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

Royh1179 Jan 28, 2012

  1. Royh1179

    Royh1179 Member

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    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 :thumbsup:
     
  2. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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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
     
  3. Royh1179

    Royh1179 Member

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    thanks mate and yeah water down the arms this time of year isnt going to be enjoyed lol :thumbsup:
     
  4. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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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 !!
     
  5. jamie226bhp

    jamie226bhp Member

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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
     
  6. Royh1179

    Royh1179 Member

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    thanks guys :thumbsup: i was going to get the stat from GSF in lincoln ,,, ow much do audi charge for a gen stat ???
     
  7. jamie226bhp

    jamie226bhp Member

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    I paid 21 with the new gasket , both my others were from gsf
     
  8. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Jamie, what is the colour of your car called?
     
  9. Royh1179

    Royh1179 Member

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    ok cheerz jamie
     
  10. jamie226bhp

    jamie226bhp Member

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    Think it's brilliant yellow ill dig the code out


    VOLKSWAGEN-AUDI BRILLANTGELB LY1B 1994 - SOLID
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012

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