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Old 03-12-2014, 06:36 AM   #1
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Hello guys,

First post here and first time owning an Audi...we got a 2013 Q5 2.0T for my wife last year and so far we love the car, but just came across a problem and wanted some feedback from you guys:

I tried changing the oil myself but for some reason the oil filter is stuck on so dang tight! The thing will not budge, I have tried 5 different types of oil wrenches with no success. I have actually put a decent sized dent in the side of the filter as well, trying to get it to turn.

Is this a common issue on these cars? I have been changing the oil on all types of cars for a decade and have never come across an oil filter that is on so tightly. Do you all have any tips? I am tempted to just take it to the dealer but I'm afraid they will throw a fit and try to tack on additional charges for my mistake.


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Avi, who installed the filter?
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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I've got one of these:

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Over the years it's never failed me. However, it absolutely destroys the filter and yields an undrivable car should there be something more serious going on at the base of the filter... This is a last resort tool, but it is effective. Not sure of the brand. Maybe Lisle?
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Default Or its variant, the big boy channel locks...

the point being, intentionally squeeze into the oil filter shell and bend it if needed to get enough grip.

The 2.0T filter actually has a male metal bushing built into the end almost like a pipe fitting, instead of the typical few female threads worth you see with a typical spin on; could be why it is hanging up more, combined with a seal that wasn't coated with a little oil when spun onto a clean face.
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Pour the old oil back in and take it to the dealer or a JiffyLube with a new filter in hand. If you destroy that filter and the head is still attached to the engine you'll be in a real spot, and have to have the car towed.

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Avi, who installed the filter?

The dealership did after the initial break-in service.
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I've got one of these:

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Over the years it's never failed me. However, it absolutely destroys the filter and yields an undrivable car should there be something more serious going on at the base of the filter... This is a last resort tool, but it is effective. Not sure of the brand. Maybe Lisle?

This was one of the 5 tools I used .
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This was one of the 5 tools I used .
That's not good.
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There are two models of the filter on the engine 2.0
Standard model and with interchangeable cartridge

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The dealership did after the initial break-in service.
Typical dealer....crank it on and let the next guy worry about it. For stuck spin-on filters, I've used nails punched through the filter (extreme case after I collapsed the filter), strap wrenches and "jaws". All eventually worked. ....and in each case, the ridiculous measures were needed after either the factory or a dealer installed the previous filter...
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