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    1. Member 1happydude's Avatar
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      02-10-2010 12:16 PM #1
      Hey all, I have searched for forums on how to remove the air filter on a 2006 a3 2.0t fsi. I found forums for the vw but not audi.
      Pics would be a huge help cause I need to see exactly what I need to do.
      Any help is appreciated
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      02-10-2010 12:19 PM #2
      * Unplug the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
      * Undo the spring clips and pull out the turbo inlet connector.
      * Remove the two T-25 screws on the air snorkle as shown below.
      * Remove the engine cover by pulling up HARD where indicated by the green circles in the photo below.
      * DO NOT APPLY ANY FORCE where indicated by the red diamonds in the photo below.
      * If it's cold weather, make sure the engine is warm so that the rubber grommets warm up and are flexible enough to come off. Cold, brittle plastic and stiff grommets will lead to a broken airbox/cover even if you otherwise do everything correctly.
      * Pull up on the rear driver's corner (near the battery box) first, then the rear corner where the MAF sensor is, then the fronts.

      http://oooo-a3.blogspot.com/20....html




      Modified by boostina3 at 9:22 AM 2-10-2010

    4. 02-10-2010 12:19 PM #3
      the vw gti is same thing so u can use that diy guide.

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      02-10-2010 12:19 PM #4
      Vw FSI's use the same airbox as ours so those instructions would have worked fine...
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      02-10-2010 01:19 PM #5
      Awesome pic and info, thats so much!!!
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      02-10-2010 03:03 PM #6
      Is this the same cover for the 2.0t fsi passat ang gti? The filters call for the same number and the air box looks like the same shape?
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      02-10-2010 03:04 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by 1happydude »
      Is this the same cover for the 2.0t fsi passat ang gti? The filters call for the same number and the air box looks like the same shape?

      should be
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    9. 02-10-2010 03:23 PM #8
      [QUOTE=boostina3]
      * If it's cold weather, make sure the engine is warm so that the rubber grommets warm up and are flexible enough to come off. Cold, brittle plastic and stiff grommets will lead to a broken airbox/cover even if you otherwise do everything correctly.

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      Just did this last weekend. +2 on the stiff grommets. It was 55 degrees and it was scary how hard I had to pull, and then push. Should have warmed up the engine.
      I was checking my HPFP cam follower, (which was in great shape! .) But after I pulled the airbox, I found out that a rodent had been nesting in it! Had to take the airbox apart and vacuum out all the cloth scraps, leaves, and grass. I knew that there had been some kind of critters warming themselves on the engine at night, because my dog went postal on my front grill last week. But I never dreamed they had set up housekeeping in my airbox. Wish I'd had a camera. The good news is that I killed one of the rats, and my dog made up for the grill damage by catching 3 more of them.
      '06 A3, 2.0T, FWD, DSG. Options: sports suspension, Opensky. Mods: Votex, blackout grill, dogbone, philips LED DRLs.

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      02-10-2010 03:50 PM #9
      Nice job boostina3 [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-28-2014 01:27 AM #10
      well... Ive just myself a good 2010 Audi Sportback S3 after some clown drove into my R32 and wrote if off

      I decided to check the aircleaner.

      Engine nice and hot, undid clips, maf connector, air pipes etc.
      Pulled on the cover like the pic above. PULLED ON THE COVER... YANKED THE COVER

      I reckon its welded on.

      Gave up

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      12-28-2014 02:52 AM #11
      This:


      Then try again.

      I find it easier to start with the forward-drivers-side pull point. There's a pretty good handle there. I've chamfered the posts on my car so it's easier to remove, but it still takes a pretty good yank.
      Quote Originally Posted by MachnickiA3 View Post
      stick that in your "fleshy patch"

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      12-28-2014 10:56 AM #12
      replace it with an air intake. just my 2 cents
      Last edited by 2006_A3_2.0T; 01-01-2015 at 07:37 AM.
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      12-31-2014 02:35 PM #13
      Finally........... required a REAL hard jerk on each area.....
      I thought it was going to break in half.
      I forgot to remove oil filler cap. It broke into 2 pieces Luckily it clipped back together again.
      Wiped rubber grease on the grommets when I put it back.

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      Now S3 2010

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