How to change engine oil and oil filter on a VW Polo 9N Mk4.
Engine code: AZQ
- Engine Oil
- Car maintenance kit
- Car Mechanic Tools Kit
- Cleaning Supplies
- Car Jack
- Car Jack Stands
- Car Mechanic Gloves
- Safety glasses
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How to Video
What you need
To change engine oil change you will need.
The new engine oil must be fully synthetic and compliant to the VW standard: VW 502 00
The engine oil is Castrol Magnatec 5W30
You can use any brand and 5W40 too it all depends on the temperatures where you will use the car.
In a really cold area you might need to use a different oil.
Oil filter is a Mann HU710 but you can use any brand as long as it’s made for this engine.
You need a new oil drain plug (bolt) and also a new crush-washer ( copper) for the drain plug.
Drain the engine oil change oil filter
Start engine and let it run 2 -3 minutes if cold or wait 30 min. If the car engine is hot. You want the engine to be warm not hot.
Lift the car on a car jack and insert jack stands on both sides or on one side. Keep the car jack and the stand as an extra safety measure.
Use a socket to undo the oil drain plug and drain the old oil in a catch pan.
Collect the old oil and pour it later in a bottle or an old engine oil container. Keep it for taking to the fuel station for recycling.
The oil filter should be replaced also, remove the paper filter from the plastic housing as seen in the video above.
Pour some new oil in the new filter after inserting into filter housing.
Replace big rubber seal and carefully inspect small rubber seals for damage or cracks.
The small rubber seals are difficult to find and no need to replace them if they look and feel ok.
Put some fresh oil on the big rubber seal and small seals also.
Insert the filter back. A pipe wrench works well to tighten the oil filter housing.
Tighten until the rubber seal engages or you start feeling more resistance like hitting a hard wall, stop there.
Please DO NOT throw away the old oil outside or in the garbage.
Please take the old oil to your usual gas station or service and give it to be recycled.
They can recycle the old oil for you and you help keep nature clean.
Top-up oil, approx. 2.7 L or the same amount you took out.
Wait few minutes then check oil level with the dip stick.
Changing the oil yourself is a DIY service job that makes you save some money, keep your budget in order and more important, you know that good quality oil is used on your car and not changed with something else.
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