Oil leaking around the housing were oil filter connects. Is this a gasket or what?

Amos Hartwell

Asked by Sep 07, 2014 at 05:55 PM about the 1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

Probably the gasket. Did you just have an oil change done? Maybe the old gasket is still on the mating surface and you have a leak. If not, then drain the oil and replace with a new one or reinstall the old depending on how miles are on the oil.


Remember to lubricate the new oil filter gasket with oil prior to installation to insure a good seal between it and the mounting surface on the block. Then hand tighten.

Joe Belser

I just had a similar problem. My came from the oil pressure sensor and ran down the back side of the oil filter. It was $18.

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