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Replacing The Oil And Oil Filter On A VW Golf R 2.0

The Golf R has a plastic sump and a unique plastic sump plug that twists and locks into position which avoids over tightening. The sump plug needs renewing as it has an O-ring seal.
Oil filter 06L115562B
Oil 5 litres ZGB115QLB01501 and 1 litre ZGB115QLB01500
Sump plug


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Lift off the engine cover.

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Use a 32mm socket to undo the oil filter housing.

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Remove the oil filter and housing.

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You can undo the sump plug with a large flat bladed tool like a screw driver and turn anti clockwise.

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Catch the oil in a suitable container.

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Replace the sump plug with a new one.

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Remove the old oil filter...

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....and replace the oil filter housing seal.

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Now insert the new oil filter....

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....and torque up to 25NM + 5.

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Unscrew the oil filler cap.

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Pour in about 5.7 litres of the recommended engine oil, screw the filler cap back on then briefly start the engine to circulate the oil.

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Pull out the dip stick and wipe it, put it back in, pull it out again...

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....check the oil level and top up if needed.

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You'll then need to reset the service light.

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