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Volkswagen Passat Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

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A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

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