oil filter housing on 2003 Volkswagen Jetta

my oil was leaking and I took it into the mechanic. He did some re-sealing but said if continues to leak that it will need housing replacement. Is this something that I can find used or is it best to let him get the part for lots of $$?

by in Alameda, CA on March 14, 2011
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ANSWER by on March 14, 2011
I think that engine if it is like other 1.8 VW had an oil cooler between the oil filter and the engine block. I had seen and replaced the "O" ring between the cooler and engine on my own Golf and several customer cars.
COMMENT by on March 14, 2011
Thanks! Yes, leak was in btwn oil cooler pipe & oil filter housing. He re-secured bolt and resealed for a temporary fix. In no way am I a mechanic but when he quoted me $500 for part and labour, I thought lemme have a look around. Everything I researched says the part is cheap so I guess for him to do the labour, that's where it becomes costly. I will try and get the part and have another mechanic do it for cheaper, I hope. Thanks again!
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