Saturday, 3 December 2016

VW Golf Oil Filter Housing Removal

The VW Golf Mk4 TDI has an oil filter housing with a paper oil filter insert inside that needs to be removed and replaced during an oil change service. These should be done at least every 10,000 miles to ensure that the engine keeps running to its optimum performance as the PD injectors are very dependent on correct lubrication.

I've found the Laser 3117 oil filter removal wrench tool to be one of the easiest ways to do this. You can use chains or rubber straps to twist the oil filter housing off but they run the risk of damaging the filter housing which this tool will prevent.

Laser Filter Wrench Has Round Socket Incorrect Size

The Laser 3117 oil filter removal wrench comes with a round metal clip through the 3/8" socket hole so it can appear that the wrench is faulty and has a hole the wrong size and shape. If you remove the metal packing clip you can then use the normal socket on the oil filter removal tool and get the oil filter housing off the car. 

You can see a video of how to remove the transit clip here