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Replacing the thermostat

grumbas Jul 19, 2008

  1. grumbas

    grumbas Member

    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.

  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    It's a ******* 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!
  3. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

    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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