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86 audi 4000s - engine oil is oozing out of the oil filt. housing

At a "juncture" in the housing above the oil filter, oil oozes out when the engine is running. If there is a gasket there, I would guess the gasket is shot.
My question would be: Is there a gasket there in the housing, which would mean that the housing would come apart at the point?

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  • johnmcolby Dec 26, 2008

    The filter is tight.
    The oil leaks out several inches above where the filter attaches.
    As far as the oil filter screwing directly into the engine block, that is not the case with this Audi. The "housing" I'm referring to is separate from the engine block, and is bolted to it.
    What I mean by "junction" is this: The housing into which the oil filter screws is square at the bottom - let's say about 4" x 3" and 2.5 " in height, but then above this "rectangle/cube" the housing becomes round with several "layers," the "layers" becoming smaller. It is between these round "layers" that oil is running out. If I could draw a picture I would. Thanks for any help. Oh, are Chilton repair manuals available on line?


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Is the filter tight? not clear about the Junction you are referring to. The filter screws directly into the engine block.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 26, 2008

    No manuals free online, but you can go to autozone and "browze" the manual! lol

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