Audi A3

Since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi A3
+ The maintenance instruction
- Current leaving and service
   The routine maintenance schedule
   The general information on adjustment
   Check of levels of liquids, the control of leaks
   Check of a condition of tyres and pressure in them
   Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter
   Check of a gear belt of drive ГРМ on presence of damages, deterioration measurement
   Check of brake system
   Check of fuel system
   Rotation and replacement of wheels. Chains противоскольжения
   Check of a condition and replacement of hoses of an impellent compartment, localisation of leaks
   Check of functioning of system of cooling
   Check of a condition of system of release of the fulfilled gases
   Visual check of tightness of a box of a gear change
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering
   Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Greasing of clamps of doors and the lock cylinder
   Condition check, adjustment and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   The visual control of a seat belt and the block of a pillow of safety
   Check of a condition of the battery, care it and gymnastics
   Level check трансмиссионного oils РКПП
   Replacement of the filter of air of salon
   Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter
   Replacement of a brake liquid
   Check and replacement of spark plugs
   Replacement of the fuel filter of the diesel engine
   Check of level of a liquid of system of hydrostrengthening of a wheel
   Check of level of a liquid of the main transfer of automatic transmission
   Oil replacement in coupling Haldex of models with a full drive
   Condition check drivers ridge belts
   Level check трансмиссионной liquids АТ
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual box of a gear change
+ Automatic transmission and models with a full drive
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electroschemes

Current leaving and service



Types and volumes of applied greasings and liquids


Petrol engines

All models, except equipped with engines AJQ:

Neetilirovannyj gasoline is not worse PETROL–95

Application unleaded gasoline not worse PETROL–91 is supposed, thus capacity of the engine decreases.

Models with engines AJQ:

Neetilirovannyj gasoline is not worse PETROL–98. Application unleaded gasoline not worse PETROL–95 is supposed, thus capacity of the engine decreases.

Diesel engines

Diesel fuel on DIN EN1) 590 Tsetanovoe number not less than 49
Biodiesel fuel on DIN 51 6063) РМЕ
Fuel tank
Volume 55 l or 62 l on models with a full drive
Including a reserve stock 7 l or 8 l on models with a full drive
Type Water with concentrate S – in the summer, W – in the winter or spirit (no more than 15 %) with water
Volume 3 l, 5.5 l at presence headlight wipers
Impellent oil (Address also to subsection materials Automobile химикалии, oils and greasings)
Type For models, since 2000 of release (MJ 00), it is prolonged a service interval (WIV) and new requirements AUDI for impellent oil are provided.
Petrol engines//Diesel engines
To 4/99 (MJ 98) 500 00, 501 01, 502 00//500 00 + 505 00 or 501 01 + 505 00
With 5/99 (MJ 00) without WIV 500 00, 501 01, 502 00//500 00 + 505 00, 505 00, 505 01
With 5/99 (MJ 00) with WIV 503 00, 503 01//506 00, 506 01
Audi S3 503 01//–
+ Designates that both specifications should be specified on oil packing

Application SF/SG (CD diesel engine) oils under specification API, or А2/А3 under specification ACEA (diesel engine В3 or В4) is possible
Viscosity 5W30 (frigid climate), 20W40 (a hot climate)
Volume, with filter replacement
All engines 4.5 l
Difference between marks “max” and “min” on a measuring core 1 litre
Cooling system Mix of soft water (60 %) and антифризного a concentrate (40 %)
Antifriznyj concentrate G12 A8D (red colour) or corresponding to specification TL–VW 774 D (do not mix with any another)
System volume
Engines 1.6, 1.8 l 5.0 l
The quantity of antifreeze added in system of cooling for maintenance of demanded frost resistance (thus as much a cooler to merge), l

The measured value, °С. 0 –5 –10 –15 –20 –30 Capacity
The engine 1.6, 1.8 l
Differential quantity
Demanded frost resistance 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.5
–35 ° 5.0

Apply only “G12” (red colour). It is not necessary to apply “G11” (green colour). Do not mix G11 and G12. It can lead to heavy damages of the engine.

It is more low shown, how many antifreeze it is necessary to add to provide desirable frost resistance.

Example: Measurement shows protection against freezing to temperature–10 °С. In this case from cooling system it is necessary to merge 2.2 l of a liquid and to add 2.2 l of pure antifreeze. Then protection is provided to temperature–35 °С.

