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View Poll Results: Have you had a RMS leak?
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Yes; multiple leaks 2 4.08%
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:00 PM   #21
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Boxster / 1997 / 11,200k total miles / No RMS / No track / Regular Maintenance
5-speed / spirited driving style but no racing.
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:03 PM   #22
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Hi, I have not had an RMS issue, yet. I've clocked about 10K miles so far.

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Old 02-08-2006, 12:30 PM   #23
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Have you experienced a RMS leak? yes
Have you experienced mutiple RMS leaks no
Have you experienced an engine failure no
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:39 PM   #24
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RMS leak

2000 Boxster S, 6-speed, purchased used 9/03 with 19,000 miles.
Driven most winter days in Wisconsin unless snow is too deep 90 miles/day to work. Driven sparingly in summer. (Riding Harley instead)
1st RMS leak at 21,000, 2nd one at 42,000. Seems to be a pattern here?
Not driven on track, but given a work out on occasion.
Maintenance every 10K.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:37 PM   #25
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bought the dreaded 99 model year w 17k on it. drove it til it had 34k. never leaked. it never leaked or blew an engine. maybe the previous owner had that experience but not me. so official no.

just switched to a 2003 w 12k miles. no leaks first 4 days. haha
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:43 PM   #26
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2.5 boxster. 68000miles. a few coolent problems but no RMS yet.
I was told that if your car is over 50000 miles you are less likely to suffer from engine disaster as this only affected late 98 and early 99 boxsters.
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:23 PM   #27
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No issues yet on my 2001 S...............touch wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2006, 07:31 PM   #28
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i think u mean "knock on wood". "touch wood" is something i say before a girl slaps me.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:24 PM   #29
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i think u mean "knock on wood". "touch wood" is something i say before a girl slaps me.

Hi,

George Bernard Shaw once said the British and Americans are: " Two Peoples separated by a common language". How true...

In the UK, the expression to describe one's not tempting Fate is Touch Wood, while here in the US, we say Knock on Wood.

So, You're both correct depending upon where on the Planet you're standing
when you say it...

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:33 PM   #30
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LOL

I needed a good laugh!
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:30 PM   #31
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Bought the 97 Boxster with 45K on it. Drove it for 10K and I had the following problems.

Replaced mass air fuel sensor (MAF).
Replaced pressure value for cooling system.
Replaced oil bellow.
Replaced ignition switch.
RMS leak: Yes
multiple RMS leaks: no
engine failure: no


To much headache. Trade in this car for a 987 .

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Old 06-27-2006, 07:21 AM   #32
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986 S 34000 kms. No RMS Leaks, and no car problems at all. Serviced by myself driven briskly at times. Never ever rev engine above 3000 RPM or heavilly load until warm. Never do drag race type clutch dumps. Service intervals and oil as per manual.
Car is beautifully engineered but consistant heavy handed treatment will break any car, even one designed with track use in mind.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:59 PM   #33
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I just recently purhased my 00 box s with 54k. I took it in @55k to make sure everything was ok and do 60k service. My tech said my motor was suprisingly dry and very solid. This pleased me of coarse because it sounds like others are not so fortunate. currently 56k and ok.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:28 AM   #34
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2000S with 30K miles.
non-maintenance repairs to date:

throttle body at 28,000 miles. $600
parking brake switch $4
No RMS.

pending:
4" crack inside windshield header. not visible from the outside.
Hoping I never have to fix it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:21 PM   #35
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'03 S, no leaks so far. 20,000 miles

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Old 07-24-2006, 01:57 PM   #36
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Was under mine this weekend doing oil, transmission, and brake fluid changes. Dry and looking good at 38,000 miles.
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Old 07-24-2006, 02:29 PM   #37
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RMS Leaks

Mine is dry so far.

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Old 08-17-2006, 05:00 PM   #38
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Engine Failure--no Rms

'03 2.7 27000kms. not overly punished, always serviced. Jack shaft bearing failed, engine is in process of being replaced under extended waranty--thank God!!! Guess who will keep that running from now on?
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:50 PM   #39
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03 S with 17k miles. No leaks or anything. I was amazed after reading my bentley shop manual the improvements Porsche made to the 986 over its 7 yr run. The 03/04's seem to have the issues/bugs worked out.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:15 PM   #40
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No problems.
2002 S, 12,000 miles, no mods, only change the oil so far. Week end car.
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