Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-28-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: devon
Posts: 2
oil leakinmg around coil packs!

Please help! just recently purchased a 1998 2.5 boxster with 51k on the clock, car is really clean to look at, appears well maintained, purchased from a dealer 90 miles away from home! on the way home from the garage, car started to jerk, and eventually cel light came on! took the car back and they replaced maf, all seemed well, until 50 miles down the road, same fault! garage really doesnt want to know, now have trading standards involved! anyway my mate the mechanic took out the coil packs last night to find three are covered in oil! one had massive crack, one was odd, and shouldnt be on the car! so 5 out of 6 not much good! suggested chaging the spark plug tubes, which i will probably get done! is this common, is this the most likely cause of oil around the coil packs, or am i starring down the barrel of a gun! all the talk about engine failures is scary, currently wish i never bought the car, had it one month and it hasnt worked at all!

v6jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 04:13 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 828
The Boxster engine uses spark plug tubes which allow the plugs to go deep into the heads, I think the idea is to improve complete combustion. They have o rings on both ends, this sounds like you need new spark plug tubes or more likely just new o rings. They may be a bit of a peckerhead to remove but they shouldn't cost too much, don't hate the purchase just yet, hopefully you just have a few bugs to square away.

Last edited by eightsandaces; 07-28-2009 at 04:16 AM.
eightsandaces is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: US
Posts: 44
you should consider replacing the tubes yourself. I followed pedro's instructions and did all 6 in about a 1.5 hours. read thru this link and see what's involved

http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site%203/Change%20Spark%20Plugs%20%26%20Tubes.html

Suncoast is a decent place to get the tubes and o-rings

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=99610532552W99970734340W99970721540&Category_Code=ENGMECH
lizBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: devon
Posts: 2
thanks!

Thanks for your replies, i have got a complete set of tubes, seals, plugs and coil packs, i just hope that finally gets the car up and running, a friend of mine is a mechanic and has said he will do it for me at the weekend, i'll keep you up to date as to weather the fix works!!! that link you said me lizbox is ideal! put my mind a little bit at rest!

v6jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page