Manual transmission
Type Synthetic G052 SAE 75W90 specifications “G 50”
020 (engines 1.6) 1.9 l
02А (engines 1.8) 2.0 l
Automatic transmission
Type ATF ESSO EGL 71 141 or AUDI–ET № G052 162 А2 (light yellow)
At replacement 3.0
In total 5.3 l
Oil of the main transfer of automatic transmissions 0.75 l, synthetic oil G052 145 … SAE 75W90
Oil муфты couplings Haldex of models with a full drive 0.25 l of oil for coupling Haldex of specification G 052 175 A1  
Steering G 002 000
Brake system 1.5 l, FMVSS DOT 4
Greasing of power shafts
Greasing type Greasing AUDI G 000 603
Greasing volume
The external hinge ball and триподный
The hinge of 81 mm
The general 80 г
Volume in the hinge 40 г
Volume in a protective cover 40 г
The hinge of 90 mm
The general 120 г
Volume in the hinge 80 г
Volume in a protective cover 40 г
The internal hinge – ball
The hinge of 94 mm
The general 90 г
Volume in the hinge 40 г
Volume in a protective cover 50 г
The hinge of 100 mm
The general 120 г
Volume in the hinge 50 г
Volume in a protective cover 70 г
The internal hinge – триподный
The general 180 г
Volume in front of the hinge 90 г
Volume from a hinge underside 90 г
Greasing for battery plugs Bosch Ft 40 v 1

Values for check idling

Idling turns, rpm
AEH, AGN 760 – 880
AGU, AQA 800 – 920
1.9 TDI 875 – 950
Level WITH, % max 0.5
Level СО2, % 14.5 – 16.0
Level О2, % 0.1 – 0.5
Values for check on 2500 – 2800 rpm
Value лямбда 0.97 – 1.03
Level WITH, % 0.3

Spark plugs

The engine a designation Type Interelectrode backlash, mm
AEH, AGN NGK BKUR 6 ET-10 or AUDI 101000033AA 1.0
AGU Bosch F7LTCR or AUDI 101000051AA 1.0

The size on a turn-key basis 16 mm
Candles накаливания
Beru GN 855
Bosch 0 250 202 022
Champion CH 171
Lucas/CAV HDS 342
The size of tyres//the Size of disks//Depth запрессовки
195/65 R15 91H//6J х 15 H2//38 mm  
185/65R15 88Q/T/H M+S//6J х 15 H2//38 mm  
205/65 R15 89H//6J х 15 H2//38 mm  
205/55 R16 91V//6J х 15 H2//44.5 mm  
185/65R15//6J х 15 H2//38 mm  
Spare wheel T125/90 R15
Pressure of air in tyres of forward wheels//back wheels, a bar
Average loading
Tyres 195/65 R15, 205/65 R15, 205/55 R16 1.8//1.8
Tyres 185/65R15, 225/45 R17W 2.1//2.1
Total load
Tyres 195/65 R15, 205/65 R15, 205/55 R16 2.2//2.7
Tyres 185/65R15, 225/45 R17W 2.5//2.8
Small-sized a spare wheel 4.2//4.2
Sizes of nominal pressure of air for all sizes of normal tyres established at factory (summer tyres, all-weather tyres) are specified on a label on a cover inside лючка fuel filler mouths. Pressure of a spare emergency wheel is specified on sidewall tyres.
Nuts of wheels М14х1.5х27.5, the size on a turn-key basis 17 mm
Category of speed of tyres
S 180 km/hour
T 190 km/hour
H 210 km/hour
V 240 km/hour
W 270 km/hour
ZR Over 270 km/hour


The word “reinforced” in the end of tyre marks means the strengthened execution.

Efforts of a tightening of carving connections

The moments of an inhaling of fixture are resulted also in the text and on some иллюстрациях*.
Masloslivnye stoppers in the pallet картера 30 Н m
Stopper маслоналивного apertures of automatic transmission 15 H m
Drain stopper of oil муфты couplings Haldex of models with a full drive 15 Н m
Stopper of a jellied aperture муфты couplings Haldex of models with a full drive 30 Н m
Spark plugs 30 Н m, 25 Н m (NGK BKR 5 EKUP)
Nuts of wheels 120 Н m

The given Chapter is made to help the mechanic-fan to support the car in a condition of peak efficiency of operational parametres, profitability, safety and reliability. Further you will find the full schedule of procedures of routine maintenance of the car, and also the Sections devoted to the description of service of its separate systems in the Head. Descriptions of visual checks, adjustments are included in Sections, replacements of components and other good advice. Illustrations with kinds of an impellent compartment and the car bottom will help to define a site of separate components. Serving the car according to the kilometrazhno-time schedule and following the detailed instructions resulted more low, you receive the accurate program of the service, capable to provide long and reliable service of your car. Remember that this plan is settling, and performance of its separate points and neglect others will not give expected result.

Current leaving

In the course of service of the car you are soon convinced that is possible – and it is necessary – to combine many procedures in view of similarity of actions on their performance. For example, if the car is raised over the earth for chassis greasing, follows simultaneously while you are under the car, to examine system of release of the fulfilled gases, a suspension bracket, system of a steering and fuel system. If wheels are removed for carrying out of other works, there is a sense to check up brake mechanisms. And at last, suppose, that you had to borrow or hire динамометрический a key. Even if it is necessary to you only to tighten a spark plug, you can check up at the same time efforts of a tightening стольких critical nuts and bolts, on time how many will suffice.

