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Change the oil in your Mk4 Jetta equipped with the naturally aspirated 2.0 liter engine. TDI and GLI models have different engines, and may have different procedures and requirements, such as oil capacity.
For years, 3,000 miles was the correct interval to wait between oil changes, but that is no longer the case. Conventional oil in today's engines can easily last over 5,000 miles between changes. Synthetic oils are even more durable, maintaining good engine performance beyond 10,000 miles.
Begin jacking up the front driver's side corner of the car by placing a jack about 5" back from the front wheel cutout on the long vertical part of the frame. This is the jacking location as stated in the owner's manual.
It is helpful, but not necessary, to jack both sides of the car. Since the oil drain plug is located to the passenger side of the vehicle centerline, jacking up just the driver side is sufficient to drain the oil.
Raise the corner of the car enough so that you can comfortably work underneath it.
Place a jack stand underneath the frame next to the jack.
Raise the jack to the highest notch you can before it reaches the car.
Lower the jack so that the car is resting on the jack stand.
Many hydraulic jacks are lowered by placing the open end of the handle over a knob and turning it counterclockwise. Consult the owner's manual for your jack if you don't know how to lower it.
Never work underneath a car that is only supported by a jack. The jack may slip or fail, resulting in serious injury or death.