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Old 09-09-2017, 07:51 PM
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Great write up and comments to all. I'm about to change the oil on my 12 TT...However, I was wondering...If I change the oil prior to the "service" light illumination, does the computer know that the oil has been changed, thus eliminating the illumination of the "service oil" light?

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Old 09-09-2017, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by nstar8 View Post
Great write up and comments to all. I'm about to change the oil on my 12 TT...However, I was wondering...If I change the oil prior to the "service" light illumination, does the computer know that the oil has been changed, thus eliminating the illumination of the "service oil" light?

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No. It has no knowledge that the oil has been changed. You need a tool to reset the oil change warning, or you have to visit the dealer and have them reset it.

Tools include: Durametic, iCarScan, and a number of others that are discussed at length in threads in the normal Cayenne discussion forum.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:01 AM
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Thanks, nice work! I wish we have the same for V6...
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Just finished my first oil change. Thanks for the write up, very helpful. That oil filter was a pain in the butt to get to. Everything else was pretty straight forward. Thank you!
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After changing my oil recently, I torqued the OEM drain plug to the 37 ft-lbs. spec. Some have said that they have had no problems at this level while others have noticed a slight leak. I am getting a slight dampness. So, I call my local dealership and they only go to 30 ft-lbs. Also confirmed that spec with my trusted independent shop. Just thought I would get this out to help others.

Going forward I now have a LN Engineering magnetic drain plug and 19 ft-lbs. is the spec. In this case you can actually go by the spec.
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:06 PM
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When changing oil - the goal with the drain plug is to very slightly crush the aluminum washer that you replaced with a new one before installing the drain plug. The crushing of the washer is what provides the seal. Engage brain before installing - with experience you can feel the crush just as it starts. DO NOT reuse the crush washer.
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