'95 A6q fluids...DIY Maintenance

Lee Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Fri Aug 9 20:41:00 EDT 2002

Mike Veglia writes:

> 1. Oil changes. This is only the second Audi I have owned with a front
> undertray (the first being an '88 80q). I can easily see the oil
> filter from the top--so I assume I could replace it from the top? Haven't
> looked for the drain. Does the undertray need to be removed for routine
oil changes?

I haven't tried getting to the filter from above on my wife's car...You
certainly need to get the tray off to get to the drain plug. Speaking of
which, next time I do an oil change on either of my cars, I'm installing
Fumoto drain cocks, which make life a bit easier down the road.

My S6 is due for a change in 40 miles, so it'll be soon :)

> The car appears to have had Mobil 1 10-30 at half mfg recommended
> intervals for its whole life. Any good reason to not continue this? Is
10-30 a more
> appropriate weight for the 12V V6 than the 20-50 M1 I use in the 5ktq? (I
> assume so...)

You don't need 20-50 in this engine...shoot, I'm surprised you needed 20-50
inthe 5ktq!

With regard to oil change intervals...I'm running 5K miles on both cars. I
just don't see the need to change out the Mobil 1 more often than that...and
the math is too easy! :)

'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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