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Applies to: MY 2003: Audi TT, Audi A4, Audi A4 Avant, Audi A4 Cabriolet, Audi A6, Audi A6 Avant, Audi allroad quattro, Audi S6 Avant, Audi RS6, Audi A8, Audi S8


Abstract: Factory recommended maintenance intervals for applicable MY 2003 Audi vehicles.


Contents


Audi MY 2003 A4 Maintenance Schedule

Miles (x1000)

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

105

Kilometers (x1000)

16

32

48

64

80

96

112

128

144

160

170

Engine Oil - change


 

Engine Oil Filter - replace

 

Engine - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling System - check level, add if necessary

 

Exhaust System - check for damage, leaks

 

Engine OBD - check memory, purge


 

Door Hinge Mechanisms - lubricate




 

Battery - check electrolyte, add if necessary


 

Wiper/Washer- check fluid, add if necessary



 

Automatic Shift Lock - check

 

Manual Transmission - check shift and interlock


 

 

Tires & Spare - check condition, pressure



 

Service Reminder Display- reset


 

Brake System - check

 

Drive Shaft Boots - check




 

Road Test


 

Lights - check



 

Front Axle - check dust seals, ball joints, tie rod ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Transmission - check for leaks

 


 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Transmission Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Manual Transmission - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmission Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multitronic™ Transmission - change ATF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Steering Fluid - check, add if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust/Pollen Filter - replace

 

 


 

 


 

 

Headlights - inspect, adjust if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sliding Roof - clean, lubricate rails

 


 


 

 

 

 

Air Cleaner - replace filter element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - replace

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - check* **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - replace* **

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - inspect****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt and Tensioner Roller - replace***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 1.8T
** 3.0L
*** 2.7L
**** A4 1.8L every 40,000 miles

Brake Fluid - replace every 2 years, regardless of mileage.
Cloth Top - check rollover function every 2 years, regardless of mileage.


Audi MY 2003 A6/S6/allroad Maintenance Schedule

Miles (x1000)

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

105

Kilometers (x1000)

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

135

150

155

Engine Oil - change


 

Engine Oil Filter - replace



 

Engine - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling System - check level, add if necessary

 

Exhaust System - check for damage, leaks




 

Engine OBD - check memory, purge


 

Door Hinge Mechanisms - lubricate

 

Battery - check electrolyte, add if necessary

 

Wiper/Washer - check fluid, add if necessary


 

Automatic Shift Lock - check



 

Manual Transmission - check shift and interlock

 

Tires and Spare - check condition, pressure



 

Service Reminder Display - reset

 

Brake System - check




 

Drive Shaft Boots - check

 

Road Test




 

Lights - check

 

Front Axle - check dust seals, ball joints, tie-rod ends

 

 

 

 

 


 

Automatic Transmission - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Transmission Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmission - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmission Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multitronic™ Transmission - change ATF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Steering Fluid - check, add if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust and Pollen Filter - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlights - inspect, adjust if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sliding Roof - clean, lubricate rails

 


 

 

 

 

 

Air Cleaner - replace filter element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - replace (except allroad 4.2L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - replace (allroad 4.2L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - check**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - replace** ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt and Tensioner Roller - replace*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 2.7L
** 3.0L
*** 4.2L

Brake Fluid - replace every 2 years, regardless of mileage.


Audi MY 2003 A8/S8 Maintenance Schedule

Miles (x1000)

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

105

Kilometers (x1000)

15

30

45

60

75

90

105

120

135

150

155

Engine Oil - change


 

Engine Oil Filter - replace

 

Engine - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling System - check level, add if necessary


 

Exhaust System - check for damage, leaks


 

Engine OBD - check memory, purge

 

Door Hinge Mechanisms - lubricate




 

Battery - check electrolyte, add if necessary


 

Wiper/Washer - check fluid, add if necessary



 

Automatic Shift Lock - check

 

Tires and Spare - check condition, pressure


 

Service Reminder Display - reset


 

Brake System - check

 

Drive Shaft Boots - check

 

Road Test

 

Lights - check


 

Front Axle - check dust seals, ball joints, tie-rod ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Transmission - check for leaks

 

 


 


 

 

 

Automatic Transmission Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Steering Fluid - check, add if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Dust and Pollen Filter - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlights - inspect, adjust if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sliding Roof - clean, lubricate rails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Cleaner - replace filter element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brake Fluid - replace every 2 years, regardless of mileage.


Audi MY 2003 TT Maintenance Schedule

Miles (x1000)

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

105

Kilometers (x1000)

16

32

48

64

80

96

112

128

144

160

170

Engine Oil - change

 

 

Engine Oil Filter - replace

 

 

Engine - check for leaks


 

 

 

 

 

Cooling System - check level, add if necessary

 

 

 

 

Exhaust System - check for damage, leaks

 

 

Engine OBD - check memory, purge

 

Door Hinge Mechanisms - lubricate

 

 

 

 

Battery - check electrolyte, add if necessary

 

 

Wiper/Washer- check fluid, add if necessary

 

Automatic Shift Lock - check

 

Manual Transmission - check shift and interlock

 

Tires & Spare - check condition, pressure

 

 

Service Reminder Display- reset

 

Brake System - check

 

Drive Shaft Boots - check

 

Road Test

 

Lights - check

 

 

 

Front Axle - check dust seals, ball joints, tie rod ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haldex Clutch - change oil and filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Transmission - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmission - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Transmisson Final Drive - check for leaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Steering Fluid - check, add if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust/Pollen Filter - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headlights - inspect, adjust if necessary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Cleaner - replace filter element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ribbed Belt - check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - inspect*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* TT 1.8L every 40,000 miles

Brake Fluid - replace every 2 years, regardless of mileage.


