2019 - 2021 VW Golf Oil Change 1.4T

This article will provide the necessary steps and information on how to change the engine oil and oil filter for 2019, 2020, and 2021 VW Golf 1.4T gasoline engines. We will also provide information to the following questions: What type of engine oil should be used in the 2019 onward VW Golf 1.4T gasoline engine? What is the correct oil quality specification required for this oil change service? What is the proper oil change interval? What is the oil change fill capacity and what are the necessary tools needed for changing the engine oil?

Step-by-Step VW Golf Oil Change Instructions on 1.4T Engine

Although this is demonstrated on a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4T gasoline engine, the procedures also apply to the following VW Golf models:

  • 2019, 2020, 2021 Volkswagen Golf Oil Change on MK7 1.4T 16 Valve Turbo Gasoline
  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Oil Change on 1.4T 16 Valve Turbo Gasoline

VW Golf Oil Change Parts Needed

BLAU® Oil Change Kits for 1.4T are the perfect choice for today's discriminating vehicle owners who desire only the highest quality products. Our kits are great for individuals looking to improve the performance, efficiency, and add to the longevity of their engine. Each oil change kit conveniently includes everything necessary for an oil change. All kits include the correct amount of premium motor oil, proper oil specification, OEM oil filter, and hardware for your vehicle (see the product image showing what is exactly included in this kit).

BLAU® VW Golf Oil Change Oil Change Kit Features:

  • 5 Liters of Fully Synthetic VW 508 00 Euro Spec Engine Oil - RAVENOL VSE 0W20 or EUROL Syntence LV 0W20 motor oils both carry OEM approval for VW 508 00 motor oil quality standard required for VW Golf 1.4T engine oil change. Adequate quantity for an oil change.
  • 1 VW Oil Filter (OEM Mahle)
  • 1 VW Drain Plug and Washer (OEM)
  • 1 Oil Change Interval Tag

VW Golf Oil Change Capacity 1.4T

  • 2019, 2020, and 2021 VW Golf and Golf SportWagen 1.4T oil change capacity is 4 liters or 4.22 US quarts.

VW Golf Oil Type 1.4T

  • 2019, 2020, and 2021 VW Golf 1.4T models use VW 508 00 oil type or spec.
  • Informative VW 508 00 oil specification notes and information. All OEM-approved VW 508 00 oils are SAE 0W-20 viscosity. VW 508 00 engine oils use a variety of part numbers. USA spec VW 508 00 oils are known as part number G-E60-020-1Q-DSP and European spec VW 508 00 oil use part number G-E52-577-1L-DSP or G-052-577-M2. For the very best in fuel economy, to extend engine performance, and lower engine emissions Blauparts recommends using euro spec bottled VW 508 00 engine oils. According to our understanding, typically euro spec bottled engine oils have more rigid or higher quality standards. These euro spec engine oils can offer improved lubricating properties, better cold-start lubrication flow, and higher shear loads (see our disclaimer at the bottom of this blog).

VW Golf Oil Change Interval 1.4T

  • 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever occurs first.
  • Only with an OEM approved VW 508 00 oil specification.

VW Golf Oil Change Tools Needed 1.4T

  • T-25 Torx bit socket for under engine protective plash pan
  • T-40 Torx bit socket for under engine protective plash pan
  • Oil Filter wrench for oil filter removal
  • 19mm wrench or socket for oil pan drain plug
  • Assorted ratchet wrenches and extensions to accompany the above socket
  • Torque wrench for a proper oil pan drain plug tightening torque
  • Oil drain pan container
  • Pouring Funnel

How To Step 1

Begin by confirming that the engine is warm. This will allow the oil to flow more thoroughly from the engine while it's being drained.

How To Step 2

To gain access to the bottom side of the engine we are going to lift the vehicle. In our case, we are using an automotive lift. To confirm you're lifting the vehicle correctly you can reference your factory owner’s manual for the proper vehicle lift point locations and procedures.

How To Step 3

Next, remove the VW Golf splash pan. This is held in place with a total of 8 T-25 screws, one is located on the front side of the pan, three are located on the driver's side, and four are on the passenger side. Last remove three T-45 bolts on the rear side of the splash pan. As you remove the last bolt support the rear of the splash pan.

How To Step 4

Next, release the two locking tabs located on the front side of the pan. At the same time, pull and remove the splash pan to the rear of the vehicle.

How To Step 5

Using an oil filter wrench loosen and remove the VW Golf oil filter in a counterclockwise direction. This is located on the lower front side of the engine. Allow the VW oil to drain into a suitable drain pan.

How To Step 6

Next, lubricate the seal on the new VW Golf oil filter with fresh oil. This will allow the new oil filter to correctly seal and mate to the engine and aid the oil filter removal during your next oil change.

How To Step 7

Begin Installing your new VW oil filter by threading it onto the engine in a clockwise direction. Tighten the oil filter to a snug hand tight feel, 20-newton meters or 15 foot-pounds.

How To Step 8

Using a rag, clean any excess oil from around the oil filter area.

How To Step 9

Next, using a 19-millimeter wrench loosen and remove the VW Golf oil pan drain plug in a counterclockwise direction. This is located on the rear backside of the VW oil pan. As you remove the drain plug, allow the oil to drain into a suitable drain pan.

How To Step 10

Once the VW Golf oil is drained re-install your drain plug and sealing washer, threading it in a clockwise direction. Using a 19-millimeter socket and torque wrench, tighten the drain plug to the recommended torque specification of 22ft-lbs.

How To Step 11

Using a rag, clean any excess oil from around the drain plug area.

How To Step 12

Next, remove the VW Golf oil fill cap.

How To Step 13

Begin filling the engine with the required VW Golf VW 508 00 oil type specification. The engine oil fill capacity for this Volkswagen 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engine is 4 liters.

How To Step 14

Once you’ve completed filling the engine with oil, Reinstall the VW oil fill cap.

How To Step 15

Next, start the engine and let it idle for 20-30 seconds. This will allow the engine's oil system to pressurize, giving you the opportunity to inspect and confirm that you have no VW Golf oil leaks coming from the oil filter and drain plug areas.

How To Step 16

Once you’ve confirmed you have no leaks you can reinstall the splash pan. First, line up and slide the front tabs of the pan in place. Begin by hand tightening the three T-45 bolts at the rear of the pan. Next, install the remaining eight T-25 screws on the sides and front of the VW Golf splash pan. Last, evenly tighten all splash pan mounting hardware.

How To Step 17

With the vehicle on a level surface, check the oil level reading using the VW Golf oil dipstick.

Extract the VW dipstick, thoroughly clean it with a rag, and re-insert it into the engine. Once again, remove the dipstick confirming that the oil level is in the middle of the minimum and maximum level marks. Keep in mind that oil expands and contracts. As the engine reaches full engine operating temperature the oil level of the 4-liter fill capacity will be at the maximum level mark on the engine oil dipstick. Re-insert the dipstick once the oil level has been confirmed.

How To Step 18

Dispose of waste oil responsibly by taking it to a certified recycling collection center.

Recycle Oils

How To Step 19

Note in your records the current mileage at the time of oil change, as well as, when you'll need to change your oil next. For help determining the correct VW oil change interval for your vehicle, see the above oil change interval and our "How driving style can affect your VW oil change intervals" section. You may also wish to reset the vehicle's oil change interval system for future oil change indications. Keeping detailed service records is a must for proper vehicle maintenance and future resale value.