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This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2004 Audi A6. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your A6 and that the filter is being changed too. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your A6 for potential trouble spots. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your A6. For most Audis, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. If you can't do this, see our parts page to find a Audi A6 oil filter wrench. If your A6 is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your A6.
Most Audis have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your A6. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2004 Audi A6 3.0L V6