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Old December 15th, 2015, 05:58   #76
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36mm socket doesn't fit?

can't help you with draining the filter, as my 2.0T is spring loaded, and I just stab it with the torx screwdriver to push it in and move it to the side to stay open. (I had a screw-on drain adapter, until I accidentally cross-threaded it).
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Old November 11th, 2019, 11:03   #77
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Originally Posted by oilhammer View Post
Hacks screw up oil changes on all kinds of cars, but ESPECIALLY TDIs. Mangled plastic oil filter caps (because they don't have the right tool, so they just use "pliers"), overtightened oil fill caps, crappy filters with low end o-rings that shrink up and leak OR melt and glue themselves to the housing. Overtorque of the drain plug which mangles the oil pan. Over/underfilled crankcases. Wrong oil. Missing bottom shield fasteners, etc.
The list goes on and on. Going to a quickie lube for an oil change is like going to McDonald's and expecting Gordon Ramsey himself to prepare your Big Mac... you are just setting yourself up for disappointment.
Brian, (or anyone)
What is the torque spec on the drain plug and oil filter canister?
Thanks in advance.
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Old November 11th, 2019, 11:27   #78
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For the 2015 TDIs:

oil filter cap 25 Nm

oil filter drain 5 Nm

oil pan drain 30 Nm
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