When to replace the Oil Filter on your VW TRANSPORTER
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Oil filter : 1 year / 10000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change oil filter and engine oil on VW TRANSPORTER 4 (T4) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Oil Filter for Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Transporter T4. Tools you need:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 32
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Funnel
Oil drain pan
Fender cover
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the oil filter every time when changing motor oil.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Transporter T4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
  • 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
    Lift the car using a jack or place it over an inspection pit.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Transporter T4. Professionals recommend:
    The vehicle must be on even keel, and if it is at an angle, the drain plug must be at the lowest point.
    Step 5
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    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #12.
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the oil pan cover.
  6. Step 7
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  7. Step 8
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    Put a waste oil container with at least 6 l capacity under the drainage hole.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the drain plug. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Drain the used oil.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Transporter T4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Caution! The oil may be hot.
  10. Step 11
    Prepare a container for the old oil filter.
    Step 12
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    Unscrew the oil filter. Use a drive socket #32. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Remove the oil filter. Put the old oil filter in the container.
    Replacement: engine oil and filter – VW Transporter T4. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Move up the container. The oil starts to drain out of the drainage hole immediately after you have removed the oil filter.
  12. Step 14
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    Clean the oil filter seat.
  13. Step 15
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    Lubricate the rubber seal of the new filter with a little amount of fresh oil.
  14. Step 16
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    Screw the new filter into its place. Use a drive socket #32. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Wait until the oil has completely drained from the drainage hole.
  15. Step 17
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    Clean the area of the oil pan drainage hole.
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