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Old 3rd September 2018, 11:40 AM
GlynH GlynH is offline
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Default 4.2 TDi engine oil capacity?

Hi there,

Iím just about to change engine oil/filter & sump plug washer along with air filters before a drive to Brussels later this week.

Car is a 2014 Facelift 4.2 TDi (385PS) the Euro 6 with AdBlue if it might make a difference?

I have plenty of Quantum Longlife III 5W-30 (4 x 5ltrs) but was wondering how much to put in?

I have seen 9.5lts mentioned but donít know whether that includes/excludes the filter change and donít want to under/overfill.

Can some knowledgeable soul please advise on the capacity and offer a sanity check on whether this is the correct oil type?

Thanks & kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
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Old 3rd September 2018, 06:27 PM
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Rule of thumb, put back what you take out

Then check the levels and go from there.....

I think it will be less than 9.5l, I think that maybe dry fill.
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Old 21st September 2018, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the reply Paul,

I just canít be certain what I take out as it will be going into an oil catcher that will already have oil in it and/or would be difficult to measure in any case!

Thanks & kind regards,
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Old 21st September 2018, 09:37 PM
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Itís a further pita as the D4 didnít come with a dip stick!

I used a dipstick out of another v8 Audi, measured the level before the change, matched just under that after and then used the electronic gauge for final level
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Old 5th October 2018, 04:40 PM
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Well now the jobs been completed I can report that 9.5lts of engine oil was drained which included a filter change.

As the ĎMMI dipstickí was always showing full I thought Iíd put a little less back in as I never knew whether it was just right or overfull so it was refilled with 9lts of Quantum Longlife III 5W/30 Fully Synthetic.

When the oil level was checked immediately after the oil change the MMI dipstick was showing full once more which led me to believe it had been overfilled to some extent but now that Iíve done a few miles the level is now showing as 75% up the MMI dipstick so at least I am sure and now have peace of mind that I have the correct amount in there.

Hope that helps anyone else treading the same path.

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