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2001 AMK s3 temp problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by tomaudis3, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. tomaudis3
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    tomaudis3 New Member

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    Hi all,

    currently have problems with temperature
    car warms up to midway then drops right off down to starting temperature.
    The car never over heats.
    I have bought a new thermostat ( could do with someone posting a thread for fitting it)
    anyone know of anything else that could be causing the problem?

    regards
    Tom
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    It could be Thermostat or CTS I didn't have too much trouble with the stat but you want some probably about 1ft extension and a wobble attachment for the socket as it is awkward to get to. A bit of info on here: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/110230-thermostat-change.html

    The CTS is easy only takes 5 minutes take the main engine cover off then look down the right of the engine under some pipes you can see a plug into the engine. Remove the plug and there is a clip at the base holding the sensor in make sure you get the old I ring out with it then replace.
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    I had the exact same problem a few weeks ago. I bought a bew thermostat and had that changed whilst car was I garage for other work and its worked perfectly since.
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    Do a search mate, I posted a whole load of pictures and explanation of what needs done, its on here some where

    Mark
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    +1 to all these guys, i had the exact same problem on my AMK S3. It too ages to get upto 90. It then would drop off too 70/80 if heaters put on or if in traffic etc.

    Change the thermostat! I just did mine yesterday, and now back to normal :)
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    me too, changed the stat and all fine now
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