A6 thermostat replacement

Paul Hill phill at avici.com
Tue Feb 12 13:40:18 EST 2002

A friend had a 1996 A6 (V6) that runs with the temperature gauge barely off
the cold end stop. I assume it needs a new thermostat. He was quoted $45
for parts and $250 for the total cost by a local shop.
Is it really that difficult to replace?
Do replacement thermostats really cost that much?


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