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Changing the Oil Filter on 2005 Jetta 2.5L Gas Engine

I am trying to help my daughter save a little money by changing the oil in her car ourselves.

I am not sure how to remove the oil filter housing properly on this engine. There is some sort of orange colored valve on the bottom of the oil filter housing that I don't understand the purpose of.

Can you send me the detailed instructions on changing the oil filter, and any other significant oil change actions I need to take?

thanks,
Larry Turner

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  • larrynt Aug 11, 2008

    Brian,
    Thanks for the referenced article. I had found similar ones for a 2005 2.5 Jetta but they glossed right over the oil filter canister removal. The last time I took the canister off, much oil blew around under pressure. I figure this valve at the bottom of the canister is for pressure relief, but I cannot figure out how to get it open without damaging the canister.

  • larrynt Aug 11, 2008

    Brian,

    Yes. I have read some postings that say something like "push up and to the right on the canister valve..."



    I just don't want to damage the canister and have to buy one of those.



    Thanks much,

    Larry

  • larrynt Aug 11, 2008

    Brian,

    Thanks for the help. I'll try and let you know how it turned out. Nice of this guy to take such pains with the procedure.



    Larry

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Is this the valve that you are speaking of?

http://www.toolsource.com/filter-housing-drain-audi-p-99593.html

Let me know,

Brian

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  • Brian Berndt
    Brian Berndt Aug 11, 2008

    Please reference this article, and see if it fits your application!



    You should have no problem doing this yourself. Always be sure when you get under a car to use jackstands, and use eye protection!



    Regards,



    Brian

  • Brian Berndt
    Brian Berndt Aug 11, 2008

    Larry,



    Are you saying that you are still "but I cannot figure out how to get it open without damaging the canister." having the problem in I copied in the quotes?



    Regards,



    Brian

  • Brian Berndt
    Brian Berndt Aug 11, 2008

    Larry,



    Check out this article, it is specific to your engine. About 1/2 way down the page, the drain port is referenced. Read the comments about it on there!



    Good luck, you should have no problems!

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    Brian Berndt Aug 11, 2008

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