bobs6 at msn.com
Sat Dec 4 19:08:02 EST 2004
If you really want to be an anal audi driver, use distilled H2O when
>From: bill mahoney <airbil at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: bill mahoney <airbil at gmail.com>
>To: tlarson at tds.net
>CC: s-car-list at audifans.com
>Subject: [s-cars] thermostat
>Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 15:56:48 -0600
>Search the archives for some write ups. I think I did one and there
>may be three or four other places it is written too.
>That said, from what I recall this is a good opportunity to purchase
>that really cool $9 small wratchet wrench. I do not recall the bolt
>size. It's a PITA.
>Get a big catch pan to catch coolant and have some new coolant ready
>(mix 50/50 w/ H2O)
>Remove the thermostat housing.
>Note orientation of the old thermostat. The part of the flange that
>holds the sensor in place should be perpendicular to the ground.
>Pulling the old one out is/could be your biggest challenge. It is
>stuck and there is no way to get leverage to pry it out. I looped
>some old picture wire through it and after wrapping the other end
>around the intake manifold (I think,) I just kept twisting the wire
>until it pulled the thing out.
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