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Posts posted by kbrandsma

  1. I got a 4inch PVC connector and endcap for a couple of bucks. I'll smoot it a little and I can even drill holes in it to use the flywheel bolts to slowly and evenly bring it down. Along with the sleeve that came with seal, it looks like it will work. I will report back if I ever get that triple square bolt loose.

    How did the 4" PVC connector and end cap work? Any pictures?


    K. Brandsma

    '98 Porsche

  2. Fresh oil have to be in the engine not upon the engine certainly not at this area, so there must by a leak somewhere.

    In case of leaking crankshaft seal the entire area is besmear with oil, not only one side.

    This is my experience.

    Could a loose bellows clamp have caused it?

  3. Crankshaft seal - small amount of oil visible

    Intermediate shaft seal - small amount of oil visible

    Engine housing, flywheel area complete - very small amount of oil visible

    Cyl. bank 2 - AOS area - bellows looks renewed

    cyl. bloc - cyl. head and black crossbeam looks more oily than the rest

    Cyl. bank 1 - OK

    My opinion is, the major oil leak looks elsewhere.

    Thanks for your observations.

    Oil on Cyl bank 2 appears to be fresh oil. Checked service records from previous owner. He had replaced the bellows 4K miles ago. Retightened bellows as the screw clamps had worked their way loose. I hope that was it.

    Anyone else have thoughts on this matter.

  4. Drill a 4mm hole in the seal just where the points are, take a long philips screw and screw in half way, take pliers and pull the seal out. If you do it this way you cant destroy the crankshaft or the crankcase. You need special tools to install the new design seal, the seal sits deeper than the old one. There are 7 bolts to change, 3 x intermediate shaft ( do it one by one after you have drained the engine oil ) one above the crankshaft, one below the crankshaft and two on the bottom of the crankcase ( the dirty ones ) all M6. The new bolts have torx heads and are treated with product.

    You got also oil leaks in the AOS area i think.

    Tell me more about what you see with the AOS. Link to more photos





  5. I am replacing my RMS and I stripped the last bolt which was the 10 mm triple square (bottom one on driver's side). What a bear. I drilled one side off, then ended up using my Dremmel and cut of the nut as close as possible then I grinded the rest of the nut off. RMS photos below:



    Going to also replace the clutch, change tranny and engine oil and also O2 sensors while I am at it. Have 52K on the clock and figured I would take care of a few things while I have it up and taken apart.

    What is the best way to remove the old RMS seal?

    K. Brandsma

    Everett, Washington

    98 Boxster

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