cant i just buy a mobil one oil filter from the store??? do i really need the special one from vw??
I know it's been years since you made this post - but just wanted to post to let you know that it was a huge help to me today! Especially the tidbit about the little o-ring on top of the filter cartridge - who knew?! Good tip on the beer, too - no job is complete...
So, my '02 Jetta VR6 is now enjoying a fresh 6 quarts of 5W30 synthetic, thanks to your photos and efforts. Freshened up the K&N filter and changed the cabin-air filter while I was at it. 55K miles, still running mint, and life is good
Who needs a new ride when the ol' wheels are running so well?!
Thanks again - all the best,
Just get your car up on ramps or something and look underneath it, it's really easy, but you do need the allen wrench, the torx driver and the 36mm socket (i believe, check the list above). I was a little concerned my frist time, having only changed oil in a honda before; This was easy as pie, just make sure you use the new gaskets to prevent leaks.
p.s. if you really really want pics PM me and i will try to get out to take some this weekend.
I have the same issue as many others here: The head of the 6 mm hex oil drain plug in the oil filter housing is damaged. I noticed this when I did my first oil change 5k miles ago (many thanks to the service department at the stealership... ).
Does anyone know the part number for this drain plug? I'd like to order one before doing my next oil change a few weeks from now so that I can replace it and reduce the mess next time around.
Quote, originally posted by x KENDRIC X » Yeeeaaaaah..... wish the pics were still up. Lol.
Glad I saved it years ago. Here's a PDF with pictures. Thanks go to the OP, FLdude!
FLDude's 24V VR6 Oil Change Instructions with Pictures (PDF)
Modified by peace at 8:45 AM 3-3-2009
2004 DBP .:R32
Quote, originally posted by peace » Good catch. Link fixed.
hey thanks for the pdf on the oil change. I've done it before and I'll continue doing it, but im trying to get organized with all my DIY tech articles and info so this helped!
2003 Jetta GLX VR6 - sold
1984 Cabriolet Wolfsburg - traded
1981 Cabriolet - traded
1986 Golf GL sold
One of the first DIY's I downloaded to make sure i didn't lose it. Very helpful my first time and think of it fondly every time I'm under my dub every 3-4 mos or so.
Many to you sir.
Since the oil change, I've done door regulator replacements, VF Stg II install, full suspension + axle replacements etc. and it's always great to have input from those that have gone before, especially when the dub has so many fickle specialty fittings and connectors. If it were not for those, it would all be a breeze (save the cramped engine compartment).
Thanks again but hey, what did you buy to replace the GTI and is it as fun? As nice?
Mine's feeling long in the tooth but I'm addicted to the smoothness, the total sleeper shtick it has, the push back in the seat @ real RPM and the lux feel of the interior compared to oh so many cars I've recently rented (for business).
What to get after so much fun and daily pleasure?
03 24V VR6, VF Stg II SC, TT Brakes & SS Lines, Clutchnet Stg II, Peloquin LSD, Raxles, VF Dogbone, Fikse FM 10 Wheels w/ Yoko Sdrive summer tires, H&R Sport springs, Koni Yellows, Neuspeed 28mm rear sway bar, replacement Kenwood head unit and a Grateful Dead sticker.
For what it's worth:
Changing oil on my 08 Passat V-motion. The filter I removed had the small o-ring on the end of it still.
I called Purolator, because that's the filter I'm using for replacement - a Purolator L38113. They said the small o-ring on the filter should stay in place on the filter, and should not be used on the drain plug. The guy didn't sound like he was 100% sure of that though. Maybe 99%. He said any replacement O-rings should be loose in the box, as the large cap ring is.
I'm leaving it on the filter this time and not replacing the drain plug o-ring - the combo of VW setting a precedent and Purolator's input is driving that decision. But I plan to look into it a bit more.
Also, torque specs on the 3.6L are:
Drain Plug: 30Nm
Filter Cap: 25Nm
Filter Cap Drain Plug: 10Nm
Edit 9/23/12: I think that the small O-ring should STAY ON FILTER, and not be removed to use on drain plug. I think that this O-ring is intended to seal at the to top of the housing, and that removing it risks oil bypassing the filter. However, if you wanted to pull the slightly used O-Ring off of the used filter each change, and put that one on the drain plug, that may be a good idea.
Last edited by dobie42; 09-23-2012 at 02:29 PM. Reason: Additional info
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'08 Passat 4motion wagon, 59k miles +/-; '03 Ford Escape (it's the wife's fault); '88 Honda Hawk NT650GT; '05 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000.
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Here's the part and number for the drain plug.
I still have one new lying around somewhere... hence you might as well find a whole new filter cap assembly, and they ain't cheap.
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