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Newbie Question

Toxik-Signal Mar 9, 2007

  1. Hey everyone, I'm going to change my oil tommorow but my A3 TDi (PD130) has these weird new fangled paper style oil filters. I've never changed a paper filter before (I can do the canister types though). How do I go about changing the oil / oil filter on my car?

    Cheers and sorry for being such a noob :sorry:
  2. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

    run the car until it is hot (makes the oil come out more thoroughly) remove the spash sheild from under the car, place a drain can under the sump, remove sump nut and oil will run out.
    Remove the engine cover on top of the engine, unscrew the black oil filter cap, and remove the paper element, replacement is reversal of removal.
  3. Thanks mate, where abouts is the black oil filter cap?
  4. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

    its a big plastyic tap about 70-80mm across and about 25mm high, screwed into a cylinder about 150mm high.
    if i remember correctly it sits just in front of the block, slightly towards the battery i think (its been a few months sinse i did it)
    unscrew it, its normally done up very hand tight. make sure you replace the 2 O-rings, 1 large, and one very small at the end of the rod which goes through the filter. whack it back in, job done!

    the rest is like any other oil change.

    this is for a tdi 110, i assume the pd 130 has the same filter setup.
  5. Dunno where to get the O rings from, is it essential to replace them?
  6. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

    they should come complete with the filter element
  7. ah yeah found 'em in the box with it :)
    Just gotta hope I can get away with using the same sump plug washer now coz my motorfactors didn't sell em :huh:
  8. s3sam

    s3sam Member

    should b ok with the sump plug washer, problem is the plabtic casing for the oil filter, this may be a bit tight to undo by hand!
  9. yup I had a go earlier today and I had to use a canister type oil filter removal tool to get it off :)

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