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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: 148,600 mi (135,000 mi - 160,000 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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