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Gearbox leak?

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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.



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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.


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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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