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    1. 04-09-2012 05:21 PM #1
      Anyone do their own oil change yet? Seems super easy with the top mounted oil filter...car just hit 36K and I think I'm going to tackle the next one on my own....
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      04-09-2012 06:01 PM #2
      I used a pela oil extractor so I didn't have to bother with jack stands. Super simple. Esp. With the topside filter just remember not to tilt it and it won't drip oil.


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      04-09-2012 08:59 PM #3
      I do the oil change myself, super easy, except sometime between 2010 and 2012 they changed the oilpan drain plug from a standard hex-bolt to a recessed allen or star-drive socket. I will just change the plug for a magnetic drain plug, like I did on my 2010.

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      04-09-2012 09:12 PM #4
      I wonder if this will work. I had it on my mk5 and made things a breeze

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      04-09-2012 10:24 PM #5
      yes its very easy to do a oil change on these, I did one back around 5k , I didnt want to run the original oil to 10k

      Mine is also off warrenty now, so I think I will start doing my own again, there is really not much to it.

    6. 04-09-2012 10:58 PM #6
      Yeah, I too change my own oil. It's a piece of cake. Love how the filter is on top!
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      04-10-2012 07:48 AM #7
      This car has to be the easiest to change the oil on.

      Filter is ~$10-12 & the drain plug bolt is ~$2 from the dealer

      Warm up the engine a little.
      Park the car on ramps.
      Undo the drain plug bolt.
      Unscrew the oil filter a little (to let it drain a little bit)
      Remove old oil filter
      Lube up seal on new oil filter & screw on new oil filter & tighten it down
      Install NEW drain plug bolt or washer (the OEM one is NOT reusable!--it has a crush washer on it)
      Fill up with 4.5-4.8 quarts of your favorite synthetic oil

      Everyone thinks the oil filter size is 76mm, BUT 75mm is the correct size.
      Especially when the dealer overtightens the oil filter...the 76mm will just slip right off!

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      04-10-2012 08:07 AM #8
      I also suggest getting a magnetic drain plug.. It usually comes with 10 crush washers.

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      04-10-2012 08:09 AM #9
      Yeah those work good too....just make sure you change the crush washer though before you put it back on
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      04-10-2012 08:14 AM #10
      And make sure you get the stainless washers not the copper ones they offer.

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      04-10-2012 09:55 AM #11
      I have always reused the crush washer, no oil leaks......

    12. 04-10-2012 04:08 PM #12
      Thanks for all the feedback, yeah I'm actually looking forward to doing them again. Not allot of faith in other people working on my car.
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      04-10-2012 04:49 PM #13
      What is the going rate for synthetic oil now? Been wanting to start doing my own changes and not giving the dealer $80-$100 for oil changes on our VW's.
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      04-10-2012 05:26 PM #14
      I think autozone is running a special. $32 for 5 qt of castrol full syn and a filter. Since they usually don't carry my filter I get a random one and return it the next day. Get $13 back for the filter so end up paying $19+ tax for the 5 quarts.



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      04-10-2012 06:45 PM #15
      Walmart sometimes stocks Mobil-1 0W-40, at $7 per qrt.
      Walmart also may have Valvoline 5W-40 MST "Euro formula" for $7 per qt.
      Regular auto stores typically charge $10 per qrt for Mobil-1.

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      04-10-2012 06:52 PM #16
      the last time I bought a filter at vw dealer it was like $14, not bad , plus no shipping

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      04-11-2012 09:08 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubTX View Post
      What is the going rate for synthetic oil now? Been wanting to start doing my own changes and not giving the dealer $80-$100 for oil changes on our VW's.
      I always go to Advance Auto for the oil...they're the only place locally to me that stocks the OEM Castrol 5W-40

      If you catch the Castrol Syntec (now called Edge) 5w-40 on sale...it's usually only $5/quart...which isn't too bad
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      04-12-2012 01:23 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      I always go to Advance Auto for the oil...they're the only place locally to me that stocks the OEM Castrol 5W-40

      If you catch the Castrol Syntec (now called Edge) 5w-40 on sale...it's usually only $5/quart...which isn't too bad
      This.... I always stock up on the stuff, when its on sale.. My wife has a Gti, so it pays to do so.

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      04-12-2012 03:19 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      Yeah those work good too....just make sure you change the crush washer though before you put it back on
      I've done 4 oil changes on my CC and NEVER changed the crush washer on the magnetic ECS drain plug. NEVER a leak. The whole crush washer thing

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      04-12-2012 08:06 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by piperpilot964 View Post
      I've done 4 oil changes on my CC and NEVER changed the crush washer on the magnetic ECS drain plug. NEVER a leak. The whole crush washer thing
      Well that's your call, but there's a reason why they include extras with them and even say "Comes with one drain plug seal. Replacement drain plug seals available."

