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New boy here!

We have a 2021 2.0 TDI 150, already at 11K miles. No sign of a service needed yet, but I though it could do with an oil change.

Kit of bits from TPS.

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Oddest looking oil filter I've ever seen. They do seem to be getting smaller these days....

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I guess this is the same 2.0 TDI block in all VAG stuff, different manifold and ancillaries than I've seen before. Massive undertray and thick sound deadening on the sump;

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Some neat quarter turn fixings on the undertray I've not seen before;

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Arrrh... There's the oil filter, tucked in the front above what looks like an aux water pump;

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One T25 bolt removed, and the pump can be moved out of the way for access to the oil filter;
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Old filter. I bet that's full of small particles from running in.....

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All done. Still made a mess;

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All in all quite a pleasant Sunday. Whilst oils and materials are so much better these days, I didn't want to let this oil sit in there for 20K hot turbo charged miles. I disconnected start/stop on day one too, as that's no good for the turbo longevity.

Whilst not an intentional VW fanboi, I seen to have quite a few VAG products in the home fleet. Here's the rest of the filters for my oil changes over the next few weeks.

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Have a guess if you want as to what they are. They'll all VAG group vehicles, one 4 Cyl turbo, one 4Cyl bi-turbo, a V8 and a V12.

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Pretty sure that 'extra' water pump is to cool the turbo when the engine stops...
Does that mean I don鈥檛 actually have to sit with the engine running for a few minutes after a motorway drive? That water pump will cool down the turbo if I switch off the engine immediately after parking?

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All modern cars have an after run water pump to cool the the turbo.
it is still best to let the turbo cool a bit after a hard run. You don鈥檛 have to let the engine idle for a min or so. But you will be the one buying a new turbo.
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It looks like that pump is for the charge cooler water circuit. It's circulated separately from the engine cooling water and thermostat circuit.

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Hi - I'm about to buy a TRoc 2.0l TDi year 2020 so thanks for the post & photo's. Once the warranty is over I will be doing the servicing as I have always done for the family cars. But the position of the oil filter and the mess.....& I imagine those electrical cables get soaked in oil.

My current golf EA189 is easy with the filter at the top of the engine.

I used to have a Chrysler Voyager with a horizontally mounted filter at the rear of the engine and had to be changed from down was a pain as oil ran down the block so I used ramps to lift the front higher and slowly unscrewed filter to let it dribble along the filter and drip off the rear into oil bucket......took a while to drain though.

I'm hoping there is enough room under the troc to get a plastic cup over the filter as its unscrewed to catch the oil and minimize the spills when the time comes.

Filter looks like the one used in a merc slk.....but this is easily done as its done from the top of the engine.

Whilst I'm do you find the 2.0l it a good drive and any issues?
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