When to replace the Thermostat on your AUDI A2
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Engine thermostat : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A2 (8Z0) 1.4 TDI, AUDI A2 (8Z0) 1.2 TDI, AUDI A2 (8Z0) 1.4 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 A2 (8Z0) and other AUDI models
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Engine thermostat
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Thermostat Housing
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Thermostat, coolant
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Tools you might need:
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 A2 (8Z0) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the coolant reservoir cap.
  2. Step 4
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  3. Step 5
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    Loosen the coolant hose clamp. Use a drive socket #7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 6
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    Detach the coolant hose.
  5. Step 7
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Tip:
    Caution! The coolant can be very hot.Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.All work should be done with the engine stopped.Wait until the coolant has completely flowed out of the drain hole.
  6. Step 8
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    Unscrew the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the thermostat housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  9. Step 11
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    Install a new thermostat.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI A2 (8Z0). Tip:
    When installing, do not use excessive force to avoid damage to the part.
  10. Step 12
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    Install the thermostat housing.
  11. Step 13
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    Tighten the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 13 nm torque.
  12. Step 14
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    Attach the coolant hose.
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