Blauparts recommend having an A. There are also 2 locking taps on the front side of the pan. Line up the tabs on the front edge of the plastic engine underside cover and re-insert them in to the their corresponding slots by sliding the cover forwards. The filter cap comes to a 'dead stop' that you'd have to be totally wasted not to feel. Attach the 74mm with 14 flats oil filter wrench to the black plastic oil filter housing. Use a pair of needle nose pliers or a small flathead screwdriver to remove the old rubber o-ring gasket at the bottom of the threads inside the filter cap. While the oil is draining, inspect the oil drain plug.
If it was a quick lube shop its not uncomman to have it done incorrectly. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Jetta. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Mahle filters use the latest generation in oil filter designs and filtration media. I have only ever used castrol in my vw's but penzoil is not a bad alternative.
We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Jetta. It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to have too much oil in it. Observe the oil filter and oil drain plug sealing areas for leaks. Do the dealers actually do all that when they do it? Allow the oil to lightly stream from the oil filter housing for approximately 30 seconds or so, minimizing a big rush and resulting oil mess. How To Step 23 Dispose of waste oil responsibly by taking it to a certified recycling collection center.
Add the oil until the proper oil level is obtained on the dip stick. Then go back around and tightened all the screws. Want to ask more experienced folks here if I actually do need that stuff. I had an oil change recently and all of the maintenance needed for a near 30k in miles. It is a bit snug to snake out, but I have found I can remove the 2 Torx screws holding the coolant bleed pipe in place, and remove the 1 Torx screw holding the plastic stay for the wiring harness, and get more room to slide it up and out. Blauparts is here to help! Failure to do so could allow for oil leaks.
All Oils Approved for 10,000 Mile Oil Change Intervals. It's best to be gentle with cartridge oil filter housings due to their being plastic. While the oil is draining, inspect the oil drain plug. Spin on the oil filter housing in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 25 Nm 18 ft-lbs of torque. Set the plastic cover and the 8 screws aside in a safe place.
Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, re-insert it, and pull it out again to check the oil level. The oil level should never be above the maximum oil level indicated on the dipstick. Unsure what type of oil to use in the 2. Cover the surrounding area in newspaper or garbage bags to avoid spills on your garage floor. Blauparts recommends a new drain plug and washer every 4-6 oil changes depending on condition.
I get that it's a plastic part and won't stand abuse but -- jeez -- the thing's got an o-ring seal. When the engine oil is overfilled, excessive engine oil burn and damage to the catalytic converters can occur. Blauparts recommend having an A. Many dealers say 'no service req'd'. Use your hand to unscrew the bolt once it has been loosened with a wrench. Try to avoid rounding off the sides of the plastic filter housing, which may make it more difficult to remove during future oil changes.
Have read other oil-change posts here and watched youtube videos. Step 7: Reinstall the new filter by screwing it clockwise into the housing. Detach the filter wrench and continue spinning off the filter housing in the counter clockwise until it can be detached from the engine. A worn oil drain plug can also inhibit the factory torque causing a poor seal and possible oil leaks. So the first assclown that overtightens one will find out how expensive and how much work is involved in replacement of the housing doesn't look fun. The first three steps are to warm up the engine for a few minutes, park the car on a level surface and then shut off the engine. With the vehicle back on a level surface, make a final oil level inspection.