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    Changing the oil

    Hi All,

    Think I might change the oil myself on 2007 2.0 tdi.

    Anyone know if I have to remove that whole plastic protection piece under the sump to get access to the sump nut ? Looks a bit awkward to do on the drive with a jack and a couple of axle stands

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    You have to undo all the quick release fasteners and take the cover off. I invested in a Pella pump, it sucks the oil through the dipstick hole, it saves loads of hassle.
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    do it, it's easy and afterwards you'll feel better for doing it yourself.
    a little tip for you : if the oil filter is a bit too tight to open by hand and you don't have a special tool for opening it, wrap a piece of sandpaper around filter ( grit against filter) and twist.
    always works for me anyway.

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    Many thanks - I'll investigate the pella pump option too.

    Car has only done 4k in the last 12 months ( last oil change ) - would you guys still change the oil ?

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    stupid question but ( when facing the front of the car ) where is the sump plug ? , struggling to get tunder the car, not enough room

    Wish I'd bought the pella pump

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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by mm707 View Post
    stupid question but ( when facing the front of the car ) where is the sump plug ? , struggling to get tunder the car, not enough room

    Wish I'd bought the pella pump
    Also - do I remove two plastic trays from underneath or just the one nearest the back ?

    Thanks

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    Front tray will do.
    Can't remember which side the sump nut is. feel around the sump for it.
    It's Probably a 14mm or a 17mm.

 

 

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