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Temp gauge issue after thermostat & sensor replacement

mattyboy199 Oct 12, 2013

  1. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    Chaps,

    I replaced my thermostat & temp sensor (green) about 8 months ago on my 02 S3. All was good until the other month i noticed it takes ages to hit 90 & sometimes doesnt even make it on short journeys....but i'm sure it usually does.

    Am i correct in saying there is only 1 sensor ? my heater seems to blow out good heat even at around 75.

    Really dont wanna have to change my thermostat again that was a headache.

    Regards


    Matt
     
  2. jamesey

    jamesey Member

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    same here ive got a reciept for the green temp sensor but my gauge only reaches 70 or so and takes ages to get up there , sometimes doesnt even register
     
  3. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    The sensor being the cheapest part is what i'm gonna replace first the thermosat is such **** job to do
     
  4. Nick101

    Nick101 Boost fiend

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    Were they genuine parts?
     
  5. Allmine

    Allmine Member

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    Cheap ebay green sensors are rubbish and the seller who sells them on eBay laughted at me when I said it failed an replied with a you might see one in the post if your lucky so that says it all about his 2 year warranty.
    Now have a Tps one all good as the last dealer one I bought for £45 died in just over a year!.

    Good luck and don't but the cheap one!!!
     
  6. jamesey

    jamesey Member

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    mines coming up with an error fault does this mean the sensor in question 18062
     
  7. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    The thermostat was genuine but the sensor came from ebay, it was thought to be genuine
     

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