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Old 08-31-2017, 03:12 PM   #3
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The most common leak that would be in between the engine and transmission is the IMS bearing or the RMS (rear main seal) both located on the back of the engine were it meeting the clutch and transmission. The IMS bearing is serious and the RMS is an annoyance. Both require dropping the transmission to confirm and repair.

Posting some good pictures may help forum members help you diagnose the issue.

I've never hear of a good Porsche shop say "the leak is right where the transmission connected to the engine so it's dealer fix item only". You may want to find a good independent Porsche shop. There are plenty in the L.A.

I would never put a dye into the engine oil. While it may help with finding a leak who knows what it is doing to your engine.
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