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1998 vw jetta, oil leaking from housing unit above oil filter, what is that unit, and what am i looking at for cost to repair, it appears to just be a gasket which i would love to be able to do myself, but it looks tricky to get to.

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It's your oil cooler which needs an o-ring replaced. It's pretty simple if you have the right size deep soket to get to it. I don't have the size in mind but I'm sure it's bigger than a 19mm. It's the nut in the middle where your oil filter spins on. If it's on the flange (block area) you'll need a paper gasket and a long allen socket to remove the three allen bolts.

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