1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Coolant loss changing Thermostat?????

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 Dave, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. S3 Dave
    Offline

    S3 Dave Now running on Heavy Oil

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have concluded its my Thermostat that's tired after a few days and using A/c No.49. Digital display and Temp gauge are there or there abouts so sender must be OK. Going to change it at the weekend all being well. How much coolant will I loose???? Should a litre of G12 be enough??? The coolant was changed only about a year ago so not going to flush it out!

    Paid just over £15 for stat and O ring, numbers if anyone needs them..........

    038 121 119 B Washer/ O-ring

    050 121 113 C Thermostat

    :icon_thumright:
    #1
  2. Ian W
    Offline

    Ian W Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    7
    Wheres the stat on the S3, simple to get to ?
    #2
  3. jbkudos
    Offline

    jbkudos Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    where did you get the parts from I need to change mine
    #3
  4. abdus
    Offline

    abdus Top Gear

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    1
    Open the collant bottle to depressurise the system completely and close it, there will be some loss of coolant, but 1 litre should be fine i guess

    vagparts...or your local dealer
    #4
  5. S3 Dave
    Offline

    S3 Dave Now running on Heavy Oil

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    3
    See previous posts for stat position. Its left hand side of block by alternator. Got the parts from local VW dealer. Will get some G12 when i collect the parts!
    #5

Share This Page