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audi s3 8l had no thermostat when i bought it HELP NEEDED URGENTLY IF POSSIBLE

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by andy1, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. andy1

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    I recentlay purchased a 03 audi s3 i got it home and it startied overheating. A mate of mine decided to check the thermostat to his surprise there was no thermostat. Anyone any suggestions to why that could be ? Thanks
     
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  3. epox

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    water pump fooked????
     
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    Seeing as you have over heating issues I suspect it was done to try and hide this from a potential buyer...

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  5. andy1

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    Thanks mate any easy way of finding out ? Thanks
     
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    no expert, take of the cover to the thermostat and give the pump impeller a feel, could be split or turning on the spindle (without the engin running ).

    happened to mine, t belt and water pump done at the same time £300 lighter

    mark
     
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    feel the pump impeller ?i was under the impresion the pump was on the other side next to the timing chain (or so ive been informed) thanks again
     
  8. jay1601

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    the stat is the same side as the belt.....
     
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    i 1 million percent agree but surprisingly the seller doesnt agree. His name isnt even on the documents he knew what hes been doing
     
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    pump4.jpg stat.jpg water pump next to stat
     

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