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Where might i find the coolant temp sensor ?

Biggs Nov 17, 2012

  1. Biggs

    Biggs Member

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    Im going to have ago at changing this today, to see if it helps to get the temp sitting at 90. I fear it may be a thermostat problem, but for the sake of £8 i think i'll try this option first.

    Anyway, it's a 2 litre tfsi quattro. Anybody give me a clue where to look for it ?

    Cheers
     
  2. AndyParker

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    What year is it mate?
     
  3. Biggs

    Biggs Member

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    Sorry forgot to mention its an 06.

    Cheers
     
  4. AndyParker

    AndyParker Active Member

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    Haynes manual says its located on the thermostat housing at the left hand end of the cylinder head
     
  5. Biggs

    Biggs Member

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    Thank you.
     
  6. Minstadave

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    It's not there. You have to take the engine cover off and its between the block and the battery housing on the right. I changed mine last week.

    Audi wanted £30 for the sensor, you also need the O-ring which is a quid or two.

    This is the guide I used:

    DIY: Replace your Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (FSI) - VW GTI Forum / VW Rabbit Forum / VW R32 Forum / VW Golf Forum - Golfmkv.com
     
  7. Biggs

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    Awesome thanks for your reply, I already bought the sensor from euro car parts, but didn't realise there was an o ring to replace aswell.
     
  8. Minstadave

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    It's useful to have the o-ring as when you pull the old sensor out the coolant will start pissing out. If the new sensor already has the o-ring on you can whip out the old and put the new one in straight away and you won't make too much of a mess.

    If the o-ring doesn't come out with the old sensor just stick a finger in and pull it out, then pop the new one in. Make sure your engine has cooled down a bit or you'll regret it.

    Careful with the retaining clip, if you're too heavy handed it'll snap. I used a screwdriver to push it backwards and it popped off without breaking.
     
  9. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    :( Good luck, I still have a bottle of G13 and a thermostat waiting to fit ...
     
  10. OVRA3

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    I have a feeling it might be the stat just had mine done, think its very common. Mine just wouldn't hold 90 unless in traffic and on a run it would drop right down to 70..
     
  11. NHN

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    Lucky its not the tdi bkd version front dead center, its a fecker to get to & swap out.
     

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