12-17-2003, 06:13 PM
Warm car. Take out oil plug. Drain oil. Take old filter off. New filter on (lube). Fill with 4 quarts of 10w30 or 10w40 (whatever I have here...) non-synthetic.
Anything different on these cars than others?
tia. you guys been good so far :-)
12-17-2003, 07:30 PM
Mahle or a Mann filter, not a cheapo Fram or anything. Also, I put in 5 quarts, not 4.
12-17-2003, 11:27 PM
They are something like 25-30% more filter area and area to dissapate heat. It doesn't look like it will fit, but it fits by about 1-2cm...
Besides making it easier to recycle, it beats having to fill five oil cans with the old oil, and you can leave your oil pan to sit and drain. Hints from Heloise. :)
12-18-2003, 05:02 AM
fill it up with oil before you slap it on too. takes a little while, but it ensures that it recieves oil and gives oil. an oil filter w/ trapped air can be crap for the engine.
12-18-2003, 05:41 AM
I tried all the AW vendors, but the cheapeast I could get the same thing was $32 or so.. Europeanautomotive is the co. that sells the 4 packs on ebay.
They are Mahle, with the check values. The A4 one does not appear to have a cheak valve, but its just not visible, but you can only blow or suck thru it one way (ok, keep the jokes to yourself).
12-18-2003, 05:42 AM
40-something out. I am used to Florida, dammit. Where you sweat year-round when working on cars outside.
I'm assuming it will. The one on my A4 is the newer -J filter that is 30km and fairly good sized. I'm currently using the new 30km VW/Audi 4-cyl filter, which is the same size as the standard 4000 filter.