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Picked up my S3 this afternoon and....

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by gasfitter, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. gasfitter

    gasfitter New Member

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    ..... I have say, very nice. Bit of a more solid ride than the VR6 but Ill get used to it:jump:

    noticed though that the temp sensor didnt move off of zero which was a little concerning.

    When I parked up the fan overrun went on for a short time but for all I know thats normal ; some boiler do that

    water temp sensor?
     
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    Glad you got the car. Any pics for us? :) x
     
  4. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Welcome! Yeh temp sensor sounds about right or the thermostat stuck open possibly too, both pretty common.
     
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    CTS easy to fit
     
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    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    common issue and nothing really to worry about. Did you road test thoroughly and it's just happened ?
     
  7. gasfitter

    gasfitter New Member

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    To be honest, we went out on a 10 minute jaunt the day before. I was too busy listening for sounds to see right in front of me on the dashboard. Never had a turbo car you see:meeting:
     
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    Vex, is the repair in the stickies/how too's?
     
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    If you look to the right of the engine block you should see a pipe with a sensor mounted into it (normally a green sensor). This is the CTS you can get a replacement from the dealers for not too much money. You just pull out the retaining clip (do it with a cold engine to minimise coolant loss) and then pull out the sensor. The new one should come with a new o ring so make sure you use that and then refit.

    Thermostat isn't the hardest job in the world but is a bit fiddly due to the location. If you do want to replace it if the CTS does not fix your problem then I would recommend getting a new thermostat from the dealers again as they are a bit more expensive but much more reliable. Guides to replace can be found using the search function or via google.
     
  10. gasfitter

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    Bob, much appreciated mate, thankyou:icon_thumright:
     
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    Any pics of the new car? :)
     
  13. gasfitter

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    yea, will do this weekend
     
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    temp sensor first as the thermo is a right pita, congrats on the car
     
  15. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member
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    whilst a stuck thermostat will usually make the engine run cold it certainly wouldn't be at 0°C.... change the CTS
     

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