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Cant find oil filter

I have a 2007 V.W. Jetta, and I can't find the oil filter on the engine. I have always done my own services, but this is killing me! Please HELP!!!

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To get to the filter you need to remove a piece of plastic covering that protects the undercarriage portion of the engine. If your underneath the engine towards the front of the car looking up, you'll notice a hard plastic cover that extends the width of the car. It starts at the front of the car and goes about a foot back blocking your view of the front portiion of the engine. you'll need a starline ratchet set to remove the screws. there should be 4 on the right and four on the left. once the screws are off, there are two push in snaps that need to be pushed from their locked position in order to fully remove the cover. Once the cover is off, the filter is directly below the oil gauge and is encased in a plastic cylinder. this cylinder screws off just like an ordinary filter except you need to remove the cap from the bottom of the cylinder in order for it to come completely off. the filter element and ring are inside that cylinder. be careful not to remove the pieces inside, because you'll create more fun. the part that looks like a dirty air filter and the plastic ring at the top are all that need to come out. good luck.

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Is it a spin fillter probally located up high

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