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Themostat.. f@cKIn bad luck!

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Lee Goodall, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Lee Goodall
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    Lee Goodall ..got my head together!

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    [Jul 22, 2008]
    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.
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    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!
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    Lee Goodall ..got my head together!

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    [Jul 22, 2008]
    Yeah.. I had to create a 'hybrid' socket tool to get the other bolt out because of the angle!!
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