...what oil is recommended, and how do I change it? thank you!
A lot of people use Shell Rotella T6 and Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck
you can lay on your back or do everything from a hood.
74-76mm x 14 flute oil filter wrench
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
Originally Posted by Jezza