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easttorks964cab
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: oil leak, your opinions please ** NOW WITH PICS** Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

ive owned my 1998 996 for 6 years. up to now, it has not had any signs of oil leaks. On its last service, they flagged up a slight leak.
The leak is directly under the engine, around 2 ft from the rear end.
When driven, there are spots of oil deposited on the rear bumper.
Once parked up, I have shoved cardboard underneath and there are drips immediately(in the same place, not in various spots)
When left overnight, there doesn't seem to be much more oil on the card (ie it seems it isn't leaking once its stood)

The engine bay itself is dry of oil.

could you give me any ideas what you think may be the culprit.

A friend had a similar problem, turned out to be the sump seal. Is this likely?

Cheers in advance
Chris

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a photo so that us less educated than DeMort might get a chance to offer assistance.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, just updated with pics.....thanks for your reply
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does look like sump. I would give it a really good clean and then see if it easier to locate. It has clearly spread a lot.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it’s around the sump drain, did they put a new washer on during the service.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with RMS as it looks like the leak is at the back of the engine/front of car and tracking along the sump.

As said before it needs a good clean then you might stand a chance of seeing where i's coming from.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is in that area between gearbox and engine mating area.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say RMS or the IMS end cover.

Mine was the IMS end cover.

It leaks from between the engine and box and oil travels backwards as you drive.

Sounds like its on the verge of dripping enough to warrant the box out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
I'd say RMS or the IMS end cover.

Mine was the IMS end cover.

It leaks from between the engine and box and oil travels backwards as you drive.

Sounds like its on the verge of dripping enough to warrant the box out.


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