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failed thermostat - inline replacement?

trawicki1 Nov 11, 2013

  1. trawicki1

    trawicki1 New Member

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    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
     
  2. aragorn

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

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    trawicki1 New Member

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    aragorn have you done this mod? if so where do you buy the parts from/

    many thanks
     
  4. aragorn

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

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    No, but paul has, i believe he got the housing from some sort of mini website, its linked in the second post above.
     
  5. trawicki1

    trawicki1 New Member

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    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
     

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