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Temp Gauge

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lincoln S3, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Lincoln S3

    Lincoln S3 New Member

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    Hi all , my temp gauge gets to 90 deg as normal , however , when coasting , going down hill or accelerating hard it dips to about 85 on the dial then slowly rises and dips sporadically for the rest of the journey . The car drives fine and mpg is averaging 32.6 which I think is ok for an S3 . Audi have quoted £270 to change the thermostat but cannot guarantee this will sort the problem .

    What do you think , should I wait for it to get worse and the cause be more obvious or will the fault be harming the car due to possible overfuelling etc ? I want to be sure before spending 270 !
     
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  3. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    Yeah stat, £270 to change it jesus christ they got big windows or what?
     
  4. s3joe

    s3joe Active Member

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    That's a big kick in the arse I changed mine about two weeks ago the're is a vid on YouTube on how to do it
     
  5. Lincoln S3

    Lincoln S3 New Member

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    If I run it for a while will it affect fuel consumption , doesnt seem to be having any affect at the moment?
     
  6. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    It will only get worse over time, i'd expect mpg to be affected and possibly hot starting the car.
     
  7. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    Defo Stat and if you get it done at an indy rather than Audi you might find it cheaper
     

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