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Air filter service
> Now here's the question; It's time to replace the air filter in the '89
> Q-90 I've got. I've replaced the light bulbs, changed oil, etc (basic
> maint.) on the Q before, but have yet to attempt replacing the filter.
> When I bring the car in for a lube, I'm told that the dealer must replace
> it. Is this true? Do I need three hands to replace the air filter?
... I am completely unfamiliar with your exact car, but Audis have char-
acteristically difficult air filter replacement procedures. I would not
say that it is a dealer only thing, but it often takes some investigation
to find the easiest way to get the airbox open and the filter in & out.
In most cases this is due to the fact that the airflow sensor is an up-
draught unit, necessitating that the air filer be mounted below the fuel
Interestingly enough on MY qtc [explicitly stated so as not to confuse
certain members the British contingent ...] I find it is best to remove
the left front headlight to change the air filter. I know it sounds
major, but I can get the thing out and back in in 15-30 minutes easily ...
San Jose, CA (USA)