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    Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    I own an Audi A4, 1.9 tdi.

    Anyone knows any tips about changing the oil and filter on this car?
    I am sure this question was asked before so if anyone out there could even send me a link to the answer, would be very much appreciated.

    I've changed oil before on cars but I was told that on Audi is a bit complicated.

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    i found the hardest thing on my '96 a4 tdi was taking off the drip tray underneath the engin bay.... make sure you mark the posision of it and keep all the plastic fastenings....
    also make sure you have the correct oil, apparantly diesel engines are a bit fussy.....
    keep hunting, there is plenty out there...

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    Go to a VAG dealer and get the correct oil for ur car, dont scrimp on ********* stuff, but the undertray is a fun job mind!!

    Also, buy a new sump plug/washer from the VAG dealer, only 19p or so IIRC, oil filter will come with 2 rubber seals, replace the old ones with new ones, they are in there for a reason. MAy as well get th eoil filter from VAG too, they dont cost too much but if your there for the oil and sump plug/washer, kill 2 birds wi 1 stone n get the filter too...

    Shouldnt take u no longer than 30 mins

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by producedapples View Post

    Shouldnt take u no longer than 30 mins
    takes me 30 mins to make a cup of tea and take the undertray off!

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    have a read through this thread

    http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/s...rvicing+passat

    it's for a passat, but aside from the location specifics of your car, it's pretty much all there
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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    Below are some photos from a service i did on an A4 1.9TDI - This is a VERY basic how to guide.. but following the photos should help....

    Changing the oil filter.. -

    Remove top plastic engine cover.. - and dip stick.

    this is just a basic guide.. - so just follow the photos..







    Remove old filter



    clean rubber seal and re-apply a bit of oil to ensure good bond..




    Install new oil filter..




    ---- there are a few clips to undo so you can remove the ally case... just look at it and its simple enough..



    POLLEN FILTER


    Remove the 2 screws on top of the pollen filter box. and remove filter.



    check inside to ensure no dirt etc..









    Install new filter.



    AIR FILTER

    Undo screws on air box and remove air intake feed.





    Pull filter out..





    CLEAN inside airbox before install NEW filter.

    OIL CHANGE .....

    Undo sump plug.. -- (also you can purchase a spare sump plug and washer for around 1 from Audi if you wsh to change it)





    That was a quick how to guide!

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

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    Thanks Rick for those pics. about how to change the oil.
    Really helpfull. Apreciate it!

    Looks like you know a lot about this stuff.

    Do you happen to know how to reset the dials about "next service" (the one you press to see how long is left to the next service)?

    Thanks!



    If you see the last photo.. the bolt on the sump... Undo this... let the oil drain out and refill...

    In regards to the service light... Yes it can be done simlpy.. i will get the info and post back rather than re-typing it..

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    SERVICE LIGHT RESET - FOR VARIABLE RATHER THAN FIXED LONG LIFE -

    Hi,

    Switch off ignition

    Press and hold the service button (this has the spanner symbol on it) while switching on the ignition. The display will show one of these messages: Service in ----- km or Service!

    Now press and hold the reset button (the one marked 0,0 that resets the trip mileage) until the display shows Service in ----- km/miles --- days or Service!

    The display switches out of reset mode if you do not press the reset button within 5 seconds.


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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    Is it really necessary to go to a VAG dealer to get service parts and oil? Are OEM parts and oil from Eurocarparts not good enough?

    I am aware to make sure I get PD oil etc.

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    Re: Audi A4 tdi - how to change oil?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerotec View Post
    Is it really necessary to go to a VAG dealer to get service parts and oil? Are OEM parts and oil from Eurocarparts not good enough?

    I am aware to make sure I get PD oil etc.
    Nah, I use eurocarparts for all my filters. They are hengst.. good stuff! I use Millers xfe-pd 505.01. Drain every 6 months or 5k.. Keeps it in top condition.
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