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Thermostat S3 8L

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by millsy75, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. millsy75

    millsy75 Member

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    Hello, apologies for my lack of technical knowledge.

    Having rods and hybrid etc etc done next week, should I be changing the thermostat along with the water pump or is it just changed as and when there is a problem?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. jasongtr

    jasongtr Active Member
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    as the head will be off i would imagine a cam belt and water pump is a standard to be done at the same time
     
  4. Joshstan

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    To be fair buddy a thermostat is around a tenner I would just get it done whilst everything is apart
     
  5. millsy75

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    Yes I have cambelt kit/water pump. I was wondering about the thermostat
     
  6. millsy75

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    So is the thermostat a pain to get to normally? I didn't think to buy one :-(
     
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    not really, its in a plastic outlet housing next to the ancillaries bracket (to the right of the alternator)
     
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    Easily replaced on a driveway. Takes about 10min.
     
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  9. millsy75

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    Thanks guys, no need for me to be killing myself to get to TPS then before I drop the car off in the morning
     
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    only thing to consider is the loss of coolant when doing it, makes sense to do it whilst its all apart i guess
     
  11. millsy75

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    Yeah good point. Will see if my local TPS has one in stock in the morning. I may aswell replace it as I am doing with most things I can! Sump, oil pump, oil pickup pipe while the jobs being done!
     
  12. millsy75

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    I managed to get the thermostat this morning, it was around £25 from TPS
     

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