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Old 06-28-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Oil leak on top of engine, by oil cooler

I was changing out my 2002 986 starter today, and discovered oil on top the engine by the oil cooler. Has anyone experienced this issue before?

I am trying to figure out where the leak could have originated from but not having any luck.

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Old 06-28-2014, 06:29 PM   #2
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I had multiple oil leaks from my spark plug tubes. It's tough to figure out where the oil is coming from due to the airflow. Check the tubes.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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oil or power steering fluid?
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Look forward of the oil cooler. I had an AOS that was putting oil into the manifold and it was mainly draining out of the balance tube butterfly valve and landing on the left front / left center of the engine.
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I was changing out my 2002 986 starter today, and discovered oil on top the engine by the oil cooler. Has anyone experienced this issue before?

I am trying to figure out where the leak could have originated from but not having any luck.
The oil cooler seals to the engine case by four O-rings, you may have lost one of them.
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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I checked the fluid, it is motor oil. At first I thought it was pentosin, but after using paper towel to absorb it... it was definitely motor oil.

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I checked the fluid, it is motor oil. At first I thought it was pentosin, but after using paper towel to absorb it... it was definitely motor oil.

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