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Old 09-11-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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oil leak

Hey this might sound like a dumb question. I recently took the car into the shop to replace the AOS and also changed the oil since the car sucked up most of the motor oil. When I brought the car home, I've noticed a small drip of oil. I thought it was just a loose drain plug or filter. The shop told me the next day that it is the RMS that's leaking. I know the shop used 10qts of oil for the oil change while the manual stated 9-9.3 qts max. My question is could over filling cause a leak or would it possibly be the RMS failing? I have a '01 Boxster S manual with 80k miles. The drip is coming from the center. It is a very slow drip and goes away when the car has been parked for an extended amount of time. I only see it leak after I drove the car for a bit. The car did not have a leak before the whole AOS incident. Do I just have the best luck in the world or could this be something simple? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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The shop charges for 10 quarts, but it shouldn't use all ten. Did you check the dipstick and see where the oil level is at?
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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If way too much oil was put in you would know it from all the smoke from your exhaust.

I can guess about the 10 quarts of oil. If they used 9 point something quarts from 1 quart containers then you get charged for all 10.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Get under that bad boy and find out where it's dripping from!

They could have just futzed tightening a hose fitting, and it's dripping down from the AOS. Maybe they tweaked the oil fill tube?
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies! I say 10qts because I supplied the oil and I brought 2 5qt jugs. The shop told me it'll take 11qts which sounds really strange because the manual says 9.3 w/filter. It's a small leak so I can live with it. I'll just wait till the clutch starts to fail before I go in and change the rms and clutch all together.
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Thanks for the replies! I say 10qts because I supplied the oil and I brought 2 5qt jugs. The shop told me it'll take 11qts which sounds really strange because the manual says 9.3 w/filter. It's a small leak so I can live with it. I'll just wait till the clutch starts to fail before I go in and change the rms and clutch all together.
That's what I did. But just so you know, those small drips on the ground could be more than meets the eye because there is a SPLASH GUARD that sits underneath that area. So what looks like only a few drops on the ground could actually be more underneath because the splash guard is holding allot more from dripping down on the other side.

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