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Old 10-16-2018, 11:18 AM   #1
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Golf R common issues ???

Been trying to find this for an hour now and I couldn't really find any solid evidence from an Golf R owner outside of warranty if the R had any common issues like a GTI. Ex: water pump, RMS, faulty PCV, timing chain tensioner.

I have a GTi with a blown engine but stumbled upon a golf R with a eye catching price. Its obviously been in an accident according to the body alignments and its been sitting for a while because I remember seeing this a couple months ago and also the brakes are rusty. Any issues I should be looking out for? Haldex leaks maybe?
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:48 AM   #2
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Cam follow wears quickly especially if any power upgrades are made. Haldex coupler can show cracks early; will cause vibrations and/or whining sounds. Water pump affected a certain build dates. Mine did but was covered under warranty. Thatís bout it pretty much
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