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Changing Spark Plugs Audi A3 Turbo?

selector007 May 12, 2008

  1. selector007

    selector007 Member

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    I have a 1.8T quattro 2000 70,000 miles, the last time i got it serviced i took down to my local audi dealer and oh yes they serviced it but they also took all my money!! So i thought this time i would service it myself!

    So i changed the oil, oil filter, air filter and then when i got the plastic cover off to get to the spark plugs i was a bit bemused and stuck!!? Has anyone managed to change their spark plugs themelves? (As the last time i changed some spark plugs was on my pug 205 which had HT leads!!)

    Is it worth trying to do them, i have the spark plug wrench? Anyone got any guidelines?!
     
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    HTC Active Member

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    Have a read of this and see how you feel about the task.

    Just to add, where is says to tighten the plugs "hard".....don't. You need to tighten them, but don't hang off them. Torque setting is 30Nm. Also start screwing them in with an extension by hand, so you know they are in staright, then finish off with the rachet.
     
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    Wingnut Express Audi sponsored by Mastercard

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    I changed the plugs on my S3 Saturday and it was pretty easy.

    The only problem I came across was the rubber grommet was mising from the inside of my spark plug socket, so I placed a bit of insulating tape on the inside & over to the outside of the socket so that the plugs would come out.

    Maybe I should buy some newer tools instead of doing an A-Team job on it :laugh:.....
     
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    Thanks Guys will try it on Saturday and hope for the best! FYI I got Bosch platinum spark plugs.
     
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    I fitted Bosch Super 4s to my S3 a few weeks ago and it was a nice easy job. Bought myself a long 10mm spark plug wrench from Halfords for £4.99 and it took probably 20 mins in total. :thumbsup:
     
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    what's the product code of the super 4's? don't tend to trust halfords recommendations as they've been wrong before

    what does he use the allen key for?
     
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    unbolt igintion coils
     
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    When you serviced it yourself how do you reset the service light?
     
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    Hi there my audi a3 is from 2001 done 200.000 I want to change the spark plugs but not sure what's the best ones any ideas ??
     
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    Like this

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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    NGK PFR6Q or NGK BKR6EIX

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    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    I fitted Denzo plugs a wile ago, they are cheap and work very well, check out carparts4less or eBay for good prices.
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Sorry mate but Denso plugs suck monkey balls... They have a habit of dropping the ceramic off the plug which makes a bit of an expensive mess of your engine

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    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    Used them for many years and never had that happen.
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Lets hope it still doesn't... wouldn't touch denso plugs with a barge pole myself...

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    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    You've put the frigheners on me now, I'm going to be paranoid until I change them.
     
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