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Oil in back of 1996 jetta engine

My mom was driving my '96 jetta GL and heard and clunking and the car completely shut down. after the tow, we looked and there was oil all over the back of the engine. the car barely starts, and sputters until you hit about 2500 rpms (in park, not driving). the dipstick showed the oil still in it was milky, but still at a reasonable level. Any idea what could have caused this?

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