Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat Housing : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6, VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6, VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change engine thermostat on VW GOLF 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Golf 4. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Golf 4. List of the tools you'll need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Sealant
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 13
Torx bit T25
HEX bit No.H5
HEX bit No.H6
Ratchet wrench
Clic-R collar pliers
Seal scraper
Funnel
Fluid container
Crow bar
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
All the parts you need to replace – Thermostat for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
How to change Thermostat Housing on Golf 4 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Thermostat Housing
How to change Thermostat Housing on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Thermostat Housing on VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Thermostat Housing on VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
Thermostat Housing removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
How to change Thermostat, coolant on Golf 4 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Thermostat, coolant
How to change Thermostat, coolant on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Thermostat, coolant on VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Thermostat, coolant on VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
Thermostat, coolant removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
Replacement: engine thermostat – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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