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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject: 993 oil leak Reply with quote

Can anybody recommend a competent engine repairer within 'reasonable' travelling distance of Bournemouth to rectify an oil leak(s) possibly coming from timing chain covers?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 oil leak Reply with quote

LSDFJ00 wrote:
Can anybody recommend a competent engine repairer within 'reasonable' travelling distance of Bournemouth to rectify an oil leak(s) possibly coming from timing chain covers?


If you are any good with the spanners this is a DIY. I did all the "usual suspects" a year back. Very satisfying work and you get to know the car. Sad to say mine still leaks Sad (see my thread further down)

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for your prompt reply, Decgraham.
Sorry to hear you still have an oil leak problem. Best of luck with that.
How difficult was getting to the chain covers...is it a case of dropping the engine?
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi LSDFJ00,

Below are links to my posts when I did the usual suspects for the oil leaks I had, hopefully you'll find them useful. I took my time and all turned out well. As you may have read my final leak looks to be a "Through Bolt" which is a full engine out and a full engine strip down and re seal. The leak is small so I won't be doing the job anytime soon but will have it done eventually by a professional. It's just a bit too much for me to drop the engine, plus I don't have the special tools required to do a strip down.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119495&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119512&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=119537&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123801&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123839&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123926&highlight=camshaft+chain+covers

Also I attaching a link to a thread on another site which I used for a guide to sorting the leaks. It's a 964 but not much difference to the 993.

http://perelet.com/cars/porsche/leaks_thread/1.html

If you need any more advice, help don't hesitate to ask.

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info and links to your work, Decgraham.
Very useful and informative.
You're a true gent!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marque21 in Bridport would be my preferred garage if your not into getting your hands dirty. Tim and the crew at Marque21 are great. The guy that owned my car before me had it looked after by them for the last 16 years, its a true testament to the quality of their work.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LSDFJ00 wrote:
Thanks for that info and links to your work, Decgraham.
Very useful and informative.
You're a true gent!


Hi LSDFJ00,

You're more than welcome Thumb

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, Andyobro.

Have you used them yourself or prefer to do your own work on your car?
Have you ever replaced the chain cover gaskets and seals?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canford classics....
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

decgraham wrote:
As you may have read my final leak looks to be a "Through Bolt" which is a full engine out and a full engine strip down and re seal

Yep, I have one of those too; pencilled in for 2020..

Topically enough, I just had the Engine Cover off mine whilst up on the Ramps and, despite every piece of Rubber & Plastic replaced at the start of last year, I have weeping Rocker Covers.. Dont know

I guess I'll be tackling those soon then..
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no need to do a full stripdown to sort through bolt leaks, a top end rebuild is all that's needed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ras62 wrote:
There is no need to do a full stripdown to sort through bolt leaks, a top end rebuild is all that's needed.


We'll that's good news ras62 I thought there was a lot more work involved. My budget can be reduced Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its always difficult to nail down prices on a rebuild as it depends on what if anything needs replacing. Unit Eleven in Warrington charge about £4.5k plus VAT iirc but this includes new headstuds which many rebuilds do not.
 
  
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