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Old 04-03-2009, 11:15 AM
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Sorry for bringing this up again, but my searches haven't found an 2001 A6 2.8 explanation. I've been getting a P0118 code, and have assumed it's the sensor. Is the picture attached showing the sensor below the intake tube? It has the rubber cap, clip, and light blue body. Every parts site shows the sensor priced between $250 and $320, when all other years are pocket change. Is this possible?
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That's not the right sensor, the coolant temp sensor is clipped into the side of the engine. You are not able to see it in your pic. I don't see how your 01 2.8 could cost anymore than my 00 2.8 which is like 25.00 dollars. Contact http://www.purems.com/ or someone that knows Audis well and just ask if the green one for the 00 will work in the 01.

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Gee!! Only $19.95 at purems! I might even go for the 50 cent clip. So, can anyone nail down exactly where I should look for the sensor? Left, right, top, bottom?? I have a feeling this will be easier than changing my Jetta TDI turbo last week.
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I have a picture of it's location but don't know how to post pics. I can email it to you. Not a very good picture though. but you will get the idea.

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Here you go.
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hxgaser, many thanks. I'll see if I can get my hand down there.
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Be sure that your car is completely cool. First unscrew the reservoir cap to release pressure in the system. Be sure to retighten the cap! If done right, you should not loose any fluid. When I did mine, the hardest part was reinserting the clip. The whole process took me 20 minutes or so.
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Did you remove the intake tube in order to get at it? I notice that there is only one allen screw on the driver's side. I'm beginning to appreciate my '49 Ford tractor.
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I had a 49 Dodge b series pickup with flat head inline 6. All I needed to work on the truck was a set of sockets, a philips, a flat head, and a giant hammer. Anyways...

I just removed the flexible intake between the airbox and the intake. I un-did a couple of plastic clips holding miscellaneous hoses to get more room. Other than that I thanked my parents for giving me small hands.
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