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Where is the oil sump nut?

I have a 2002 Passat estate 1.8T which I accidentally poured washer fluid into the oil (similar bottles my only defence!!) I obviously can't start the car and need to drain off the oil. Not having done much work on this car I can only see a massive engine guard undernearth the front end. Can someone point me in the right direction for the sump nut please? and size if poss?

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  • mary_ayres Jun 20, 2009

    Cheers that's great got it fixed. Thanks.



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You have to remove the engine splash shield.then you will see a large square pan.the drain plug is a large bolt under the oil filter.4 cylinder engine holds 4.3 quarts. passet V6 engine hold 5.7 quarts of oil.

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