Audi A3 2 (2003-2012) Torque Spec Settings

M 93 (talk) 16:05, 1 January 2009 (UTC), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Audi A3 2 in both Nm and ft/lbs. The first table contains the most-used torque settings. The tables after it contain all torque spec values I could find.

Most-used torque settings for Audi A3 2

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89 type 8L only
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89 type 8L only
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Wheels Wheel bolts 140 103 except 8L
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Wheels Wheel bolts 140 103 except 8L
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To make sure these are the correct tightening torque values, you can use the data below to verify this is the right model.

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  • Production years: 2003 - 2012
  • Generation: 2
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

All Torque Settings in Tables

engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Vacuum pump Vacuum unit to Intake manifold 3 2
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Vacuum pump Vacuum pump bracket nut 9 7 brake -V192-
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Engine block Air pipe to Cylinder block 15 11
  • 1.9L TDI Engine
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Sensor ESP sensor unit to Bracket 20 15
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Sensor Speed sensor bolt 8 6 RS3
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Sensor Rear speed sensor bolt 8 6 Hexagon socket-head bolt
  • FWD
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Sensor Rear speed sensor bolt 8 6 Hexagon socket-head bolt
  • 4WD
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Sensor Speed sensor to Wheel bearing housing 8 6
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Sensor Speed sensor to Stub axle 8 6
  • FWD
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Sensor Speed sensor to Stub axle 8 6
  • 4WD
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.6L 2-valve Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.6L FSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 2.5L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.6L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12
  • 1.9L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 15 11 to 06.2008
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12 from 06.2008 onwards
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12 Unit injector
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator B+ terminal 16 12 Common rail
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator clamp 5 4
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 1.6L 2-valve Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 2.5L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 1.6L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 1.9L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17 Unit injector
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17 Common rail
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Engine 25 18
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Engine 25 18
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Engine 25 18
  • 1.6L FSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Engine 25 18 to 06.2008
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Alternator Alternator to Engine 23 17 from 06.2008 onwards
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59 with manual gearbox
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59 with manual gearbox
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59
  • 1.6L 2-valve Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59
  • 1.6L FSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59
  • 1.9L TDI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 40 30 Common rail
  • 1.6L TDI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 80 59 Unit injector
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Starter Starter to Gearbox 40 30 Common rail
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Starter Starter to Manual gearbox 80 59 to 06.2008
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Manual gearbox 80 59 from 06.2008 onwards, with manual gearbox
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Dual clutch gearbox 40 30 to 06.2008
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Dual clutch gearbox 40 30 from 06.2008 onwards, with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Dual clutch gearbox 40 30 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 2.5L TFSI Engine
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Starter Starter to Dual clutch gearbox 40 30
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 with manual gearbox
  • 1.2L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 with manual gearbox
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 1.6L 2-valve Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 1.6L FSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12
  • 1.9L TDI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 15 11 to 06.2008
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 15 11 from 06.2008 onwards, with manual gearbox
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 15 11 from 06.2008 onwards, with dual clutch gearbox
  • 1.8L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 with dual clutch gearbox
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 15 11 Common rail
  • 1.6L TDI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 16 12 Unit injector
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Starter Terminal B+ to Starter 15 11 Common rail
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Starter Positive cables to Positive terminal 15 11
  • 2.5L TFSI Engine
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Starter Positive cables to Positive terminal 15 11
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Battery Battery clamp to Battery terminal 6 4
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Battery Battery mounting to Body bolts 6 4
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Battery Battery tray to Body 10 7
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Battery Cover for battery compartment to Body 8 6
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Battery Retainer plate bolt 22 16
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Radiator Coolant pipe to Bracket 20 15
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Radiator Coolant pipe to Bracket 10 7
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Radiator Radiator cowl to Radiator 5 4
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Air conditioning Air conditioner compressor to Bracket for air conditioner compressor 25 18
  • 1.4L TFSI Engine
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Air conditioning Air conditioner compressor to Bracket for air conditioner compressor 25 18
  • 1.6L FSI Engine
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Air conditioning Air conditioner compressor to Bracket for air conditioner compressor 25 18
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Tensioner for poly V-belt to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 2.0L FSI Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Tensioner for poly V-belt to Bracket for ancillaries 23 17
  • 2.0L TFSI Engine
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Belt tensioner/Timing chains Tensioning roller to Bracket for ancillaries 50 37
  • 3.2L MPI Engine
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Fuel system Fuel cooler to Underbody 20 15 with unit injuection
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit locking ring 110 81
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit locking ring 110 81
  • Diesel Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit with flange locking ring 110 81 Version 1
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit with flange locking ring 110 81 Version 2
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit with flange locking ring 110 81 Version 1
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel delivery unit with flange locking ring 110 81 Version 2
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel gauge sender 2-G169- locking ring 110 81 Version 1
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel gauge sender 2-G169- locking ring 110 81 Version 2
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel gauge sender 2-G169- locking ring 110 81 Version 1
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel gauge sender 2-G169- locking ring 110 81 Version 2
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel filler protective plate bolt 8 6 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel filler protective plate bolt 8 6 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel filter bracket bolt 3 2 with MPI Engine
  • Petrol Engines
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Fuel system Fuel filter bracket bolt 3 2 with FSI Engine, up to approx. 05.2004
  • Petrol Engines
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Fuel system Fuel filter bracket bolt 3 2 with FSI Engine, from approx. 06.2004 onwards
  • Petrol Engines
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Fuel system Fuel filter bracket bolt 3 2 with TFSI Engine
  • Petrol Engines
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Fuel system Fuel filter housing bolt 10 7 with common rail engine
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Fuel filter housing bracket bolt 8 6 with unit injector engine
  • Diesel Engines
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Fuel system Fuel tank bolt 26 19 Rest-of-world
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank bolt 26 19 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank bolt 26 19
  • Diesel Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank securing strap bolt 26 19 Rest-of-world
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel tank securing strap bolt 26 19 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel tank securing strap bolt 26 19
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield support bracket bot 26 19
  • Diesel Engines
  • 4WD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield clamping washer 2 1 Rest-of-world
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield clamping washer 2 1 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield clamping washer 2 1
  • Diesel Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield securing strap bolt 26 19 Rest-of-world
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield securing strap bolt 26 19 USA
  • Petrol Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel tank heat shield securing strap bolt 26 19
  • Diesel Engines
  • FWD
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Fuel system Fuel system diagnostic pump -V144- to Bracket bolt 4 3 USA
  • Petrol Engines
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Fuel system Fuel system diagnostic pump -V144- bracket bolt 8 6 USA
  • Petrol Engines
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheel hub assembly Front wheel bearing housing ribbed bolt 190 140 FN-3, 1LJ, 1ZA, 1ZC, 1ZD, 1ZE, 1ZM, 1ZP
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Wheel hub assembly Front wheel bearing housing ribbed bolt 196 145 M14 x 1.5 x 38, for FNRG-57, 1LK and 1ZK
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel bearing housing bolt 90 66 Stage 1, hexagon socket head bolt
  • FWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel bearing housing bolt 90 66 Stage 1, hexagon socket head bolt
  • 4WD
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to

exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to

brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Front brake disc cross-head bolt 4 3 1ZF
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Disc brake Front brake disc cross-head bolt 4 3 FN-3, 1LJ, 1ZA, 1ZC, 1ZD, 1ZE, 1ZM, 1ZP
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Disc brake Front brake disc cross-head bolt 4 3
  • FWD
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Disc brake Front brake disc cross-head bolt 4 3
  • 4WD
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Disc brake Front brake disc bolt 4 3 RS3
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bolt 200 148 RS3
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bracket bolt 18 13 RS3
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bleeder screw 13 10 RS3
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bleeder screw 10 7 FS III, FN-3
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bleeder screw 10 7
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bleeder valve 15 11 FNRG-57
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pin 30 22 1ZF
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pin 30 22 FN-3, 1LJ, 1ZA, 1ZC, 1ZD, 1ZE, 1ZM, 1ZP
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pin 28 21 FS III
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Disc brake Front brake caliper housing guide pins 30 22 FNRG-57, 1LK, 1ZK
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Disc brake Front brake caliper housing to Bracket bolt 25 18 Hexagon Bolt M8 x 16, for FNRG-57, 1LK and 1ZK
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Disc brake Front brake caliper to Wheel bearing housing 30 22 1ZF
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Disc brake Front brake caliper housing to Brake carrier 30 22 FN-3, 1LJ, 1ZA, 1ZC, 1ZD, 1ZE, 1ZM, 1ZP
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper housing bolt 35 26
  • FWD
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper housing bolt 35 26
  • 4WD
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Brake line Brake lines to Hydraulic unit 14 10 Mark 60
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Brake line Brake lines to Hydraulic unit 14 10 Mark 70
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Brake line Brake lines to Hydraulic unit 14 10
  • TFSI Engines
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Brake line Brake lines to Hydraulic unit 14 10
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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Brake line Brake lines to Hydraulic unit 14 10 with diesel particulate filter
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Brake line Brake line connection to Brake hose 12 9 FNRG-57, 1LK, 1ZK
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Brake line Brake line connection to Brake caliper 19 14 FNRG-57, 1LK, 1ZK
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Brake line Brake master cylinder/secondary piston circuit to Hydraulic unit brake line 14 10
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Brake line Brake master cylinder/primary piston circuit to Hydraulic unit brake line 14 10
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Brake line Brake hose with banjo bolt to Brake caliper 35 26 1ZF
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Brake line Brake hose with banjo bolt to Brake caliper 35 26 FN-3, 1LJ, 1ZA, 1ZC, 1ZD, 1ZE, 1ZM, 1ZP
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Brake line Brake hose to Brake caliper 14 10 RS3
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Brake pedal Accelerator pedal module bolt 9 7
  • Petrol Engines
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Brake pedal Accelerator pedal module bolt 9 7
  • Diesel Engines
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Brake pedal Brake pedal hexagon nut 25 18
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Brake pedal Brake pedal mounting bracket nut 25 18
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Master cylinder Brake master cylinder heat shield hexagon nut 20 15
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Master cylinder Brake master cylinder to Brake servo 25 18
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Parking brake Handbrake lever adjustment nut 8 6
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Parking brake Handbrake lever hexagon nut 15 11
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit bolts 4 3 Mark 60
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit bolts 6 4 Mark 70, Hexagon bolt
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit bracket bolts 8 6 Mark 60
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit bracket bolts 8 6 Mark 70
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit with control unit bracket bolt 8 6 RS3
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit mounting bracket bolts 20 15 Mark 60
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit mounting bracket bolts 20 15 Mark 70
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ABS ABS hydraulic unit with control unit mounting bracket nut 20 15 RS3
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ABS Control unit to Hydraulic unit 4 3
  • TFSI Engines
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ABS Control unit to Hydraulic unit 4 3
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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ABS Control unit to Hydraulic unit 4 3 with diesel particulate filter
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ABS Hydraulic unit to Bracket 8 6
  • TFSI Engines
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ABS Hydraulic unit to Bracket 8 6
  • 2.0L TDI Engine
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ABS Hydraulic unit to Bracket 8 6 with diesel particulate filter
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89 type 8L only
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Wheels Wheel bolts 140 103 except 8L
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Wheels Union nut 6 4 8P and 8V in USA
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a A3 2

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