when fitting my coilies.
I never did check that Dogbone mount, where can I get an upgrade ?

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Re: S3 8L clunking noises - Subframe Bolts ?

Post by LostEnigma » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:53 am

P1LAYA-ZN wrote:
LostEnigma wrote:Dog bone engine mount.

Control arm bushes.

Top shock mounts.

All known weakpoints
Are there any upgrades to these bushes or do i just get them replaced with the stock 1s ?
Shock mounts I replaced when fitting my coilies.
I never did check that Dogbone mount, where can I get an upgrade ?

Thanks :wink:
Dogbone mount - Get the PowerFlex version - Not sure who stocks these currently.

Control arm bushes on the s3 are unfortunately the ones from the A3.. The TT ones are the strengthened ones, you can get them from agents. Not expensive
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1997 VW White Chico Golf - SOLD
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