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Seems to be a common problem.
there are two "O" rings a small one inside, and a larger one in a shallow groove where the housing mates to the block.
Would be an easy fix, except for the fact that one nut is almost impossible to remove unless the engine mount is removed.
My 2002 Kia Sportage developed the same problem, which I originally thought was because the oil filter was not tight.
it is a poor design, as the original O ring should have been made so it stayed more flexible IMO.

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