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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Question: What could be the cause of oil dumping to the ground at 1 GPM while engin is run

 

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johnsonrw, Norfolk, VA, December 20, 2013, 06:58
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I can not see where the leak is comming from. It looks like it is near the oil filter. Only leaks when engin is running.

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    pushrod December 20, 2013, 07:06
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    Might be the filter! Also the oil pressure switch but it will have to be looked at.

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    johnsonrw, December 20, 2013, 07:39
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    The filter was changed and the leak is still there. Is the pressure switch located above the filter connection?

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    pushrod, December 20, 2013, 07:42
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    Not sure on this engine but most are!!

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    johnsonrw, December 20, 2013, 11:21
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    Looked a little closer. appears to be leaking at the flange beween the cast and the filter's thin metal adapter box

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    pushrod, December 20, 2013, 11:40
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    Ok, there is a o-ring seal OR a gasket between the adapter and engine block. It is a little more than the avg. diy'er needs to attempt.

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