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Question About Repl. Engines


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I am a newby learning all I can on the 996 before purchase. I understand about the RMS leak and how after several repairs it's better to just replace the engine. I've read that one will probably deal with RMS every 20K miles. My question is that once you have installed a factory rebuilt engine does the RMS problem go away forever?? Or will the rebuilt engine have the same issues? Any veterans who have gone through this, I could sure use your input!!

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First of all...RMS is nothing more than an oil leak. It seems like the acronym RMS strikes terror in the hearts of everyone who hears it. There are guys on this and other forums who have had RMS and dealt with it by a piece of cardboard on the floor of the garage and putting oil in it once in a while. Now if the leak is really bad, then obviously you have to attend to it. RMS is usually more commonly encountered with the 99-00 cars and even some of the newer ones. A newly designed gasket is supposed to fix the problem. If you can't do it yourself, you can spend about $6-800 getting it fixed....and sometimes it comes back again.

I'd be more concerned with issues like the intermediate shaft failure or the intermix issues than I ever would about RMS. I've NEVER heard of anyone replacing an engine simply becasue of RMS leaks....unless Porsche did it under a CPO warranty....which would be rare. If they did replace an engine and paid for it themselves....someone fed them a line. I'm not a "veteran" by any means....but if you do a search on the word RMS you'll get all the info you need.

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