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    Thread: So much hate towards temp gauge.

    1. Member vwlippy's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 10:55 PM #26
      Back from the dealer. No surprise, thermostat was replaced.

      Also, while it was there they replaced the PCV valve (which I had already replaced on my own last year) and the Intake Manifold Flap Actuator for free under warranty.

      I think the PCV valve is a little different than the one I replaced. Maybe they updated the part again?

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      04-27-2012 07:59 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlippy View Post
      Back from the dealer. No surprise, thermostat was replaced.

      Also, while it was there they replaced the PCV valve (which I had already replaced on my own last year) and the Intake Manifold Flap Actuator for free under warranty.

      I think the PCV valve is a little different than the one I replaced. Maybe they updated the part again?
      How much for the t-stat replacement?

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      04-27-2012 09:24 AM #28
      Thermostat good, sensor bad. Along with an oil change cost me a little over $200.00. I also got a new crank case breather valve and intake flap motor replaced under warranty. Thank you Audi.

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      04-27-2012 10:52 AM #29
      The dealership will always want to replace the sensor first - it will work for a week or so, then you'll be back to the same problem.

      It's the thermostat, guaranteed.

      This problem is affecting just about everyone that's creeping over the 75,000 mile mark.

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      04-27-2012 11:01 AM #30
      isn't a t-stat like 40$...
      #KeepFightingMichael

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      04-27-2012 11:29 AM #31
      The trick is getting access to it.....

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      04-27-2012 03:32 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by mike3141 View Post
      The trick is getting access to it.....
      Exactly.
      I think the part is listed for $47, plus charges for a seal and coolant. Expect to drop about $500. Thankfully I had a $50 off coupon I received in the mail.

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