Volkswagen Golf TDI Thermostat Replacement DIY (2009-2013 Mk6 VW Golf TDI)

Volkswagen Golf TDI Thermostat Replacement DIY (2009-2013 Mk6 VW Golf TDI)

â–ºAlthough the Mk6 TDI Golf burns diesel instead of gasoline, many of its engine systems are the same. Replacing the thermostat on a TDI engine carries the same importance as it does on a TSI engine, and its operation is critical to your engine’s health. To perform efficiently and effectively, the engine coolant needs to reach a specific temperature range, and a failed thermostat can prevent it from reaching that range or prevent it from maintaining the range. Replace your TDI’s thermostat during a water pump replacement and ensure your cooling system’s health for the next 80,000 miles.

Wrench along with Mike Hidalgo, FCP Euro’s Professional DIY’er, as he replaces the thermostat on a Mk6 Golf TDI.

00:00 – Intro & Tools Needed
03:30 – Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Engine Cover Removal
03:55 – Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Belly Pan Removal & Coolant Drain
06:25 – Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Getting Access to the Thermostat
18:00 – Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Thermostat Replacement
30:00 – Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Buttoning up the Engine Bay
40:56 – Filling the System with Coolant & Bleeding it
43:45 – Wrap-up

Shop the parts used in this video:
Volkswagen Mk6 TDI Thermostat:

Volkswagen Coolant Pipe O Ring:

Audi/Volkswagen EGR Valve:

This video applies to the following vehicles:
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Beetle VW CJAA
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI


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@anthonygianfrancesco6548 says:

I have to say , this is a garbage job to perform . you made it look good and explained it really well.

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