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2014 passat TDI cant get oil filter back into receptcle, 6…

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2014 passat TDI cant...

2014 passat TDI cant get oil filter back into receptcle

Mechanic's Assistant: When was your last oil change?

6 months

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Passat yourself? What have you tried so far?

The angles to get it back in are seemingly impossible. Getting it out was also a challenge

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. this is a cartridge filter that installs into the housing from the top of the engine correct?

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

ok, please standby

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
it was dificult to get out because of the angles adn impossible to get back in
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIr01h0K6VM

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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

does that help you?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
NO it does not, I've seen the video...I need help with angles from someone who has change many of these filters and has probably struggles to make it work...have you ever changed an oil filter on a 2014 passat TDI?
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

many of them, so please, i have no idea why you are having difficulties. its an easy job.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ive changed out the gaskets put the filter on the only way it goes on and when I am sliding it into the cup it only goes down about 1/3 of the way...it feels like maybe the stem that sticks down is hitting something...never had any problems? Because it was dificult to get out because of the angles even after you remove the wire harness support screws
VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 6 months ago

you just work it around til it slips in. Theres no trick. I will open this up to see if anyone would like to help you.

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VW Mechanic: kyle swart,
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** thank you for using just answer. I'm sorry your having difficulty with the filter. I despise that design. You would think that they wouldn't bury something that gets changed so frequently. Did you replace the small and large o-ring? Check to see that the upper o-ring Is seated proper in the groove and is not damaged.. I have also had these damage the new o-ring and cause a leak even when they would fully seat. I've noticed then when you first get it past the egr pipe and harness, you wiggle it around until it drops in effortlessly, this is the stem finding the hole. I then rotate it backward slowly while applying slight pressure, until i feel the end of the threads from the plastic housing drop down a little, then i start tightening up. There should be very little resistance until you hit the o-ring. I watch the o-ring as i turn it down, to make sure it isnt damaged and stays seated, hope this helps, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
replaced all the o-rings, I dont think Im even getting close to the upper large o-ring. It was so difficult to get the cap through the space allowed. had to pull and twist a lot to free it. Same when putting it back in. And thats just to get it near the cannister it goes in.
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