removing passat v6 oil pan

Jeremiah Curry jeremiah at
Wed Nov 5 16:28:15 PST 2008

I noticed your car is the 1.8T  I am wondering if that is the difference.
Looking at my car again, Chris Semple's e-mail makes much more sense.  Once
the anti-roll bar is removed unbolting the LOWER oil pan should be cake.
thanks everyone for their input,

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Marks [mailto:aamarks at] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 2:21 PM
To: Jeremiah Curry
Cc: quattro at
Subject: Re: removing passat v6 oil pan

Tony is right. It's a major job. Took me two days. I made my own engine
You should get the manual if you try this (

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tony  <mailto:auditony at> Hoffman 
To: Jeremiah Curry <mailto:jeremiah at>  
Cc: quattro at 
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: removing passat v6 oil pan

You have to remove the front engine mount as well as drop the
subframe. While you are in there, pull the pickup tube and clean the
junk (sludge and carbon) out if it. To drop the subframe, pull the
lower motor mount bolts. BTW, you will have to support the engine from
the top.

Tony Hoffman

2008/11/3 Jeremiah Curry <jeremiah at>:
> Howdy all,
> Wondering if there was some trick for removing the oil pan from my 99
> V6.  The pan has a whole in it and I need to get a new one.  The back
> are behind the anti-roll bar and I can't figure out how to get to them
> without removing it.  If I have to remove it is that hard? is it under
> tension?
> thanks in advance,
> Jeremiah
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