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    1. Banned Integrale's Avatar
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      06-05-2003 10:37 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by melman8r »
      Put both numbers in @ http://www.impexfap.com/home.c...47952. It doesn't look right??

      I got the right one...FLDude's filter was correct.
      As far as oils go, I think anyone using a multiblend would be wise as it's cheaper than full synth and probably does almost as good of a job.
      You'll save ALOT of money..

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      06-08-2003 08:53 PM #52
      FYI...the oil pan drain plug is impossible to take off...I gave up after 30 minutes of trying. Taking all the parts back and just have it serviced by the dealer.

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      06-08-2003 09:25 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      FYI...the oil pan drain plug is impossible to take off...I gave up after 30 minutes of trying. Taking all the parts back and just have it serviced by the dealer.

      I had no trouble...first oil change 5k. Mobil 1.

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      06-08-2003 10:10 PM #54
      Quote, originally posted by melman8r »
      I had no trouble...first oil change 5k. Mobil 1.

      I've ended up spending so much more for the oil, fiter, tools, time spent, I wonder if it's even worth it. And I still don't have a decent jack, stands, and things like that. If I got those I'd end up spending over $200 just for an oil change?


      Modified by Integrale at 7:11 PM 6-8-2003

    5. 06-09-2003 05:44 AM #55
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      I've ended up spending so much more for the oil, fiter, tools, time spent, I wonder if it's even worth it. And I still don't have a decent jack, stands, and things like that. If I got those I'd end up spending over $200 just for an oil change?Modified by Integrale at 7:11 PM 6-8-2003

      Don't most people already have those? I think my Jack was $50 and my stands were about $15 for a pair. You'll save that after the first couple of do it yourself changes. Plus, then you know the chane ot done riht and some dealer didn't leave the old filter in because they were lazy or something!

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      06-09-2003 02:09 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by SLVR6 »
      Don't most people already have those? I think my Jack was $50 and my stands were about $15 for a pair. You'll save that after the first couple of do it yourself changes. Plus, then you know the chane ot done riht and some dealer didn't leave the old filter in because they were lazy or something!

      That's true...at least you know you'd do it right! I'll have to look into getting a jack...living in an apartment with limited storage blows.

    7. 06-09-2003 02:13 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      That's true...at least you know you'd do it right! I'll have to look into getting a jack...living in an apartment with limited storage blows.

      I can relate. When I lived in an apartment I got lazy and took mine to the dealer normally. Most complex's don't take to kindly if they catch you out there with the car up on jack's, mine had rules against it!

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      06-09-2003 02:41 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by SLVR6 »
      I can relate. When I lived in an apartment I got lazy and took mine to the dealer normally. Most complex's don't take to kindly if they catch you out there with the car up on jack's, mine had rules against it!

      I think I'd be okay with the rules but I'd need to be discrete...
      What do you think about getting car ramps rather than a jack? And a couple of wheel chocks? Would I still need a jack stand?

    9. 06-09-2003 02:46 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      I think I'd be okay with the rules but I'd need to be discrete...
      What do you think about getting car ramps rather than a jack? And a couple of wheel chocks? Would I still need a jack stand?

      Ramps work fine if you can get your car on them. Then you also don't have to worry as much about a flat surface. My old roommate found out the hard way the you NEVER jack a car up when there is a slope! He jacked his up, passenger side was on a slight slope, using his jack from the trunk, even though I told him it was a bad idea. Came back in the aparment with a collapsed scissor jack and a sore shoulder!

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      06-09-2003 04:03 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by SLVR6 »
      Ramps work fine if you can get your car on them. Then you also don't have to worry as much about a flat surface. My old roommate found out the hard way the you NEVER jack a car up when there is a slope! He jacked his up, passenger side was on a slight slope, using his jack from the trunk, even though I told him it was a bad idea. Came back in the aparment with a collapsed scissor jack and a sore shoulder!

      He's lucky he got away with only a sore shoulder...
      I was wondering about the easy or difficulty of getting the car onto ramps. I think sears has some nice low profile types that may work out okay.

    11. 06-09-2003 04:34 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      He's lucky he got away with only a sore shoulder...
      I was wondering about the easy or difficulty of getting the car onto ramps. I think sears has some nice low profile types that may work out okay.

      I've never actually used ramps, but they should be pretty easy to use. Just drive up them carefully, then chuck the wheels.

    12. 06-09-2003 04:45 PM #62
      Anything special needed to chock wheels or are a few pieces of 2x4 good enough? BTW, bought a set of those low-profile ramps from sears (yellow ones) and used them this weekend on my gf's Saturn, which is fairly low to the ground. They worked great as long as you go SLOW both on and off them - particularly when backing off of them.

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      06-17-2003 04:23 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by Integrale »
      I just got the filter...but it's a 021 115 562A number...not a 071-115-562....at the filter corrigations are straight...not warped...they also charged me $19 for it...
      I'm taking it back.

