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2012 VW Beetle: Turbo..screw on oil filter which is mounted..my dealer

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I just bought a 2012 VW Beetle Turbo. I will be changing my own oil and filter.
Two questions please I would like to ask.
When taking off the screw on oil filter which is mounted above the engine will I get much oil leakage because the filter is mounted from above?
Also when I looked under the engine it appears to have a flat type crankcase plug with a 6 mm hole in it to remove it. When I went to my dealer they sold me a new plug that has "flats" and a washer on it. Is this correct?
Thank you!
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 4 years ago.

Eurocar Inc :

Hello there! I'm Eurocar ! I will try to assist you as much as I can. Quality research = Quality answer!!

Eurocar Inc :

note you do have 3 care free maintenences!!!

Eurocar Inc :

no leakage very very minimum

Eurocar Inc :

that plug that the dealer gave you will work

Eurocar Inc :

that plug you can reuse for 3 times and then replace

Eurocar Inc :

and please use the factory filter and 5w40 castrol syntec oil !! and keep all reciepts just incase if you have a major engine repair under warranty !! they will ask for that to make sure that you are up to par on the maintenence of your vehicle!

Customer:

Do you suggest any torque in ft. lbs. when installing the new drain plug or just tighten like any other engines I have changed the oil on?

Eurocar Inc :

10 nm is the torque spec !!

Eurocar Inc :

rule of thumb tighten by hand till no more and the wrench it snug

Eurocar Inc :

so not whale on it

Customer:

Yes, I know I have 3 free carefree maint. but every 10,000 miles! I do not want to leave the oil in the engine that long so will change myself at my cost. I was going to use 5W30 Mobil1 oil & WIX filter.

Eurocar Inc :

5w40 castrol please

Eurocar Inc :

wix good filter!!

Customer:

O.K. That answers all my questions.

Eurocar Inc :

mobil 1 do not make 5w40 blend

Eurocar Inc :

sure please do not forget to leave positive feedback for my assistance!

Eurocar Inc :

thanks

Eurocar Inc :

any other question please do not hesitate on asking for me!

Eurocar Inc :

have a safe evening

Customer:

My Manual that came with the car states 5W30 oil.

Eurocar Inc :

must be a recent change!!! we use 5w40 syn for all cars and approved by VW

Customer:

O.K. Thank you!

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