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Old 09-22-2009, 11:59 PM
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okay even tho i new to the audi world i still figured out how to change the oil filter after being misguided by the audi dealership. sorry photos will come shortly.

for all of u DIY guys and guru's the OIL FILTER is under the airbox tucked close to the engine.

tools needed: 4mm allen key, 10mm allen key (sk makes one for the 3/8s ratchet), car jack, jack stand recommended, oil filter hengst recommended, catch pan for old oil, phillips head screwdriver (long one), oil 10w40 i like royal purple.

step 1: open hood and unscrew the two screws connecting the air mass meter to the air box top.

step 2: unscrew the top of the airbox from the bottom. remove top of air box and air fliter. put shop towel in the hole on the bottom of the airbox to avoid dirt from falling in. note: these screws do not come out all the way.

step 3: locate and unscrew the two screws holding the bottom of the airbox in place (4mm allen key for the bottom). one is on the left (passenger side) of the air box and the other is on the rear(side closet to firewall). Note: DO NOT PULL ON THE AIR BOX ITS NOT FULLY DISCONNECTED.

step 4: jack the car up. on the left side (passenger) in front of the front tire there is a hose. squeeze the clamp together and remove the hose the air box will now lift right out.

step 5: the oil pan is right in front of the car if you have a splash guard you have to remove it to see the oil pan. use the 10mm allen key to open the screw.

step 6: when the oil is finished draining from the pan move the heat shield back in the space where the airbox was and unscrew the oil filter cap. remove the old oil filter and let the housing drain out. i couldnt get all the old oil out. replace old filter with new filter and change housing gasket on cap. gasket is included with filter kit.

Step 7: replace washer around the drain plug, washer is also included in kit. plug the oil pan up and assemble the airbox following steps 4 thru 1. now would be a good time to replace air filter if you need to.

Step 8: lower the car and add 7qts. let the car run for 2-3 mins and check oil level. add 8th qt as needed.
 

Last edited by Daamerikandream1; 09-23-2009 at 09:03 AM. Reason: edit step 2. trying to make it as simple as possible
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:07 PM
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I bet the 8+ qts that came out shocked you a little too huh? I usually put in 8.5qts in the A8, i would double check to make sure yours isn't a little low.
 
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by auditech79 View Post
I bet the 8+ qts that came out shocked you a little too huh? I usually put in 8.5qts in the A8, i would double check to make sure yours isn't a little low.
nah no suprise 1st audi yeah 1st v8 nah... had a 01 range rover, and 2 98' bmw 740il's. love da v8 im a big diy guy.
 
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:52 AM
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Nice work, good of you to share and try to help people out, you might want to check out AudiDIY.com, lots of good stuff there.
 
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