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...n_Plug/ES5386/

      I don't see a reason to chance it, especially at only .21 cents each, and the dealer replaces the OEM drain plug with the crush washer on the oil changes as well, per VW

      "Since they crush and distort slightly as the drain plug is tightened, it is wise to install a fresh washer as part of every oil change."

      So....
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      04-13-2012 10:36 AM #21
      Why is it wise if not doing so has never caused a leak on this or any other vw ive owned.

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      04-13-2012 11:01 AM #22
      i did first change in my cc right after i passed 1k miles. changed with oem filter and 5w30 german Lubro Moly, next is at 5k then every 5-7k

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      04-14-2012 11:20 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by piperpilot964 View Post
      Why is it wise if not doing so has never caused a leak on this or any other vw ive owned.

      Just because you can or want to do something your way, doesn't mean it's the right way
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      04-15-2012 07:09 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by wh1te09gti View Post
      i did first change in my cc right after i passed 1k miles. changed with oem filter and 5w30 german Lubro Moly, next is at 5k then every 5-7k
      I loved the Lubro Moly for my Mk5. DBC has a hell of a deal on the kit usually.

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      04-15-2012 09:16 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by DOQ fastlane View Post
      I loved the Lubro Moly for my Mk5. DBC has a hell of a deal on the kit usually.
      Im lucky napa close to my place stocks all types of lubro moly. Dont have to pay for shipping or wait. Owner is big german geathead. So he wants to keep it in stock, he uses it in his cars.
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      04-15-2012 09:20 AM #26
      Nice..

      Any body change their plugs yet?
      I'm close to 30k and I'm thinking of doing the coil pack and plugs. I can get them for dirt

      If so, did you use bosch or ngk?

    27. 04-15-2012 12:36 PM #27
      I didn't think plugs were due until 40K, which is weird because my GTI was 25K...
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    28. 04-15-2012 02:02 PM #28
      also why change the coil packs if they're not failing?
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      04-15-2012 05:29 PM #29
      Can someone please direct me to a site where I can purchase one of those magnetic drain plugs? I'm going to purchase a ramp and oil drain pan from autozone. I might as well start doing the oil changes myself. Do you guys move that wire that's over the filter or can I take the filter out without moving the wire?

      http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=475368_0_0_

      What do you guys use?

      Also, what size wrench do you use to unplug the drain plug?
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      04-16-2012 04:35 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post

      I don't see a reason to chance it, especially at only .21 cents each, and the dealer replaces the OEM drain plug with the crush washer on the oil changes as well, per VW

      "Since they crush and distort slightly as the drain plug is tightened, it is wise to install a fresh washer as part of every oil change."

      So....
      I don't trust my local VW dealer anymore to do my oil changes. The first oil change they partially stripped my plug (I found out since I changed it myself the second time). They also put a 3,500 mile interval sticker on my windshield??? They probably stuck conventional oil in it too. I went to buy the filter from their service desk and asked for the replacement washers as well and the guy didn't stock them and seemed pretty clueless about them. He was the regular parts guy too.

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      04-16-2012 05:27 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Sammzway View Post
      Can someone please direct me to a site where I can purchase one of those magnetic drain plugs? I'm going to purchase a ramp and oil drain pan from autozone. I might as well start doing the oil changes myself. Do you guys move that wire that's over the filter or can I take the filter out without moving the wire?

      http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=475368_0_0_

      What do you guys use?

      Also, what size wrench do you use to unplug the drain plug?
      It's actually a rubber hose....you just put the filter wrench underneath the hose and then put your ratchet on the filter wrench....the hose lifts/moves/flexes out of the way easily

      As for the drain plug....either 18mm or 19mm....some guys have had different sizes from the factory.

      My OEM replacement bolt is 19mm though
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      04-16-2012 05:28 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by mtm_cc View Post
      I don't trust my local VW dealer anymore to do my oil changes. The first oil change they partially stripped my plug (I found out since I changed it myself the second time). They also put a 3,500 mile interval sticker on my windshield??? They probably stuck conventional oil in it too. I went to buy the filter from their service desk and asked for the replacement washers as well and the guy didn't stock them and seemed pretty clueless about them. He was the regular parts guy too.
      Well then I don't blame you there....they don't sound like they know what they're doing there

      As for the washers....they don't sell them by themselves.
      You can only get the OEM replacement bolt with the washer on it for ~$2....doesn't come off (unless you cut it off)
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      04-16-2012 05:56 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by snobrdrdan View Post
      Just because you can or want to do something your way, doesn't mean it's the right way
      Oh I see...just because the manufacturer says replace a little washer and NOT doing so has NEVER caused a leak, makes it "MY" way and therefore wrong. I bet you 99% of the time VW or any other place does the oil change they don't change the washer.

      The simple fact is, not doing so EVERY oil change will not cause any harm or leaks. Now the time I tighten down my plug and it leaks, it gets a new washer.

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      04-16-2012 05:58 PM #35
      If it works for you...then good deal

      Whatever gets the job done I suppose
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