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


Replacement of engine oil and oil filter

Carving stopper of a masloslivny opening (3) – in the photo the six-cylinder engine is shown – becomes available only after dismantle of the lower facing of a motive compartment. For its unscrewing the most suitable tool is the cap key. It is the best of all to unscrew an oil filter (1) a tape key (on an arrow). Further in the photo are shown the oil heater on which cooling liquid (2) flows.


  1. Change oil only at the warm engine! Therefore, whenever possible, do a bit of traveling on the car.
  2. Raise Audi A4 horizontally (put an emphasis!) or establish it on a ramp.
  3. Dismantle the lower cover of a motive compartment.
  4. Put suitable capacity under an engine case.
  5. Turn off a cap key a carving stopper of a drain opening; let's flow down to oil. Be careful, it is hotter.
  6. If you raised the car only in front, then to merge the fulfilled oil completely, it needs to be merged once again. Track at the same time not to damage or to overturn reception capacity.
  7. Put reception capacity under an oil filter.
  8. Weaken an oil filter a tape key. If the filter sits very strongly, then pierce its metal case the sharp screw-driver (be careful, hot oil follows) and unscrew the filter by means of the screw-driver.
  9. Slightly grease with component lubricant a sealing ring of a new oil filter.
  10. Do not use for this purpose lubricant oil as at visual survey it can be mistakenly accepted for the following engine oil.
  11. Strong screw up the filter manually, without using any tools.
  12. Wipe clean a screw stopper of a drain opening and screw up with a new sealing ring; but it is not too strong, otherwise damage the directing carving on a case.
  13. Fill in oil (see the table).
  14. Start the engine, check tightness of oil.

Filling volumes of oil

The engine with a working volume
Engine oil
1,6 l
1,8 l
Six-cylinder engine
The filling volume of oil * without replacement of an oil filter
about 2,7 l
about 3,4 l
about 4,5 l
The filling volume of oil with replacement of the filter
about 3,3 l
about 3,9 l
about 5,0 l

* Only when replacing oil between maintenance intervals.