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    Thread: 24V VR6 oil change how to lots of photos

    1. Member Guack007's Avatar
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      03-19-2006 09:12 PM #141
      torque specs for drian plug anyone???

    2. 03-19-2006 11:26 PM #142
      22 ft lbs

    3. 04-23-2006 05:06 PM #143
      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?

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      04-25-2006 12:35 AM #144
      nice

    5. 08-08-2006 01:04 AM #145
      This sucks! who designed this......VR6 Ramsen?

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      11-02-2006 05:33 PM #146
      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!!!

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      11-03-2006 02:35 PM #147
      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!!!


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    8. 11-11-2006 09:28 AM #148
      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.


    9. 11-11-2006 12:05 PM #149
      A 6mm hex socket is worth it's weight in gold. It's very cheap!
      It works much better than a plain key,

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      11-13-2006 03:21 PM #150
      021 115 562A
      071-115-562

      Which one is it for our engine again? I think i got the wrong one. It doesn't have the long neck like the one pictured here.


    11. 11-13-2006 03:44 PM #151
      You need the filter with the neck as pictured.


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      11-13-2006 04:29 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by Astralplane »
      You need the filter with the neck as pictured.

      I know this!!


    13. 11-13-2006 05:18 PM #153
      Quote, originally posted by Matt@EuroJerks »

      I know this!!

      Then your question is?

      Correct part # is in first post as indicated by the author and backed up by several others throughout.


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      11-13-2006 05:22 PM #154
      Quote, originally posted by Astralplane »

      Then your question is?

      Correct part # is in first post as indicated by the author and backed up by several others throughout.

      yeah thanks....


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      11-13-2006 05:23 PM #155
      Quote, originally posted by Astralplane »

      Then your question is?

      Correct part # is in first post as indicated by the author and backed up by several others throughout.

      yeah thanks....
      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


    16. 11-20-2006 04:45 PM #156
      good DIY.
      it helped a lot, thanks man.

    17. 02-06-2007 01:02 AM #157
      thankyou just did my first oil change and it went well thanks for the great advice

    18. 02-06-2007 02:22 PM #158
      don't strip the soft threads on your aluminum oil pans while attempting this, just thought i'd caution anyone trying this without a torque wrench

    19. 02-07-2007 10:10 AM #159
      Great Job on a common but interesting topic. Great pics also. One question remains: if you only have Heinieken, can you proceed, or should you go get true German beer first?

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      02-07-2007 10:35 AM #160
      nice post

    21. 03-02-2007 04:01 PM #161
      i want to change my own oil but anything different for the supercharger? 24v vr6

    22. 03-02-2007 07:08 PM #162
      i heard you should put a little less oil.
      but thats what i heard.
      dont know for sure.
      i put usually 6'ish (measuring always _ dont pass middle of dipstick range)

    23. 03-24-2007 12:54 PM #163
      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!

      mogwai


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      03-24-2007 02:22 PM #164
      You don't have to take out the filter drain plug, you can just take out the whole filter + filter cover, it'll just be a bit more messy.

    25. 03-24-2007 05:23 PM #165
      i dont know about "a bit"more messy
      be sure to have sand or something to clean up..

    26. 03-26-2007 12:16 PM #166
      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.


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      03-26-2007 01:37 PM #167
      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.
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    28. 03-27-2007 02:49 PM #168
      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.

      mog


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      01-01-2008 01:17 PM #169
      hey is this the process for manual or automatic transmission? and will it work for my jetta 2000 vr6? and where is the splash guard located>? i really appreciate it.. thanks
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    30. 01-16-2008 04:22 AM #170
      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


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      01-19-2008 03:40 PM #171
      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.
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      04-24-2008 03:22 AM #172
      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.

      Also have a case of Royal Purple 10w-40 ready to go in! Gonna change it tomorrow so I have nice fresh oil for my road trip this weekend to moab for the April Action car show

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    34. 06-23-2008 08:01 PM #174
      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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      06-24-2008 12:06 AM #175
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