What size is the drain plug on oil pan?

Place a 3/8-inch (0.9 centimeters) socket in the socket wrench, fit it over the drain plug’s nut and turn it counterclockwise. The oil drain plug should open easily, draining the used oil from the engine. Make sure to place a bucket and some newspaper under the car’s engine to catch all the draining oil.

Where the drain plug is located?

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The drain plug is a large nut or plug located under the oil pan at the bottom of the engine. If you can’t reach your oil drain plug easily, you’ll have to either crawl under your car to reach it or jack up the car.

How much oil does a 2003 Jetta take?

Make sure the oil meets the Audi, Volkswagen oil quality standards listed. Capacity: 4.8 quarts (with filter)Add 0.5L (0.5 qt) less than capacity shown, start engine,let run until operating temperature is approx. 60 C (140 F), switch engine off,wait 3 minutes, check dipstick, fill to full mark as indicated on dipstick.

What kind of oil does a 2004 Jetta TDI take?

The 2004 Volkswagen Jetta uses SAE 5w-30 viscosity, fully synthetic motor oil that meet specific requirements. It has an oil capacity of 4.75 quarts. You can find these oils at any maSSRetail location. You can also find them at an automotive parts and accessories store, or online from trusted sellers.

How long should you let oil drain?

The oil will warm up to about 100 degrees, which is not hot enough to burn you, but warm enough that it will flow easily. If the vehicle has been driven, let it sit for 20-30 minutes before draining the oil.

How do you check a oil drain plug?

Look at the bottom of the engine oil pan. Around the bottom of the pan, you should see a single bolt. That’s your oil drain plug. (Some vehicle models use a similar round plug, which you can pull to drain the oil.)

What type of tool is recommended for loosening the drain plug?

Tools of the Trade Most known as socket wrenches…you take out a handle socket wrench and find a socket that will fit your oil plug. If you use a longer handle, you’ll be able to get a little more torque.

What kind of oil does a 2003 Jetta use?

Valvoline Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30 5 Quart.

Where to buy oil pan drain plugs for VW Jetta?

If you prefer to shop in person for the right Oil Pan Drain Plug products for your Jetta, visit one of our local Advance Auto Parts locations and you’ll be back on the road in no time! Use the fitment form at the top of the page to select your exact year and engine type for your Volkswagen Jetta.

How do you change the oil in a VW Jetta?

With 19mm wrench loosen and remove the VW Jetta oil pan drain plug. Allow the oil to drain from the engine into the oil drain pan container. While the oil is draining from your VW Jetta, inspect the oil pan drain plug and sealing washer. If the threads on the plug look worn, replace the oil drain plug.

Why did I get so much oil out of the drain plug on my TDI?

In reality the oil pan on my 2010 treg tdi has baffles in it to ensure adequate lubrication at high vehicle angles, which prevent the extractor drain tube from reaching the bottom of the pan. I got 5-6 liters out then nothing but air no matter how hard I crammed the tube down the dipstick tube.

Where is the splash pan on a VW Jetta?

There are also 2 locking taps on the front side of the pan. Simultaneously, push on the locking tabs to release the splash pan and pull splash pan out toward the back of the vehicle. Place a suitable oil drain pan container just below the engine oil pan drain plug.