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Old 12-22-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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Cool 2002 Boxster S, AOS question

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I will try and be as brief and succinct as possible. I had the car on the ramps the other day and noticed an oil damp patch on the drivers side (UK) on the engine just below and coming from the AOS short rubber hose. The car starts and runs fine no white smoke. I have had the car 9 years with no problems just general maintenance.
The leak may be coming from the rubber boot or maybe the spigot that goes into the block.
Should I go the whole hog and replace the complete AOS at this stage? The boot has a jubilee clip on the bottom were it joins the block so I assume the AOS has been replaced before. What do you guys think?

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Old 12-22-2019, 11:06 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem. The tube at the bottom of the AOS had become loose at the engine block allowing some oil to drip. I simply cleaned the area and re-attached the tube properly. No drips since then.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:25 AM   #3
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I had a similar problem. The tube at the bottom of the AOS had become loose at the engine block allowing some oil to drip. I simply cleaned the area and re-attached the tube properly. No drips since then.
Thanks for the advice thstone. I put the car on the ramps today and had a go at tightening up the jubilee clip. I was able to tighten it up a few turns. After that I dried everything of, so I will have another look in a couple of days to see if I have stopped the leak.

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