When to replace the Oil Filter on your VW POLO
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 12 month / 15000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 BiFuel, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Polo 9N. List of the tools you'll need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 30
Combination spanner #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Oil drain pan
Funnel
Fender cover
Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Polo 9N. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter –VW Polo 9N. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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 4 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a combination spanner #19.
  7. Step 7
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Polo 9N. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  8. Step 8
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    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use a drive socket #30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
    Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Polo 9N. AUTODOC recommends:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
    Step 11
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    Clean the oil filter seat. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  11. Step 12
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  12. Step 13
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    Screw the new filter into its place. Use a drive socket #30. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
  14. Step 15
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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 30 Nm torque.
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