Wondering how to change the oil and oil filter on your VW Jetta 2.0? Unsure what type of oil to use in the 2.0 TDI VW Jetta? What is the oil fill capacity on the VW Jetta 2.0 TDI engine? Blauparts is here to help! Your VW Jetta oil change questions are answered in the video and instructions below.
Disclaimer: Refer to the owner's manual and factory manual for VW oil change instructions. Blauparts recommend having an A.S.E. certified VW mechanic perform vehicle maintenance. Warning: Please be careful when handling hot engine oil. Always wear gloves and wear safety goggles when handling VW fluids.
VW Jetta Oil Change Step-by-Step Video
How To VW Jetta Oil Change Video Details
Video Demonstrated using 2010 VW Jetta Wagon 2.0 TDI 4 Cylinder 16 Valve Engine
Although the video and pictures show a 2010 VW Jetta, the oil change steps and procedures also apply to the following models:
- 2009 - 2010 VW Jetta Sedan Mk5 w/ 2.0 TDI 4 Cylinder 16 Valve Engine
- 2009 - 2009 VW Jetta SportWagen Mk5 w/ 2.0 TDI 4 Cylinder 16 Valve Engine
- 2011 - 2014 VW Jetta Sedan Mk6 w/ 2.0 TDI 4 Cylinder 16 Valve Engine
- 2010 - 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen Mk6 w/ 2.0 TDI 4 Cylinder 16 Valve Engine
VW Jetta Oil Change Parts Needed:
- 5 Liters of German Ravenol Motor Oil - VW motor oil quality standard 507 00 required for 2.0 TDI diesel engines.
- 1 Mahle VW Jetta Oil Filter
- 1 Oil Pan Drain Plug w/ Washer
VW Jetta Oil Change Tools Needed:
- T25 Torx bit for under-body splash pan
- T30 Torx bit for cooling line
- 19mm wrench for oil pan drain plug
- 32mm socket for oil filter housing
- Oil drain pan container
- Pouring Funnel
2.0 TDI VW Jetta Oil Change Picture Instructions
How To Step 1
Allow your engine oil to warm up. Drive your VW Jetta for approximately 5-10 minutes, allowing the old motor oil to warm up for optimal oil flow and thorough drainage. Open your hood. Locate the oil fill cap and loosen it. Do not remove it. Loosening it will minimize crankcase pressure creating an easier flow for the old oil to drain from the engine, minimizing oil splashing.
How To Step 2
The VW Jetta splash pan is removed by unscrewing the Qty 3 - T30 Torx screws in the back and Qty 9 - T25 Torx screws holding it in place. There are also 2 locking taps on the front side of the pan. Simultaneously, push on the locking tabs to release the splash pan and pull splash pan out toward the back of the vehicle.
How To Step 3
Place a suitable oil drain pan container just below the engine oil pan drain plug. With 19mm wrench loosen and remove the VW Jetta oil pan drain plug. Allow the oil to drain from the engine into the oil drain pan container.
How To Step 4
While the oil is draining from your VW Jetta, inspect the oil pan drain plug and sealing washer. If the threads on the plug look worn, replace the oil drain plug. Reinstalling a worn oil drain plug may lead to the damage of the internal oil pan's threads, causing replacement of the whole oil pan. A worn oil drain plug can also inhibit the factory torque causing a poor seal and possible oil leaks. If the washer looks crushed it should also be replaced. Failure to do so could allow for oil leaks. While the oil is draining, inspect the oil drain plug. Blauparts recommends a new drain plug and washer every 4-6 oil changes (depending on condition).
How To Step 5
Clean any excessive old oil from the oil pan drain plug area. Install the VW Jetta oil drain plug and washer. Torque drain plug to 22 ft. lb.
Tighten and secure the VW Jetta oil fill cap. This will ensure that no loose dirt or debris enters the engine when you take off the decorative engine cover.
How To Step 6
The VW Jetta oil filter housing is located under the decorative engine cover. There are four grommets in each corner holding it in place. To remove the cover, gently pull up on each corner. One at a time. Be careful not to crack any of the plastic.
How To Step 7
To access and remove the VW Jetta oil filter and housing, you'll also need to loosen one of the cooling lines. Remove the T30 Torx, that is holds the cooling line in place. This will allow a little bit of play with the cooling line, so that you're able to access the oil filter housing.
How To Step 8
With a small of play in the cooling line you'll now be able to maneuver the 32mm socket onto the top of the oil filter housing. Using a 32mm socket, remove the oil filter housing.
How To Step 9
Once it's loosened, lift the oil filter housing up a little bit. Hold it there for approximately 15-30 seconds and let the filter drain. This minimizes any oil dripping onto the engine or down into areas that can't be accessed and cleaned off.
How To Step 10
Gather some old rags or shop towels. Have the drain pan nearby. Carefully guide out the housing and VW Jetta oil filter and place in the drain pan.
How To Step 11
Remove the old oil filter from the housing by pulling upwards.
How To Step 12
Remove the old o-ring from the oil filter housing cover.
How To Step 13
Install the new VW Jetta oil filter o-ring (comes with the new oil filter) back onto its groove on housing cap. Lubricate it with some fresh clean oil. Be careful not to stretch the o-ring too. Also, lubricate the o-ring on the oil filter with a little bit of fresh oil.
How To Step 14
Lubricate the new oil filter o-ring with some fresh clean oil.
How To Step 15
Pop the new VW Jetta oil filter back onto the oil filter housing cap. You'll hear a click.
How To Step 16
Install the new oil filter. Confirm that you're threading it in the right direction before you begin, so as not to cross thread it.
How To Step 17
Using a 32mm socket, torque to 25 Newton meters or 18 ft lbs.
How To Step 18
Re-secure the cooling line using the T30 Torx
How To Step 19
Remove the VW Jetta oil fill cap. Fill the engine with 5 liters of oil that carries the VW 507 00 oil specification. If you don't see this spec number listed on the bottle, don't use it. Reinstall the oil fill cap.
How To Step 20
Start and run the engine for about 30 seconds. This will allow the VW Jetta oil filter housing to completely fill with oil giving you the opportunity to check for oil leaks. Observe the oil filter housing area and oil drain plug sealing areas for leaks. Turn engine off. With the vehicle back on a level surface, make a final oil level inspection. Add more VW approved oil as needed.
NOTE: The oil level should never be above the maximum oil level indicated on the dipstick. When the engine oil is overfilled, excessive engine oil burn and damage to the catalytic converters can occur. If the oil level is over the max dipstick level, the excess oil needs to be removed from the engine. [The VW oil capacity on a VW Jetta 2.0 TDI is 5 liters.]
How To Step 21
Reinstall the decorative engine cover. Take not of the four post on the engine and align them with the four grommets on the underside of the cover. Gently press down on each corner. You'll hear a pop.
How To Step 22
Check the oil drain plug sealing areas for leaks. Reinstall the splash pan. First, line up the tabs on the front side and pop back into place. Second, get the three T30 Torx screws started along the back side. Third, start the remaining T25 Torx screws getting them into place. Then go back around and tightened all the screws. We find that if you fully tighten them up one at a time, others may not line up.
How To Step 23
Dispose of waste oil responsibly by taking it to a certified recycling collection center.
Note in your records the current mileage at 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 our "How driving style can affect your VW oil change intervals" section. You may also wish to reset the vehicles oil change interval system for future oil change indication. Keeping detailed service records is a must for proper vehicle maintenance and future resale value.