Audi A4

since 1994 release

Manual of the car

Audi A4
+ Running gear
- Regular servicing
   Installation in a starting position of the indicator of frequency of maintenance
   Crossing of dates of maintenance
   The plan of maintenance for the motorist
   Diagnostics in the workshop Audi
   Diagnostics of an executive element
   Poll of the database of malfunctions
   Diagnostics as the help to the fan
   Identification of the car
   Safety measures in a workplace
   Lubricant of all details
   Check of level of oil
   Oil consumption
   The choice of oil with the correct specification
   Viscosity of oil
   Correctly picked up engine oil for Audi
   Replacement of engine oil and oil filter
   Check of level of liquid in system of a servoupravleniye
   Check of level of oil in the mechanical transmission
   Check of level of oil in the drive of the back bridge
   Control of the ATF level in the automatic transmission
   Check of level of oil in the main transfer of the automatic transmission
   ATF replacement
   Lubricant of drafts, hinges and locks
+ Engines
+ Turbo-supercharging
+ System of an exhaust
+ Cooling system
+ Fuel tank and fuel pump
+ Air filter and channels of absorption
+ System of injection
+ Coupling
+ Transmission and main transfer
+ Suspension bracket of wheels and steering
+ Brakes
+ Wheels and tires
+ Electrotechnical equipment
+ System of ignition
+ Lighting
+ Alarm equipment
+ Tools and devices
+ Heating and ventilation
+ Body details
+ Salon
Search of malfunctions
Technical characteristics


Check of level of oil

When checking level of oil the probe (1) is taken out from the directing tube. Level of oil has to be between marks or in the field of a corrugated surface (arrow) on a probe tip. The amount of the added oil between markings makes 1 l. Measurement can be exact only if the car costs on a horizontal surface.

Constant control

If you just got the Audi A4 (new or second-hand), then have to for the sake of safety during each filling of the fuel tank undertake the probe for measurement of level of oil. When you learn that your engine spends very few oil, inspections can be carried out between the second and fourth gas station.


  1. According to instructions of Audi control of level of oil has to be exercised at a temperature of engine of 60 °C that corresponds to about 10 min. after start of the cold engine.
  2. To put the car on a horizontal surface.
  3. After switching off of previously warmed up engine to wait at least five minutes in order that all oil flew down in a case.
  4. Be careful with the hot engine, it is possible to burn a hand about the details located around.
  5. Take out the probe, wipe it a pure, not fleecy rag or a tissue, again enter against the stop, wait a little and again take out.
  6. On a core you will be able to see oil level.
  7. If the level of lubricant means reaches only the lower point, then engine oil needs to be added.

 Council: If you want to keep the exact magazine about an oil consumption your Audi A4, then you have to perform measurements always in one place and at the same temperature of oil.

Black color of oil in itself is not a signal to replacement motor oils. Oil darkens even again soon after replacement. The dropping-out dirt and products of attrition remain in suspension in order that they did not get in the engine.

Having added oils

The difference between the lower and top marking on the probe for measurement of level of oil makes 1 l. Level of oil should not fall below the lower mark. The lack of a quarter of liter of oil is not dangerous yet, but if there is not enough bigger amount of oil and go by Audi A4 in a sharp manner, then on turns pressure of oil can fall to dangerous level.

Also excess of oil in the engine is harmful. At high turns it can get through an air vent in the case case to combustion chambers. Excess of oil is also dangerous to the catalytic converter, as well as not burned down gasoline. Investigation: it can melt. But at a normal consumption of oil it is harmless.

Result: oil is recommended to be added when its level is in the lower quarter between two tags of the probe. Do not pour oil above the top tag.

 Council: Oil in a small amount is more expensive, than in 3-, 4-or 5-liter canisters. On the way such packing is most often inconvenient for oil addition. Besides, she takes a lot of place in a luggage carrier. The 1-liter can of engine oil with the screwing-up cover from which it you as necessary can add oil in the small portions is convenient.

Whether it is possible to mix oils?

It is possible to mix bravely all grades of oils of any producers, including one-target and multi-purpose oils. This miscibility without harmful consequences is the main requirement of the international standards of oils. Though mixing with other engine oil can affect specific properties of a certain oil as each brand of oil possesses an own combination of additives slightly. But never the lubricant effect is exposed to danger. To the one who adheres to the standards recommended by Audi on oils, danger of damage of the engine because of improper oil does not threaten.