DIY Oil change - A3 8V 2.0 TDI 150ps (vag ea228 engine) Just completed my first DIY oil change on my 2.0 TDI sportback. All for the grand sum of..... Just £44! I gave the car a full service so a few costs extra than above for more filters etc but will also make a separate thread about the fuel filter ( The air & pollen filter are really straight forward to change so no need to show these ) Very hard to find videos / pics on oil changes for this engine so far so thought i would document to help others.... attempt at your own risk obviously! Before anyone starts with keeping full audi service history etc i'm planning to keep the car long long term & i keep all the receipts as proof / document my own service history in service book. Soooo - first of thank you to the genius at VAG who designed the oil filter where they did! It is accessed underneath the front part of the engine upside down behind the radiator / fan covered by a cooling pipe / various electrical wires & connections! .... see the photo's - I'm sure they are making things more difficult on purpose to put you off doing it yourself! It isn't too hard if your handy - just a bit fiddly. An extra pair of hands helps. Capacity is 4.7L (confirmed by dealers) 5L Mobil1 ESP 5W30 (meets vw504/507) on offer on Amazon at present Oil filter with new seals 19mm socket for main drain plug torque is 30nm 32mm socket oil filter cap / cover torque is 25nm Small socket for oil filter drain plug (sorry forgot which one but just a normal size which any socket set would have) torque is 5nm Torx set for undertray, bungee cord or string, oil pan, large bottle etc..... Access is tight so breaker bar / torque wrench with long extension is handy. My car ramps are approx 8inch high and was enough to get access. Removal of under tray is a mix of torx screws & bolts (torx socket is set handy) Once tray out of the way - To access oil filter you need to disconnect an electrical sensor thats in the way. A little grey tab slides out which will the allow you to disconnect. I wrapped the end to avoid connections getting dirty or oil on them. The electrical wires are bundled together and these are clipped in two places. Disconnect clips & i used bungee cord to lift up & out way of filter. Large coolant pipe pushes away to the side & then the oil filter is now clear to get at. The oil filter has its own little drain plug - shown in photo (green bottle) is amount of oil drained out from filter housing. I found using a pop bottle with neck cut off helps to catch oil & avoid it dripping on various parts / you & the ground! Once drained i reinserted oil filter drain plug & removed main filter housing. Seals replaced on filter housing & drain plug housing, adding a little oil to new seals, new filter inserted, torqued & then refitted in reverse of above process. Main drain plug removed / oil drained into oil tray. Plug replaced & torqued. Some people replace with brand new plug & washer but i think this is overkill - if the metal nut & metal washer are in good condition there is need to replace in my opinion. Fresh oil added, just over 4 litres added in normal manner using funnel from top of engine. Double checked for any leaks, replaced underside engine cover tray, & return car to level, check dipstick (just over minimum) ran engine for a few minutes / let sit - checked oil level & slowly add remaining oil up to max on dipstick. Reset oil change date on MMI. Dont think i forgot any steps, sorry if i did but - All sorted ! Happy days & a pretty penny saved for me!