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    Touareg oil change

    Never changed the oil myself even if fully capable. But this time I might give it a try!
    I need to do my second oil and filter change to my 2015 Touareg R-Line 3.0 TDI, just out of warranty.
    I have realised 0-30W 507 VW specs Shell long life oil and MANN filter is only 55 at Eurocarparts. I believe I just need over 8 Lt?
    Though to keep my life easy I was going to buy a 10 pump to extract the oil. I know traditionally is better to open the drain but this means being able to raise the car, a new copper ring (why they are not sold as part of the service kit) and I have read several research and in modern engine sucking up the oil from the sump is actually ok. Any particles if they go in the system are anyway stopped by the filter. I have so many times sump dripping I prefer to not open it!

    For the oil filter I just need a wrench.

    Old oil and filter will go to my nearby recycling center

    What are your views. Have you any recommendations?

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    Vacuum extraction of oil is de-rigor now, there's always oil left in the sump even if you do open the plug, and as you say it prevents all the usual wobbles when doing it.

    I wouldn't worry to much about it, just vacuum extract it in my opinion.

    There will no doubt be purists who disagree, but as anybody who's removed a 'drained' sump will testify, there's usually a good pint or so hiding in it.

    Just bear in mind on a relavtely high-value vehicle you might affect future resale value with a DIY oil-change but it's your car so you know what best to do there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesco76 View Post
    I know traditionally is better to open the drain but this means being able to raise the car, a new copper ring (why they are not sold as part of the service kit)
    VW have never used any copper, aluminium, fibre washers on their sump plugs (on my Golf) its just a flat steel washer which doesn't seal the same as it doesn't give. I've had this discussion with my VW dealer parts guys. Sealing bolt with sealing ring (Sump plug) - N908 132 02 - 2.62

    There are plenty of oil extractors on the market. They never suck everything out, I've used both but I always stick to the conventional method remove the sump plug.

    F you posted 2 threads with the same text I've deleted the other one.
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    Some cars they do get everything out plus in addition being able to suck out an oil cooler below an oil filter housing if configured that way .

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    Extracting the oil is now becoming considered bad form, you can’t get it all out but as Gaz says the pumps are great for getting certain model filter housings clean right down inside the engine but the latest designs don’t need it.
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