How The VW 2.0t TSI Rear Main Seal Fails ~VIDEO

VW oil leakHey everyone, I hope that you are having a wonderful first Tuesday of 2015. Today we are taking a look at the failure of the 2.0T TSI (or TFSI) VW engine. For those of you that are new to the blog, every Tuesday, we look at a different failed VW part. As you will see we look deep into how it fails. This is one of the most popular shows here on You can check out more Failed VW Parts videos on YouTube.

Sponsor Of The Day
The Sponsor of the day is They are VW and Audi parts experts. They have awesome prices and incredible service. They also do great VW DIY videos. I have even made an appearance or two 😉

Today we look at the Rear main seal and see:

  • What the VW rear main seal does
  • How the VW rear main seal works
  • How VW rear main seal fails
  • Why the VW rear main seal fails
  • Ways to diagnose rear main seal failures
  • DIY or no DIY a rear main seal
  • Buy the 2.0t TSI rear main seal here.
  • and more

If you are having trouble viewing, watch “How The CCTA Rear Main Seal Fails ~VIDEO” on YouTube

As always, your questions and comments are welcome, please post them below. If you have a part you would like discussed on a show like this, email me Charles(AT)humblemechanic(dot)com and put “FAILED PART” in the subject. Or you can use the contact me form.

Don’t forget to check out all the episodes of the Automotive Podcast, and Mechanic Tool Reviews

Don’t forget to follow me at:

3 replies
  1. Pete
    Pete says:

    Great, thanks, more stuff for me to worry about my car. Kind of a rinky-dink seal from the looks of it in the video. I think I’ll go inspect and clean my breather system now.

  2. Tara
    Tara says:

    My question is- is it ok to let the RMS seep for 40k miles upon discovery? It was addressed as a seep at 81k miles again at 91k when I asked for warrenty repair and was denied. Now at 120k miles it’s blown and $2400.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.