When to replace the Thermostat on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat Housing : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6, VW PASSAT Variant (3A5, 35I) 1.6, VW PASSAT (3A2, 35I) 1.6, VW Jetta II (19E, 1G2, 165) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for GOLF II (19E, 1G1) and other VW models
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Thermostat Housing
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Thermostat, coolant
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Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Thermostat Housing on VW PASSAT Variant (3A5, 35I) 1.6
VW PASSAT Variant (3A5, 35I) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Thermostat Housing on VW PASSAT (3A2, 35I) 1.6
VW PASSAT (3A2, 35I) 1.6
Thermostat Housing removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Jetta II (19E, 1G2, 165) 1.6
VW Jetta II (19E, 1G2, 165) 1.6
Tools
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Golf 2. 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 – VW Golf 2. 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 – VW Golf 2 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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