Pull the old filter out of the housing. Turn off your car and check the oil reading. Both numbers are listed as a cross reference by Hengst. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Unscrew the drain cap with a pair of pliers. Dealer replaced oil pump, timing chain and all related hardware. The check engine light came on.
Using oil that does not meet the specification will void your warranty. Following instructions in manual, I drove car to nearest dealer? Ensure the level is visible on the dipstick, and then start the car for ~30 secs to fill the filter reservoir. Place a new crush washer on the drain plug after removing the old one. Bolt the shield back under the car with a socket wrench. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Passat and that the filter is being changed too. Probably not a cost-savings mod, but cool nonetheless. I use a 36mm crow's foot wrench to remove and install the oil filter cover to torque specs.
It will take a couple of minutes for the oil to begin to flow. If you have any questions about which oil is the right for your vehicle, please consult your or see a Service Consultant at a Volkswagen. The centre yellow circle is a 10mm nut on a threaded post; remove this first. The oil pan is at the bottom of the engine. Capacity is 9 quarts or 8. Here you will find 6 Torx screws.
Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Without oil, the heat from the friction would cause the metal surfaces to weld together resulting in a seized engine. Either of the lubricants below are specific for this vehicle and meet manufacture's recommended lubrication specification. Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year. Alternatively, drive the front end up of the vehicle onto ramp stands to lift the vehicle. Any other engine uses a regular oil filter wrench for removal.
Other things related need to be unclog. Lower your car and shut the hood. Car was serviced and inspected 5,000 miles previously. Pull the old oil filter out by pulling away from the housing then replace the O-ring with a new one. Step 6: Remove the oil filter Have your catch basin handy. They finally agreed to replace the rings. Allow all the oil to the drain out.
This issue seems to be widespread and has been well documented with dozens of reported incidents on vwvortex. Ensure the bolt and the oil pan threads are clean and free of debris. Write the miles and the date on a piece of paper. While driving 30 mph the engine lost power started smoking and leaking oil all over the ground. Timing belt has been done.
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 Passat. I found 38 almost identical failures at: a. Most Volkswagens have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Make sure the threads on the filter cap and on the filter housing are clean and free of debris, and reinstall. Tighten with a socket wrench.
I did not otherwise find any other support. Lubricate the rubber gasket on the new oil filter with some oil on your finger. We go thru several qts of oil every 2000-3000 miles. Car is not being driven now. The engine in my car was replaced at 11k acording with vw records because of this same issue that resulted in an fatal engine failure. Most auto parts stores will recycle it for you for free. Many retail ramps are too steep, and the front bumper will hit the ramp before the wheels.