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Is there any way I can determine if oil foaming happened or is happening e.g. bubbles on dipstick? Yes, small bubbles on the dipstick is a good indication of foaming, there should not be any in normal operation. They will not stay long after engine shut down. Quality oil will have an anti-foaming additive that will cause them to dissipate. In extreme cases ...


I finally dit it. I tried the penetrating fluid but with no avail. I figured I needed more torque, but did not want to damage another ratchet. So I went ahead and welded the broken rachet head and also welded a 2 foot long tube to the end of the old ratchet. With this makeshift breaker bar I managed to apply enough torque to loosen the bold.


To have a level difference equivalent to one-third of the difference between min and max is quite large. This tells me that the dipstick is not fully seated in the dipstick channel in one of the orientations. I would consider the orientation in which the dipstick rests lower in the channel (resulting in a higher level reading) to be the correct one to use.


Here's an article on ToyoNation explaining what you need to do: Link Generally, removing the bolts you don't need a sequence. When torquing them back up, you want to do them up in a diagonal star pattern, as you would with your wheel lugs etc. This guide recommends using a toyota sealant, which is probably about right. Any RTV sealant that's at the right ...


The sumps on most if not all Volkswagen watercooled engines can be changed with the engine still in the car including the Bora V6.


Run the car for about 5-10 minutes to get it warmed up, then drain what you are going to if you are dumping it out the bottom. Getting it warmed up a little bit will allow the oil to drop out pretty quick. Wear gloves (nitrile) if available. The oil will flow fast, so pay attention to what you're doing or you'll dump out too much. If you dump your oil into a ...


An impact wrench - even an electric - can do wonderful things. I just had a 10mm with a torx head that I struggled with all afternoon. It just wouldn't come, and got to where the torx teeth were pretty close to stripped out. My brother brought over his impact, and it came off in 10 secs. I have seen the light.


Keep in mind that oil pan gaskets are 20 bucks stuff and they're easy to change at home by yourself.. It'll take you 30 minutes at most.. Jack up the car and do it yourself and save $$$

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