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Replacing the thermostat

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by grumbas, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. grumbas

    grumbas Member

    Nov 14, 2007
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    Had an attempt at replacing my thermostat earlier following this: http://forums.audiworld.com/tt/msgs/1304892.phtml

    I think thats for a BAM engine on a TT, I've got an APY and the whole area around the lower bolt seems a lot tighter - I can barely get my hand to it let alone anything else!

    I can get to the top bolt fairly easily with a ratchet and universal joint, but the 10mm socket just keeps spinning off/over the bolt whenever I put some force into it!

    I'm clearly doing something very wrong, so suggestions please before I try and get it booked in at the local specialists.

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  3. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    Dec 8, 2006
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    It's a bastard of a job to get to it, although some people claim it's not that bad....

    Personally, I took one look at it, and decided that my socket set was too large to get in there.

    If you had a decent 1/4 drive socket set with several different extensions and UJ's I reckon it can be done easily enough.

    Good luck!
  4. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

    Aug 8, 2005
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    the job is a pain in the ass, i found that a small rachet from maplins of all places (about £4) was the saving grace....

    this has to be the most useful tool i have ever bought.


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