Oil Pan on 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

I am trying to take the oil pan off my VW but I can not get the bolt off. Any sugesstions?

by in Katy, TX on February 24, 2009
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , February 24, 2009
What bolt are you referring to?
COMMENT by , February 24, 2009
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.
ANSWER by , February 24, 2009
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
COMMENT by , February 24, 2009
Thanks alot will try this tomorrow.