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Volkswagen Cabrio Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-Ring

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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 148,333 mi (135,000 mi - 160,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 135,000 mi

    Slow coolant leak for the past year then my oil filter housing unit cracked leaking oil. Ordered a used oil filter housing & waiting for it to arrive

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