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I am about to change the oil on my wife's 2016 Q3 Quattro TSFI; I have a new drain plug coming with a new crush-able washer, along with 5L of Liqui Moly Longtime High Tech oil and a new K&N oil filter; I am wondering if anyone knows the torque specifications for the new drain plug and possibly the new filter. Thanks in advance for your replies.
 

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First, you should NOT be using this drain plug to nominally drain your crankcase - as it is now Audi's PREFERRED method to aspirate the oil out of the dip tube port. Second, I don't have the specs immediately available but IIRC it's 30 NM or about 22 lb-ft. But also it prolly has a positive stop so a torque spec may not be required...
 

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First, you should NOT be using this drain plug to nominally drain your crankcase - as it is now Audi's PREFERRED method to aspirate the oil out of the dip tube port. Second, I don't have the specs immediately available but IIRC it's 30 NM or about 22 lb-ft. But also it prolly has a positive stop so a torque spec may not be required...
Thank you very much for the reply. You are spot on: I called the Audi dealership and coaxed the torque specifications for the drain plug out of the service/parts department - 21-22FT/LBS. As for the oil change, I decided not to remove the drain plug, but rather to purchase a pump from ECS Tuning and go that route.

Thanks again!
 

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So you're saying that we should use oil extractors instead of doing it the old-fashioned way? I'm pretty confused, I've read a lot of comments on how bad these extractors/pumps are because they're susceptible to leaving behind debris that would otherwise be drained from the plug hole.

Thoughts?
 

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I think oil extractors are fine, they get 99% of your old oil out. All the car dealers are doing this, to save time, but if you have any significant debris at the bottom of your oil pan, you have bigger worries than getting those out. The oil pump pick-up has a screen on the end, any significantly sized debris will be held back from going into the pump.

But do it any way you want...it is your car.
 
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