[Biturbos4] Engine overheated. Bad thermostat?

David Pramanik dap128 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 10 15:06:28 EST 2004

Thermostat by itself would probably be ~3+ hrs of labor and most of the work
for the timing belt needs to be done to get to it.  A competent mechanic
could get the thermostat out w/o removing the timing belt itself, but the
front bumper, accessory belt and timing belt cover have to come off.

See if you can get the Audi dealer to cover some or all of it under the
goodwill coverage.

-Dave Pramanik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Lin" <steven at juniper.net>
To: "David Pramanik" <dap128 at hotmail.com>
Cc: "Steven Lin" <steven at juniper.net>; <biturbos4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Engine overheated. Bad thermostat?

> David Pramanik writes:
> > Unfortunately, on the V6 Audis, the thermostat is underneath the timing
> > belt, so its not an easy DIY replacement.  If you are anywhere near 60k,
> > the timing belt service now and change the thermostat while it is out.
> The car only has 24k.  Do you think it's worthwhile to get the timing
> belt replaced?
> Unfortunately, the car is past the warranty period.  I'm hoping this
> won't cost too much...  Yeah, right.
> -- 
> Steven

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