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

failed thermostat - inline replacement?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by trawicki1, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. trawicki1
    Offline

    trawicki1 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 11, 2013]
    hi all, i have a 2.5 tdi audi a4 b5 and the thermostat has failed, i am not prepared to take apart the whole front end of the car but am aware of inline mods that can be done, i am pretty sure my top radiator hose wont accept a thermostat from a renault 5 or volvo 340 as it is not big enough, so can someone point me in the right direction for an inline housing unit that will do the job? or is there a 28mm diameter thermostat out there that could fit inside my hose?

    many thanks in advance
    #1
  2. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,480
    Likes Received:
    453
    [Nov 11, 2013]
    #2
  3. trawicki1
    Offline

    trawicki1 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 11, 2013]
    aragorn have you done this mod? if so where do you buy the parts from/

    many thanks
    #3
  4. aragorn
    Offline

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    16,480
    Likes Received:
    453
    [Nov 11, 2013]
    No, but paul has, i believe he got the housing from some sort of mini website, its linked in the second post above.
    #4
  5. trawicki1
    Offline

    trawicki1 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Nov 11, 2013]
    thank you, have sent them an email, trying to cheap the cost as low as possible but my fuel economy is really taking a hit so needs sorting... many thanks for your help
    #5

Share This Page