I did the brakes on my A3 today, then decided to have a go at changing the stat, to sort out my recent cold running issues.
I'm fairly sure I have located it correctly, sitting just behind the alternator, clearly on view.
But how the hell do i get to the lower allen bolt?
I've tried all my tools with all sorts of extensions but I cant get anything onto the lower bolt without moving the alternator
HTC seemed confident it could be done without touching the alternator though.
I am clueless.
If the alt does need to be moved, how do I do this? all systems I have worked on before have worked around the alternator pivoting to tension the belt, but this system appears to have a seperate tensioner
Modern cars confuse me!
Is this the water take off that the stat sits behind?