When to replace the Thermostat on your AUDI A1
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat, coolant : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
XZN socket bit # 6
Torx bit T27
Ratchet wrench
Funnel
Clic-R collar pliers
Needle nose pliers
Fluid container
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Professionals recommend:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant if necessary.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK) – should be done with the engine switched off.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  2. Step 3
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    Remove the air duct.
  3. Step 4
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    Clean the throttle body fasteners. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  4. Step 5
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    Disconnect the throttle body connector.
  5. Step 6
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    Loosen the fastener of the air intake hose. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the dipstick tube fastener. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Loosen the fastener of the air intake hose. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 9
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    Remove the air intake duct.
  8. Step 10
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    Cover the air intake hose with a microfibre towel to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the system.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the throttle valve to the intake manifold. Use Torx T27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  11. Step 13
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    Detach the throttle body from the intake manifold.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Clean the throttle body if necessary.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the coolant reservoir cap.
  13. Step 15
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Step 16
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  15. Step 18
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    Loosen the coolant hose clamp. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  16. Step 19
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    Detach the coolant hose.
  17. Step 20
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip:
    Caution! The coolant can be very hot.Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.Wait until the coolant has completely flowed out of the drain hole.
  18. Step 21
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  19. Step 22
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    Attach the coolant hose.
  20. Step 23
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    Secure the coolant hose clamp. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  21. Step 24
    Lower the car.
    Step 25
    Prepare a container for fluids.
    Step 26
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  22. Step 27
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  23. Step 28
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use needle nose pliers.
  24. Step 29
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  25. Step 30
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use needle nose pliers.
  26. Step 31
    Replacing Thermostat on Audi A1 Sportback 2013 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  27. Step 32
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    Detach the clamp of the upper coolant hose. Use clic-R collar pliers.
  28. Step 33
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    Detach the upper coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  29. Step 34
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    Unscrew the fastener of the coolant hose clamp. Use XZN #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. Step 35
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    Clean the thermostat housing. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  31. Step 36
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    Unscrew the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Step 37
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  33. Step 38
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    Remove the thermostat housing together with the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  34. Step 39
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    Clean the thermostat housing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  35. Step 40
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    Install the new thermostat housing together with the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the part.
  36. Step 41
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    Treat the fastening bolts. Use a sealant.
  37. Step 42
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    Install the fastening bolts.
  38. Step 43
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    Tighten the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 9 nm torque.
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