Hey guys, Ive searched thru the other oil change threads to find the right oil weight for the 2012 N/A Tiguan, and there seems to be a mix of different types/weights being used. What is the being put into the Tiguans at the factory? I assume it is a fully synthetic oil. And if I read correctly the engine oil capacity is 5 quarts?
I'm a DIY when it comes to oil changes and being this is my first VW ever, I'm not very knowledgable about this subject for VW's. Are there any special tools needed or anything quirky about accessing and/or removing the engine oil drain bolt? What does the drain bolt look like and where is its location? I see from peeking under the hold that the filter is right there out in the open, easily accessible while standing up, which is an uber awesome plus for me! When removing the filter do I need to have a rag ready for any typical spillage?
And what is this Haldex system or whatever it is that I read people talking about? It has something to do with the 40,000 mile service?