VW Passat TDI Diesel Oil Change DIY How To

This article will provide the necessary steps and information on how to change the engine oil and oil filter on a 2015 VW Passat 2.0L TDI diesel engine. We also provide information to the following questions: What type of engine oil should be used in the 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI diesel 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 Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change Instructions

Although this is demonstrated on a 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI diesel engine, the procedures also apply to the following VW and Audi models:

  • 2015 VW Beetle 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change
  • 2015 VW Golf 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change
  • 2015 VW Jetta 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change
  • 2015 and 2016 Audi A3 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Oil Change Parts Needed

BLAU® oil change kits 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 RAVENOL oil, proper oil specification, OEM oil filter, and hardware for your vehicle (see the product image showing what is exactly included in this kit).

VW Passat Motor Oil Change Kit - 2015 - 2.0L TDI Diesel - 5w30 Fully Synthetic USVO
Rating:
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$98.95

BLAU® oil change kit features:

  • 6 Liters of premium 5w30 approved VW diesel oil quality standard VW 507 00 as required for the VW Passat TDI engines equipped with diesel particulate filter emission systems.
  • 1 Oil Filter and O-ring Seals (OEM Mahle)
  • 1 OEM Oil Pan Drain Plug and Crush Washer
  • 1 Oil Change Interval Tag

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change Capacity

  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI diesel oil change capacity is 5.5 liters (5.8 US Quarts)

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Type

  • 2015 VW Passat TDI diesel models use VW 507 00 oil spec.

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Viscosity Type

  • All OEM-approved VW 507 00 oils are SAE 0W-30 or 5W-30 viscosity.

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change Interval

  • 10,000 miles, 365 days or once a year, whichever occurs first.
  • ONLY WITH an OEM-approved VW 507 00 oil specification.

VW Passat 2.0L TDI Diesel Oil Change Tools Needed

  • T-25 Torx bit socket for under engine protective splash pan
  • T-40 Torx bit socket for under engine protective splash pan
  • 13mm socket for oil filter housing drain plug
  • 32MM socket for oil filter removal
  • 19mm wrench or socket for oil pan drain plug removal
  • Assorted ratchet wrenches and extensions to accompany the above sockets
  • Torque wrench for a proper oil pan drain plug and oil filter housing 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 will be lifting the vehicle. In our case, we’re 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

Remove the splash pan. This is held in place with a total of 9 T-25 screws, one is located on the front side of the pan, four are located on the driver 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 a 19-millimeter wrench loosen and remove the oil pan drain plug in a counterclockwise direction. This is located on the rear backside of the oil pan. As you remove the drain plug, allow the oil to drain into a suitable drain pan.

How To Step 6

Once the 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 7

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

How To Step 8

Next, to gain access to the oil filter housing, unplug the wiring harness and loosen the harness from its mounting bracket. This is located on the front lower side of the engine. To unplug the wiring harness, slide out and release the gray locking tab from the plug in a horizontal direction. Once the lacking tab is released the harness can be unplugged. Release the plastic mounting bracket holding the wiring harness in place. This will allow for extra clearance and space to drain the oil filter housing and replace the oil filter.

How To Step 9

Using a 13mm socket loosen and remove the oil filter housing drain plug in a counterclockwise direction. Allowing the oil to drain into a suitable drain pan.

How To Step 10

Next, using a 32mm socket loosen and remove the oil filter housing in a counterclockwise direction. With the oil filter housing loose, guide and remove the oil filter and housing out from the engine.

How To Step 11

Next, separate the old oil filter from the filter housing cap.

How To Step 12

Using a small flat head screwdriver, remove the old oil filter housing sealing O-ring.

How To Step 13

Next, lubricate the new oil filter housing O-ring with fresh oil. This will ensure that the O-ring is not damaged during installation, that it seals the filter housing correctly, and aids the oil filter housing cap removal during your next oil change.

How To Step 14

Install the new sealing O-ring onto the oil filter housing. Confirm that the new O-ring is seated correctly in the groove, just above the oil filter housing lip.

How To Step 15

Using a small regular screwdriver, remove the old oil filter housing drain plug sealing O-ring.

How To Step 16

Next, lubricate and install the new oil filter housing drain plug sealing O-ring. Again, this will ensure that the O-ring is not damaged during installation, that it seals the filter housing correctly, and aids the oil filter housing drain plug during its next removal.

How To Step 17

Install the new oil filter into the oil filter housing cap until you hear and feel the locking tabs click into place.

How To Step 18

Next, install the oil filter along with the oil filter housing cap. Align and insert the oil filter into the vehicle side of the oil filter housing. Lightly apply upward pressure as you begin threading the oil filter housing cap in a clockwise direction. Be careful not to cross the threads while performing this step. Tighten the oil filter housing cap to 25-newton meters or 18 foot-pounds.

How To Step 19

Next, install the oil filter housing cap drain plug. Threading it in a clockwise direction. Tighten the drain plug to 5-7 newton meters or 3-4 foot-pounds.

How To Step 20

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

How To Step 21

Next, re-install the wiring harness to the plastic mounting bracket, plug in the wiring harness, and confirm that the gray locking tab for the plug is re-engaged.

How To Step 22

Next, access the engine bay and remove the oil fill cap.

How To Step 23

Begin filling the engine with the required VW 507 00 specification engine oil. The engine oil fill capacity for this Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine is 5-and-a-half-liters.

How To Step 24

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

How To Step 25

Next, start the engine and allow it to 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 oil leaks coming from the oil filter and drain plug areas.

How To Step 26

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 nine T-25 screws on the sides and front of the splash pan. Last, evenly tighten all splash pan mounting hardware.

How To Step 27

With the vehicle on a level surface, check the oil level reading using the engine oil dipstick. Extract the 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 operating temperature the oil level will expand to the maximum level mark on the engine oil dipstick. This would indicate the recommended 5-and-a-half-liter oil fill capacity has been achieved. Re-insert the dipstick once the correct oil level has been confirmed.

How To Step 28

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

Recycle Oils

How To Step 29

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 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 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.


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