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Oil filter change Volkswagen Golf 1997 - 2004 Diesel 1.9 SDi

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Volkswagen Golf 1997 - 2004  | 1.9 SDi Oil filter change

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 3
The location of the oil filter cartridge is underneath the engine cover
Next, undo the 3 retaining bolts - use a 10mm socket to do this
Now you can safely remove the engine cover
General location of the oil filter cartridge
Here it is
Using a 76/14F filter wrench socket, fit the tool securely onto the oil filter housing. ALWAYS use the correct tool for this job. Any other tool will damage the oil filter housing
Loosen the oil filter housing by unscrewing anticlockwise. Remove by hand. Old oil will be released, have a tray handy. Remove filter, clean area and replace filter. Fit any sealing rings supplied with the replacement filter
When you have replaced the engine cover, you are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Unscrew the oil filler cap
Always using a funnel, pour half in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, now add smaller amounts. DO NOT OVERFILL
Keep checking the dipstick level, the final level should read just below the MAX position on the dipstick
MAX-MIN dipstick positions
Always replace the dipstick and oil filler cap. Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks, finally recheck the oil level again on the dipstick
Place these in a safe place
Firstly, using a screwdriver, prise the three plastic discs on the engine cover
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