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car is taking too long to warm up? This normal?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by max9650, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. max9650

    max9650 New Member

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    Hi all since ive had my 1.8T Quattro its taken a while to warm up and sometimes it will even cool itself down when crusing on the motorway etc,

    So I got a new thermostat changed by a friend and he said there was some evidence of it letting coolant though when cold but now its done, it still took approx 15 miles crusing around 30mph-40mph to get to the correct temp, is this normal?

    I don't think it is personally.. So whats next on the list of things to check ?

    Thanks all.
     
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  3. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    That is quite a long time mate, mine is normally warmed upto 90 degrees in about 3-4 miles.
     
  4. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    Same as Nilz here mate....takes around 4 miles for it to show 90 degrees which is incidental the distance it takes me to get to work :(

    Not 100% sure on what you should need to check....a fault code run on VCDS would be the first point of call though to steer you in the right direction
     
  5. epox

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    Is the heater blowing hot? If it is change the CTS.

    Mark
     
  6. max9650

    max9650 New Member

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    yep it does get warm but not overly hot
     
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Member

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    Was it a genuine stat?Others are unreliable
     
  8. gabin

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    Amateur question, what is the CTS? :think:
     
  9. Lewis583

    Lewis583 Active Member
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    Coolant temperature sensor. Genuine sensors are unreliable enough and aftermarket can be even worse.
     
  10. Ian2012

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    Did the cts on our old A4 and that was warm within 2-3 miles
     

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