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Oil filter change Audi A8 2003 - 2010 Diesel 4.2

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Audi A8 2003 - 2010  | 4.2 Oil filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
The engine cover will need to be removed to gain access to the filter. Using both hands, lift off the engine cover
Fit a 32mm 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 anticlockwise. 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
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
Keep checking the MAX-MIN dipstick positions
Always replace the dipstick, oil filler cap and engine cover! Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks, finally recheck the oil level again on the dipstick
Here is the oil filter cartridge
Here it is