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Joe

Joe 12/8/2011

2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 5 Cyl 2.50L

Preventive Maintenance

HOW IS THE OIL FILTER BOWL RETAINED

I TRIED SPINNING IT OFF WITH BIG CHANNEL LOCK PLIERS NO LUCK

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Spoon Sports

Spoon Sports 12/9/2011

Use a big ass pair of vice grips and use them to get the old one off. Usually, most shops, just break the thing and replace it with a new assembly.

I know it sucks but thats what happens when its too tight on the previous oil change. just rub a little oil on the threads and the o-ring if there is one. When tightening it, just put it hand tight, then snug it a little. It doesn't need to be all that tight... and that way next time it will come right off

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