GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV

MQB_7.5R Build Thread

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
November 20, 2023 - 37,220 miles (WHITE)

Installed Genuine OEM Euro Taillights, Power Folding Mirrors, and Rear Headrests. Also confirmed the OEM Dynamic Center Caps fit my APEX VS-5RS wheels.


IMG_3197.jpg


IMG_3190.jpg


IMG_3201.jpg


IMG_3202.jpg


IMG_3180.jpg
 
Last edited:

krs

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Car(s)
MKVIIS R

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
December 25, 2023 - 37,220 miles (WHITE)
Merry Christmas!

Santa dropped off some goodies...
Integrated Engineering Harsh Climate Intake Filter
ECS Tuning Clutch Bleeder Block
Some Milwaukee Hand Tools
KMD Tuning Stainless Steel Clutch Line

IMG_3450.jpg

Huge thanks to KMD Tuning for the free Snap-on socks.
Great to support small businesses that have quality parts!
IMG_3452.jpg
 
Last edited:

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
December 29, 2023 - 37,220 miles (WHITE)

Received my Southbend Stage 3 Daily clutch kit from FCP Euro today.

IMG_3515.jpg


Next up, getting a new battery for the car since it hesitated to start. It still has the original battery from 2018, although it has been on a trickle charger for the past year. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good battery replacement? I am considering a lightweight option like Antigravity, or just doing another OEM battery since it lasted so long.
 
Last edited:

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
January 18, 2024 - 113,322 miles (BLACK)

Welcome my new daily driver! A 2018 MK7.5 Golf R (DSG) with 113k miles. This is the replacement for my 2007 Honda Odyssey with 190k miles that started having electrical issues due to water intrusion into the fuse boxes.

Don't mind the dirt, it was too cold to get my detailing equipment out to do a proper wash.

IMG_3742.jpg
IMG_3747.jpg
 
Last edited:

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
January 19, 2024 - 113,225 miles (BLACK)

Time to complete some maintenance on the new black Golf R. While test driving the car, the rear passenger hub sounded awful. I immediately lifted the car off the ground to check for play and discovered a clunk in the wheel bearing. Decided to replace both rear hubs at the same time.

Raised up on the QuickJacks.
IMG_3652.jpg

Replaced the Spark Plugs.
IMG_3682.jpg

Here is where my BUTTHOLE puckered! I removed the rear passenger wheel to discover this axel bolt. I took a flathead screwdriver and a hammer and started to chisel away at the rust. While attempting to break the bolt free, I snapped a 1/2" breaker bar and my Milwaukee 1/2" impact didn't budge the bolt.

No more playing around, the bolt head went from a 24mm down to a 22mm with some help from a hammer and socket. Picked up a torch and used the handle from a jack as a cheater bar. They finally broke free, but I was definitely scared in the process.

IMG_3690.jpg
IMG_3691.jpg

Replaced the rear rotors and pads while swapping hubs since they had 33k miles on them.
IMG_3697.jpg

Performed the rear Haldex service.
0A6CA6B0-BFF7-499F-8DCA-AA025A740513.JPG

Serviced the front and rear diff, engine, and DSG.
C17B3A5E-089B-464E-8123-19A8079A8E52.JPG


Service Performed:
New NGK Spark Plugs
New FAG Rear Hubs
New Zimmerman Rear Rotors
New PowerStop Z26 Rear Brake Pads
Motul DOT5.1 Brake Fluid Flush
Replaced Cabin Air Filter
Haldex Service (w/ Pump)
Rear Diff Service
Front Diff Service
DSG Service (w/ Filter)
Liqui Moly 5W-40 Oil Change w/ Filter
New OEM Oil Cap
Tire Rotation

First Upgrade:
Alltrack Skid Plate Kit

IMG_3739.jpg
 
Last edited:

19birel

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Pittsburgh
Car(s)
MK7.5 - MK4 - B8.5
Heck of an update, not just doubled up on MQBs but doubled on Rs no less! Any plans for the black car or keeping it stock?
 

MQB_7.5R

Go Kart Champion
Location
Ohio
Car(s)
2018 Mk7.5 Golf R
February 1, 2024 - 113,472 miles (BLACK)

Gave the Black R its first mediocre wash at a self-serve bay. The TPMS light came on during my trip back to college. All tires were reading about 29 psi. Used my new LASFIT Air Pump to get them back to 35 psi.

IMG_3785.jpg

IMG_3784.jpg

IMG_3805.jpg
 
Last edited:
Top