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Hi folks,

Sold a very similar Audi Q3 when I moved and about to buy a Taos. Where IS the oil filter? It was upside down on top of the Q3 engine making oil changes easy with a vaccuum pump. But do you need to drop the (inconvenient) belly pan to access the filter? And if so, is the oil pan metal or plastic?

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Hi folks,

Sold a very similar Audi Q3 when I moved and about to buy a Taos. Where IS the oil filter? It was upside down on top of the Q3 engine making oil changes easy with a vacuum pump. But do you need to drop the (inconvenient) belly pan to access the filter? And if so, is the oil pan metal or plastic?

Thanks.
Hi,

This is the location of the oil filter:

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Interesting. Thanks.

Does you engine have the black plastic cover around the oil dip stick? I have not seen one with that before - anywhere. Surprised me it was NOT there.

So have to hope with oil changes from below its a metal oil pan.
 

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Interesting. Thanks.

Does you engine have the black plastic cover around the oil dip stick? I have not seen one with that before - anywhere. Surprised me it was NOT there.

So have to hope with oil changes from below its a metal oil pan.
No, the Taos doesn't have the engine cover. But the engine is the same in the picture. Mine looks like this:

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yeah the oil filter Is in the location in the picture above unfortunately you do have to drop the skid plate which all honesty is probably the hardest part of the oil change i’m not mistaking they take 4.2 to 4 1/2 quarts of oil make sure the oil meets VW‘s specs and honestly that engine cover looks nice I wonder if you can get one to retrofit but then again I have heard an engine covers also like to trap heat maybe that’s why Volkswagen decided not to put one on this one and I’ve noticed a lot of manufacturers are doing this now leaving the motor exposed it don’t always look Purdy at least you can see everything
 
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