[A4] Cut open my oil filter

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 2 17:12:50 EST 2006

Arthur Marks <aamarks at cox.net> wrote:  (If someone would like to do this with a filter used for 5000 - 10000 miles 
on a clean 1.8T I'd love to see it.)

Here's the innards of the Mahle filter I just took off my A4 1.8T with the 
sludge problem (for a refresher: the problem arose under Audi care --  
original filter spec and dino oil as Audi had not yet switched their 
specs -- at the second oil change which was 12471 miles after the first). 
Inside of the engine has been cleaned according to the Audi Sludge TSB.

Interesting  - but kind of hard to tell if it looks good or bad by a picture... And  actually, having never seen the innards of an oil filter (used) before,  I probably couldn't even tell if I saw it in person!
  How is the car running now?
  Dan D
  '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
  Central NJ USA

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