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    New sump plug after every oil change

    So I think VW manual recommends fitting a new sump plug after every oil change. Last time I did it, I noticed the plug was metal and not plastic like on some other cars. So what is the reason for fitting a new one every time? Can I just re-use the old one or is it likely to leak oil?
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    For many years you have not been able to remove the sealing washer so you have to replace the bung.
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    Fit and forget and do extractor services .



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    OK but I'm not sure why this would be a problem. So provided I make sure the washer is free of dirt and not too deformed, why would it leak? I still have the old plug from last oil change and the washer is as good a new. Maybe the reason they recommend changing it every time is to reduce the risk of old washers damaging the flat surface of the engine block?
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    Gold Plug? Have you seen the prices for these? Why spend so much on a magnetic plug when the oil filter is supposed to filter out all the gunk.
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    Reminds me of those "fill and forget" coolant leak repair fluids. I have no idea who buys them and if they really work, but I wouldn't risk it.
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    Still the pre oil filter oil pump to think about regarding metal particles .

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    Yep, every service I change mine.

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    I buy them in boxes of 100...
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