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Oil filter change Audi A6 1997 - 2004 Diesel 1.9

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Audi A6 1997 - 2004  | 1.9 Oil filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
The location of oil filter is underneath the engine cover
Release the plastic cover with a small screwdriver to access the retaining bolts
Remove the engine cover bolts
General location of oil filter
Here it is
Fit a 76/14F filter wrench socket securely onto the oil filter housing. ALWAYS use the correct tool for this job. Any other tool will damage the oil filter housing
Loosen the oil filter housing by unscrewing anti clockwise. Remove by hand. Old oil will be released, so have a tray handy. Remove filter, clean area and replace filter. Fit any sealing rings supplied with the replacement filter. Replace the engine cover
You are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Unscrew the oil filler cap and add a funnel
Pour half in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, now add smaller amounts. Keep checking dipstick level. Fill to the upper mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL!
Keep checking the dipstick level, the final level should read just below the MAX position on the dipstick
MAX - MIN dipstick positions
Always replace the dipstick and oil filler cap. Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks, finally check oil level again on dipstick
Now remove the engine cover