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Old 07-19-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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Basic steps for removing the top to access the engine?

Sorry but do not know how to open the top to have access to the engine (mine is a CS hard top), and tomorrow I will be checking a beautiful '04 base, burgundy/Savannah beige combination with about 60k from a neighbor that I met a couple of days ago and was very happy with the car.

Unfortunately today got a text from him saying that the car was leaking oil between the bell housing and the Tiptronic and also mentioned that the transmission didn't have any oil in it,

How can I check the fluid level on the Tiptronic? I told him not to jump into any conclusions before checking the car out, hopefully is nothing serious, something like an AOS or one of its hoses, etc.

Thank you in advance!


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Old 07-19-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:37 AM   #3
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Rex,

Thank you for the link, it seems to be easy to have access to the engine.

Just need to find out how to check the oil level on the Tiptronic transmission..

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Old 07-20-2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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It is kind of an involved process:

Pelican Technical Article: Changing Boxster Automatic Transmission Fluid - 986 / 987

Basically you jack up the car ensuring that it is level, crank it up, let the transmission fluid warm up to 30c-45c (86f-113f), and then remove the fill plug for the auto transmission. If a small amount of fluid comes out, the level is correct.
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It is kind of an involved process:
Basically you jack up the car ensuring that it is level, crank it up, let the transmission fluid warm up to 30c-45c (86f-113f), and then remove the fill plug for the auto transmission. If a small amount of fluid comes out, the level is correct.
Thank you Steve, I am not sure how the owner determined that the transmission was empty after the oil leak.

He mentioned that it developed a large leak where the engine and transmission meet, but the leak could come from somewhere else, I will be checking his car tonight and hopefully find that the leak is nothing serious..
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Sure its ATF and not oil?

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