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Themostat.. f@cKIn bad luck!

Lee Goodall Jul 22, 2008

  1. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

    Replaced my thermostat and coolant temperature sensor after noticing the engine was taking longer to warm up on cold days and getting a fault for coolant temperature range.

    After draining the coolant I started to remove the two bolts securing the thermostat housing (plastic) and one sheared clean in half inside the hole!!

    ..So a 30 minute job turned into a 'mare. I had to drill the old bolt out very slowly which was a b!tch to do.

    Got a couple of replacement bolts cut them to size and fitted all the new parts.

    Car is heating up much faster now and holds a more constant temp which is nice.
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    ours had this problem when we baught it, needle wouldnt even reach 1/4 on the guage

    Didnt have any snapped bolts but trying to refit the stat upside down under the car into an angled housing really was a fiddly thing to do!
  3. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

    Yeah.. I had to create a 'hybrid' socket tool to get the other bolt out because of the angle!!

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