[A8] A8 Digest, Vol 21, Issue 7

Britt Crowell Britt at BrittCrowell.com
Fri Oct 26 12:19:13 PDT 2007

I changed mine out last year. I know the local Audi dealer and he usually 
hooks me up, so I got original hoses.
I ended up taking off the intake manifold to make it easier to get to them. 
And replaced all the orings on my injectors too.
Here is the link to my photos.
Britt Crowell

> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:38:38 -0500 (CDT)
> From: tlastre01 at sprintpcs.com
> Subject: [A8] breather hose, cabin filter
> To: A8 at audifans.com
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> I finally have some time to devote to my 99 A8. I bought two oil filters 
> since they were $10.00 a piece, synthetic oil and changed the oil even 
> though it was clean (didn't want to trust what was in there). I also 
> wanted to check a very small leak and smell so, up the ramp she went. It 
> looked like the oil was coming from some unreacheable place way above the 
> rear of the motor. I took the engine covers off and behind the valve cover 
> there is a breather hose that goes into the engine itself or what appears 
> to be the crankcase. This hose was absolutely deteriorated. I called the 
> stealership and they wanted $126.00 for a hose literally 10 inches long 
> (ha,who could be so lucky?). I looked in my parts bin/garbage bin and 
> found a similar shaped hose, in excellent rubbery shape, from my 76' 280C 
> emissions crap that I took out. I cut it and after much PITA slapped it 
> on. I also bought a cabin air filter. Can somebody tell me where it goes? 
> I ordered the manual but it is backorderd from Bentley's.
> Thank you very much.
> Tomas
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