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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Question: oil filter housing

 

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Gojus, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Alameda, CA, March 14, 2011, 18:55
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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 $$?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 14, 2011, 19:58
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    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.

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    Gojus, March 14, 2011, 20:04
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    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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