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.
Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring on Volkswagen Beetle
Average mileage: 130,666 (95,000–200,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle- 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo97,000Visitor
I have a massive amount of oil leaking from my car just found that I need a oil filter housing. Looked on line to see what it was or looked like as I can see there are others with the same problem.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle- 2.0L 4 Cylinder95,000Visitor
i have the same problem, have not fixed it yet
2004 VW Beetle Convertible 2.0 L, automatic transmission. Drove for 400 miles, got oil changed. After oil change, red temp. blinking light came on. We were losing coolant. Do you think the 2 are related?
The coolant level light did not come on once, even during several hundred mile trips, until we...