REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. Exploded view of the oil pan and the components of the oiling system
Fig. View of VR6 cylinder block and oil pan
Fig. The bolts at the flywheel side of the engine may be difficult to access
Fig. Once all the bolts have been removed, lower the oil pan
Fig. Due to extreme heat and pressure, the oil pan gasket may stick to the block and the pan. Do not pry on the pan or between the gasket and the block or the windage tray may bend
Fig. The oil pump must be removed before you remove the oil windage tray
The oil pan can be removed with the engine in the vehicle. On some vehicles, it may be necessary to lower the subframe to service the oil pan.
Raise and safely support the vehicle and drain the oil.
On some VW 4 cyl. engines, it may be difficult to access the pan mounting bolts at the flywheel side of the engine. VW special tool #3185 or equivalent may be needed.
Loosen and remove the bolts retaining the oil pan.
Lower the pan from the engine.
Be sure the gasket surface is flat and install the pan with a new gasket.
Tighten the retaining bolts in a crisscross pattern as follows:
2.0L (ABA) engine: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
1.8L (AEB) and 2.8L (AAA) engine: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)
Refill the engine with oil. Start the engine and check for leaks.