Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 8 of 8

    Thread: 2003 Jetta Wagon TDI oil change info needed

    1. 04-18-2011 10:54 AM #1
      ...what oil is recommended, and how do I change it? thank you!

    2. Member
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2010
      Location
      North Jersey
      Posts
      11,733
      Vehicles
      08 Passat wagon 2.0T 6MT (current). Past: 02 Golf TDI, Dark Beige 88.5 Camry V6 5MT, AE82 Corolla
      04-19-2011 10:16 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by elizabella 42 View Post
      ...what oil is recommended, and how do I change it? thank you!
      If you go by the book... an oil that meets VW505.00

      A lot of people use Shell Rotella T6 and Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck

      How to?
      you can lay on your back or do everything from a hood.

      Tools?

      74-76mm x 14 flute oil filter wrench
      http://www.metalnerd.com/cat05.htm


      3/8" Torque wrench

      you can extract the oil from the oil dipstick using a Pela oil extractor or similar. or

      get a set of Rhino Ramps, then using a T-25 torx driver, remove all the belly pan screws... to access the oil drain plug. I can't remember the socket size (I want to say 17mm, but can't remember, since on my old TDI, I extracted the oil)....remove the drain plug.

      Up top... remove the cap of the oil filter, remove the filter & o-rings. (you can make a huge mess)

      oil filter goes "dam side down....the solid walled portion of the oil filter support cage), replace both o-rings.

      Good idea to remove the residual oil using a turkey baster or oil extractor.

      Tighten oil cap to 25.5 Nm (it says it on the cap) using Torque wrench to verify.

      the rest... is self explanatory
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
      Other Rides:
      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

    3. 04-22-2011 12:14 PM #3
      Forgot to mention...I have a skid plate ...is there a hole to access??? thx!

    4. Member
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2010
      Location
      North Jersey
      Posts
      11,733
      Vehicles
      08 Passat wagon 2.0T 6MT (current). Past: 02 Golf TDI, Dark Beige 88.5 Camry V6 5MT, AE82 Corolla
      04-22-2011 02:05 PM #4
      I suggest sucking the oil through the disptick
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
      Other Rides:
      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

    5. 05-01-2011 06:32 PM #5
      that is just plain silly...i meanyou arejustplainsilly

    6. 05-02-2011 02:34 PM #6
      please are you sure...is that the only way???? how exactly does one suck through the dipstick??? thanks muchly!

    7. Member
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2010
      Location
      North Jersey
      Posts
      11,733
      Vehicles
      08 Passat wagon 2.0T 6MT (current). Past: 02 Golf TDI, Dark Beige 88.5 Camry V6 5MT, AE82 Corolla
      05-02-2011 02:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by elizabella 42 View Post
      please are you sure...is that the only way???? how exactly does one suck through the dipstick??? thanks muchly!
      I had a metal skidplate on my old TDI.... after a few oil changes, I got an oil extractor from a boating store (west marine).

      Also, popular is:

      http://pelaproducts.com/
      2008 Passat wagon, 2.0T 6MT with mods
      Other Rides:
      - 2013 Cannondale CAADX-6
      - 2010 Specialized Secteur Elite
      - 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er

    8. Member rocconut's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 20th, 2004
      Location
      Montpelier VA
      Posts
      3,728
      Vehicles
      16v Scirocco x 5 MKI GTI, MKII GTI 55 CHEVY
      05-03-2011 03:50 PM #8
      PM sent.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •