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Volkswagen Beetle Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring

 
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 130,666 mi (95,000 mi - 200,000 mi)

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A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

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