Audi A8 MY 2009 Maintenance Intervals

MY 2009 Maintenance Intervals


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Service Intervals

If you are not sure when you should bring your Audi in for service or which services are to be performed on your vehicle, ask your authorized Audi Service Advisor.

Service intervals in miles (kilometers)

5,000 miles (8,000 km)1 Minor Maintenance Service with tire rotation

15,000 miles (25,000 km)2 Major Maintenance Service

25,000 miles (40,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service

35,000 miles (55,000 km) Major Maintenance Service with additional items

45,000 miles (70,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service

55,000 miles (85,000 km) Major Maintenance Service with additional items

65,000 miles (100,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service

75,000 miles (115,000 km) Major Maintenance Service with additional items

85,000 miles (130,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service

95,000 miles (145,000 km) Major Maintenance Service

105,000 miles (160,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service

110,000 miles (175,000 km) Timing Belt Replacement (TT 2.0T front wheel drive and A4 Cabriolet 2.0T only)

125,000 miles (200,000 km) Minor Maintenance Service with additional item

The time-sensitive maintenance items table contains additional maintenance items

1 First minor maintenance service at 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first

2 First major maintenance service at 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or 1 year after the first minor service, whichever occurs first. Maintenance Services thereafter occur at 10,000 mile (15,000 km) intervals or 1 year from last service, whichever occurs first (alternating between minor and major services).

The intervals shown in this table are based on vehicles operating under normal conditions. In case of severe conditions, such as extremely low temperatures, excessive dust, etc., it is necessary for certain operations to be carried out in between the given intervals. This applies particularly to engine oil changes and the cleaning or replacing of the air cleaner filter element.

Time-sensitive maintenance items

The following maintenance items contain special time-sensitive service intervals (in addition to mileage intervals where applicable).

Service interval by time (and mileage where applicable) Maintenance item

Every 2 years regardless of mileage (kilometers) Replace brake fluid (all vehicles)

Every 2 years regardless of mileage (kilometers) Check cloth top function and roll-over protection with cloth top down (Audi A4 Cabriolet and Audi S4 Cabriolet only)

At 3 years or 35,000 miles (55,000 km), whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 3 years or 40,000 miles (60,000 km), whichever occurs first. Replace spark plugs (Audi A3 3.2L, Audi TT 3.2L, TTS, Audi A4 2.0L TFSI (engine code CAEB) and Audi A8 6.0L only)

At 6 years or 55,000 miles (85,000 km), whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 6 years or 60,000 miles (90,000 km), whichever occurs first. Replace spark plugs (all models except Audi A3 3.2L, Audi TT 3.2L, TTS, Audi A4 2.0L TFSI (engine code CAEB) and Audi A8 6.0L)

By regularly maintaining your vehicle, you help make sure that emission standards are maintained, thus minimizing adverse effects on the environment.

Minor Maintenance Service

First at 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 20,000 miles (30,000 km) or two years, whichever occurs first.

Engine oil / Oil filter - Change oil and replace filter. Service reminder indicator display - Reset display. Brake system - Check for damage and leaks, thickness of pads, and brake fluid level. Wiper blades - Check condition and replace if necessary. Windshield washer and headlight washing system - Add fluid if necessary. Check adjustment and function. Tires and spare wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check tire pressure. AdBlue fluid - Fill completely with fresh fluid (23 liters). (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only)

Additional item at 5,000 miles (8,000 km) or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first.

Rotate tires

Major Maintenance Service

First at 15,000 miles (25,000 km) or two years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 20,000 miles (30,000 km) or two years, whichever occurs first.

Engine oil / Oil filter - Change oil and replace filter. Service reminder indicator display - Reset display. Brake system - Check for damage and leaks, thickness of pads, and brake fluid level. Wiper blades - Check condition and replace if necessary. Windshield washer and headlight washing system - Add fluid if necessary. Check adjustment and function. Tires and spare wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check tire pressure. Check renewal date of tire repair set (where applicable). AdBlue fluid - Fill completely with fresh fluid (23 liters). (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only) Engine - Check fault memory of on-board diagnostic system (Audi A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8, and S8 only). Battery - Check and replace if necessary. Cooling system - Check coolant level and add coolant if necessary. Engine compartment - Check for leaks. Exhaust system - Check for damage and leaks. Underbody - Check for damage and leaks. Automatic transmission and final drive - Check for leaks. Manual transmission and final drive - Check for leaks. Drive shafts - Check boots. Spherical head couplings for tailgate gas springs: Retighten with 21 Nm (A3 only). Front axle - Check for excessive play. Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends (Audi A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8 & S8 only). Doors - Lubricate door check straps and hood latch (Audi A8 and S8 only). Rear lid hinges - Lubricate (Audi A8 and S8 only). Horn - Check function. Lights - Check all lights. Check headlight adjustment (Audi A8 and S8 only). Dust and pollen filter - Replace filter. Snow screen for air cleaner - Clean (Audi A4, A5, S5, and A6 only). Road test - Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, (ASL) Automatic Shift Lock, and power accessories. Ribbed V-belt and tensioner - Check condition and replace if necessary (Audi R8 only). Fuel filter - Remove water (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only) Plenum Panel- Clean if dirty (except A3 and Audi Q5)

Additional Maintenance Items

Perform at 35,000 miles (55,000 km) in addition to major maintenance service and thereafter every 40,000 miles (60,000 km).

