View Full Version : 2002 S 8 oil change
05-10-2005, 01:51 PM
Using the Audipage instructions (for the A8)---I thought I'd be set--but NO.
Apparently the filter housing is different--It's black and has one large hex nut to remove.
Anyone know the socket size to use?
The drain plug appears to be the same--a 10mm hex drive---so I have that one covered.
05-10-2005, 01:55 PM
your right on the hex head, but the filter housing is definitly the issue. I only put 10,000 mile on my car since the last change and I do intervals of 5000 miles, so im waiting until the next one to do it. I was recommended a 36mm socket but I didnt try it.
05-10-2005, 01:56 PM
This was just asked the other day, I think they said it was a 36, 38 or 41mm nut......on something like that, if I had a standard size socket that would fit, I would just use it.
Please take a picture of this beast and post it.....I'll update the oil change procedure.
05-10-2005, 02:11 PM
Guess I'll go with the 36mm size and try it---don't have anything that big on hand, however.
Will let all know once I've figured it out.
Basically, The housing is in the same location as the A8---but it's black in color---I don't think it's metal---and has the large hex nut integral to the housing. Not sure if I can get a pic of it--maybe my digital cam has a macro mode.
05-10-2005, 02:24 PM
You just need to put the camera on the floor and point it up when it's up on jacks or whatever you use to jack it up for the change.
I usually take 4-5 pictures of anything I need with the flash on for all pictures, one or more usually comes out okay.
But when I only take one, it never is a good picture!
05-10-2005, 02:40 PM
Took me about 4 oil changes to figure out that it's very sensitive to torque. I always had a little seapage which bugged me until I used a torque wrench.
05-11-2005, 09:28 AM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/54082/40v.jpg"></center><p>10mm drain from oil pan, 6mm drain from filter, 36mm remove filter cap.
05-11-2005, 09:59 AM
The only parts I got in the filter box was the rubber O ring--the silver ring and the filter---am I missing something?
Did find the filter tool (you show in black) on E bay and bot it just now.
05-11-2005, 11:43 AM
if so...check part number of filter. I know old filter kit includes crush washer.
05-11-2005, 12:06 PM
It's a Hengst--#021 115 562 A---and yes it's got the ring and the rubber O ring--bot it at the dealer
sound right?---would hate to get into the middle of this thing and find out not.
05-11-2005, 01:04 PM
old one has the plastic core inside, and I broke filter cap trying to remove the core which now belongs to the cap not to the filter. Sounds stupid, but I did it, thanks to Wendy and poor illustration in ETKA and Bentley.
05-11-2005, 01:06 PM
One last Q
Do I really have to go get a torque wrench to put replace the plug and the filter housing?---Is it really that critical?
I've changed oil on alot of cars over the years without a torque wrench--BMW's etc.
Sure wish Audi had their oil filters right under the hood like BMW
05-11-2005, 01:25 PM
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