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I am about to change the oil with my Pela Oil extractor and thought I would gauge interest on a How-To write up for the Info forum. Anyone care to see this in the info forum? If there is interest I will document this and post it.

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It will be short ... ah hem, but allow me ... 1) insert tube into dip stick hole. 2) suck out the old oil. 3) replace old oil filter with new. 4) pour in new oil ... :wink:
 

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Well, there are the "removing the coolant tank" versus "disconnecting the intake hose" methodologies to get at the filter ... there, I have added to the writeup.
 

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Feilo said:
MDG said:
Yeah, but ask me about the light show on the dashboard the (one) time I forgot to reconnect the #*$^ thing!!! :wink:
You didn't ? :shock: :lol:
Yeah, felt like a real putz, screwed it back in, started car, light show on the dash, then realized hadn't reconnected the sensor. Lots of pretty colored lights....... Only do that once.....
 

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kypassat,

A write-up, with pictures, would be helpful for someone who has never done it before. Especially helpful if you use the tips mentioned above (some sarcastic).

First time I did the oil change, I took instructions from multiple posts here and at vwvortex.com to make sure I did it correctly. It would have been nice to see it all in one place.

I'd also include a couple extra things:
1. Make sure gasket comes off with old oil filter.
2. Pre-lube gasket on new oil filter.
3. Don't overtighten oil filter. Snug, then about 1/2 turn by hand.
 

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On a serious note, if you are going to do this, add several techniques for removing the filter without leaking or dripping oil. There is a lip on a casting right below the filter than loves to catch oil, along with dripping down into the belly pan. Check out the older threads on this issue: some use plastic bags (my favorite) some gin up a funnel type devise from an old milk or antifreeze jug.....
 
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