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How to change your oil in your 2.5L engine. Part 2
Take the drain plug and reinstall. When you tighten it do not over tighthen. Here is what I do, once the plug stops spinning I tap the end of the ratchet a few times to snug it up. To much force will strip it out.
Now install the canister be sure not to cross thread it. It will require a little force to get the filter in place it should begin to screw on with ease. Once tight use the wrench and snug it down. Replace the tether on the cap.
Wipe everything down, getting all of the oil drips cleaned up. Doing this will help find any leaks you may have.
Now fill the engine with 6 quarts of Oil. Remove all tools and rags. Start car look for any leaks. If there are none shut the engine down and reinstall the lower plate. Check the oil level and top off if needed.
Now to reset the service light.
With the doors closed put the key in the ignition. Hold down the trip odometer RESET button.
Turn the key to the on position. You will see the SERVICE indicator wrench (Icon).
Press the minute adjustment button. Release the trip odometer RESET button.
This will reset the service interval for 5000 miles.
All this was done in my driveway I did not use jacks or stands everything was done with the car on the ground. So you do not need any special tools or even climb under a lifted car. Be sure to keep the receipts for you Oil and filter and log this into your owners manual. Total time was 10 minutes to do this from the first screw loosened. But with that said never rush take your time do it right and enjoy knowing you are that much closer to understanding your VW.
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