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oil leak

FreddyFresh

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Hi guys,

been looking at a few cars lately, I might have found one but there is a very very small oil leak. the garage who did the service on it (Porsche specialist) 2 month ago told the owner that it wasn't very important and no need to worry about it. They know him well and they will have sorted it ifit was serious...

should I be concern?

cheers
 
If you have found a 964 with one small oil leak then that is better than most others :D Seriously though, to give a usefull answer it would be good to know where the leak is from. At which point no doubt one of the 964 experts will be along to advise.

MC
 
Don't worry about it mate, if you said it was dry I wouldn't believe you!
I've been on a mission lately to fix all the leaks on my car. After a lot of work I still have 2 small leaks! The engines have so many different places oil can leak from and they get so hot perishing rubber seals, oil leaks are inevitable.


Ian
 
Wouldn't worry if the garage is not fussed. Any idea where its leaking from exactly so we can advise on a fix or monitor :dont know:

Not uncommon for oil to drip on the undertray but never get on the garage floor. I've had my cam covers now re-sealed twice in an effort to sort the seaping....................I may have just sorted it :what:
 
Ok, when I go there I'll have a proper look. I am not very talented with the mechanical side of things, so I'll try my best. Thanks
 
As the lads have said, they all drop a bit. Best tip would be to get a PPI (pre purchase inspection) done for piece of mind (not just for leaks but for any issues on the car). This can help you get a few £££s off when you buy.

Chris
 
deutschland-dobson said:
As the lads have said, they all drop a bit. Best tip would be to get a PPI (pre purchase inspection) done for piece of mind (not just for leaks but for any issues on the car). This can help you get a few £££s off when you buy.

Chris

Yes, I understand. The car was purchased nearly 2 years ago by a good friend of mine. a PPI was done by a reputable Porsche specialist( if such a thing is right to say). nearly everything on it was sorted from what I understand. (I still have the PPI in my emails!). It's just that I am a bit OCD, and just the thing of thinking of oil dripping makes me cringe! :lol:

cheers for your precious comment guys.
 
FreddyFresh said:
Yes, I understand. The car was purchased nearly 2 years ago by a good friend of mine. a PPI was done by a reputable Porsche specialist( if such a thing is right to say). nearly everything on it was sorted from what I understand. (I still have the PPI in my emails!). It's just that I am a bit OCD, and just the thing of thinking of oil dripping makes me cringe! :lol:

cheers for your precious comment guys.

I assume you mean a bit OCPD rather than OCD, I couldn't let that pass, as I'm a bit OCPD myself :)

You might well find it mentioned in the old PPI since they can be expensive to fix and not cause a big problem. If not I'm sure the owner would be able to describe the location of the leak for you, failing that get some pictures up here.

MC
 
MisterCorn said:
FreddyFresh said:
Yes, I understand. The car was purchased nearly 2 years ago by a good friend of mine. a PPI was done by a reputable Porsche specialist( if such a thing is right to say). nearly everything on it was sorted from what I understand. (I still have the PPI in my emails!). It's just that I am a bit OCD, and just the thing of thinking of oil dripping makes me cringe! :lol:

cheers for your precious comment guys.

I assume you mean a bit OCPD rather than OCD, I couldn't let that pass, as I'm a bit OCPD myself :)

You might well find it mentioned in the old PPI since they can be expensive to fix and not cause a big problem. If not I'm sure the owner would be able to describe the location of the leak for you, failing that get some pictures up here.

MC

yes, OCPD... :oops:

I can see something saying:

"slight oil leaking from selector shaft seal."
and
"Oil leak from thermostat below oil tank"

Both I think were sorted at the time... not 100% sure.
 

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