96 VW Jetta oil leak


I have a major oil leak in a 96 VW Jetta GL. It is comming from the fixture that the oil filter screws into. Below is a link to a picture of where it is leaking. When the car is started the oil is comming out of "A", where the top round piece connects w/ the square fixture that the oil filter screws into. I'm pretty sure that I need to remove "B", and replace a seal of some sort. Or mabey I need to replace the whole fixture.
I have a Haynes manuel, but it doesn't have any sort of diagram for this that I can find. I need to know the name of the parts that are shown in the picture, and if anyone can tell me the easiest way to fix this problem, that would help alot. Thanks

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Saturday, February 25th, 2006 AT 7:18 PM

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It is your oil cooler seal leaking. Fortunatly you have a 2.0L. To change this "O-ring" you'll need to remove the oil filter, use a deepwell socket or cresent wrench to remove (it's either a 27 or 30mm, very thin, nut) the nut. You can move the oil cooler down the threaded tube (that the oil filter screws onto) to get it to a point where you can take the old o-ring out (which is probably split). If you choose to remove the threaded tube DO NOT damage the threads! The o-ring will run around $7. Good luck!

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