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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: New boxster S oil leak from coil pack Reply with quote

Hi guys I picked up a 66k miles 2001 boxster S today.

The drive hope was perfect hood down 60 miles from Notts to Leeds.

Steering felt tight, gearbox smooth, clutch a bit heavy but smooth and even.

Suspension felt like you could really trust it when you put it in to corners.

Very enjoyable!

I got it up on the ramp and everything looks well except both sides of the engine a oil leak from what looks like both middle coil packs. These are all new and only put on recently. I've never worked on them is it an easy job?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can`t really help with the oil leak, but that is a very strange choice of location for a photo shoot Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Congrats on a lovely little motor! 996.1 GT3 wheels too, I think they are lovely personally.

Coil packs are very easy to change, especially if on a ramp. Remove the rear wheels (not absolutely necessary) and you have easy access. The packs are held in place by 2 allen head bolts.

I'd be very surprised if there was an oil leak from the coil packs, especially if they are new. Could the oil be coming from above, or the variocam solenoids, or from the RMS/IMS seal and being splashed over the sides?

As usual in these cases a picture speaks a thousand words.

Happy to help if you need advice Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
Can`t really help with the oil leak, but that is a very strange choice of location for a photo shoot Grin


Your right it was, but I live in Leeds and my mum passed away in march and she buried in Doncaster I couldn't pass by on the A1 without popping in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Hey! Congrats on a lovely little motor! 996.1 GT3 wheels too, I think they are lovely personally.

Coil packs are very easy to change, especially if on a ramp. Remove the rear wheels (not absolutely necessary) and you have easy access. The packs are held in place by 2 allen head bolts.

I'd be very surprised if there was an oil leak from the coil packs, especially if they are new. Could the oil be coming from above, or the variocam solenoids, or from the RMS/IMS seal and being splashed over the sides?

As usual in these cases a picture speaks a thousand words.

Happy to help if you need advice Thumb


The oil looks like it's coming from the middle coil pack on either side so your right maybe it's from above and running down each side. I'll put a picture up tomorrow. Cheers for the help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could well be the spark plug tube O rings leaking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Could well be the spark plug tube O rings leaking.


Yeah, was just about to suggest that when I logged in this morning. I've got a full set of spark plug tubes with o-rings somewhere that you're welcome to. Mind you I don't think they are expensive and dead easy to get hold of.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
Could well be the spark plug tube O rings leaking.


Yeah, was just about to suggest that when I logged in this morning. I've got a full set of spark plug tubes with o-rings somewhere that you're welcome to. Mind you I don't think they are expensive and dead easy to get hold of.

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The coil packs have just been changed by an indi, I spoke to them today and they said sounds like the o rings on the spark plug tube.

Thanks for your help guys, I'll get it done and report back.
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