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Old 06-19-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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hi everybody im new to the forum i have recently brought a 1998 2.5 boxster and its developed an oil leak on top of the engine on the drivers side is this a common problem can anybody help please

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Old 06-20-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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hi everybody im new to the forum i have recently brought a 1998 2.5 boxster and its developed an oil leak on top of the engine on the drivers side is this a common problem can anybody help please
More likely you have a cracked oil filler tube. Had a 97 Box with 14,600 miles that Porsche dealer had (supposedly) given a 15K service. Brought home and found big puddle of oil on the floor. Since the dealer was so far away, I took it to an indie who discovered that it had a cracked oil filler tube. Apparently the dealer just kept pouring oil until eventually the engine was full, but meanwhile a good part of it leaked out on top of the engine. Indie replaced the tube and sopped up the excess oil (about a quart) and I never had another problem.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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More likely you have a cracked oil filler tube. Had a 97 Box with 14,600 miles that Porsche dealer had (supposedly) given a 15K service. Brought home and found big puddle of oil on the floor. Since the dealer was so far away, I took it to an indie who discovered that it had a cracked oil filler tube. Apparently the dealer just kept pouring oil until eventually the engine was full, but meanwhile a good part of it leaked out on top of the engine. Indie replaced the tube and sopped up the excess oil (about a quart) and I never had another problem.
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