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Another temp problem?

Tim_Attard Jan 30, 2013

  1. Tim_Attard

    Tim_Attard Active Member

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    Hello,

    when i got my audi a3 1.8t it had the temp gauge problem where it would just stay at 60 and not move, so i changed the switch first as its the easiest and cheapest, didnt solve it. so i then changed the thermostat which is possible the owrst job ive ever taken on but i did it and it worked fine right up to 90 like it should till today about 2 months later, i was drive shall we say "fast" and the engine mangement light came on which it always does for this problem scanned it and came up with the same error so i checked the gauge and sure enough was at 60.

    my question is apart from the thermostat and switch what else could cause this, if theres nothing else thats common i think it may just be the fact i bought the new thermostat of ebay for cheap.

    Thanks
    Tim
     
  2. jezzy

    jezzy Member

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    yes cheap thermo dont last.
    Dealer 30 quid problem solved
     
  3. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    ditto my ECP lasted about 2 months before becoming stuck open, the one got from audi has been fine ever since
     
  4. Tim_Attard

    Tim_Attard Active Member

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    ok cheers guys, also is it me or has there been loads of these problems recently? seems like a bit of a coincidence
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    whats an ECP ?
     
  6. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Could it possibly be euro car part, lol. :) x
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    omg sandra spot on :hi:
     
  8. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Lmao, not just a pretty face then lee, haha. :) x
     

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