my 85 vanagon had a larger than normal oil leak, maybe from the rod tube or oil pump?!

Asked by Jun 16, 2015 at 03:55 PM about the 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Always a small leak but this is a puddle! It's been sitting too, backed it in the barn to clean
her up for camping season. When I removed the dipstick there seems to be too much oil
and I have no idea how that could be over full, unless I am sleep wrenching! Kinda
strange.

3 Answers

1,455

Degreasing and monitor where oil starts to leak when started. Sometimes the oil cooler seal, located above the oil filter, cracks and creates a huge oil leak on the Vanagon.

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I will c!ean it better, but not sure if the leak is lower. Thank you for your time, appreciate it.

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The "o" ring between the oil cooler and the engine block (the filter mounts to the oil cooler) is a known problem with Vanagons that sit. The ring dries out and cracks. Check out Vanagon dot com for great tips and tricks in their archives.

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