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Old 06-23-2007   #1
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DIY: Touareg 3.2L V6 Oil Change

Tools Needed:

7 quarts of oil (I used Castrol 5w-40)
Oil Filter
Crescent Wrench for drain plug (Plug is 19mm)
36mm socket
Socket extension
6mm hex
T-27 torx bit


1. Belly Pan removal.

There are 6 torx screws. Remove the rear most belly pan.

2. Drain Plugs

On your back looking up, the left black piece is the oil filter housing and oil filter housing drain plug. To the right it is the oil pan drain plug.

3. Drain Oil Filter housing

Using the extension and the 6mm hex socket, remove the drain plug of the oil filter housing. A steady flow of oil will come out for a minute or so. Replace the drain plug and tighten

4. Oil Filter housing removal

Use the 36mm socket and extension to remove the oil filter cap. Once this is removed, snake the housing cover and old oil filter out.

5. Oil Filter and o-ring replacement

Replace the O-ring from the bottom of the oil filter housing cap and pull the old oil filter out by pulling away from the housing.

Install the new oil filter by pushing it firmly back into the housing. Also note the new O-Ring installed.

Installation is reverse of removal

6. Oil Drain Plug Removal

Use a crescent wrench or if you have a slim 19mm socket to remove the drain plug. Remember, lefty loosy righty tighty.

Replace the drain plug and tighten. Replace belly pan.

7. Pour oil into the're done!

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Awesome write up and photos! Thanks!!


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Where did the picts go?
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Hey repost the pics. I cant seem them
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Photo links don't work anymore! Send them to me and I'll host them if you like!
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