Did my own oil change with an unexpected find

thewhiteranger

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Hi DR,

If I recall correctly, the bolt head on the oil pan plug is 15mm...I bet the "tech" used a us wrench which will not fit well on 15mm
at least they didn't strip the pan bolt threads! thats what im afraid of.





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My first oil change on my 2019 Jetta was done by the dealer because it was free. About 2 days later I put the car on a lift because I was at my race shop and was curious what it looked like underneath. I was missing most of the push pin holder inner doo-dads... as such the front of underbody plastic wasn't fully secured. I drove by the dealer the next day anyway and had them replace them. I'd have just replaced them myself but couldn't find the right ones at NAPA.

I always do my oil changes even if I have to in the middle of a parking lot. That experience confirmed why.
 

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The damper has derailed more threads than any other thing on this Site. The fan boys can put that on their tank tops and flex for more LOL.
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20 in lb is pretty light --- I bought a torque screwdriver that I use to do mine, I worry about the dealer stripping it out since thats so light. and its really pretty easy to do. I can do it a lot faster than the dealer, for some reason the 'express lane' still takes about 2 hrs.
20 ft lbs is 240 in lbs. I'm not sure a torque screwdriver is going to cut it for this.
 

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