it actually wasn’t that bad, as I had found an audi form post to help, step three was not encouraging, however I found it important to follow every step. with step one being open a beer.

the plugs weren’t as bad as I expected. although a couple were worse than others heres the start of the forum instructions:

1. Open yourself up a nice, cold brew-ha-ha, because you deserve it, damnit. On the day I did this, I went with the Champagne of Beers, a nice, refreshing High Life. Mmmm, always smooth, never bitter, and just right when you’re out of Newcastle, Bass, Boddingtons or Guinness. Take a drink. Ah yes, it’s good to be alive.

(I went with Shipyard variety pack. also this was the worst looking plug)


2. Assemble the instruments of your endeavor. For this task, we’re going to use one flat head and one phillips head screwdriver, a 3/8 inch flex-handle ratchet with 18" extension and spark-plug socket, torque wrench set to 22ft/lbs, a tube of anti-seize compound, 6 spark plugs, and the trusty clothes-hanger-cum-inside airbox clip puller tool (I will sell one to any Audiworlder for cost + 10 percent (that’s the “bro price”)).

3. Pop the hood, and look into the heart of darkness. (my brother-in-law did an oil change during my adventure)


I also said what the hell and tossed a new air filter while I was in there. I got an STP filter cuz that was the only brand with my size of the 4 or 5 to pick from.