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 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI Hybrid, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A6 Saloon (4G2, 4GC, C7) 2.0 TFSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Tools you need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Oil filter cup socket 76-14F
Torx bit T45
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 (4G2, C7, 4GC) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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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    Remove the engine cover.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Raise the engine cover, holding it on two sides simultaneously.Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Do not use excessive force when removing the part as this may damage it.
  2. Step 4
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  3. Step 5
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Professionals recommend:
    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 6
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 5 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  4. Step 7
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  5. Step 8
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use Torx T45. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 9
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). AUTODOC recommends:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  7. Step 10
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    Clean the oil filter housing cap. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  8. Step 11
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use the 76-14F socket. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the oil filter. Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Tip:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the oil filter seat.
  11. Step 14
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  12. Step 15
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    Install a new oil filter.
  13. Step 16
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    Screw the new filter into its place. Use the 76-14F socket. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 18 Nm torque.
  14. Step 17
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    Install the engine cover and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the engine cover is properly seated. It should not be displaced with respect to the guiding fasteners.Replacement: engine oil and filter – AUDI A6 (4G2, C7, 4GC). Do not use excessive force during installation. This may damage the fasteners.
  15. Step 18
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
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