Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23
Has anyone had a leak at the rear of the oil sump cover?

I've been puttering through spring maintenance on my 1999 2.5L for the last few weeks, and just noticed what appears to be an oil leak at the rear of the oil sump cover gasket. After a pretty thorough cleaning, I've convinced myself that its not coming from the oil drain, and I don't see where else it could have originated from.

Has anyone had a problem with a leak in this gasket? Wanted to see if anyone had a 'Yeah, I thought it was that and then..." story.

Also, I don't see this referenced in Bentley other than that the cover exists in the oil section. Is this one of those unique situations where these bolts hold the cases together or something equally traumatic?

-Thanks.


Last edited by machone; 03-23-2009 at 06:32 PM.
machone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Lil bastard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Du Monde
Posts: 2,199
Could be RMS, hope not.
__________________
1990 Porsche 964 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
1976 BMW 2002
1990 BMW 325is
1999 Porsche Boxster
(gone, but not forgotten)
http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/a...smiley-003.gif

Never drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!
Lil bastard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 03:19 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23
RMS was one of my first thoughts

That was one of my first thoughts, but I believe that it would be leaking between the cases (i.e. down the back of the engine) if that were the case. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) Doesn't appear to be occurring, the gasket of the oil sump cover appears to be wet.

Found an exploded diagram of the sump, it doesn't appear that the cover is anything more than a cover. Also looks like there isn't a service gasket for it, just use silicon. That surprised me, because I thought I could see a steel core gasket peeking out.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil bastard
Could be RMS, hope not.
machone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2009, 03:37 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 379
can you post a picture? I have a really small leak on one of the bolts on my oil return pump. It's a common thing. I posted a few pics of mine several months back. If I can find it again I'll post the link.

-SP
__________________
2001 Boxster S
Desnorkled
Pioneer Avic D3
JL Audio 6.5 inch subs (in the door)
Pyramid 4 channel amp
chitowndad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 03:03 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23
Took a day to get back out for a photo

Unfortunately I don't get to work on it every evening

Here's a photo looking towards the front of the motor.

Had a friend look up the recommended procedure in a commercial service database, appears that its a pretty straightforward R&R, with a permatex-type gasket recommended.


Quote:
Originally Posted by chitowndad
can you post a picture? I have a really small leak on one of the bolts on my oil return pump. It's a common thing. I posted a few pics of mine several months back. If I can find it again I'll post the link.

-SP

machone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page