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I went to restore my 2000 Passat V6 after sitting for 3 years outside.
Car wouldn't start. I had to replace the fuel pump.
It then started just fine and sounded normal.
I went to take it around the block and noticed a LARGE puddle of oil near the front drivers tire.
I looked and now no oil on the dipstick
I'm thinking possibly the old oil filter was blocked.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
Bill From Massachusetts.
 

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Probably the oil cooler gasket (large diameter o-ring) dried up and shrunk, creating a gap for the pressurized oil to leak out from.
 

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^^ That certainly sounds feasible.
 
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