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Oil leak from the oil filter housing.

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by RobMorris, Mar 3, 2013.

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    Chaps

    I recently changed the oil/oil filter.
    The filter and seal looked just like Genuine oil filter and seal VW Audi Skoda V6 diesel engines 059115562 | eBay

    The lid/top of the housing didnt have a seal before but I was supplied with one with the new filter so thought id use it.
    So I put that on where it seemed to fit IE around the outside.. I tightened it up but the seal kind of 'spodged' out 'a bit' so there was oil peshing down the side of the housing whilst the car was running.. I removed the seal and it seemed to be ok.

    After doing a hundred miles or so oil is coming out of the seal/gap of the lid/top of the housing..!

    What can I do to stop it? Did I use the gasket wrong before?

    Cheers
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  3. deano1978
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    deano1978 different gear

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    When putting the housing back on,it should close (tighten) nice and smooth. If its hard and tight b4 its closed the seal is not sat properly
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    id say it tightens nice and smooth.. still leaks though..?
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    Try it without the seal,if it didnt leak b4.
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    Without a gasket is how im running at the oe, leak is less but still quite a leak!
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    After a garage tidy last night I finally found my big adjustable so I could undo the oil filter housing cap.
    I had a fright as there wasnt a drop of oil in the filter housing!?:wtf:

    First instinct was to check the oil level and its fine..

    The one thing that had happend was the filter was not clipped into the cap so I clipped this back in.

    On the cap I also found the old perished O ring. It was flat, rock hard and crumbled under my taking it off..
    I put my nice new round rubber O ring on and it appears to have fixed the leak!

    I am still concerened about no oil in the housing though!?

    Any advice?
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    Was there a little oil at the bottom of the filter housing? - the housings dont stay full of oil when the engine is off.
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    I guess there was a drip..barely..
    I guess as i was used to a weeks previous when I done an oil change on a warm car it was full to the brim!
    If the oil drains out over night then im ok..
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