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

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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Average mileage: 133,350 (126,700–140,000)
Engine affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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2003 Volkswagen Golf - 2.0L 4 Cylinder 140,000 mi,
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