Keep a copy of both invoices, and write a cover memo stating what you said above. Open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap in the counter clockwise direction and pull up the yellow handled oil level dipstick a few inches. The only issue I've had is with the climatronic system, and it was covered under warranty -- and fixed the first time. Using the dipstick check the oil level, being careful not to over fill the engine. If no leaks are found, install the under-body splash pan.
Torque isn't really important on the oil filter. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt, since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine. Much better than relying on the dealer, glad I ordered 3. For most Volkswagens, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Yuri Well, as I expected guy who was responsible for paperwork etc. Just tighten it until it doesn't turn any more and just a little more. A worn oil drain plug can also inhibit the factory torque causing a poor seal and possible oil leaks.
I know it feels like it's probably too light, but I wouldn't override the manufacturer's testing and recommendations based on personal feelings. Attach the 74mm with 14 flats oil filter wrench to the black plastic oil filter housing. The only thing that's confirmed in this is that the dealer hasn't got a clue. This will allow the oil filter housing to completely fill with oil giving you the opportunity to check for oil leaks. The oil level should never be above the maximum oil level indicated on the dipstick. Want to ask more experienced folks here if I actually do need that stuff. If the oil level is over the max dipstick level, the excess oil needs to be removed from the engine.
Place a suitable container or oil drain pan below the engine's oil pan drain plug. Sure, it's 1% ash instead of 0. No, I would not do this in E-Mail. It is far better to have slightly less oil than necessary in an engine than to have too much oil in it. 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. Sometimes you have to take it back and empty it yourself take paper towels or rags! Remove the screws by turning them counter clockwise with the star bit screwdriver. And I let the filter drain into the engine after I crack it loose and spin it up a bit while I do the rest of the service rotation, etc.
I just had done my first 10k miles scheduled maintenance on my 2013 passat tdi. I asked them if they used proper oil and they confirmed. There are 4 screws on the passenger side and another 4 on the driver's side of the panel. 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. It's ash content is under 1%. 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. Spin on the oil filter housing in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 25 Nm 18 ft-lbs of torque.
If your Passat is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Passat. I can argue with them and force them to change it regardless, but I don't have time for it now. 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. Thanks for the hints about what to move to make it easier to change the filter. I've changed car-oil for decades.
I can tell you you're not going to get much more than a couple of ounces if that out of the filter housing and pan. But really,,,why would not follow the manufactures recommendation when it comes to oil specifications? We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Passat. Warning: Be careful when handling hot engine oil. This Part Fits: Catalog: F Vehicle Sub Model Engine 2013 Volkswagen Passat Comfortline 2. Set the plastic cover and the 8 screws aside in a safe place. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. If the threads on the plug look worn, replace the oil drain plug.
I emailed the dealer and still waiting for response. Many dealers say 'no service req'd'. That's why I'd make them change it, and I'd make them show you the bottles, mark them, and get the empties. Then show it to the service manager and insist they replace the oil in your car with the correct fluid. Push the new cartridge oil filter down in to the housing until it clicks securely in to place. Add more Vw approved oil as needed. Be sure to record the oil change in your Jetta's service records.
If you can't do this, see our page to find a Volkswagen Passat oil filter wrench. Failure to do so could allow for oil leaks. How To Step 5 While the oil is draining, inspect the oil pan drain plug and sealing washer. Many dealers say 'no service req'd'. It's best to be gentle with cartridge oil filter housings due to their being plastic.