When to replace the Oil Filter on your AUDI A6
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for A6 Avant (4B5, C5) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 19
Oil filter cup socket #86-15F
Oil filter cup socket #93-15F
Ratchet wrench
Fluid container
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A6 C5 Avant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  4. Step 4
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.All works should be done with the engine cooled down.
  5. Step 5
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 7 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  6. Step 6
    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
    Step 7
    Clean the oil filter. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
    Step 8
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use the 86-15F socket. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the oil filter.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  10. Step 12
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
  11. Step 13
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    Screw in the new oil drain plug.
  12. Step 14
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    Clean the oil filter seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  13. Step 15
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  14. Step 16
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    Install a new oil filter.
    Please note!
    Make sure to install the filter correctly. Don't mix up the sides of the part.
  15. Step 17
    DIY replacement of Oil Filter on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 2002 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Tighten the oil filter. Remember to observe the recommended tightening torque. Use the 93-15F socket. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Professionals recommend:
    Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  16. Step 18
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    Tighten the oil drain plug. Use a drive socket #19. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 30 nm torque.
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