      That 021 115 562a number is for a 12v oil filter. I just bought one today, it matches the number perfectly on my bill. And in canada they charge 33.20 for the filter. The second number, 071-115-562 is most likely for a 24v engine.

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      06-17-2003 11:53 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by mrcvr6 »
      That 021 115 562a number is for a 12v oil filter. I just bought one today, it matches the number perfectly on my bill. And in canada they charge 33.20 for the filter. The second number, 071-115-562 is most likely for a 24v engine.

      yep.. 071-115-562 is for the 24V

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      06-21-2003 08:18 PM #65
      Finally got around to changing the oil today. Everything went well but not sure if it was worth the effort...well...give everything a shot once I suppose.
      The two things I could not replace were the crush washer on the oil pan filter plug...which I think is a good thing actually. I don't think the dealer had change it either since the car was new. What came with the filter was a bronze coloured washer...the washer attached to the pan plug was the same colour as the plug itself...and slightly smaller than the new washer....indicating that the washer may perhaps need to stay in place.
      Second, I could not remove the filter drain plug...it would not budge and I was afraid I may damage the hex inside the plug. Needless to say, I did not change out the filter plug o ring. After thinking about it, I wasn't even sure why this would need to be removed. I didn't have to remove it to change the oil.
      Anyway, no leaks so far...I hand (tool) tightened all items to a point it was snug and wouldn't budge anymore.
      One other thing, I bought myself a set of ramps to raise the car. Boy are they a ----- to use...it's quite difficult to use them without causing much mayhem!
      Anyway, thought I'd give all an update. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    16. 07-08-2003 01:12 AM #66
      where can i buy the filters in bulk. i dont want to be paying 20 bucks a filter if i can get them cheaper buying 10 or so at a time. i plan to change my oil evey 3to 5,000 miles because im anal about things like that even tho some synthetics claim to last up wards of 10,000 miles.

    17. 07-08-2003 06:42 AM #67
      I would highly recommend Dave @ http://www.germanautoparts.com/

    18. 07-09-2003 01:29 PM #68
      Awesome post!!!! Is someone going to put this on a website as a DIY link? I would br glad to put it on mine, for it needs a VW enthusiast section. would you mind if I did?

    19. 07-09-2003 01:41 PM #69
      I take it you spoke to Dave? Surely you're not asking my permission? That's where I bought mine; picked up a case.

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      07-25-2003 05:51 PM #70
      How different is this writeup from an oil change on a 1.8T?
      I want to change my oil, but have yet to find anything even close to this writeup as far as information and detail goes, for the 1.8T.

    21. 08-13-2003 10:22 PM #71
      Need some help removing the splash shield that covers the oil filter/pan area on my GLI. For some reason, all but (2) of the Torx screws can be removed as I am unable to find any tool that fits into the center of the remaining two. Although brand new and unused these last two screws give the same feeling as if the head were stripped. Any ideas how to remove these?
      Trying to be cautious and not pry them out so I can be sure to get them back in place.

    22. 08-14-2003 06:45 AM #72
      Quote, originally posted by Miles267 »
      Need some help removing the splash shield that covers the oil filter/pan area on my GLI. For some reason, all but (2) of the Torx screws can be removed as I am unable to find any tool that fits into the center of the remaining two. Although brand new and unused these last two screws give the same feeling as if the head were stripped. Any ideas how to remove these?
      Trying to be cautious and not pry them out so I can be sure to get them back in place.

      If they are the plastic looking ones in the center you are speaking of, they are actually christmas tree likes connectors, the middle pulls out allowing the rest of the adapter to come out. I spent quite a while on those when I did my first oil change. Frustrating VW used such a bad design making it hard to service the filter. In comparison the first time I changed the oil in our new Saab it took me under 20 minutes total. That air deflector was properly positioned so it didn't nee removed to get to the filter. Good luck!

    23. 08-14-2003 08:30 AM #73
      Perhaps I can take a digital pic of these screws this evening. However, in a photo, they'll likely appear nearly identical to the other Torx screws. For what it's worth though, if you're looking at the car straight-on (headlights point toward you), they're the two on the far ends closest to you which appear to be where this splash shield overlaps with another plastic guard. Unless they require something smaller than a T-8 torx head to remove, then I'm at a loss for ideas. All other torx screws on this guard I could remove with a T-20, whereas these other two are proving to be a challenge.

    24. 08-14-2003 11:40 AM #74
      I bought a Bosch oil filter, and now as I am talking to the guy at fastgermanauto.com he says that the small o rings come with the oil filter kit. Since I need to change the oil today, I can't order anything. MY local vw dealer does not want to sell the small o rings seperately. It seems that I'll have to buy a whole thing from them.

    25. 08-14-2003 12:31 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Pataren »
      I bought a Bosch oil filter, and now as I am talking to the guy at fastgermanauto.com he says that the small o rings come with the oil filter kit. Since I need to change the oil today, I can't order anything. MY local vw dealer does not want to sell the small o rings seperately. It seems that I'll have to buy a whole thing from them.

      Are you sure the small o-ring isn't on the end of the oil filter?

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