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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Tim_Attard, May 5, 2013.

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    [May 5, 2013]
    Hi guys, searched about and i know that this problem comes up normally due to a faulty thermostat but my problem is i got this code when i first got the car, replaced the sensor and the thermo and worked for ages and now recently (since pcv/n249) its started to come back cleared it and has come back 2 days later, i dont think it will be the thermo again, it oculd be the sensor as i replaced the old one with an ebay green top not sure if it was a genuine one tho.

    my question is could it be anything else other than those two?
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    yeah that just says about the 2 things ive changed?
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    anyone got any ideas? still there and dont want to do the thermo again if its not needed shall i try and get a genuine sensor?
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    [May 7, 2013]
    When it comes to sensors on VAG mate make sure you always buy OEM parts - usually made by Bosch.

    I'm not saying 100% that this will solve your specific problem - but should be the first port of call IMO.
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