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    Who else loves changing oil?

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    I just need to say this I LOVE CHANGING THE OIL! If there's one thing you can do that will always be a good for the car, it's changing the oil. Plus, the placebo effect experience of having a smoother, quieter engine is the greatest.

    Changed the oil yesterday, and the car is like new ( hahaha!).

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    the question should be "who knows how to change oil" as there isn't a lot of information on how to do it cause audi wants you to take it to the dealership to get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    the question should be "who knows how to change oil" as there isn't a lot of information on how to do it cause audi wants you to take it to the dealership to get it done.
    Personally I like extracting it out of the dip stick tube. The filter on the 4.2 is right on top so doing it this way there's no need to put the car on ramps/jack stands or remove the belly pan.

    Some people might say that it's better to drain it out of the bottom to get out all the "crud" that collects at the bottom of the pan. Technically if you change the oil within the recommended increments you shouldn't have "crud" settling in the oil pan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning-Audi View Post
    Personally I like extracting it out of the dip stick tube. The filter on the 4.2 is right on top so doing it this way there's no need to put the car on ramps/jack stands or remove the belly pan.

    Some people might say that it's better to drain it out of the bottom to get out all the "crud" that collects at the bottom of the pan. Technically if you change the oil within the recommended increments you shouldn't have "crud" settling in the oil pan.

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    Jason,

    Are you able to remove all the old oil with the extractor? I really wouldn't miss lying under the car struggling with the belly pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr1415us View Post
    Jason,

    Are you able to remove all the old oil with the extractor? I really wouldn't miss lying under the car struggling with the belly pan.
    You can remove the majority of it. The first time I did it I was skeptical as well so I went the extra mile and attempted to drain out whatever was left from the pan (if any) and it was less than a 1/4 of a quart of oil that came out. To my standards I could live with that if it meant I wouldn't have to fuss with lifting the vehicle and removing the belly pan every 5-7k miles. When you drive as much as me (average 80+ miles per day) oil changes are pretty frequent so this was a huge relief.

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    Did mine yesterday too... I mean, I guess it was pretty cool... I do like how quick and easy it is on our cars, especially when you cut out the skid plate to expose the drain plug
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwest15 View Post
    Did mine yesterday too... I mean, I guess it was pretty cool... I do like how quick and easy it is on our cars, especially when you cut out the skid plate to expose the drain plug
    This ^^ Removing the belly ban is most of the work. Make a cut out big enough to removed the oil pan nut and replace it and you'll have the easiest oil changes ever.
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    By using an extractor you eliminate the part were you even have to lift the car. No ramps no jack stands.. Just pull the dip stick out.. Shove the little hose from the extractor in the dip stick tube.. Pump the extractor 10-12 times and walk away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    the question should be "who knows how to change oil" as there isn't a lot of information on how to do it cause audi wants you to take it to the dealership to get it done.
    Joking, right? Replace filter, drain oil, fill oil, reset reminder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning-Audi View Post
    By using an extractor you eliminate the part were you even have to lift the car. No ramps no jack stands.. Just pull the dip stick out.. Shove the little hose from the extractor in the dip stick tube.. Pump the extractor 10-12 times and walk away!

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    please provide a linky, never heard of such a thing. may be my new tool in the garage! does this work for every type of vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    please provide a linky, never heard of such a thing. may be my new tool in the garage! does this work for every type of vehicle?

    Here's one:

    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FQsFaQodj1gA2A
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    so if the oil filter is only accessible under the vehicle then this is really just a luxury since you still need to get under the vehicle regardless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    please provide a linky, never heard of such a thing. may be my new tool in the garage! does this work for every type of vehicle?
    See the link below!

    Quote Originally Posted by jr1415us View Post
    You can use them on almost any vehicle. Vehicles that have the filter on top or in a location that doesn't involve accessing it through the bottom make it even more of a breeze.

