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Old 04-10-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
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Permanent Fix to the RMS Leak?

The dealer just did a repair of the RMS leak on my 2000 S. Appearently Porsche has recently modified the repair parts so they replaced not just the seal with a new one, but some bolts and other things as well.

Has anyone that had the leak fixed recently using these latest parts put enough miles on their cars to see if this is finally a permanent fix? I'd like to not revisit this leak again, obviously.

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Old 04-10-2006, 02:28 PM   #2
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Just a little over a year ago I had the RMS repaired on my 01 Boxster. They replaced the RMS and installed the new bolts you are referring to. I'm not sure yet if it's a permanent fix or not, but I haven't had any leaks since then.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Hi,

While I hope I'm wrong, I am a little skeptical about there being a permanent fix.

This failure has plagued the M96 engine since it's inception. Porsche is now on a 3rd Gen. replacement Seal and a second set of repair instructions as the first attempts were no real improvement, so we'll see.

That said, of course every Car's Crankcase Seals fail and need replacement at some time in their life, so it will not be the last one if the Car keeps running long enough.

But, hopefully they've cured what has been a premature failure, or at least extended it's usable lifespan...

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Old 04-10-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
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Jim'99-I agree completely! I sure hope she holds, but I check the floor after every drive looking for the dreaded oil spots. Only time will tell...
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The dealer just did a repair of the RMS leak on my 2000 S. Appearently Porsche has recently modified the repair parts so they replaced not just the seal with a new one, but some bolts and other things as well.

Has anyone that had the leak fixed recently using these latest parts put enough miles on their cars to see if this is finally a permanent fix? I'd like to not revisit this leak again, obviously.
If you don't mind me asking Blue200S, how much did the dealer want for this fix.

I was alarmed by what might have been an RMS leak discovered during and oil change, but after the oil change, I have not noticed any new oil drips (white plastic taped to floor under the car, checked daily...)

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If you don't mind me asking Blue200S, how much did the dealer want for this fix.

I was alarmed by what might have been an RMS leak discovered during and oil change, but after the oil change, I have not noticed any new oil drips (white plastic taped to floor under the car, checked daily...)
Ed Carroll in Ft Collins, CO. They charge about $1200 but my car's in the last month of the certified used car warranty so I didn't have to pay for it.

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:32 AM   #8
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glad im not the only guy in the world with white plastic taped to the garage floor

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