When to replace the Thermostat on your AUDI CABRIOLET
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Engine thermostat : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for Cabriolet (8G7, B4) and other AUDI models
How to change Engine thermostat on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 2.3 E – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Engine thermostat
How to change Thermostat Housing on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 2.3 E – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Thermostat Housing
How to change Thermostat, coolant on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 2.3 E – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair Thermostat, coolant
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Electronic spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #46
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H5
HEX bit No.H8
Ratchet wrench
Funnel
Fluid container
Pincers
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant if necessary.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
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 engine cover fastener. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  3. Step 5
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    Unscrew the coolant reservoir cap.
  4. Step 6
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    Prepare a container for fluids.
  5. Step 7
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  6. Step 8
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    Disconnect the coolant pipe retaining clip.
  7. Step 9
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    Detach the coolant hose.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Professionals recommend:
    Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  8. Step 10
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    Drain the coolant from the engine.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). 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.
  9. Step 11
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  10. Step 12
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    Attach the coolant hose.
  11. Step 13
    Connect the coolant pipe retaining clip.
    Step 14
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    Clean the coolant hose. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  12. Step 15
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #17.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  14. Step 17
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    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
  15. Step 18
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    Remove the battery cover.
  16. Step 19
    How to change Thermostat on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 1991 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the fasteners of the car battery terminals. Use a combination spanner #10.
  17. Step 20
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    Remove the battery terminals.
  18. Step 21
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    Loosen the alternator fasteners. Use HEX No.H8.
  19. Step 22
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    Unscrew the fastener of the viscous fan clutch. Use a combination spanner #46. Use HEX No.H8.
  20. Step 23
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    Loosen the alternator fasteners. Use HEX No.H8.
  21. Step 24
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    Remove the alternator.
  22. Step 25
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    Disconnect the alternator connector.
  23. Step 26
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    Unscrew the alternator power cable fastener. Use a combination spanner #13.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Thermostat on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 1999 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the thermostat housing. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  25. Step 28
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    Unscrew the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 29
    Replacing Thermostat on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 1991 2.3 E by yourself
    Remove the thermostat housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  27. Step 30
    Cabriolet (8G7, B4) 1.9 TDI 1992 Thermostat DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the thermostat. Use pincers.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Tip:
    Do not apply excessive force when removing the part. Otherwise you may damage it.Caution! Coolant may leak out of the coolant lines and thermostat housing.
  28. Step 31
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    Clean the thermostat housing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  29. Step 32
    Install a new thermostat.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the part.
    Step 33
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    Treat the thermostat housing. Use a sealant.
  30. Step 34
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    Install the thermostat housing.
    Replacement: engine thermostat – AUDI CABRIOLET (8G7, B4). Tip from AUTODOC:
    When installing, do not use excessive force to avoid damage to the part.
  31. Step 35
    How to change Thermostat on Audi Cabriolet 8g7 b4 1991 - free PDF and video manuals
    Tighten the thermostat housing fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 6 nm torque.
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