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Old 05-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #1
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Worm in Crankcase

This is very weird. My car is being worked on at a local shop and when they removed the oil pan cover they found a large earthworm in the screen for the oil pickup. It was obvious that it had been in there for some time but was still rather supple and well preserved. I cannot figure out how in the world it got in there and why it was not totally fried by the heat. The car was in to have the air oil seperator replaced and a piece of plastic from the oil filler tube broke during the disassembly and fell into the crankcase. Pan had to come off to fish out the piece of plastic. Any ideas?

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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It was probably mistaking your crankcase for a Tequila bottle. I hope you ate the worm.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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Due to the ongoing issues with the 986 engines Porsche experimented with a "worm drive " on a few 2000's. Yours must be one of those.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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Your car needs an Exorcist!
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
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Dude, that is one scary pic !



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