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  Quote jennbugbuttercup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: DIY THERMOSTAT
    Posted: 01-Jan-2010 at 22:55
Here we go!


Things you will need
      •     5mm Allen wrench
      •     channelocks ( get a good pair your fingers will thank you )
      •     Ratchet, extension, and 10mm socket
      •     Assorted flat head screwdrivers
      •     Needle nose pliers
      •     Coolant to top up as needed (notice I used the cars terminology)
      •     Lighting of some sort
Things you will wish you had
      •     Garage, shop, shed, carport, or other suitable work area
        (with heater)
      •     Table to put tools / parts
      •     Long needle nose pliers
      •     5mm Allen on a socket
      •     Look at the pics that might give you some ideas as to what
        might make the job eaiser
                           





















attention 5mm allen not 4mm
































I think I had about a day tied up in this it is hard to say for sure as I was dealing with kids and less than favoriable weather.
with this information you should be able to get the job done in less than half a day.

just be patient.

P.S. anyone in the spokane area who does not want to do this themselves let me know and I will be happy to do it for half the dealer labor. attention 5mm allen not 4mm

Edited by jennbugbuttercup - 02-Jan-2010 at 02:22
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  Quote jennbugbuttercup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jan-2010 at 23:00
If you would like link to photos here it is
http://s832.photobucket.com/albums/zz244/trpotter78/w8%20tstat%20diy/

i have a few more pics but these get to the point

also if you look close the order is not exactly the same as what i did but the order of the pics will save you time (always learning from our mistakes)

Edited by SirRangeALot - 02-Jan-2010 at 00:43
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2010 at 00:44
Well done! Thanks for the write-up!
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  Quote squish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2010 at 00:59
Wow man, you cold-weather people make me feel very lazy. I've been putting off a brake job because the temp in GA hasn't gotten out the 50s.
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  Quote rustybronco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2010 at 09:50
Great write up! Thanks for posting.
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Very nice, Thomas! Great stuff.

BTW, did you need any sealant/gasket around the new t-stat? If so, what'd you use?


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  Quote jennbugbuttercup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2010 at 21:40
the new t-stat has an o-ring type seal that comes with it. and by the checked the codes i started with a P0597 which is gone now, however i still have P0016 , and now a P0208 think i may have messed up the #8 injector wire bout to take apart again and see what is up

oops didnt plug injector in all the way that will do it every time.

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  Quote 02passatw8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jan-2010 at 14:07
Very nice write up I live in Coeur d Alene. We should meet up sometime.
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  Quote schylarb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Feb-2010 at 01:56
Ok this has been a great write up. I feel confident i could do this repair. But first i want to make sure its a thermostat i need and not one or both temp sensors. My car is an '03 passat w8 and the other day my engine light came on and when i stopped i heard my fans blaring and still running for a few minutes after the engine was shut down. I reset the computer and all was fine until today the light and fans went on again. One thing i've noticed with my car is that the temp gauge takes a lot longer to register 190 degrees and today when it started acting up the gauge read lower than normal. I haven't read to much on what temp gauges are doing when people are experiencing this problem. If i need to replace the Tstat what else is needed besides the Tstat? I've found the upper manifold gasket but I'm having a hard time finding the two lower ones. Anyone have a part # and/or a distributor? Also i don't have a manual for this car so torque specs for Tstat and upper and lower manifold bolts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks everyone for this great thread.
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  Quote jennbugbuttercup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Feb-2010 at 04:02
my code was p0597, and the car seemed to never warm up. find out what code you are getting and we can help from there. as far as gaskets if you are careful all seem to be resuable. for torque specs I cant help you there I torque by feel. remember you are trying to seal a gasket not hold the motor in. Hope it helps. You can pm me anytime I try to check as often as I can.
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