Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Adding engine oil

Checking and Filling
Fig. 149 Engine compartment: engine oil filling opening cover (example)

Observe the safety precautions.

  • Turn the engine off.
  • Open the hood.
  • Unscrew the cap for the engine oil filler opening fig. 149.
  • Carefully add 0.5 quart (0.5 liter) of the correct oil.
  • Check the oil level again after two minutes.
  • Applies to: using engine oil that meets the recommended specification: Add some more engine oil again if necessary.
  • Close the engine oil filler cap and push the dipstick all the way in.
  • Close the hood.


  • When adding oil, do not let oil drip onto hot engine components. This increases the risk of afire.
  • You must close the cap on the oil filler opening correctly so that oil does not leak out onto the hot engine and exhaust system when the engine is running, because this is a fire hazard.
  • Always clean skin thoroughly contact with engine oil.
  • Engine oil is poisonous and must be kept out of reach of children.
  • Store the engine oil securely in the original container.


  • Only use high-grade engine oil that explicitly meets the Audi oil quality standard for your vehicle. Using another oil may cause severe vehicle damage.
  • Do not mix any additives with the engine oil.

    Additives may cause engine damage that is not covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

For the sake of the environment

  • Oil should never enter the sewer system or come into contact with the ground.
  • Follow the legal regulations in the country where you are located when disposing of empty oil containers.


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