When to replace the Spark Plug on your AUDI A3
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Spark plug : 4 year / 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI 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 – Spark Plug for A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
Electronic spray
High-temperature anti-seize lubricant
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 10
Spark plug socket # 16
Ratchet wrench
Fender cover
Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is the same for all spark plugs.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    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 fasteners and disconnect the ground wires from the ignition coils. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 4
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    Unplug the connectors from the ignition coils.
  3. Step 5
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the ignition coils. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  5. Step 7
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    Take out the ignition coils from the spark plug wells.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean dirt, dust and debris from inside the spark plug wells.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the spark plugs. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Take out the spark plugs.
  9. Step 11
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    Apply a thin layer of a special high temperature anti-seize lubricant to the threads of the new spark plugs.
  10. Step 12
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    Install the new spark plugs into their mounting seats.
    Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Lower the spark plugs into the wells carefully, making sure not to damage the electrode gap.
  11. Step 13
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    Screw new spark plugs and tighten them. Use the spark plug socket #16. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 28 nm torque.
    Replacement: spark plugs – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC recommends:
    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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