Oil cooler leak
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    Oil cooler leak

    Hi all just noticed a oil smell once in a while for the past few weeks, but car was leaving no leaks on the ground or burning oil. Upon further inspection today found the oil cooler is leaking and sending a a drop of oil onto the cat and thats why Im smelling it. Its a 1.4 2011 LTZ auto my question is is it a O ring that can be replaced or is it the whole oil cooler. How hard of a job is it and what else should be replaced if Im taking all this apart to fix, other rubber lines, turbo feed etc. Thanks

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    Just to clarify, is it this pipe that is leaking?


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    No Its the cooler behind that. Its the whole assembly that holds the filter. Its about 160.00 on rock auto looks like a bitch to change though. Have to pick some brains here to see whats involved. Im not taking it to dealer it will come out with more problems then went in plus its out of the extended warranty. I have 86000 miles only guess things go after coverage ends

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    Oh, wow. First I've seen of this particular mishap. I'm anxious to see how this goes.

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    Have you been able to pinpoint the location on the cooler that it's coming from?

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    Interesting, in my slew of mishaps with my 2012, the oil cooler on mine is leaking and under warranty too. Didn't know what it looked like unti this thread.


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    "..slew of mishaps." Touché...

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    Seem to be coming from behind intake, cant get a good look at it exhaust manifold is in the way. It drips once in a while on the cat and you get a smell of oil burn. Seems like more towards back left of cooler.

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    I have the same issue. I will be replacing the 3 gaskets/seals that apparently cause the issue. I found a whimsically funny and informative youtube video on this issue. You should be all set

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQYIadgkQuY


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