When to replace the Oil Filter on your VW GOLF
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 1 year / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TD, GTD, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 SDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 3 (1H1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Golf 3. Tools you need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 19
Ratchet wrench
Chain oil filter wrench
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Fender cover
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
  • Wear gloves to prevent contact with hot liquid.
Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Golf 3. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Unscrew the oil filler plug.
  4. Step 4
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    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.All work should be done with the engine stopped.
  5. Step 5
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 5 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  6. Step 6
    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use a wire brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Drain the used oil.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  8. Step 9
    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
    Step 10
    Clean the oil filter. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use a chain oil filter wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Golf 3. AUTODOC recommends:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the oil filter seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  12. Step 15
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    Screw the new filter into its place. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 23 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
  14. Step 17
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    Screw in the new drainage plug and tighten it. Use a drive socket #19. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 28 Nm torque.
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