[V6-12v] Fuel filter replacement interval

George Tur getur at optonline.net
Thu Apr 15 16:18:54 EDT 2004

On Thursday 15 April 2004 16:02, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> George,
> >I think the service manual puts the replacement interval for the fuel
> > filter at around 30k miles. What I usually do on the older cars is
> > replace the filter at half that interval because I don't know what sort
> > of garbage is accumulated in the fuel tank.
> Maybe it's time for a new filter. Can't be all that spendy.

I've been buying filters and other maintenance items from bimmerparts, or 
other on line vendors who carry audi parts. The filters for the V6 engines 
run about $12 and are Bosch branded. 
> The problem with the ignition switch on your wife's A6 sounds like the
> common ignition switch cracking. The switch housing cracks and the key no
> longer returns from the start position. If you don't notice, you end up
> like I did with a dead starter (which really sucks!!). Good thing you got
> the switch replaced.
I think I did get lucky because one time when my wife started the car up it 
started making a loud metallic screeching noise. I'm pretty sure it was the 
starter still engaged. Besides killing the starter there is also the chance 
of stripping the teeth off the fly wheel. Now that gets to be an expensive 


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