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chris_r
12-30-2009, 10:18 AM
Hi guys.

I'm hoping to change my fuel temperature sensor tomorrow or Friday, the trouble is that I'm not sure how to go about it. I've been asking around and I was told that it's been covered in detail here before, but I can't find anything on it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Cheers.

JK35
12-31-2009, 03:32 PM
I have the strongest urge to type something smart-assed like "it's right next to the blinker fluid" [:p]

who told you you need to change a fuel temp sensor?

blacka4
12-31-2009, 03:34 PM
or the muffler bearings?

Seriously who told you about a fuel Temperature sensor? I'm hoping you mean engine coolant temperature sensor. Thats easy, its on the back of the head. Usually black unless you have the updated sensor and its green

iwasinthepool
01-01-2010, 07:30 AM
oh no

audiluxary
01-01-2010, 12:29 PM
You silly guy, someone was pulling your leg......and now they are sitting back laughing. If you find one though please inliten me[>_<]

lotusgardener
01-01-2010, 01:59 PM
How much did this sensor cost, I think mine's going too? :)

chris_r
01-01-2010, 03:48 PM
The error code stored in the ECU told me and the part cost 20.

It's a 1.9 TDi and the fuel temp sensor is in the fuel pump. A specialist tool manufactured by Bosch is needed to remove the cap of the pump and apparently it's of crucial importance the cap is realigned perfectly otherwise performance will suffer.

Without a working fuel temp sensor commencement of ignition can not be set following a timing belt change, which it's about due for.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and judge by the level of sarcasm alone that none of of you know the procedure to change it?

walky_talky20
01-01-2010, 03:50 PM
How much did this sensor cost, I think mine's going too? :)

They're cheap, but are such a pain to change. Trust me, you'll *never* find it. ;)


The error code stored in the ECU told me and the part cost 20.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and judge by the level of sarcasm alone that none of of you know the procedure to change it?

TDI, eh? I apologize for the sarcasm here. We didn't get that engine in A4's in the states. You'll probably have better luck in a VW forum. I'd try TDIclub or vwvortex. Good Luck.

chris_r
01-01-2010, 04:03 PM
They're cheap, but are such a pain to change. Trust me, you'll *never* find it. ;)



TDI, eh? I apologize for the sarcasm here. We didn't get that engine in A4's in the states. You'll probably have better luck in a VW forum. I'd try TDIclub or vwvortex. Good Luck.

Thanks.

Tutorial here...

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=75308

jpcallmotor
01-01-2010, 10:57 PM
I would do anything for a 1.9TDI A4 in the states. [headbang]

We only get the TDI in the Jetta(Bora) and Passat.

djwimbo
01-02-2010, 12:58 PM
I would do anything for a 1.9TDI A4 in the states. [headbang]

Anything?

If you're willing to buy the car and have it sit in customs for 6 months, you can do it for under $7K. I was going to do it, but I bailed on that plan (for now). You can pick up an A4 M/T TDI overseas for 500-1000USD, but you're talking at least $3500-4500 to have it shipped over and put through customs.

chris_r
01-02-2010, 02:27 PM
Mine's a 1997 B5 and was quite cheap at 1250; around $2000. It has 116,000 miles on it. You can get A4's for 500, but they're the petrol models. The cheapest diesel on Autotrader at the minute is 800, or $1,293.44

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/200952349137688/sort/priceasc/usedcars/make/audi/model/a4/price-to/2000/radius/1501/quicksearch/true/page/2/postcode/ne32lb?previous=%2Fsearch%2Fresults%2Fusedcars%2Fp ostcode%2Fne32lb%2Fradius%2F1501%2Fmake%2Faudi%2Fm odel%2Fa4%2Fprice-to%2F2000%2Fquicksearch%2Ftrue%2Fpage%2F2%2Fsort%2 Fpriceasc&logcode=p

Still, 600 miles to a tank is nice.

jpcallmotor
01-02-2010, 10:53 PM
Anything?

If you're willing to buy the car and have it sit in customs for 6 months, you can do it for under $7K. I was going to do it, but I bailed on that plan (for now). You can pick up an A4 M/T TDI overseas for 500-1000USD, but you're talking at least $3500-4500 to have it shipped over and put through customs.

I would swap in a TDI before I went through that trouble. In Canada it would be easier but forget about it in the States. If I really want a TDI, I guess I'll just suck it up and get a Jetta. [headbang]

thopp00
01-03-2010, 07:26 AM
hahah OWNED ^^^^