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I am trying to change the oil in my 2003 VW Beetle TDI. The owners manual doesn't tell me where the oil filter is. ANy idea?

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Remove the plastic engine cover. A cylinder with a screw off cap contains the oil filter cartridge. Remove cap, the oil will drain into the engine, remove filter cartridge. Replace the small O ring at bottom of the center rod on the cap, and also the larger O ring on the cap threads. (The O rings come with the filter)

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