Come on guys, we're not talking about oil changes? Does anyone own a camera? The "skid" plate is a pain. Do we all pay someone to do this? There's nothing on youtube. Unbelievable. HELP.
This. Not sure what is such a pain Couple screws for the skid plate. No biggie.What's to talk about? Remove the "skid" plate, take off the filter, drain the oil, put the plug back (with a new gasket if you like), install new larger Passat filter (pre-filled, of course), replace "skid" plate, refill with 5w40 synthetic.
Glad you caught this, I was going to ask you to add this if you did not include it.am i forgetting anything? lol.. besides beer and hotdogs?
A note of CAUTION Is not to overtighten the drain plug because lots and lots of newbie rookie mistakes have stripped threads on those. It's best to torque to specsstep 1: check oil level
step 2: remove oil cap
step 3: jack up car
step 4: take skid plate off
step 5: remove oil plug
step 6: loosen filter
step 7: replace crush washer
step 8: take oil filter off
step 9: rub new oil on rubber gasket of new filter
step 10: replace oil filter till snug, then 1/4 turn
step 11: tighten oil drain plug
step 12: replace skid plate
step 13: lower car down
step 14: pour new oil in using funnel
step 15: tighten oil cap
step 16: start car and check for oil light to stay off
step 17: look for leaks under car
step 18: turn car off
step 19: check oil level
am i forgetting anything? lol.. besides beer and hotdogs?