Coolant Leak From Oil Filter Housing O-ring on Volkswagen Beetle

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 118,000 (80,000–200,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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I have a massive amount of oil leaking from my car just found that I need a oil filter housing. Looked on line to see what it was or looked like as I can see there are others with the same problem.
Massive amount of oil leaking from where my oil filter is. Tightened the oil filter and still leaked, I'm thinking it's the O-ring problem