OIL SLUDGE PROBLEM, HOW TO REMOVE OIL PAN AND OIL PUMP

  • Tiny
  • ccumberland
  • 2001 Volkswagen Passat
  • 320,000 miles

I have changed and replaced oil with synthetic oil, changed oil filters, used a sludge remover twice and still having problems with sludge. I would like to remove oil pan and oil pump and replace them. The oil pan seems to be bolted to the motor mount and I am not sure how to remove it. Can you help me with this problem?

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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For what liter engine?

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:09 PM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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The subframe does not need to be removed as outlined in procedure. Remove all lower engine mount bolts and jack up the front and rear of engine. Remove the r side engine mount to block and you can slip oil pan out right side

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:35 PM
  • Tiny
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Sorry, it is a 1.8 litre turbo engine. Do you know if there is a link for step by step instructions with pics? Thanks

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 5:44 PM
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  • rasmataz
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I'm sorry that's the only thing I can get out of Mit1 our auto references on removing the oil pan-also it needs some special tools

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 10:02 PM

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