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#1 jcassidy

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 02:00 PM

Hi All. After a cursory exploration of my 2008 987 2.7 Boxster's nether regions (don't ask), I noticed a dark patch around the join between the gearbox and engine block. I keep the car in a garage but have so far failed to notice any dollops of lubricant on the floor, so it can't be too severe - but it's disconcerting all the same. Please tell me it's not the dreaded RMS, in which case I'll be buying a Z4 next time, rather than an "S". Poor substitute in drivng terms, I know, but.... Will any oil level shortage show on the display, or does that not apply to tranny fluid? Please have a look at the attached pic . Thanks in advance for your expertise. Thanks. J Gearbox-Oil-leak.jpg

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Edited by jcassidy, August 05, 2010 - 02:41 PM.

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Cost of Porsche Boxster 987 in Ireland = EUR 73,000
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Posted August 05, 2010 - 02:32 PM

Seaping between the tranny mating surfaces. Not a problem @ this point. You can check the torque on the fastners in that area. 15-18 ft/lbs. Howard


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Posted August 05, 2010 - 02:42 PM

Don't be afraid of the RMS! Just get it fixed when you need the clutch replaced. Really no big deal. Might as well get the IMS bearing replaced while you are in there.


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Posted August 05, 2010 - 03:00 PM

Thats not an RMS leak. This is seapage between the diff housing&gear cluster housing on the tranny. Howard


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#5 jcassidy

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 09:29 AM

Thats not an RMS leak. This is seapage between the diff housing&gear cluster housing on the tranny.
Howard


Thanks Howard, jthailer.

Edited by jcassidy, August 06, 2010 - 09:30 AM.

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Cost of Porsche Boxster 987 in Ireland = EUR 73,000
Cost of Porsche Boxster 987 in UK = EUR 48,000
Cost of Porsche Boxster 987 in Luxembourg = EUR 44,000

I'm all for EU tax harmonisation!




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