removing passat v6 oil pan

Tony Hoffman auditony at
Mon Nov 3 19:25:39 PST 2008

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 Passat
> V6.  The pan has a whole in it and I need to get a new one.  The back bolts
> 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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