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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Oil Pan

 

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KeithKiser, Diesel, Katy, TX, February 24, 2009, 17:27
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I am trying to take the oil pan off my VW but I can not get the bolt off. Any sugesstions?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 24, 2009, 17:50
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    What bolt are you referring to?

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    KeithKiser, February 24, 2009, 18:35
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    The bolt is the second one on the right at the bellhousing on the oil pan. There is a small hole and bolt is offset.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 24, 2009, 19:31
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    I just had the oil pan of one of these recently but can't remember any difficulty. I forget if the oil pan a mix of allen key bolts and bolts that require a 10mm socket to remove. I think you will need a 10mm socket 1/4 inch drive flexible socket. I use a Snap-on brand socket, thin side wall certainly gets in there with clearance but cost about $25, Craftsman make one as well that is cheaper and may work for you for less than $8 see link below.
    http://www.google.com/products?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=Craftsman+1/4+drive+10mm+flexible+socket&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=VrukSZCzJYGStQOQufSpAg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title
    Available from Sears on line

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    KeithKiser, February 24, 2009, 19:44
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    Thanks alot will try this tomorrow.

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