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    Thread: TT Oil Change...How in the hell

    1. Member Doooglasss's Avatar
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      12-26-2009 05:54 PM #26
      I usually jack the car up & lay perpendicular to the car with my legs facing the drivers side. Reach up and with one arm on each side of the crosspipe wrestle the filter loose. Once the filter is spinning then get in a sitting position in front of the bumper with a oil pan below the car to catch the mess. After the filter spins free I reach my hand down through the top of the bumper and bear hug the front bumper - take the filter out of the bottom hand with the top hand and then pull it up and out of the top of the bumper. Feed the new filter down the same way.
      Needless to say it's a very interesting oil change!
      Total pain in the ass, thank god that crosspipe is off the car now : )
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      12-26-2009 06:50 PM #27
      Getting rid of your SAI pump+bracket also makes the job much easier [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      12-26-2009 11:38 PM #28
      ...hell with that. i cut a section out of that round, black tube that was in the way. comes RIGHT out now.

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      12-27-2009 12:26 AM #29
      You know you can just unbolt the whole thing, right?
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      12-27-2009 03:20 AM #30
      Chuckmeister87, welcome to vwvortex... where 2 year old threads about removing oil filters dont need to be resurrected from the depths of the archive.
      jk man welcome

      ps. slide filter over IC pipe and then down between the IC pipe and front bumper. Easiest method. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by winTTer at 2:22 PM 12-27-2009
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      12-28-2009 09:41 PM #31
      Holy old azz thread! Haha. I can knock the whole thing out now from removal of the belly pan to application of the pan in about 35 minutes. You get used to it.
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      12-29-2009 12:16 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by gls:maverick »
      Holy old azz thread! Haha. I can knock the whole thing out now from removal of the belly pan to application of the pan in about 35 minutes. You get used to it.

      i use a suction device to get the old oil out and can remove the filter from the top.
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      12-29-2009 04:13 PM #33
      top down [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    9. 12-29-2009 11:36 PM #34
      I tossed the crossover pipe. Made life a lot easier and cleaner.
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      12-31-2009 01:42 PM #35
      haha deff sux the first time...crappy location..i have to remove my skid plate now im pretty sure..
      bmw top mount filters ftw
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      01-01-2010 10:17 PM #36
      I am a drain phine.... Usually let my personal oil change sit over night before re-filling. Also drain when HOT.
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      01-02-2010 05:18 PM #37
      yeah changing the oil filter is a pain in the butt. I decided to take the long route and make access a bit easier. Figured it would probably be the easiest way to get the filter removed. Here is a picture for reference. Yeah audi sure made it difficult to change the oil .... bastages

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      01-03-2010 06:26 PM #38
      I have to say, thats about the most inconvenient way to change the oil I can think of
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      01-03-2010 06:34 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by l88m22vette »
      I have to say, thats about the most inconvenient way to change the oil I can think of

      well its not done yet - as you can see the oil filter is still on the housing haha - it seems I missed something

    15. 01-03-2010 07:32 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by chaugner »
      - it seems I missed something

      ... Here you go you forgot to take the filter off... Here's what it looks like with the filter removed


      Or you could relo it...

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      01-03-2010 08:33 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by 2001TTransport »
      ... Here you go you forgot to take the filter off... Here's what it looks like with the filter removed


      Or you could relo it...

      Which relocation kit is that? I so want that, so much easier!

    17. 01-03-2010 08:40 PM #42
      Custom made... hit my fotki, you'll see the canton take off plate, then the mocal remote four port mount and the mocal thermostatic sandwitch plate, I have a aftermarket oil pressure sensor and oil temp sensor installed along with a SETRAB oil cooler. I sourced most of my parts from bat-inc

      Here's how I change the filter...



      Modified by 2001TTransport at 5:43 PM 1-3-2010

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      01-03-2010 08:52 PM #43
      thats kind if slick - always been wanting a relo kit for the filter as well to make it a bit easier to access. Gonna have to take a look at your setup

    19. 01-05-2010 10:47 AM #44
      Best thing ive ever used was a 3 inch silicone coupler, has great grip on both sides and fits the filter perfect.

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      01-07-2010 08:10 PM #45
      aside from everyone elses reasons for keping the crossover pipe...you need it if you get a dieselgeek skid plate. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]

    21. 01-10-2010 11:00 PM #46
      Its odd, but after you do it once it's really no longer a pain. Also, the first time sucked because the monkeys at the dealer who did the last freebie oil change cranked the filter on there so tight. Once I got it off, and put the new one the correct way, I use a end cap filter wrench to break it free and then turn by hand...and when I re-install I hand tighten it, then 1/4 turn with the end cap wrench....no need to sock it on there....

      Oh, and I take the filter from below, sliding it down towards the driver side a bit and then pushing it through by a coolant hose...
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      01-11-2010 01:20 PM #47
      i upgraded to an FMIC.. and oil changes are a peace of cake without that annoying crosspipe there anymore..
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      01-11-2010 01:25 PM #48
      Why are those pipes there on the 180's? Just a weld it in on the production line and if it goes down the 225 conveyer it gets used and if it goes the 180 side it doesnt get used?!

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      01-11-2010 04:42 PM #49
      Its one less special step the factory had to worry about, and its bolted in, so if you have a 180 its very easy to get rid of
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      04-27-2012 12:45 PM #50
      great info, my new to me 2001 tt 225Q, hey TT transport how can i get to your fotki, looks like your intake goes down lo where it works, you have lots of interesting improvements

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