If you can find a long at least 5-6 inch 5 mm hex key, it will make your life a hundred times easier when it comes to unscrewing and screwing in the two hex bolts hidden under the intake manifold. This will guarantee that your shield lasts you for as long as possible while properly protecting your engine. For about 199,000 miles I could see no scaring, groves, scufs nor any noticible wear into the chamfers on the edges of the lobes. A few compatible oil filter wrenches that are approximately 74mm in size with 14 flats include the following with their part numbers: Assenmacher Specialty Tools 74mm , , Hazet 2169 74. Yes, pull up on the back first nearest the passenger compartment. The first three have easy access, like a front-clipping bra.
Next, unscrew the small plastic end cap at the bottom of the oil filter housing attached to a black tether cable in the counter clockwise direction. Pull off your valve cover and peel off the old gasket. Upon inspection my camshaft looked great. I prefer to raise just the front passenger side of the car to access the underside of the engine and leave the three other wheels on the ground for extra safety. Tighten the oil drain bolt with the 19mm socket and ratcheting wrench in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 22 ft-lbs 30 Nm of torque.
As time goes by, these screws can become damaged or come loose, resulting in a shield that isn't securely fastened to the vehicle. Manual Description Preparations for working engine compartment, in this section you'll find information about, getting ready to work engine compartment, opening and closing engine compartment. This is when you are going to be thankful you bought the long T-handled hex tool to fully unscrew the bolt. Set the plastic cover and the 8 screws aside in a safe place. Your splash shield is subjected to all kinds of damaging substances like mud, rocks, and debris as you drive.
It's possible that the screws of the splash shield have come loose, causing it to drag across the pavement. Be careful when you remove the oil drain bolt, since the old oil may be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine. I opened up this thread with the intention of posting a sarcastic comment. Do this at each of the four corners. And 100% of the time it's worked just fine. I don't think it will break that easily.
In the past year the vehicle will turn off when sitting in traffic or at a light. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. I personally place a thin bead down when changing a gasket. Never damage the orange-colored high-voltage cables, disconnect them from high-voltage electrical system, never open or remove the orange-colored cover high-voltage battery, always have work on the hybrid electrical system and systems that could be indirectly. Attach the 74mm with 14 flats oil filter wrench to the black plastic oil filter housing. Replace the oil filler cap by twisting it on in the clockwise direction and push down the dipstick. Once all four corners are loose you can lift the engine cover off.
When I picked up this 2000 Jetta 2. Some people prefer to replace the drain plug every other oil change or every third oil change. Squeeze together the two metal tabs on the metal hose clamp together and slide the clamp down to secure the air intake hose. The manufacturer was not notified. This procedure might be similar for the 2015 and 2016 Jetta with the 1.
Loose screws Your splash shield is connected to your ride using a series of screws. At this point, you can lift up your upper manifold and remove the gasket between the top and bottom. While the vehicle was stationary, the ignition key became stuck in the ignition. If you choose to use gasket sealant, apply it now. Position your new gasket and lightly screw down a few of the hex bolts.
Don't get me wrong, it is not a hard job, it is just that I'm lazy. Try to avoid rounding off the sides of the plastic filter housing, which may make it more difficult to remove during future oil changes. After inserting the key in the ignition switch, the key was stuck and failed to exit the switch. And 100% of the time it's worked just fine. It is held in place by four rubber friction fasteners that attach to four plastic pegs on the top of the motor. Maybe all my Allen head keys are just too short.