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Fuel & air filter change on 3.0 tdi - stick with genuine audi parts?

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    I'm looking at changing my air & fuel filter on my 3.0 tdi.

    GSF sell the fuel filter for about £20 and the air filter for about £10.
    Does anyone know how much Audi charge for original parts? And is it worth paying the extra to stick with original parts?
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    Genuine fuel filter from Audi was just over £40 when I got a quote for mine last week, I just ended up doing my oil, oil filter and air filter. Air filter is about £10 from audi too I think, my oil filter was £8 from gsf.
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    Not on the 3.0tdi but the 2.0tdi but i get my genuine Audi parts from TPS(trade only?) and they only cost at tops £30.
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    The fuel filter is around £49. I always use gen parts, but that's just personal choice. It's a doddle to change.
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    cheers guys. decided to go for a k&n replacement element, as only £33 delivered off ebay. Will call Audi tomorrow to get the price for the fuel filter. If it's only a tenner more I'll go with the Audi part.
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    TPS looks like trade only :(
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    You'll find genuine parts are the same. Mahle, Mann filters etc. vw and Audi don't make their own bits
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    TPS is open to everyone, I was told by Audi to use them for my clutch switch when my cruise control stopped working. Personally I would not bother with the K&N filter, I took one out of my 2.0TQ when I bought it and spent ages degreesing the MAF and air box, I replaced it with a non oiled pipercross, but ended up opting for an Audi paper on in my 3.0TDI as I felt no major difference. Will be interesting to see how you get on with the fuel filter as I have yet to change mine.
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    My cars done 110k miles and looks like the fuel filters never been changed. Hoping it'll fix some lumpiness when cold.

    Also thank to ste_nova as got a Mahle filter on that site for £19.80 delivered.
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    It should say in your service history if it has been changed by Audi, I know mine hasn't and it has done 82,000 miles now.
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    Just checked my service history, it was changed at 45k and 85k miles (which was 2 years ago) so due a change I guess. Looks older than 2 years to me though!
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