    No joke I laughed out loud at how simple it was to change the oil. I would also recommend that you let the oil warm up a bit by running the vehicle prior. The extractor works much better when the oil isn't as thick. If you do it cold you'll probably have to keep pumping it few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    so if the oil filter is only accessible under the vehicle then this is really just a luxury since you still need to get under the vehicle regardless?
    On the S4 the oil filter is on the top of the motor, under the plastic cover that has the Audi logo on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr1415us View Post
    On the S4 the oil filter is on the top of the motor, under the plastic cover that has the Audi logo on it.
    haha, i meant for other vehicles, in general. i would hate to drop $100+ on a tool that is only useful on 1 of my vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    haha, i meant for other vehicles, in general. i would hate to drop $100+ on a tool that is only useful on 1 of my vehicles.
    You'd be surprised at how many newer vehicles have the oil filter accessible by just popping the hood. The old style filter encased in a steel shell on the bottom half of the engine is a dieing bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.v. View Post
    please provide a linky, never heard of such a thing. may be my new tool in the garage! does this work for every type of vehicle?
    Here's the one I bought

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWorld View Post
    That one is only 6.9 quarts, is there a way to drain while flowing or do you need to stop, drain and restart?

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    I have no problems draining it out. It's just a pain when your retarded friends decide to dump green coolant in your used oil.

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    I love oil changes too. I have a small stock pile of liqui Molly and Hengst filters. I have the Thor plate, so it's just 4 screws. Doesn't bother me. I actually love getting under my car. I even like the smell of the oil lol.
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    on my S4, ok doing my oil change (walk in the park as far as DIY goes). on my B5 A4, not so much since the filter is a pain to get to & tough to prevent oil from getting everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audi49 View Post
    on my S4, ok doing my oil change (walk in the park as far as DIY goes). on my B5 A4, not so much since the filter is a pain to get to & tough to prevent oil from getting everywhere.
    Yes. Coming from a b5 a4 myself, I was so happy when I found out the filter was right on top and easily accessible.
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    Changing oil is the best feeling ever, like you're doing so much good for the world. Some donate to save neglected animals or starving children, but others spatter hot oil on the garage floor. Both have the same emotions associated with them. Good job oil changers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audi49 View Post
    on my S4, ok doing my oil change (walk in the park as far as DIY goes). on my B5 A4, not so much since the filter is a pain to get to & tough to prevent oil from getting everywhere.
    On the B5 A4 you can just remove the two screws from the coolant expansion tank and move that aside to access the filter from the top. Then, you wrap the filter with a cloth to absorb the oil that will come out before fitting the oil filter wrench, the universal wrap around types are preferable for this. Hell, I didn't even have to jack my B5 passat or my old roomate's B5 A4 to change the oil since neither of them were lowered so the drain pan fit under the car with no issues. That is not necessarily the case for the stock S4.

    Sure the B6 S4 is very easy but the B5 A4 is just as easy once you've done it a couple times and it's less time consuming (this goes out the window if you drop the B5 A4/Passat).

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    While we're on the subject. The crush washer on the drain plug, where can I get a few of them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattroism25 View Post
    While we're on the subject. The crush washer on the drain plug, where can I get a few of them?
    Stealership.

    They're cheap enough that even the ridiculous dealership markup can't really make the price too steep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattroism25 View Post
    While we're on the subject. The crush washer on the drain plug, where can I get a few of them?
    NAPA, or rmeuropean.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattroism25 View Post
    While we're on the subject. The crush washer on the drain plug, where can I get a few of them?
    We have them available HERE

    It's best to add these to an order rather than order a bunch by themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz_S4 View Post
    On the B5 A4 you can just remove the two screws from the coolant expansion tank and move that aside to access the filter from the top. Then, you wrap the filter with a cloth to absorb the oil that will come out before fitting the oil filter wrench, the universal wrap around types are preferable for this. Hell, I didn't even have to jack my B5 passat or my old roomate's B5 A4 to change the oil since neither of them were lowered so the drain pan fit under the car with no issues. That is not necessarily the case for the stock S4.

    Sure the B6 S4 is very easy but the B5 A4 is just as easy once you've done it a couple times and it's less time consuming (this goes out the window if you drop the B5 A4/Passat).
    Thanks. Have had my A4 for 16 years and have not thought of this, even though I've removed the coolant tank for other repairs. I'll try this next time!

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    I got the Topsider to help change my oil through the dipstick and absolutely love doing oil changes! I ended up settling in that specific extractor because it was the only one that had enough capacity to hold my s4's oil.
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