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    Posted: 03 Nov 2013 at 11:57pm
Just having a look at what is involved in a diy oil change, the Yeti's first, and more importantly my first. Popped the cover off and immediately have a problem. Assess to the filter is terrible. What has to be moved (and how)?





Pug, if you're out there, or anyone who's successfully done this, I need a little hand holding through the process.
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Ok, worked out the first problem. Everything in the way is attached to one bracket secured by a torx bolt. Luckily bought a torx driver set for the mudflaps, so that's one obstacle removed.
It's still a small gap, any tips or tricks to getting the filter out without making a mess?
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The engine looks clean which suggests that it is a fairly new car, is this an interim oil change, or is the vehicle out of warranty and you are doing your own servicing? If it is an interim change with the scheduled ones being done at the dealer, others on the forum have used a Pela 6000. This sucks the oil out via the dipstick. That would enable an oil change with no dismantling, although it does not replace the filter.
Suzuki has done this, so you could search through his posts.
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Yes it's an interim change, but I think I'll be doing all the changes myself and taking it to a VW specialist for the things I'm not comfortable doing. Jf nothing goes wrong (warranty issues) it'll never set a tyre back at a dealer, such is my respect for them.

I've read Suzuki's posts, but he has a petrol, when I looked at the 112 / 118tsi it's filter was very easy to get at, so was hoping for some diesel experience.

You were going to do an oil change, did you get around to it?

I have a Mityvac 7201 extractor, so I'm already on the same wavelength.
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Good for you.I have done two. This will get the some on this page whipped in to a frenzy..




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You will need a 28 mm socket to remove the filter. The filter needs tilting to come out, make sure to wrap some rags around the base.
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Hi sangke, I just checked the socket size, and it is definitely 32mm, which is just as well since I only have 27mm, 30mm and 32mm in that range. Is the UK different?

When you refit the filter, I've read you should pour some of the new oil through the oil filter housing to prevent oil starvation at startup. Is this possible with this filter design? Or does it just run back into the sump?
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you cant pre fill the filter as its upside down , just oil the new oil rings first before tightning up.Yes 32 mm is correct.
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OK, I'll give this a go tomorrow and report back Thumbs Up
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My first oil change completed without incident.Thumbs Up

I took the Yeti for a 15 minute run (oil temperature was up to 92c) then gave it a 5 minute rest. I don't have any perfectly flat area to work, so elected to have it pointing nose downhill slightly (rear wheels about 6" higher), and also leaning slightly to the left (about 3-4") putting the dipstick at the lowest corner.

The Mityvac 7201 worked perfectly, 10 pumps and the oil was flowing freely. The oil level before starting was about 2/3's of the way up the hashed area of the dipstick. I was expecting the fill to be 4.3 L, (or maybe less if the extractor couldn't get it all), but got this


The 2 marks are 4L and 5L (measured with an accurate water jug, and marked previously).
So about 4.75 L. By the way the 6mm hose slides in easily for about 60cm but then stops. A bit of twisting and pressure gets it moving another 15 - 20cm when it actually hits bottom.

Replaced the filter, and refilled with Fuchs Titan GT1 PRO C3.

Went for another run, and everything seems fine Clap
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