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I have had several leaks over the last three years. One was on top of the right below the fan housing at the split of the two casings. The second one was at several of the nuts on the sump cover. I tried re-torturing the bolts on the casing near the leak and the nuts on the sump cover. The leaks persisted continued.

I did a search on how to fix leaks on a split case engine and it lead me to a VW repair website that recommended the following.
The fix was to buy a tube of hi temp (700F) grey silicone. Degrease the areas where the leaks showed. Applied a thin layer of silicone on the location of the split case and each of the nuts on the sump plate. Waited 24 hours and took took the car on a long drive. No more leaks found.

Granted, it is not pretty but it worked and sure beats an engine rebuild to fix a leak on the split case. The nuts are completely covered and I can live with that.
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