When to replace the Thermostat on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat, coolant : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change engine thermostat on VW GOLF 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for GOLF II (19E, 1G1) and other VW models
How to change Thermostat, coolant on VW GOLF II (19E, 1G1) 1.8 GTI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Thermostat, coolant
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Thermostat Housing
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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