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Oil Change HELP!!!

Whats up guys???? About to change my wife's 2016 Q3 engine oil and filter. It seems that the manual does not state oil capacity, can anyone help me with that? Also I plan on buying audi brand oil filters, does anyone else recommend another brand? Do I need a crush ring for the drain plug?

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Have 5 liters (not quarts) on hand, maybe even a 6th one for good measure. You'll need almost the 5 when you change everything. Start your refill at 4.5 liters and check from there. You may end up at 4.6 - 4.7. DO NOT over fill it. Audi (as is MOST these days) shop practice is to SUCK the oil out through the dipstick tube and NEVER touch the drain plug. If you do drain it, you WILL need a new crushable washer - they are intended ONLY for one use. Using aftermarket filters won't save you much as the OEMs are made by the same folks anyway - although unless you get an ACNA member (you ARE a member aren't you?) discount in parts (sometimes as much as 25%) you may find them a bit cheaper on line, but not much.
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Whats up guys???? About to change my wife's 2016 Q3 engine oil and filter. It seems that the manual does not state oil capacity, can anyone help me with that? Also I plan on buying audi brand oil filters, does anyone else recommend another brand? Do I need a crush ring for the drain plug?

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Haha! Same problem I had this past weekend doing my wife's change.
The manual ridiculously left that out & ask us to call into their help center.
Luckily there was a nice lady manning the phones this past Saturday.

4.8 qts (~4.5L) was the answer from Audi USA - which was what I had found from googling the heck out of the term "Q3 Oil Capacity."

I actually suctioned out only about 4.6 qts (4.3L) & refilled with about that same amount & the dipstick was wet at the upper fill line.

As for the oil filter, I didn't want to drive across town to the Audi dealer to get the OEM filter & bought from Amazon the Mann 719/45 filter (Amazon fit tool is wrong on it not fitting).

That was cross referenced vs. the OEM part number from each of these sites to con firm fit:
https://www.europaparts.com/oil-filter-06j115403q.html

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....9257&jsn=10415

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....298&cc=3329257

http://catalog.mann-filter.com/NA/en...CTA%20(T256584)

https://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-Q3-Qu....0T/ES2631754/


As Roger said, you will need a new drain washer too if you do it the old fashion way as they are one & done usage.
I go from the top and have only done it that way with all my prior & current German cars.

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Thanks guys!!!!!

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Someone have the size for the crushable washer that the 2.0TFSI use?

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The P/N is : N 013 815 7; it's 14x20 mm (which are inner and outer diameters) and costs USD0.84


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Thanks a lot Roger

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OK, now you have me curious. How do they suck the oil out of the engine?? I'm sure they don't use a Kirby Vacuum cleaner. Is there a special device for this?? Is it available to the general public and if so, how much bucks does it cost??

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It IS a special device, uses compressed air and an aspirator to create the vacuum thru a small tube stuck down the dipstick tube. I'm sure you could buy one from a tool supplier, expect about $150 or so with a small cyclonic separator...


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OK, so I got the oil change done and was able to reset the oil reminder but when I go in with Vag Com to try and reset the SRI it tells me that the instrument cluster uses a different kind of software and that I have to go through Adaptation 10 and look for something resembling "Reset" I found what appears to be the only thing in the list similar to that and that's pretty much where the wheels come off. I don't know where to go from there. Any help you guys can provide would be awesome. I've used the Vag Com in the past but only on VW's. I would think the Q3 wouldn't be that much different. BTW it's a 2015 Q3 Quattro and I'm using a Ross Tech Micro Can cable on Windows 8.

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