Audi 80/90/Coupe

since 1986-1991 of release

Repair and car operation

Audi 80/90/Coupe
- 1.2. Car identification
   1. Maintenance instruction
   1.3. Arrangement of identification plates
   1.4. Dashboard
   + 1.5. Car service
   - 1.6. Independent service of the car
      1.6.2. Small-sized spare wheel
      1.6.3. Wheel replacement
      + 1.6.4. Safety locks
      + 1.6.5. Replacement of bulbs
      1.6.6. Car audio replacement
      1.6.7. Car lifting
      1.6.8. General rules of towage
   + 1.7. Specifications
   1.8. Capacities
   1.9. Sizes
   1.10. Loadings
   1.11. Schedule preventive car servicings / greasings
+ 2. Engines, carburetors
3. Greasing system
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Ignition system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets, wheels
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Steering
+ 12. Body, salon
+ 13. Central air
+ 14. Electric equipment


1.6.2. Small-sized spare wheel


Audi-Kupe and Quattro

The small-sized spare wheel is located on the left side of a luggage carrier. It is closed and keeps by means of the plastic screw with a nakatanny head.

To remove a casing from a spare wheel, undertake casing edge behind a wheel one hand and for an opening in the casing center other hand. Evenly remove a casing two hands.

Aуди models of 1986-1989:

For cars without ABS and without a drive on all wheels: As this wheel is less in the sizes, than a standard wheel, the gap between the road and the bottom of the car decreases approximately by 30 mm. Try not to go through acting subjects and do not call in on an automatic wash of cars at the established spare wheel not to receive damages.


Bolts of fastening of a spare wheel always should be twisted reliably. By no means it is impossible to store a spare wheel in a luggage carrier not fixed. It can lead to traumas of passengers in case of failure.

Periodically check pressure in the tire of a spare wheel (it should equal 60 psi or to 4.2 bars) that it was ready to use.

When using a small-sized spare wheel pay attention to the next moments:

 – after installation of a small-sized spare wheel, it is necessary to check pressure in the tire and if it is necessary, to pump up the tire to pressure in 60 psi/4.2 of a bar;
 – the most permissible load is noted on lateral face of the tire of a spare wheel and should not be exceeded;
 – it is necessary to return a spare wheel into place to a luggage carrier right after repair or replacement of a standard wheel;
 – as the small-sized spare wheel was developed specially for Aуди cars, it should not be used on other cars. Similarly, small-sized spare wheels of other cars should not be established on your car;
 – the small-sized tire cannot be put on a standard wheel, and also standard tires, winter tires, caps of wheels or finishing rings should not be put on a small-sized spare wheel. If you try to make similar attempt, you can damage these or other elements of the car.


The small-sized spare wheel is intended only for temporary use about what the corresponding marks in its lateral surface are made.

Long operation of a small-sized spare wheel can lead to an exit it out of operation, to controllability loss by the car and it is possible to traumas for passengers.

Do not establish winter chains on a small-sized spare wheel. As the tire of a spare wheel of the smaller size, than usual, a chain will reliably not keep and can damage the car. You can lose a chain, together with driving.

In case at you will lower a forward wheel in conditions when application of winter chains is necessary, remove the intact back wheel on the same party of the car and establish on its place a small-sized spare wheel. Then remove the damaged forward wheel, remove chains and establish them on the removed back wheel before establishing it to the place of the forward. Check and adjust pressure in tires.

Do not go with a speed more, than 80 km/h at the established small-sized spare wheel. Also, try to avoid fast dispersal, sharp braking and abrupt turns not to run away the car.

Never use two or more small-sized spare wheels at the same time.