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Temperature guage not sitting at 90

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3Craig, Jan 27, 2013.

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    [Jan 27, 2013]
    after the car has been running for 30mins the car still doesn't sit at 90 on the gauge and seems to fluctuate, im assume its a faulty temperature sensor, i know on some of the sensor people advise only using genuine parts is this one of them or do people use pattern ones ok?
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    Its only £20-30 from audi, so just buy oem, then you have 2 year warranty & more than likely it will work properly from the get.
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    Nice and cheap, will get one order this week, thanks for your help
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    Thermostats stick open a lot on these too.
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    thanks for response, will check this out
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    Do you think i could test if it is the thermostat stuck open by letting the car tick over on the drive, i know it would take a while to get to temp but would this work?
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