When to replace the Oil Filter on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tools you need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 36
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    Open the hood.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  2. Step 4
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.All work should be done with the engine stopped.
    Step 5
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 5 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  3. Step 6
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  4. Step 7
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 8
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  6. Step 9
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    Disconnect the engine wiring harness connector.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the cap of the oil filter cover.
  8. Step 11
    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
    Step 12
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    Unscrew the filter housing cap together with the old filter element. Use a drive socket #36. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 13
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    Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  10. Step 14
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    Clean the oil filter seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  11. Step 15
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    Detach the oil filter from the filter cover.
  12. Step 16
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    Remove the oil filter cover O-ring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  13. Step 17
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  14. Step 18
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    Install a new O-ring to its mounting seat on the filter cover.
  15. Step 19
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    Install the new oil filter to the mounting seat on the filter cover.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.
  16. Step 20
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  17. Step 21
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    Install a new oil filter housing cover and tighten it. Use a drive socket #36. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  18. Step 22
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    Screw on the cap of the oil filter cover.
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