2003 Volkswagen Jetta Q&A

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Question: oil filter housing

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 $$? -
Answer 1
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 1
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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