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RAGINASIAN replied to RAGINASIAN's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)He claims there is oil leaking from both areas after an inspection underneath my car. 20 hrs was a bit excessive in my opinion as well. Are you stating that a competent mechanic should realistically be able to do all that work(AOS, oil, coolant, RMS etc) and put the engine back together in half of that time? If so I have to believe that they are being deceptive and charging me more than what the dealer would charge in this case.
I noticed a few drops of oil in the bottom of my garage and no puffs of smoke upon drive. So I took my car into a local trusted indie and it looks like I got the bad news. They claim my AOS needs replacement and the RMS or IMS seal/o ring needs replacement. My car is 996 C4S tiptronic w 78k miles and he claims it will be roughly 20 hrs of Labor or roughly $3k w parts. He claims he has to drop the tranny and engine being a tip . It looks like living w it may not be an option. I've read some forum posts and it seems like this job can all be done at once for $2k w parts. Thoughts?? Or is this legit? Thanks peeps!