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temp gauge

Lee. Apr 10, 2013

  1. Lee.

    Lee. New Member

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    Right then guys, ive had my car about 5 weeks now. I replaced the thermostat and that didn't really seem to make a difference. So I bought a oem equivalant stat, and all was well for a couple of days and then the gauge didn't seem to get much past the 50 degree mark. So I bought a genuine temp sensor, and its made no difference. Oh, its a 2003 1.9tdi 130 avant.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers guys
     
  2. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    sounds like you have a dead stat

    replace it with a genuine one cheap ones are **** and can be dead from new seen this many times
     
  3. Lee.

    Lee. New Member

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    ok cool, will get onto that tomorrow. Dunno why I didn't think of that. 3rd stat in 5 weeks has gotta be a record haha.
     
  4. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    Let us know how you get on Lee cos my wife's 2.0 has the same issue, EML came on a couple of weeks ago and the fault showed as the G62 coolant temp sensor, but it had a genuine new one from tps fitted not so long ago so I'm wondering if it's the stat. When driving it runs at 50 degrees, sit stationary in a bit of traffic and it lifts to 70+ degrees, get moving again and it drops back down to 50 degrees.
     
  5. Lee.

    Lee. New Member

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    Well im off to collect the stat tomorrow, so will know by tomorrow night if it's that or not. £25 bloody quid from halesowen audi.
     
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    Could possibly be coolant temperature sensor
     
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    Az Hard slammed!

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    Cool, keep us posted. The price has gone up quite a bit since I had to buy a new stat for my 2.5 TDi, that was about 18 or so months ago now and it was only £17 for a genuine one.
     
  8. Lee.

    Lee. New Member

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    That's been changed buddy.

    Couldn't get there before 13.00, so going to have to be monday now. Ahh well, got a decent sleep anyway...
     

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