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Re: oil coming out of top of where oilfilter screws into
That i call it the $2000 gasket where the filter screws that on the oil cooler on top of that round oring worth $6.00 1 hour labour and new filter i call it $2000 because when that gasket break most of time people dont notice it all the oil leak out and engine blow fix that as soon as you can because when its start pissing bye bye motor good luck pierre
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1996 Passat TDI had 2 oil leaks at separate times. Both turned out to be leaking oil pressure sending units on top of filter bracket. Could not see either one leaking until someone got in the car and reved the engine. Simple fix for me once found.
Oil leaks can be a pain to locate so I will give you a few tricks I've picked up along the way for locating oil leaks. Start by cleaning/degreasing the area. You want to remove as much of the old residue as possible. Then you can do several things from here.
1. Purchase and oil dye additive (this additive makes the oil glow when a black light i shined on it) and run the engine for a little while then re-inspect with black light to find locations where dye is concentrated.
2. After cleaning, spray the are that you suspect the leak is coming from with a spray on type foot powder(powder sprays on white providing an excellent contrast to trace leak). Run the engine and follow the oil trail to source of leak
The oil is most likely leaking from the oil cooler seal. The oil cooler is the square aluminum piece that the oil filter screws onto. To replace the seal, remove the filter, remove both coolant hoses that attach to the cooler, remove the nut that secures the cooler to the block and slide the cooler off the tube. Replace the rubber o-ring seal which is available at the VW dealer. It's inexpensive. Replace everything in reverse order. Good luck!
Hallo 1.Disconect lower hose from intercooler and oil (from 0,1 liter or more) (sometimes 1-2 liters) comes out, you should not drive it.(car had probably loose power) Change the turbine, oil and oil filter. do not forget to disconect lower hose and let oil drain out. Otherwise when new turbine is instald, the air flow will **** this oil inside the engine and distroy it. 2.your car is not designed to run without turbine and will not work like normal disel.(SDI). hope it helps Marko
First you need to determine exactly where the leak is coming from. Clean the engine off with some rags so there is no oil dripping. With the engine running look closely to see where the oil is coming from. The chances are pretty good that it can be fixed with a new gasket or two.Hope this helps.
A blown head gasket doesn't necessarily mean there is water in the oil. Check for bubbles coming into the coolant tank. Take car for a short drive to build up coolant pressure and you should be able to see where it is leaking from a bit easier. It is possibly coming from a heater pipe or core plug.
I have a 1997 jetta and have been through this. Go to the volkswagen dealer and have them pull up the oil cooler housing. You will see a gasket (o-ring) that seals the two pieces of this housing together. Buy that. Your old one has gotten brittle from years of extreme temperature swings and cracked ( it will be like hard plastic when you remove it.) Unscrew your filter, take a 27mm socket (prob need deep well) and unscrew the nut at the top of stud where the filter screws to. Take it all the way off and remove the old o-ring. Clean the area well and put your new oil swabbed o-ring in and reverse the above steps. 30 min 8 dollar fix. Good luck!