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    Coolant temp sender HOW MUCH?

    Just rang audi to get a quote for a temp sender and they quoted me Ł32 where as GSF's units are around Ł16.

    Is it worth biting the bullet and pay full wack???
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    is yours 100% dead?

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    got mine for something like Ł8 from my local motor factors, not let me down yet and to be fair for 8 notes if it only last 12 months i wouldnt care lol

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    Seen one on fleabay for Ł4 ish!

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    Or u can have my old one at weekend as im puttin new one on it! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    is yours 100% dead?
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    16500 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62): Implausible Signal
    P0116 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent

    although my thermostat is gone (fact) so i might just change that and see if it still throws the code...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiiduA View Post
    Or u can have my old one at weekend as im puttin new one on it! lol
    Haha how very generous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feville View Post
    Haha how very generous!
    Just tryin to help Frank

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    I bought an ebay one for 4 quid and it hasn't let me down after 6 months. And for 4 quid, who cares?

    I'd at least give it a blast....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiiduA View Post
    Just tryin to help Frank
    So what colour's your sender?

    Mines blue, can anybody shed any light on the green unit, is this an updated version that can be used where a blue one once lived???

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    Quote Originally Posted by feville View Post
    Getting;
    16500 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62): Implausible Signal
    P0116 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent

    although my thermostat is gone (fact) so i might just change that and see if it still throws the code...?
    that does not mean the sensor is definately dead. is vagcom giving plasible figures?

    the climate and temp gauge use the same sender, vagcom/the ecu uses the other (g62 is two sensors in one)

    even if its only Ł4, if the sensor is not dead its a waste of Ł4.

    get the stat done, thats probably easier anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    I bought an ebay one for 4 quid and it hasn't let me down after 6 months. And for 4 quid, who cares?

    I'd at least give it a blast....
    Sold, Fleabay it is!

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    If you know the thermo is gone as well, do them both. It'll be like a new coolant system! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feville View Post
    So what colour's your sender?
    The one I put in was green. Green means go. Its a sign.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    get the stat done, thats probably easier anyway

    Stat easier to change than the CTS? No no no, CTS = 3 seconds. Right hand side of head on coolant pipe. Disconnect plug. Pull pin/clip thing out. Pull CTS out. Bit of WD40 in there. New seal on CTS. Push in. Pin thing back in. Plug on. Done.

    Make sure you do it when engine cold to minimize burning and coolant loss....
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    and to minimise spray of scalding hot crap

    i always find those clip in sensors really properly stuck in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    The one I put in was green. Green means go. Its a sign.....
    Was your original unit green?

    Think ill just change both at the weekend for peace of mind tho...

    Oh and i wouldnt dare open my coolant system when hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by feville View Post
    Was your original unit green?

    Think ill just change both at the weekend for peace of mind tho...

    Oh and i wouldnt dare open my coolant system when hot
    To be honest mate, I can't remember. I think it was black.... But not sure....

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    i always find those clip in sensors really properly stuck in
    You're not using a big enough hammer dude.... lol. I know what you mean though, they are normally in there pretty good.
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    I had mine replaced for Ł40 ish (VAG specialist, not main dealer). New one was green, old one was black. Apparently the green one is a more recent part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    I had mine replaced for Ł40 ish (VAG specialist, not main dealer). New one was green, old one was black. Apparently the green one is a more recent part.
    whoa!! Ł40 for a ten min job, i would have done it for thirty lol

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    My new one was green and my old one was black. I think it was 12 quid plus VAT from GSF
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny87 View Post
    whoa!! Ł40 for a ten min job, i would have done it for thirty lol
    10mins including a cup of tea and fag lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Stat easier to change than the CTS? No no no, CTS = 3 seconds. Right hand side of head on coolant pipe. Disconnect plug. Pull pin/clip thing out. Pull CTS out. Bit of WD40 in there. New seal on CTS. Push in. Pin thing back in. Plug on. Done.

    Make sure you do it when engine cold to minimize burning and coolant loss....
    I would like to see you do it in 3 seconds
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    Changed stat and sender this morning, took me all of 30-40 mins.

    Got one from GSF in the end as i'm inpatient so payed Ł14ish.... not the end of the world and now no codes

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    Nicely done :D

    When my sender went I thought it was something BIG and expensive, I was almost shocked at how easy it was to do.

    Nice knowing its all new and working as it should be, I struggled with airlocks after I changed my stat but finally got them out
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    Quote Originally Posted by feville View Post
    Changed stat and sender this morning, took me all of 30-40 mins.

    Got one from GSF in the end as i'm inpatient so payed Ł14ish.... not the end of the world and now no codes
    someone bought a gsf stat for me to fit on an a3 years ago. i was having to put a replacement in within a fortnight. fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    someone bought a gsf stat for me to fit on an a3 years ago. i was having to put a replacement in within a fortnight. fingers crossed!
    I do hope this isnt a regular occurence!

    Fingers crossed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny87 View Post
    whoa!! Ł40 for a ten min job, i would have done it for thirty lol
    Yeah, I'd only had the car about a week when the engine mgt light came on. So didn't really know what to do apart from getting it VAGCOM'd and handing over some cash...

 

 

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