torque specs for drian plug anyone???
does the 20k service require to change the filter cap plug? ?
because i had my 20k service done at 25k miles, now im near 30k and i was about to change my oil when i saw the SAME filter cap plug i had on, but completely imposible to take out. the allen key does not hold and slips, even tryied bigger sizes, and nothing.
would the dealer take care of that?
great "how to"! just did the first oil change while in my possesion. Someone stripped the drain plug on the filter housing and that s.o.b. does not want to come out!!!!! now I need to order a new $cover$ for the filter housing. Greeaaaat!!!
Quote, originally posted by acdelco » great "how to"! just did the first oil change while in my possesion. Someone stripped the drain plug on the filter housing and that s.o.b. does not want to come out!!!!! now I need to order a new $cover$ for the filter housing. Greeaaaat!!!
That happens to everyone
Great write-up! I used this to change my oil for the first time yesterday. Although I forgot the adapter for the 32mm socket, so I had to ride my bike up to the auto parts store since no one was around. The car didn't fall on me so I live to see another day!
One thing that pissed me off is how these oil change places don't know how to change out oil. It isn't that hard...all they have to do is stock the right products and have the right tools, which is something they should do ANYWAY. AND I hate the fact that I paid $81.87 to the dealer to get it changed one time, and $72.39 to Express Oil Change! 3rd time's the charm I guess. Oh well, that was my rant.
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Then your question is?
Correct part # is in first post as indicated by the author and backed up by several others throughout.
I took that part number and got a filter that has straight side fins and no neck.
I think its the "a" version we need.
EDIT...looking at that box top next to the filter...it does say 071-115-562 now I am REALLY confused
Modified by Matt@EuroJerks at 4:35 PM 11-13-2006
Can someone coach me through this. I noticed I just had the same problem - first oil change since getting the car and doing them myself by a 6mm Allen won't take that damned oil filter drain plug out!
Does that filter drain plug need to come out before using the 36mm to remove the filter drain cover or can I just remove the cover without removing the drain plug as long as i'm over an oil drain pan?
Please help fellas!
FOR THE RECORD, SCREW THE STUPID OIL FILTER DRAIN PLUG.
If you have a good set of bits then go for it but just a cheap allen key will strip it. The drain plug is there to reduce the mess of unscrewing the filter housing while it is still full. I find that just unscrewing the filter housing and spilling a little oil is okay. Its usually not enough to even run past my elbow...
Just make sure you keep the filter housing level until you get it down to the drain pan. Worst case scenario, you spill an oz of old dirty oil. Most people can handle this.
Yeah mine has been stripped for a long time now. Just keep a rag handy when you pop it off, and as said above keep it level until you can pour it into the waste oil container. Then wipe everything off before you put it together, and you're golden.
Thanks fellas - well it turns out that I need to replace the whole unit. While unscrewing the oil cover, that damn plastic bolt head cracked...needless to say it drained the filer, but will also drip new oil as well.
I posted an "emergency part request" in the classifieds forum as I'm supposed to drive from SA to Dallas on Thursday.
When changing the oil for the first time, here is the worst case scenario, AVOID at all costs:
I broke (cracked) the filter housing w/ the threads still stuck in the bellhousing. It took me 2 nights to gradually chip away at the remaining plastic thread still stuck on the bellhousing.
Sometimes, my dumbass has to learn the hard-way.
For my oil filter housing, only the 36mm is needed to remove the filter inside (the messier option). I use the STP filter, so I only change the large ring. Don't forget to coat it first and install on the right thread, otherwise, oil will drip.
Modified by pOrKcHoP bOy at 12:27 AM 1-16-2008
The first time I changed my oil I cracked the plastic cap for the oil filter - whoever changed to oil before me had it on so tight I destroyed it when I took it off. Local dealer wanted $120 for it!!!!!! I got it from ECStuning for $25 and faster than the dealer said they would get it... I don't order any parts from that dealer anymore.
Gone: 2008 VW R32
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Regarding part number question:
On the box: 071 115 562 A
Right on the filter: 045 115 466 A
Finally manned up and bought me the 36mm socket.
These instructions are awesome. I just did my first oil change this past weekend. As others have experienced, the 6mm hole on the filter drain plug was all stripped out, so I removed the whole filter cap with minimal mess. Not a big deal. Also, I'd found out that one of the T20 screws and associated nut clip was missing from the shield and another was rusted to the point of being seized up. Reassembly went without issue. Thanks again for the great post.
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