[V6-12v] Fun troubleshooting an oil leak in a snowstorm...

Tom Christiansen tomchr at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 15:48:59 PST 2009


There's a gasket that goes between the oil cooler and the block. I'd replace
that. It's a rubber O-ring with a couple of tabs on it to hold it in place.
I bet it's gone hard and brittle over time. The seal/gasket should be
available at any stealership (probably for less or about the same as you'd
pay on-line with shipping).


On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Rob Beatty <beattyr2003 at cox.net> wrote:

> 95 A6 sedan with V6-12V is leaking oil off the rear lower corner of the oil
> filter housing.  I took the filter off today.  Tightened down the bolt
> behind it but its still coming out in a steady stream when the car is
> running.  Doesn't leak when its not running.  As its snowing out there
> right
> now, getting under the car is not something I am really interested in doing
> tonight, so I will wait.  Any thoughts?  Could it be the seals in the
> filter
> housing/oil cooler?
> Thanks,
> Rob
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