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    oil leak and oil/filter change

    have discovered a leak from the oil filter area do you think this is likely to just be a bad seal in the filter?.. also i want to do a oil/filter change but have never done this before, do you guys think this is an easy job for a novice?

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    very easy
    and theres a few guides around

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    yes mate i know how to do it just never been brave enough to attempt it

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    yep its one of the easiest job you can do, just a bit messy the first time
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    the bit that bothers me most is jacking the car up and putting on axle stands...

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    Try and get someone with a pit, ramps or a lift if you can, audis are pretty low slung cars and even with a jack and stands its pretty tight under there!! It is on my S3 anyway. It will make your life a whole load easier!!

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    nyone with any of those..so is it to hard just to do it on axle stands?

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    A pavement kerb for one side and a breeze block for each of the other two wheels with two bricks to get up on the blocks, cheap from B&Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3tdi2001 View Post
    A pavement kerb for one side and a breeze block for each of the other two wheels with two bricks to get up on the blocks, cheap from B&Q
    Oil change, pikey style , lmao.
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    Hey don't knock it. Easier than arsing about with axle stands and a jack. Beware though, there is ALWAYS an old neighbor who comes up to ask you what your doing

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    Go for it mate. get wired in there.
    everyone has to start somewhere and that is one of the easier jobs to do......IF it all goes well...
    From your profile pic your drive looks pretty steep, maybe want to use the road or somewhere level for stability when it is jacked up. or you could get a set of ramps pretty cheap out of halfords.
    Top tip - Get yourself a kitchen washing up basin (don't nick it off your mam / missus!) and use that to catch the oil draining from the sump plug. nice big opening to catch it all in and you can decant into a drain bottle or whatever later for disposal.

 

 

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