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Changing the oil

mm707 Jul 18, 2011

  1. mm707

    mm707 Member

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    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 :)
     
  2. rowdyboy

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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.
     
  3. kev1000

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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.
     
  4. mm707

    mm707 Member

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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 ?
     
  5. mm707

    mm707 Member

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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 :)
     
  6. mm707

    mm707 Member

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    Also - do I remove two plastic trays from underneath or just the one nearest the back ?

    Thanks
     
  7. kev1000

    kev1000 Member

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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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