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    B5 1.8T THERMOSTAT ?!?!?!?!!??!!?!?

    hi all need to replace my stat has it seems to have jammed open as car stays way to cool,,, temp comes up when ticking over for a while and heaters blow warm but soon as i drive it cools back down,,,, so i guess its stat,, going to change it tommorow just seeking advice no fitting have been told i need to remove alternator ?? is this true or can i get to it from underneath as it looks like i can ??? whos done it and best way of getting it done ,,,,, thanks guys

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    Easy from underneath, either fiddle the 2 x 10mm bolts out around the support bracket, or add a 13mm nut to the removal for better access.

    The worst bit is the coolant running dowen your arm

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    thanks mate and yeah water down the arms this time of year isnt going to be enjoyed lol

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    Nice and easy job recently done mine and makes a differance its so warmer when the heaters are on oh and take the pipe of the plastic housing to make it easier !!
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F21 Kit - 3" MAF - Saab Reds - THS Decat - Non Res Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - PFR6Q Plugs - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do/planned -Eibach pro's - GT2871/76R + FMIC + ME7 (maybe) + Engine/stroker Build

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    Hope u went genuine stat as I've had two non
    Genuine stick open on me in the past 10 months


    2000 A4 1.8 tqs scroll sp51, ths decat, milltek cat back with rs4 backbox, remap

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    thanks guys i was going to get the stat from GSF in lincoln ,,, ow much do audi charge for a gen stat ???

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    I paid 21 with the new gasket , both my others were from gsf


    2000 A4 1.8 tqs scroll sp51, ths decat, milltek cat back with rs4 backbox, remap

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    Jamie, what is the colour of your car called?

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    ok cheerz jamie

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    Think it's brilliant yellow ill dig the code out


    VOLKSWAGEN-AUDI BRILLANTGELB LY1B 1994 - SOLID
    Last edited by jamie226bhp; 28th January 2012 at 20:54.


    2000 A4 1.8 tqs scroll sp51, ths decat, milltek cat back with rs4 backbox, remap

 

 

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