I use a combination of two extensions to reach the oil filter drain plug. All told mine adds up to about 9" plus the 6mm hex bit. What I don't understand is how VW engineers could place a hose smack dab in the middle of the access to the oil filter. Drives me crazy everytime I change the oil. I had a few VW techs say the same thing to me. Hope this helps.
2008 V6 FSI, Cranberry w/Beige Int, Tow Pkg, 265/65/17 Goodyear
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