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Re: 2002 Jetta TDI 1.8 Oil Pan
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
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Hello your Dealer is going right by the book on labour now a day's garages are by law aloud to go by the book quote to do the job the book is about 7-8 hours but i have seen the job completed in 6.5 hours by someone who has allot of experience and has done several of them.So all in all they are aloud to go by the book and yes your quote is pretty much accurate and yes it is a big job hoist needed.
you need to find out if you did any damage to the camshaft give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
The oil pan is aluminum and can be damaged easily. As far as i know, it is dealer part only. Check with your local part store and dealer for availibility. Also, the oil pan uses a sealant, not a gasket. If you repair it yourseslf and get parts from dealer, the whole tube of sealant is too much. If the whole tube is used, the oil pick up tube may get plugged.
Remove protective bottom plastic cover under engine to gain acces to oil pan plug at the back of oil pan. Remove oil pan plug, drain old oil; replace oil filter. Replace plug and fill with oil. Replace plastice guard ubder engine.