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My wife has an 2000 A6 that is overheating when driving. The car can sit and idle for an hour without overheating, however, when I drive a 1/2 mile the temp increases. A tech told me that a thermostat could be the issue because it is stuch shut. I uncaped the water filler and with the motor running no water was moving thru the system. The A6 has been sitting for 6 months and is started every couple of weeks to keep the oil coating various parts.

If the trermostat needs to be replaced .. where is it located and how much time would be involved...I am very capable of performing the task.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

PS.... My wife will be returning in 2 weeks and I must//MUST have the problem solved before then.
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