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And your oil cooler seal fails a gasket off your old oil filter works at least on a 99 1.8t. Friendly heads up been running mine with that for like two months now no leaks
 

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You're tempting fate. Don't be lazy. get one for like $4 and do it right.
 

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Better still, replace it AND keep a spare gasket in the car. I change my gasket as a preventative measure every few years, and still keep a spare. Cheap, easy to install - but really ugly if it fails.
 

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Oh trust me it's not tempting fate it's science ladies and gents. Na I'm just kidding I'm just waiting for it to fail I have the gasket in my car I just needed something that day or I was fucked and it was gonna be a week until I got it in
 

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Better still, replace it AND keep a spare gasket in the car. I change my gasket as a preventative measure every few years, and still keep a spare. Cheap, easy to install - but really ugly if it fails.
Heh. 150k miles on my 04 and original. I don't start it unless it's above freezing. Talk about borrowed time.
 

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I'll keep you guys updated on when it fails I live in New England so the temps all over the place here, but I want to see how long it lasts I did it at is say about 200k what's the average life of the oe one if anyone has any idea
 

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Rubber only lasts so long. Next time you do an oil and filter change, swap out that original o-ring for a new one. The part isn't expensive.
 
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