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A Lesson Learnt

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by NineNails, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. NineNails
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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Today's lesson...
    If you fit a new thermostat, always pop it in some boiling water FIRST to make sure it opens properly. Just because something is new doesn't mean it works!!!
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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Was it a genuine one aswell
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    Yup. It only opened about a mm
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    Gutted mate, not a job I'd want to do again soon, done it last week. Surprised you had a bad genuine one.

    My only regret was forgetting to buy new G12 and had to use blue coolant from my brothers work, doesn't look right lol
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    [Oct 22, 2012]
    i were told g12 only mate..................ive heard the blue or green is a no no.
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    [Oct 23, 2012]
    It works fine, its just not a great idea to mix them, and obviously it doesnt last as long.
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    I'm doing the cambelt and water pump this weekend, so gonna buy g12 to refill it. Will 2 bottles be enough plus water?
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