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Old 06-12-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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help, engines stalled

Hi,

I have 2001 boxster, with 65k miles on it, it's tiptronic.

I felt a little drag(back) when I was driving early in the day. In the vening, the car just stopped in the middle of the road, but I was able to restart and drive a few miles to go to a safe parking place. I saw a lot of oil leaking from the car and the car starts but wouldn't take throttle, it moves in bursts with a lot of throttle.

What could be the cause of this?? I am planning to take it to the dealer tomorrow. Please let me know if you have experience with this.

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:39 PM   #2
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Did the CEL(check engine light) come on?
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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nope. no lights at all.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:53 AM   #4
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when the car stops, do you still have electric power? my volvo s40 used to shut itself off at low speeds that was due to bad battery cells. it started up again fine but it reset clock and radio. changed the battery and everything worked fine.

leaking oil sounds like a bigger problem though.
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Possible Air Separator failure. I had the same experience when mine failed.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
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I would NOT start the engine again! If it is a failing air oil separator, running your engine could result in catastrophic failure.

Get it towed to a competent Porsche mechanic to check it out.
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ABSOLUTELY do not crank the motor until you can find out what is wrong with it!!! This initially sounds like a failing Air/Oil Seperator but if you at all question the health of an engine, especially with lubrication issues, do not run the motor! Get it to a qualified mechanic for diagnosis.

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