The first step in performance of the program of maintenance service of the car is self-preparation. Attentively study materials of all Sections concerning forthcoming procedures, then prepare all necessary materials, the equipment and tools. If you are afraid to face problems at performance of any concrete works, consult at the expert or at the person who has already spent given work.

The service spent according to the index of intervals of service on a control panel


The increased interval of service is applied to models since 2000 of release (MJ00) (WIV) (cars with system "Long-Life-Service"). Cars with this system can be defined under number “QG1” in the service book or under the tablet with the car data. The tablet with the car data is in a luggage carrier near to a niche for a spare wheel.

At cars with system "Long-Life-Service", thanks to accurate operation and sparing conditions of application, a service interval in 15 000 km or accordingly 12 months can be increased twice. Thus, the maximum interval of service makes 30 000 km or 24 months, thus term of approach of service is signalled under the index of intervals of service on the panel of devices. The driver approximately for 3000 km is warned by the index “service in 3000 km” (“service through 3000 km”) after each inclusion of ignition. After approach of term of the service defined by a monitor, there is a message “service” “service jetzt” (“service now”). After that, service should be spent immediately. At cars which during a service interval have taken place less than 3000 km, the specified prevention appears without a preliminary signal.

At very severe constraints of operation service at cars with system "Long-Life-Service" can be spent after 15.000 km or each 12 months.

Service necessarily includes replacement of oil and works accompanying it.

The cars having resulted below characteristic, can be equipped by system "Long-Life-Service":

1. Special (“flexibel”) the index of intervals of service.
2. The touch gauge of low level of impellent oil.
3. The index of deterioration brake колодок.
4. Impellent oil of long working capacity AUDI–Norm 503 00 (gasoline) or 506 00 (diesel engine).
5. Малообслуживаемую svintsovo-kaltsievuju the storage battery.

At cars with system "Long-Life-Service" at which the system is filled by the oil which is distinct from AUDI–Norm 503 00 or 506 00, index intervals of service should be established on 15.000 km or 12 months. It is made by dump of the index by means of the adjusting button on a control panel.

At cars without system "Long-Life-Service" it is necessary to spend replacement of oil and service according to the service plan.

Intervals of service of the car depend on time which has expired from the moment of last service, and run.

In need of service, after inclusion of ignition and engine start, for one minute instead of run indications on the tachometre counter there is a signal of the index of service.

Thus blink one or both indexes:

service OIL (replacement of oil and accompanying works) or service INSP (inspection service).

As scale at calculation of service cycles the index takes time or the passed distance from the moment of last dump of the index in a starting position. Thus in calculation 1000 km or 10 days between occurrence of the index and service carrying out undertake. Additional factors in calculation are not accepted.

If service is spent, it is necessary to dump the service index in initial (zero) position.

HUNDRED AUDI in addition, at each service, by means of the device for interrogation of memory of malfunctions V.A.G. 1551 read out the data from memory of malfunctions of electronic monitors of the engine, ABS, pillows of safety and anticreeping system. With that end in view it is recommended to address through certain time intervals on HUNDRED. Thus it is necessary to mean that some malfunctions, for example failed gauges of a control system of the engine, do not lead to appreciable decrease in characteristics of the car. Monitors have a mode of emergency functioning or work on reserve parametres that cannot be revealed the driver. Interrogation of memory of malfunctions is carried out through a diagnostic socket.

At the cars which have or not having system "Long-Life-Service", the index of intervals of service, after carrying out of service or oil replacement, should be dumped. If it is carried out by means of adjusting buttons on a control panel, the index is established on ”nicht flexibel”. In this case concerning the car the usual plan of service, according to term and the passed distance operates. If the index is established on ”flexibel” it should be dumped by means of the device for reading of malfunctions or system of diagnostics of the car in conditions HUNDRED.

Сбрасывание the index of intervals of service

Control panel

1 – the adjustment button
2 – the button of a measuring instrument of run
3 – the run index

The index of intervals of service can be dumped in two various ways: in conditions HUNDRED for this purpose the device for interrogation of memory of malfunctions V.A.G is used. 1551, attached to a diagnostic socket on the central console.
If the specified device available is not present, the index can be dumped in a starting position a key of dump of a measuring instrument of run and hours on the panel of devices as follows:

Thus, the service index which has been adjusted on «flexibel» (flexible) is established on «nicht flexibel» (not flexible).

1. Switch off ignition, the ignition key – in zero position.
2. Press and keep a key–2 counters of the passed way.
3. Include ignition. On the index of the passed way–3 there is a message «service OEL». Release a key–2.
4. Extend approximately on 2 about the button–1 hours. Such way dumps the message «service OEL». Depending on index date the message «service OEL» remains or there are three strokes (–––).
5. Once again press a key–2 and release it. There is a switching on the message «service INSP».
6. Extend approximately on 2 about the adjusting button–1 near to a tachometre. The service index is dumped. Depending on index date the message «service OEL» remains or there are three strokes (–––).
7. Switch off ignition.


At switching-off of the storage battery of the indication of the index remain.

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