When to replace the Spark Plug on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 6 year / 60000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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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 – Spark Plug for A3 Convertible (8P7) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Tools you need:
Torque wrench
Spark plug socket # 16
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Take the following steps:
  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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    Release the throttle cable from its fasteners on the engine cover.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the spark plug wire connectors from the spark plug wells.
    Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Be careful to avoid damaging spark plug wires.Remember the sequence of the spark plug wires connectors.
  3. Step 5
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  4. Step 6
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16.
    Please note!
    To insert the spark plug wrench into the spark plug well of the cylinder #3, unplug the connector on the engine intake manifold.
  5. Step 7
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    Take out the spark plugs.
  6. Step 8
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    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs.
  7. Step 9
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    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats.
  8. Step 10
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    Screw new spark plugs and tighten them. Use a torque wrench. Use the spark plug socket #16. Tighten it to 25 nm torque.
    Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7). Professionals recommend:
    Don't tighten the plugs with excessive force. Exceeding tightening torque can damage the thread connection. Be careful when working with a spark plug wrench. Its skewing can cause damage to the threaded connection.
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