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Oil filter change Audi A3 1996 - 2003 Petrol 1.8 T

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Audi A3 1996 - 2003  | 1.8 T Oil filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 4
General location of the oil filter
The oil filter is located here at the front of the engine
Using an oil filter wrench, unscrew the filter anticlockwise and remove the old oil filter. Catch any waste oil with a tray. Now clean the area with paper towel
Before fitting the new filter, smear the sealing ring of the oil filter with a thin film of fresh oil, it makes it easier to remove next time.
You are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Open the oil filler cap and use a funnel to avoid spillage
Pour half the new oil in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, now start adding smaller amounts. Keep checking dipstick level. Fill to the upper mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL
Keep checking the dipstick level, it should be just below the MAX level on the dipstick
The MAX-MIN dipstick positions
Don't forget to replace the dipstick and oil filler cap securely. Run the engine, let it idle for a few minutes, switch off. Check for any oil leaks finally recheck oil level on dipstick
You will need to remove this undertray to gain access