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Oil change and replaced two sub-frame bolts

Miles: 78348

Today the oil was changed and two of my sub-frame bolts were replaced. I have had some clunking that seemed to happen more with weight distribution rather than control arm travel. I had also read on VWVortex about the two black sub-frame bolts stretching and causing this issue.

I will need to give it more time to see if the clunk still happens but so far so good. Was a cheap fix, the new bolts are off a 2000 Passat and fully threaded unlike the stock ones which have a thin shaft which is most likely what cause the stretching.