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Old 28-11-10, 10:56
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Default where's the oil filter on my T5?

Newbie changing oil for the first time on my 53 plate 2.5 T5 (Caravelle) 30k miles on clock.

Been to the local motor factors & bought 5 litres of standard Turbo Diesel oil & paper filter.

cannot find the oil filter anywhere - been told it is inside a black box between the red & the block, but I still can't find it?

Also been told to only use VW oil?

HELP...
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Old 28-11-10, 11:48
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

Hello there!!
I'm sure i saw somewhere that the 2.5 takes about 7.5 litres with filter and oil change.

I am an owner of a 2.5 myself and sure it was stated in the owners manual.

SO you might want a couple more litres before you drain!

AS for the filter................. not a scooby do!!!!

HOpe this helps.
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Old 28-11-10, 11:55
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

no help whatsoever!

only kidding BIG MAC!

think I've just found the oil filter but bloody hell - how you supposed to get to that.

Description is that it's got a big nut on the top (about 30mm) so in that case it looks like the metal cylinder on the left hand side of the engine (looking from the front) but right down insider the engine bay.

If this is the filter, is there any special knack to getting to it - looks like I might need to undo a couple of hoses above it.

Anyone got some inspiration, or can tell me where I can get the oil/filter changed around the Solihull area & what I could expect to pay.

Cheers
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Old 28-11-10, 11:57
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

Filter is on the O/S front of the engine, is an alloy casing with a plastic top, the it is about 30mm. I Used loads of extension pieces and a universal joint, right pain to do!
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Old 28-11-10, 14:28
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

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Newbie changing oil for the first time on my 53 plate 2.5 T5 (Caravelle) 30k miles on clock.

Been to the local motor factors & bought 5 litres of standard Turbo Diesel oil & paper filter.

cannot find the oil filter anywhere - been told it is inside a black box between the red & the block, but I still can't find it?

Also been told to only use VW oil?

HELP...
If you love your van and want the engine to last dont use standard turbo diesel oil it will destroy your camshaft, the correct grade of oil for your 5 cyl engine is 506-01 or you can be really kind to it and use 507-00, its very, very expensive but worth it.
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Old 28-11-10, 15:10
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If you love your van and want the engine to last dont use standard turbo diesel oil it will destroy your camshaft, the correct grade of oil for your 5 cyl engine is 506-01 or you can be really kind to it and use 507-00, its very, very expensive but worth it.
Here here. Putting "standard" oil in a TDI PD will definitely damage your cam.
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Old 28-11-10, 16:24
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

As above, use the correct oil otherwise you will be in for some serious expense. Your van will thank you for it

The oil filter cap if its anything like the 1.9tdi is easiest to remove with a huge socket to fit, a long wobble bar and a ratchet wench
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Old 28-11-10, 16:39
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Newbie changing oil for the first time on my 53 plate 2.5 T5 (Caravelle) 30k miles on clock.

Been to the local motor factors & bought 5 litres of standard Turbo Diesel oil & paper filter.

cannot find the oil filter anywhere - been told it is inside a black box between the red & the block, but I still can't find it?

Also been told to only use VW oil?

HELP...
you need castrol long life oil if you want to do longlife servicing , or pd if you want to do it every 10k the oil filter is close to the osf headlight , through the top boost hose , you need a 36 mm socket , a uj and a long extension .
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Old 29-11-10, 06:57
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

Like others have said the filter is buried down on the left hand side, hilighted in the picture below.


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Old 29-11-10, 13:10
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Default Re: where's the oil filter on my T5?

Thanks guys - very helpful.

I assume it is just a case of getting a 36mm socket on the big nut, undoing it with a long extension and a UJ (do I need to remove any of the hoses, or can you get it undone without this) & undoing the nut, letting the oil out then replacing the filter & doing it back up again?

Also, what make oil should I get.

Anything else to do for a service apart from the air filter?

Sorry to sound so dumb, but never had a diesel or a T5 before.

Thanks again.
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