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Well started with oil leak (not RMS I found out) then a tick then turned into what sounded like a bearing knock. Shut her down and pulled trany (Tiptronic) its a bear to do but is possible and got it done. need to be very patient and take your time o and buy lots of exstensions.
1Qt is not bad I know difrent car but same engine all my Subaru's use to burn about 2-3 Qts of oil evry 2000 miles (only when using Synthetic oil) its a boxer just monitor it, if it gets worse replace the air oil seperator and then see what she does.
2001 996 tip IMS just failed ordered new bearing from Pelikan she will be up and running soon.