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Old 10-19-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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Great Tech Q&A Articles on Oil Leaks

Here are a couple of great Tech Q& A articles from the PCA website concerning several types of oil leaks and their causes:

This one is fantastic. It just showed up in Panorama magazine and explains the causes of the RMS problem along with others.

This one only deals with a question about the previous article.

This one deals with a possible head gasket problem and how to check for it.

There are tons of Q&A Tech sessions on almost everything about the Boxster on the PCA website. Here's a link to the Boxster section.

Enjoy!

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Old 10-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Yes, I agree, the Q&A stuff on the Boxster at the PCA web-site is very good and informative reading. You don't need to be a PCA Member to view the information but, you do need to be a Member to submit a question. FYI.
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Great reads...

I wonder when Porsche will fix this once and for all.. I was actually very surprised that this was not fixed for the 2005+ redesign..

Maybe porsche thinks this is a great engine design, despite the propencity to have RMS issues.. Maybe the good outweighs the bad.. who knows...

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@ John,

Good Stuff!!

Happy Motoring!...Jim'99
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:03 PM   #5
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Great reads...

I wonder when Porsche will fix this once and for all.. I was actually very surprised that this was not fixed for the 2005+ redesign..

Maybe porsche thinks this is a great engine design, despite the propencity to have RMS issues.. Maybe the good outweighs the bad.. who knows...

Mike
Seeing it's from a "hanging" tranny, I don't know how they can do it.
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Here is the seal mentioned in the second article.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15
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Great reads...

I wonder when Porsche will fix this once and for all.. I was actually very surprised that this was not fixed for the 2005+ redesign..

Maybe porsche thinks this is a great engine design, despite the propencity to have RMS issues.. Maybe the good outweighs the bad.. who knows...

Mike
Mike,

Porsche has chosen to sacrifice Quality for Profit! That may sound Harsh, but this issue remains unresolved since 1997, and plagues both the Boxster and the 911!

Instead of a proper Recall, which could cost the Company Millions (so what?... it's just fixing their F*ck-up), Porsche has taken the Risk Management point of view and repaired those cars retroactively, because it's cheaper than recalling all possibly affected Cars. The problem is that many Out-of-Warranty or Second Owners are having to foot most, if not all, of the bill for the repair.

This is disgusting and I am currently researching, through my Congressman, how one approaches the Dept. of Commerce and the NHTSA to try and force a recall so that owners don't need to pay for the repair of a flaw which should have been perfected to begin with.

Happy Motoring!...Jim'99

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