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Oil Leak around oil cap and Air Filter

I noticed a burnt oil smell from my 98 VW Jetta the other day, and found that oil had leaked around the oil cap. I also found oil in the air filter intake. When I opened the oil cap, there was a pale yellow liquid around the opening, and I found the same liquid in the Vent valve. I had just planned on changing out the valve, but now I'm wondering if there's something else wrong??

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I'm afraid to say you need an engine. the pale yellow liquid is oil mixed with antifreeze, which indicates the head gasket is gone and the antifreeze is in the oil. Also the oil in the air filter housing indicates you have bad rings. If you want to keep the car replace the engine.

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Blown head gasket. the coolant gotten into the oil.

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I have a oil leak on my 98 vs jetta and its like on the side of the engine about two inches from the oil cap. I was told it needs a "o" ring were do I get one and how much

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I would change the air filter, the valve and possibly the oil cap. Also, change your oil filter, it may be clogged. Keep an eye on it just to be sure there isn't anything more serious.

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