Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I managed to damage my oil pan. Fix is quoted at $500, tho part appears to be $130 (seems like alot of labor). Is it really just a case of draining the pan, unbolting it and replacing?
Other sites mention a correct tightening sequence or pattern. Is this the case?
I've changed several oil pans, but never a Jetta. I can tell u that I have always had to remove suspension parts, motor mounts, jack up the engine, etc, It's never been just an easy unbolt it and you're set job. Remember that the oil pump almost rests on the bottom of the pan, so you have to clear it to remove, and that's where the problem (and labor) is. Check to make sure there's no damage to the pump or oil pick-up tube. Yes u should tighten the pan in an alternating pattern, u want it to go up against the block evenly, it u bolt one side at a time you may tweek the pan so it doesn't fit well, and u will have oil leaks, so tighten criss cross pattern slowly all around (a couple turns each bolt before moving on to the next. Good Luck, and let me know how u do. countrycurt0
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
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