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Coolant temp sender HOW MUCH?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by feville, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. feville

    feville Frank

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    Just rang audi to get a quote for a temp sender and they quoted me £32 where as GSF's units are around £16.

    Is it worth biting the bullet and pay full wack???
     
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  3. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    is yours 100% dead?
     
  4. jonny87

    jonny87 Active Member

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    got mine for something like £8 from my local motor factors, not let me down yet and to be fair for 8 notes if it only last 12 months i wouldnt care lol
     
  5. AudiiduA

    AudiiduA Member

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    Seen one on fleabay for £4 ish!
     
  6. AudiiduA

    AudiiduA Member

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    Or u can have my old one at weekend as im puttin new one on it! lol:lmfao:
     
  7. feville

    feville Frank

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    Getting;
    16500 - Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor (G62): Implausible Signal
    P0116 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent

    although my thermostat is gone (fact) so i might just change that and see if it still throws the code...?
     
  8. feville

    feville Frank

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    Haha how very generous!
     
  9. AudiiduA

    AudiiduA Member

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    Just tryin to help Frank:sorry:
     
  10. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    I bought an ebay one for 4 quid and it hasn't let me down after 6 months. And for 4 quid, who cares?

    I'd at least give it a blast....
     
  11. feville

    feville Frank

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    So what colour's your sender?

    Mines blue, can anybody shed any light on the green unit, is this an updated version that can be used where a blue one once lived???
     
  12. Matt82

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    that does not mean the sensor is definately dead. is vagcom giving plasible figures?

    the climate and temp gauge use the same sender, vagcom/the ecu uses the other (g62 is two sensors in one)

    even if its only £4, if the sensor is not dead its a waste of £4.

    get the stat done, thats probably easier anyway
     
  13. feville

    feville Frank

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    Sold, Fleabay it is!
     
  14. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    If you know the thermo is gone as well, do them both. It'll be like a new coolant system! lol.
     
  15. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    The one I put in was green. Green means go. Its a sign.....
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Stat easier to change than the CTS? No no no, CTS = 3 seconds. Right hand side of head on coolant pipe. Disconnect plug. Pull pin/clip thing out. Pull CTS out. Bit of WD40 in there. New seal on CTS. Push in. Pin thing back in. Plug on. Done.

    Make sure you do it when engine cold to minimize burning and coolant loss....
     
  17. Matt82

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    and to minimise spray of scalding hot ****

    i always find those clip in sensors really properly stuck in
     
  18. feville

    feville Frank

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    Was your original unit green?

    Think ill just change both at the weekend for peace of mind tho...

    Oh and i wouldnt dare open my coolant system when hot :cool:
     
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    To be honest mate, I can't remember. I think it was black.... But not sure....

    You're not using a big enough hammer dude.... lol. I know what you mean though, they are normally in there pretty good.
     
  20. The Doctor

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    I had mine replaced for £40 ish (VAG specialist, not main dealer). New one was green, old one was black. Apparently the green one is a more recent part.
     
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    whoa!! £40 for a ten min job, i would have done it for thirty lol
     
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    My new one was green and my old one was black. I think it was 12 quid plus VAT from GSF :)
     
  24. feville

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    10mins including a cup of tea and fag lol!
     
  25. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    I would like to see you do it in 3 seconds :jester:
     
  26. feville

    feville Frank

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    Changed stat and sender this morning, took me all of 30-40 mins.

    Got one from GSF in the end as i'm inpatient so payed £14ish.... not the end of the world and now no codes :rockwoot:
     
  27. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Nicely done :D

    When my sender went I thought it was something BIG and expensive, I was almost shocked at how easy it was to do.

    Nice knowing its all new and working as it should be, I struggled with airlocks after I changed my stat but finally got them out :)
     
  28. Matt82

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    someone bought a gsf stat for me to fit on an a3 years ago. i was having to put a replacement in within a fortnight. fingers crossed!
     
  29. feville

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    :ohmy: I do hope this isnt a regular occurence!

    Fingers crossed...
     
  30. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'd only had the car about a week when the engine mgt light came on. So didn't really know what to do apart from getting it VAGCOM'd and handing over some cash...
     

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