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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it is look like you have similar problem like myself, oil could be from RMS or IMS but from your description I would bet on RMS, without gearbox out of the car is just guessing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

77szymon wrote:
So it is look like you have similar problem like myself, oil could be from RMS or IMS but from your description I would bet on RMS, without gearbox out of the car is just guessing.


Thanks I'm leaning towards RMS, pitty had a new clutch 5k miles ago. Did you have anything else done whilst at the RMS?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think about oil cooler as it is look like I have some coolant leak from it, just to point out my leak was from IMS flange so I have checked my bearing condition and also removed cover so oil can flow on it but it is extra job if your leak is RMS so not sure if worth doing.... you can find more info:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=132248

worth to read as there a few important info about bearing.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say the spots on the PU are more likely salt residue/grime from the road at this time of year.

My Mercedes and BMW X5 have similar marks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

77szymon wrote:
I think about oil cooler as it is look like I have some coolant leak from it, just to point out my leak was from IMS flange so I have checked my bearing condition and also removed cover so oil can flow on it but it is extra job if your leak is RMS so not sure if worth doing.... you can find more info:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=132248

worth to read as there a few important info about bearing.


Thank you
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a bit strange there is a lack of oil blown over the engine , exhaust and oil deposits on the PU ..

But oil on the bell houseing is pretty much 100% from the rear main or the IMS seal ..

Bell houseing is the bell shaped part of the gearbox that bolts to the engine .

Now then .. my concern .. is this a long term leak or has it just started .. to suddenly leak big time means its an urgent investigation .. long term and its just seals .

From the misting i would say long term .. but i would like a good picture of the front part of the gearbox if possible please .

Im not trying to scare or anything ... i just like to confirm things .. hence if i say dont even start the car you will know .. or as i expect ill just say get the seals done ..

Trying to cover all bases here basically so dont be alarmed .. its just me being cautious .

Again .. dont worry .
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks deMort, I'll try and grab a picture in tomorrow.
It does seem to be heavier recently. I haven't driven it and don't intend to until it's been looked at.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the comments. By way of an update - it turned out to be a pipe leak on one of the pipes leading to the power steering pump (I'll replace both pipes). There is a small oil leak, which we'll keep an eye on.
Oil changed and confirmed as ok.

I'm having a few other bits done at the same time, coolant change, new air con condensers (new pipes too to replace the leaking ones). Hopefully all set for spring!
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