DIY on the oil pan for the 2.0L MKIV even though it's essentially the same thing as bhb399mm's DIY for the VR6.
So bam like in the other DIY by bhb399mm, you'll need:
-16mm and 19mm sockets
-Socket extention bar
-A ball headed 5mm allen bit or key NOTE: Recommended: 10mm flex or swivel socket
-Rubber mallet or hammer + hockey puck
-New oil pan and sealant
Optional: New oil, filter, hacksaw.
I bought the oil pan and sealant from ECS for $117 shipped.
Well of course, you must start with this, put on some tunes!
So of course make sure the car is secure where it is chocks the rears and all that good stuff. If you couldn't find a ball headed allen bit like me, you can improvise.
HOWEVER. Upon replacement of the infamous two bolts near the tranny, the use of the allen key method may end up stripping the bolt heads. For this reason, I suggest using the following combination:
The 10mm flex head is available at Sears and is completely worth it.
Make sure you drain your oil too!
There is a pan cover with a bolt on the front side and two push in fasteners on the back. Remove this.
Remove the 5mm hex bolts around the pan, there are two that are hidden next to the transmission, use your improvised or nicely bought tool.
There are three 16mm transgina bolts you need to remove.
A rubber mallet was no where to be found, so again improvisation is the name of the game. I used a NHL practice hockey puck that hit me in the head a few years ago at a game and a hammer to break the pan loose.
Cleaning up of the old sealant was accomplished with help of Denatured Alcohol. Make sure all of the old sealant is removed.
Get the pretty new pan, dress it up with a 2 - 3mm bead of new sealant, do the same on the block, running it on the inside of the bolt holes. Make sure the surface on the block is clean!
Do the pan up with the 5mm's using either the ball head or regular, then do the 3 tranny bolts. Torque them to spec if you're into that sort of thing (I am after stripping the drain plug).
11 ft lbs on the pan to block bolts
33 ft lbs on the pan to tranny
22 ft lbs on the plug.
I believe you can refill the engine after 30minutes but DO NOT run it for at least 12 hours to allow the sealant to properly cure.
Modified by caliginousface at 6:53 PM 7-11-2006
Modified by caliginousface at 9:47 PM 7-11-2006