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

Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter



Long contact of a skin to the fulfilled impellent oil is dangerous enough. Use a protective cream and put on gloves during carrying out of this procedure. The clothes which have become impregnated with oil replace immediately.

Frequent replacement of impellent oil is the main preventive procedure of service accessible to the mechanic-fan. Eventually oil is subject разжижению and to pollution that conducts to premature deterioration of the engine.

Impellent oil can be extorted by means of a special probe (is available on filling stations) through a tube probeа measurements of level of oil. After that it is necessary to fill system with oil, as a rule.

Do not pour out the fulfilled oil together with a household waste or otherwise. It can cause environmental contamination.

Expediently at oil replacement to fix on the engine a label with mark of oil and its viscosity.

Application of oils of various types adversely affects engine work. It is not recommended to mix various marks of oils also. Impellent oils of the same type and mark, but various viscosity in necessary cases, in particular in inter-season period, can mix up.

6.9 Turn away the oil filter a tape key or HAZET 2171-1.

The petrol engine

The necessary tool:

the Viewing ditch or the hydrolift with supports (if oil is not sucked away).
the Head for отворачивания a drain stopper.
the Special tool for отворачивания the filter (a key for the filter. A tape key or tool HAZET 2171-1).
Capacity for oil gathering (if oil is not sucked away) by capacity not less than 5 l.

Necessary spare parts and account materials:

Only if oil is not sucked away: an aluminium or copper sealing ring for a drain stopper (are sometimes delivered together with the oil filter).
the Oil filter. The cartridge of the oil filter and two sealing rings of a cover of the filter are necessary for the diesel engine.
About 4.5 l of impellent oil. Apply the oil resolved by firm AUDI, address to Specifications.

Removal of impellent oil

1. The diesel engine: turn away bolts of fastening and uncover cases of the oil filter. After that oil will flow out from the filter case in the oil pallet.
2. Remove impellent oil by means of the device for отсасывания through a mouth for the index of level of oil.
3. If the device for oil pumping out available is not present, merge oil. For this purpose establish the car on a horizontal platform.
The remark on security measures

At lifting and car installation on supports there is a danger! Therefore preliminary familiarise with subsection of Poddomkrachivanie of the car.
4. Remove the bottom cover of an impellent compartment, address to subsection Removal and installation of the bottom cover of an impellent compartment.
5. Substitute under the pallet картера capacity for gathering of the fulfilled oil.
6. Turn out from the pallet картера a drain stopper and completely merge oil.


If in the fulfilled oil there is at a considerable quantity a metal shaving and deterioration products, it specifies in presence задиров, for example, in bearings of a cranked shaft and шатунных bearings. For an exception of damages after the spent repair it is necessary to clear oil channels and hoses carefully. It is in addition necessary, if is available, to replace an oil radiator.

7. Then it is necessary to screw a drain stopper with a new sealing ring. It is not necessary to exceed the moments of an inhaling specified in Specifications, otherwise it can lead to infringement of tightness and damages.
8. Lower the car on wheels.
Replacement of the oil filter
The petrol engine
9. Turn away the oil filter. For this purpose there is a special tool, for example, tape key HAZET 2171-1. Collect following oil a rag.
10. Clear fuel a flange of the oil filter at the block of cylinders. If necessary remove the remained consolidation of the filter.
11. Cover a rubber sealing ring on the new oil filter with a thin layer of pure impellent oil.
12. Wrap manually the new oil filter. If filter consolidation adjoins to the block of cylinders, tighten the filter on 1/2 turns. Observe the instructions resulted on the filter.
The diesel engine
13. Turn away a cover-1 on the filter case, for example, a tape key or key VW-3417.
14. Replace filtering element-4, and also sealing rings-2 and-3 on a filter cover.
15. Screw a cover of the filter and tighten its moment 25 Н m.
Refuelling of impellent oil

At the first start of a turbodiesel after oil replacement it is necessary to watch that the engine at first has worked on single turns, the control lamp of pressure of oil will not go out yet. Only after achievement of necessary pressure of oil it is possible to increase gas. If gas is given at a burning control lamp, owing to insufficient quantity of oil can be damaged турбокомпрессор.

17. Open a cover and pour in new oil in a jellied mouth of a head of cylinders.


It is recommended to fill in at first oil on 0.5 l less. Warm up the engine and in some minutes, by means of the index, check up oil level, if necessary add. Surplus of oil remove, consolidations of the engine and каталитический the converter otherwise can be damaged.

18. Oil level normal if it lies in a range (b). If oil lies in a range (), oil is necessary for adding before marks () (address to an accompanying illustration).
19. After a trial trip check up tightness of a drain stopper and the oil filter, if necessary cautiously add oil.
20. After 3 minutes after an engine stop again check up oil level, if necessary add or remove oil.
21. Establish the bottom cover of an impellent compartment, address to subsection Removal and installation of the bottom cover of an impellent compartment.

Replacement of the oil filter.

The diesel engine

Stopper of a jellied mouth in a cover of a head of cylinders

Oil level should lie between labels MAX and MIN (in a zone)

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