Ribbed V-belt and tensioner - Check condition and replace if necessary (Audi Q7 3.6L, A8 6.0L, and R8 only). Air cleaner - Clean the housing and replace the filter element (Audi A8 6.0L only). Fuel filter - Replace (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only) Haldex clutch - Change oil (Audi A3 and TT only). Continuously variable transmission (multitronic™) - Change ATF. DSG/S tronic - Change oil and replace filter element (Audi A3 and TT only). Power steering fluid - Check fluid level. Front axle - Check for excessive play. Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Brake discs - Check thickness. Lights - Check all lights. Check headlight adjustment (Audi A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8, and S8 only). Lights - Check all lights via instrument cluster. Check license plate light from the rear of the vehicle (Audi Q7, A4 (B8 only), S4, Audi Q5, TT, A5, S5, and R8 only). Interior lights - Check all interior lights, glove box compartment illumination, control lights, and MMI (if applicable). Doors - Lubricate door check straps and hood latch (except Audi A8 and S8). Front sunroof drains (where applicable) - Open sunroof to check front water drain and clean if necessary. Plenum panel - Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drains and clean if necessary. (except A3 & Q5) Spark plugs - Replace* (Audi A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L, TTS, Audi A4 2.0L TFSI (engine code CAEB) and A8 6.0L only). * Spark plug replacement first at 35,000 miles (55,000 km) or 3 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 40,000 miles (60,000 km) or 3 years, whichever occurs first.

Perform at 55,000 miles (85,000 km) in addition to major maintenance service and thereafter every 60,000 miles (90,000 km).

Air cleaner - Clean the housing and replace the filter element (except Audi Q7 4.2L, and A8 6.0L). Spark plugs - Replace* (except Audi A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L, TTS, Audi A4 2.0L TFSI (engine code CAEB) and A8 6.0L). * Spark plug replacement first at 55,000 miles (85,000 km) or 6 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 60,000 miles (90,000 km) or 6 years, whichever occurs first.

Perform at 75,000 miles (115,000 km) in addition to major maintenance service and thereafter every 80,000 miles (120,000 km).

Ribbed V-belt and tensioner - Check condition and replace if necessary (Audi Q7 3.6L, A8 6.0L, and R8 only). Air cleaner - Clean the housing and replace the filter element (Audi Q7 4.2L and A8 6.0L only). Fuel filter - Replace (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only) Haldex clutch - Change oil (Audi A3 and TT only). Continuously variable transmission (multitronic™) - Change ATF. DSG/S tronic - Change oil and replace filter element (Audi A3 and TT only). Power steering fluid - Check fluid level. Front axle - Check for excessive play. Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends. Brake discs - Check thickness. Lights - Check all lights. Check headlight adjustment (Audi A3, A4 Cabriolet, S4, A6, S6, A8, and S8 only). Lights - Check all lights via instrument cluster. Check license plate light from the rear of the vehicle (Audi Q7, A4 (B8 only), S4, Audi Q5, TT, A5, S5, and R8 only). Interior lights - Check all interior lights, glove box compartment illumination, control lights, and MMI (if applicable). Doors - Lubricate door check straps and hood latch (except Audi A8 and S8). Ribbed V-belt - Check condition and replace if necessary. Check tension of belt drive with a manual tensioner and retension if necessary (2.0T, V6 FSI, V6 TFSI (rear most belt), 4.2L FSI, and 5.2L engines only). Ribbed V-belt - Replace (Audi S4 only). Ribbed V-belt - Replace only the V-belt for the compressor drive (3.0 TFSI only) Front sunroof drains (where applicable) - Open sunroof to check front water drain and clean if necessary. Plenum panel - Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drains and clean if necessary. (except A3 & Q5) Spark plugs - Replace* (Audi A3 3.2L, TT 3.2L, TTS, Audi A4 2.0L TFSI (engine code CAEB) and A8 6.0L only). * Spark plug replacement first at 35,000 miles (55,000 km) or 3 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter every 40,000 miles (60,000 km) or 3 years, whichever occurs first.

Perform at 110,000 miles (175,000 km):

Timing belt - Replace. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (Audi TT 2.0T with front wheel drive, A4 Cabriolet 2.0T, and TTS only).

Perform at 125,000 miles (200,000 km) in addition to minor maintenance service and thereafter every 20,000 miles (30,000 km).

Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) - Check ash content within the DPF. The DPF needs to be replaced with an ash content greater than or equal to .46 liters (Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only)

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