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      01-07-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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oil filter housing gasket????

about a year ago i noticed oil around my housing, dealer replaced it under CPO. 2 months ago gasket went again but no visible leaks..... coolant was passing through to the engine burning off and causing a very annoying vapor/exhaust trail. i was getting low coolant light about once a week and had to fill up over flow tank each time....... dealer fixed that also under CPO. And now its gone again vapor/exhaust trail and low coolant.

CPO expired after last gasket fix
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1.will dealer fix even know my cpo is expired and it being the same problem?
2.it just easier to do it myself?
3.if so...... does the intake need to be removed to get the oil filter housing off.

maybe its not the gasket and theres a crack somewhere
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How do you know it's not something else like the VCG ?
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about a year ago i noticed oil around my housing, dealer replaced it under CPO. 2 months ago gasket went again but no visible leaks..... coolant was passing through to the engine burning off and causing a very annoying vapor/exhaust trail. i was getting low coolant light about once a week and had to fill up over flow tank each time....... dealer fixed that also under CPO. And now its gone again vapor/exhaust trail and low coolant.

CPO expired after last gasket fix
questions.
1.will dealer fix even know my cpo is expired and it being the same problem?
2.it just easier to do it myself?
3.if so...... does the intake need to be removed to get the oil filter housing off.

maybe its not the gasket and theres a crack somewhere
R
thanks for any input
If it was faulty work the dealer should repair it under warranty. Just ask and be nice. Not a hard job to DIY, though. Intake does need to come off in most cases, but others have been able to simply loosen and move the intake to access the last bolt.
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Not good burning coolant, it can pit the aluminum cylinder head bowls over time. I've seen it happen before.
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whats a VCG?
i think its the same problem because the same thing is happening when oil filter gasket went out before. they said it failed a coolant system pressue test......... leak in the coolant system dealer found a bad housing gasket causing me to lose coolant and i would have to top it off often.
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