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Hello. I just bought a 2016 Touareg V6 TDI Sport. I would like to change the oil myself with the extraction method using a mity-vac. Is this the recommended method or do I have to take it to the dealership to have the oil changed. If I do it myself and extract the oil thru the dipstick tube, would this void my warranty? Thanks!
 

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I was thinking the same thing when we purchase it but it turns out the high cost of just specialized oil is about the same as taking it to the dealer. Having a dealer do it will build a maintenance record in carfax as well. I hope this helps you.
 

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Modern engines don't have dipsticks! The Touareg doesn't, at least not now, all done electronically with an on-screen display which is fine until the sensor fails!

As you MUST use 507.00 oil, which is a specific high quality, changing on Time/Distance at 10,000 miles / 1 year should be fine - the 507.00 is good enough for 20,000 miles / 2 years on Flexible servicing so T/D gives the extra margin.

I'm not personally a fan of the extraction method - more likely to remove any debris by draining.
 

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Well..

Today I did Oil change #2 on my 2014 TDI, this is the CNRB variant.

1st Change: I used a mityvac but it was difficult and I only managed to get out around 6.5L, leaving around 1.5L old oil.

2nd Change: I tried one more time with mityvac but stopped after removing about .5L, tired of the mityvac which I have used for over a decade BTW, I put it on ramps, removed the underbody panels (pff) and drained it. Great, about 8L out quick. Problem occurred that I did not have a crush washer - proved to be a mistake reusing the old crush washer as it weeped and dripped.. fixed the issue today replaced the cursh washer after draining again, next time I will know what to do so I am happy..
 

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Well..

Today I did Oil change #2 on my 2014 TDI, this is the CNRB variant.

1st Change: I used a mityvac but it was difficult and I only managed to get out around 6.5L, leaving around 1.5L old oil.

2nd Change: I tried one more time with mityvac but stopped after removing about .5L, tired of the mityvac which I have used for over a decade BTW, I put it on ramps, removed the underbody panels (pff) and drained it. Great, about 8L out quick. Problem occurred that I did not have a crush washer - proved to be a mistake reusing the old crush washer as it weeped and dripped.. fixed the issue today replaced the cursh washer after draining again, next time I will know what to do so I am happy..
I wanted to add these notes from my own research (always happy to hear new input):

(1) CNRB TDI which is latest to my knowledge (hopefully not last) does have a dipstick tube - and ineed not a dip stick.
(2) There is "debate" if the CNRB 3.0 TDIs extraction method can work due to baffles that prevent tube access to bottom of oil sump.
 

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After ordering the oil and required replacement items, I ended up paying an additional $15 for the dealer to do it. For me...the $15 is worth it. I usually use the extractor, because I do have a lazy streak.
 

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Let the dealer service the car whilst under warranty. Don't expect any goodwill from VW if you need it and you've been DIYing!
 

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$15 for oil change labor is a good deal! don't think I could get find anyone here to do that.
I didn't say that right. For the cost of ordering all the oil and parts for an oil change and doing it myself, the cost to just have the dealer do it is only $15 more than my cost. It's worth it to me. The biggest problem with having the dealer do the oil change is that I look at all the new stuff and get a funny "I must buy something" feeling.
 

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I didn't say that right. For the cost of ordering all the oil and parts for an oil change and doing it myself, the cost to just have the dealer do it is only $15 more than my cost. It's worth it to me. The biggest problem with having the dealer do the oil change is that I look at all the new stuff and get a funny "I must buy something" feeling.
Ok, I can understand that - I am fortunate to know a indy vw diesel specialist who gives me oil at near cost, the 507 oil is not cheap and a bit hard to find..
 

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Well..

Today I did Oil change #2 on my 2014 TDI, this is the CNRB variant.

1st Change: I used a mityvac but it was difficult and I only managed to get out around 6.5L, leaving around 1.5L old oil.

2nd Change: I tried one more time with mityvac but stopped after removing about .5L, tired of the mityvac which I have used for over a decade BTW, I put it on ramps, removed the underbody panels (pff) and drained it. Great, about 8L out quick. Problem occurred that I did not have a crush washer - proved to be a mistake reusing the old crush washer as it weeped and dripped.. fixed the issue today replaced the cursh washer after draining again, next time I will know what to do so I am happy..
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I actually tried the extraction method with my newly purchased MityVac 7201 plus on my 2014 TDI last night and only got about 6L out?! Seems to be similar to what happened to you. Did you figure out how to solve the extraction issue? Is a smaller tube required? Or did you simply give up on the extraction method


Thanks for the help.


Mark
 

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Hey


I actually tried the extraction method with my newly purchased MityVac 7201 plus on my 2014 TDI last night and only got about 6L out?! Seems to be similar to what happened to you. Did you figure out how to solve the extraction issue? Is a smaller tube required? Or did you simply give up on the extraction method


Thanks for the help.


Mark


I suspect it is the diameter of the hose on the 7201 creating the issue.


There is a guy on youtube that posted a video (I can't post a link - too new here ...) and gets out all the oil using a Pella 6000


The Pella's extraction tube/probe is 3/16'' (0.1875'') vs the smallest hole on the mityvac 7201 which is 0.23''.
I did find that the mityvac's hose was pretty snug in the dipstick tube. I'm inquiring about how to get a smaller tube.


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Problem occurred that I did not have a crush washer - proved to be a mistake reusing the old crush washer as it weeped and dripped.. fixed the issue today replaced the cursh washer after draining again, next time I will know what to do so I am happy..
I know the feeling, happened to me. I don't like the VW drain plug with small Hex, so I bought an aftermarket one which can get a decent spanner on. Comes with Teflon coated threads and Teflon washer. been used twice now and not a drip.
 
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