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,