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Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring on Volkswagen Beetle

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,000 (80,000–200,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
17 people reported this problem
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massive oil and antifreeze leak,replaced housing and hoses.
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.
Coolant leaks consistently
Put coolant in leak out in 2 minutes
Massive amount of oil leaking from where my oil filter is. Tightened the oil filter and still leaked, I'm thinking it's the O-ring problem
losing my coolant
i have the same problem, have not fixed it yet