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gpena 09-05-2020 12:14 PM

Plastic pieces in oil pan
 
Hello, new in this forum, just bought a boxster s 2001 last week and today I drained oil, and when I removed the oil pan I found these plastic pieces. Anybody knows what they could be?

Will post picture from PC later.

maytag 09-05-2020 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by gpena (Post 623713)
Hello, new in this forum, just bought a boxster s 2001 last week and today I drained oil, and when I removed the oil pan I found these plastic pieces. Anybody knows what they could be?



Will post picture from PC later.

This will be SOO much easier after you post the pics. But I'll try anyway: mickey mouse ears? Diet Coke bottle caps? ;-)

Welcome to the forum! Post those pics as soon as you can! We'll help the best we can.

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GLImages 09-06-2020 12:22 AM

Are the plastic pieces brown or green?

My guess without pics is pieces of timing chain guides (brown) or cam actuator seals (green).

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gpena 09-06-2020 04:38 AM

http://gaptrade.cl/KTM/Pics/20200905_130328.jpg
http://gaptrade.cl/KTM/Pics/20200905_130336.jpg
http://gaptrade.cl/KTM/Pics/20200905_132440.jpg

Brown pieces

Starter986 09-06-2020 04:43 AM

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gpena 09-06-2020 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by GLImages (Post 623737)
Are the plastic pieces brown or green?

My guess without pics is pieces of timing chain guides (brown) or cam actuator seals (green).

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Just uploaded the pics, the pieces are all brown, would they be from the IMSB?

GLImages 09-06-2020 06:38 AM

It looks like it could be pieces from the guides in my amateur opinion. Below are some pics I stole from the web. Color seems pretty close. If you search the forum there are a few other posts with a similar color material in the oil pan and the consensus seemed to be timing chain guides. I'd search for a few of those threads, they may be able to give you more info. Or someone more knowledgeable may chime in here.


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Homeoboxter 09-06-2020 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by gpena (Post 623751)
Just uploaded the pics, the pieces are all brown, would they be from the IMSB?

No. Those are from your small chain pad in the head at the variocam unit. Explore around in the forum, there are a lot of threads about this issue.

GLImages 09-06-2020 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Homeoboxter (Post 623755)
No. Those are from your small chain pad in the head at the variocam unit. Explore around in the forum, there are a lot of threads about this issue.

This too.

...I forgot about the pads on variocam.

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Homeoboxter 09-06-2020 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by GLImages (Post 623756)
This too.

...I forgot about the pads on variocam.

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We are talking about the same thing ;)

Considering the size of those bits, the end of those pads is near. I wouldn`t drive too far with this car. Unless they are replaced already and the sump was not cleaned afterwards.

gpena 09-06-2020 07:39 AM

Thank you guys, yes it looks like pieces from the guides. I don't know or believe the guides were repleaced before and no chance to verify. I'll have a look in the forum for mor information, I would like to replace them myself and skip the IMSB replacement job for later as a precaution.

Do I need to drop down the engine to replace those guides?

I own the car for a week and only noticed there is a short clack clack when I start the car and after I drive it for a while (15 min). I know the car was parked for years 2013 2018 and then had 2 owners after that and now myself. Last oil change was 1 yr ago with 10W40, I bought 0W40 mobil 1 and new filter that I'm filling in today.

will see how it starts with the new oil and search for noises at start and after few min driving to asess..

Homeoboxter 09-06-2020 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gpena (Post 623761)
Thank you guys, yes it looks like pieces from the guides. I don't know or believe the guides were repleaced before and no chance to verify. I'll have a look in the forum for mor information, I would like to replace them myself and skip the IMSB replacement job for later as a precaution.

Do I need to drop down the engine to replace those guides?

I own the car for a week and only noticed there is a short clack clack when I start the car and after I drive it for a while (15 min). I know the car was parked for years 2013 2018 and then had 2 owners after that and now myself. Last oil change was 1 yr ago with 10W40, I bought 0W40 mobil 1 and new filter that I'm filling in today.

will see how it starts with the new oil and search for noises at start and after few min driving to asess..

It`s doable with engine in the car but much easier on the engine out on a stand. So if you want to tackle other stuff, like clutch or RMS, or SAI, I think it`s worthwhile to pull the engine.

gpena 10-08-2020 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Homeoboxter (Post 623777)
It`s doable with engine in the car but much easier on the engine out on a stand. So if you want to tackle other stuff, like clutch or RMS, or SAI, I think it`s worthwhile to pull the engine.

Thanks, yes I spoke with an ex Porsche mechanic (who owns his own garage now) and he said he pulls the engine anyway, doesn't matter if it's the main seal or IMS, and he only recommends to do the IMS or other stuff with the engine on the car if you have done it previously, not for firstimers.

gpena 10-08-2020 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gpena (Post 623761)
Thank you guys, yes it looks like pieces from the guides. I don't know or believe the guides were repleaced before and no chance to verify. I'll have a look in the forum for mor information, I would like to replace them myself and skip the IMSB replacement job for later as a precaution.

Do I need to drop down the engine to replace those guides?

I own the car for a week and only noticed there is a short clack clack when I start the car and after I drive it for a while (15 min). I know the car was parked for years 2013 2018 and then had 2 owners after that and now myself. Last oil change was 1 yr ago with 10W40, I bought 0W40 mobil 1 and new filter that I'm filling in today.

will see how it starts with the new oil and search for noises at start and after few min driving to asess..

The engine sound improved notoriously with the new oil, less or no clack clack at all...


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