Audi MY 2003 RS6 Maintenance Schedule

Vehicle

RS6

At 5,000 Mi (8,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter - Change the oil and replace oil filter. (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Windshield Wiper and Washer - Check fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Rotate tires. Check the pressure.

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Brake System - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

At 15,000 Mi (25,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter - Change the oil and replace oil filter. (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory. Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary. Magic eye.

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight Washer - Check adjustment and function and add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of tire repair set (where applicable).

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Brake System - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check boots. (Visual inspection)

Lights - Check lights.

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods.

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Sliding roof - Clean guide rails and lubricate.

Intercooler Hoses - Clean internally

Air Cleaner - Clean housing and replace filter element

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory. Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary. Magic eye.

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight Washer - Check adjustment and function and add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of tire repair set (where applicable).

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Brake System - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check boots. (Visual inspection)

Lights - Check lights.

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods.

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Sliding roof - Clean guide rails and lubricate.

Intercooler Hoses - Clean internally

Air Cleaner - Clean housing and replace filter element

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Fuel Filter - Replace

Spark Plugs - Replace

Timing Belt - Check for wear (visual inspection)

Ribbed Belt - Check for wear (visual inspection)

Road Test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating & ventilation

 

systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock and power accessories.

At 25,000 Mi (40,000 Km)

 

Perform the 5,000 Mi (8,000 Km) Maintenance Service. Except: Rotate tires.

At 35,000 Mi (55,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter - Change the oil and replace oil filter. (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Engine - Check for leaks.

 

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory. Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary

 

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight Washer - Check adjustment and function and add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of tire repair set (where applicable).

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Brake system - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check the boots. (Visual inspection)

Air Cleaner - Clean housing and replace filter element

 

Lights - Check the lights.

Ribbed Belt - Check for wear (Visual inspection)

Timing Belt Drive - Replace belt, tensioner assembly and idler pulley

Intercooler Hoses - Clean internally

Fuel Filter - Replace

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods.

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks (Visual inspection)

Power Steering Fluid - Check fluid level. Add if necessary.

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Intercooler - Clean externally

Radiator - Clean externally

Condenser - Clean externally

Spark Plugs - Replace

Sliding Roof - Clean guide rails and lubricate with grease spray.

Road Test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock and power accessories.

At 45,000 Mi (70,000 Km)

 

Perform the 5,000 Mi (8,000 Km) Maintenance Service

At 55,000 Mi (85,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter- Change oil and replace the oil filter (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory.

Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight washer - Check adjustment and function. Add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of the tire repair set (where applicable). Exchange tire seal solution. (If expired)

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

 

Brake system - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check the boots. (Visual inspection)

Lights - Check all lights. Check Headlight adjustment.

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods.

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Air Cleaner - Clean housing and replace filter element.

Spark Plugs - Replace

Fuel Filter - Replace

At 55,000 Mi (85,000 Km) - continued

 

Ribbed Belt - Check for wear (Visual inspection)

Timing Belt - Check for wear (visual inspection)

Sliding Roof - Clean guide rails and lubricate.

Road Test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock and power accessories.

At 65,000 Mi (100,000 Km)

 

Perform the 5,000 Mi (8,000 Km) Maintenance Service. Except: Rotate tires

At 75,000 Mi (115,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter - Change oil and replace the oil filter. (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory.

Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary. Magic eye.

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight washer - Check adjustment and function. Add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of tire repair set. (where applicable).

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Drive Shafts - Check the boots

Brake system - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check the boots.

Lights - Check all lights. (Visual inspection)

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Power Steering Fluid - Check fluid level: add if necessary.

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Ribbed Belt - Replace belt

Air Cleaner - Clean housing and replace filter element

Intercooler Hoses - Clean internally

Timing Belt Drive - Replace belt, tensioner assembly and idler pulley

Spark Plugs - Replace

Fuel Filter - Replace

Condenser - Clean externally

Radiator - Clean externally

Intercooler - Clean externally

Road Test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock and power accessories.

At 85,000 (130,000 Km)

 

Perform the 5,000 Mi (8,000 Km) Maintenance Service. Except: Rotate tires

At 95,000 Mi (145,000 Km)

 

Engine Oil / Oil Filter - Change the oil and replace the oil filter. (Caution: RS 6 uses only oil fulfilling the VW 50501 specifications and with the viscosity 5W40)

Engine - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

Cooling System - Check the coolant level. Add coolant if necessary.

Exhaust System - Check for damage and leaks. (Visual inspection)

Engine, On-Board Diagnostic - Check Diagnostic Trouble Code Memory. Purge if necessary, (where applicable).

Doors - Lubricate door hinge mechanism.

Battery - Check electrolyte level. Add if necessary. Magic eye.

Windshield Wiper and Washer / Headlight Washer - Check adjustment and function and add fluid if necessary.

Tires and Spare Wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check the pressure.

Check renewal date of tire repair set. (where applicable).

Service Reminder Indicator Display - Reset the display.

Brake system - Check for damage and leaks. Check thickness of pads and brake fluid level. (Visual inspection)

Drive Shafts - Check the boots.

Fuel Filter - Replace

Timing Belt - Check for wear (visual inspection)

Ribbed Belt - Check for wear (Visual inspection)

Intercooler Hoses - Clean internally

Sliding Roof - Clean guide rails and lubricate.

Front Axle - Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Check tie rods

Lights - Check all lights. Check Headlight adjustment

Automatic Transmission and Final Drive - Check for leaks. (Visual inspection)

 

Dust and Pollen Filter - Replace filter.

Spark Plugs - Replace

Road Test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock and power accessories

Every 2 years regardless of miles/kilometers

 

Brake Fluid - Replace brake fluid.

Every 14 years regardless of miles/kilometers

 

Airbag - Replace (All Audi models except A8 L)

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