GTI 8V : where's the water temperature sensor ?

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GTI 8V : where's the water temperature sensor ?

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Found a GTI (8V) at the scrappers today and pulled off the instrument panel to put a water temperature gauge on my diesel. Couldn't find the bl***y sensor, though. No help from Haynes, who only mention the 16V.

Is it in the same place as on the 16V (rear left side of the cylinder block) ? Do you have to pull anything else off to get at it ? Thanks in advance...
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Post by Stewart (oily!) »

From memory its on the end of the cylinder head near where the top hose connects, in a kind of alloy plate/housing, but its been a long time since I took some out.
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Post by Jaba »

Its on the water housing at the LH end of the head. On the underside right at the back there are two senders, you want the smaller of the two. The other one is the overheat warning.
Not easy to get at !!
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Many thanks, gents. I'll give it another crack this week.
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Post by DLM »

Yes, definitely the underside - a little awkward compared to the diesels but be prepared for the gush. It's more or less behind the the distributor AFAIR (if there is such a thing on a GTi).
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