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Had the car one week tomorrow, and it's been in the shop.


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Any recommendations?

replace the seal, and drive the car as is until it locks up?

I don't have the extra $10k laying around. I wish Porsche would still pay half. but with me being the second owner, and it out of warranty, I don't see this happening.

What do the warranty people say?

(Did you say earlier that you work for the dealer that you bought the car from?)

Your dealer didn't include any kind of 30-day warranty 50% coverage or anything?

I'd say don't drive the car away from that shop until the dealer or the warranty agree to coverage.

Once you drive away, it will really all be on you....

Call your state consumer protection agency, you bought the warranty -- call the warranty company, don't get stuck with the bill, it's not your fault!

Good luck

Dave

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Any recommendations?

replace the seal, and drive the car as is until it locks up?

I don't have the extra $10k laying around. I wish Porsche would still pay half. but with me being the second owner, and it out of warranty, I don't see this happening.

Ok You say you have all the service records. Has the rear main seal been replaced before? If so, how many times? Is the current seal the latest version? Concerning the CEL, have the coil packs ever been replaced? Has the MAF ever been replaced? Do you have all of the codes from the PST2? I suggest you get a lot more info before making a decision. If this is the original seal at 68k miles and is just now beginning to leak, then I doubt the crank is way out of whack. The go/nogo tool is not a failsafe determing factor for a bad engine. You could replace the seal with the latest version and not have a problem for the next 68k miles. You cannot always trust the dealer. They are only as good as the tech who is looking at your car.

I scanned a friends car (not a 996) to give him a second opinion on a $2300 dollar estimate to fix emission related problems diagnosed by the tech (car would not pass with a CEL). My cheap scanner diagnosed a code which could be caused by a bad gas cap. New cap and $15 later no CEL.

You should get the codes and fuel trim values and post them here. Dig a little deeper into the problem before the dealer just starts replacing parts.

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Any recommendations?

replace the seal, and drive the car as is until it locks up?

I don't have the extra $10k laying around. I wish Porsche would still pay half. but with me being the second owner, and it out of warranty, I don't see this happening.

Ok You say you have all the service records. Has the rear main seal been replaced before? If so, how many times? Is the current seal the latest version? Concerning the CEL, have the coil packs ever been replaced? Has the MAF ever been replaced? Do you have all of the codes from the PST2? I suggest you get a lot more info before making a decision. If this is the original seal at 68k miles and is just now beginning to leak, then I doubt the crank is way out of whack. The go/nogo tool is not a failsafe determing factor for a bad engine. You could replace the seal with the latest version and not have a problem for the next 68k miles. You cannot always trust the dealer. They are only as good as the tech who is looking at your car.

I scanned a friends car (not a 996) to give him a second opinion on a $2300 dollar estimate to fix emission related problems diagnosed by the tech (car would not pass with a CEL). My cheap scanner diagnosed a code which could be caused by a bad gas cap. New cap and $15 later no CEL.

You should get the codes and fuel trim values and post them here. Dig a little deeper into the problem before the dealer just starts replacing parts.

This is the second seal it's had. the first one was at 46k miles and was done in 2005.. the coil packs have not been replaced IMHO, nor has the MAF.

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replace the seal, and drive the car as is until it locks up?

I don't have the extra $10k laying around. I wish Porsche would still pay half. but with me being the second owner, and it out of warranty, I don't see this happening.

Ok You say you have all the service records. Has the rear main seal been replaced before? If so, how many times? Is the current seal the latest version? Concerning the CEL, have the coil packs ever been replaced? Has the MAF ever been replaced? Do you have all of the codes from the PST2? I suggest you get a lot more info before making a decision. If this is the original seal at 68k miles and is just now beginning to leak, then I doubt the crank is way out of whack. The go/nogo tool is not a failsafe determing factor for a bad engine. You could replace the seal with the latest version and not have a problem for the next 68k miles. You cannot always trust the dealer. They are only as good as the tech who is looking at your car.

I scanned a friends car (not a 996) to give him a second opinion on a $2300 dollar estimate to fix emission related problems diagnosed by the tech (car would not pass with a CEL). My cheap scanner diagnosed a code which could be caused by a bad gas cap. New cap and $15 later no CEL.

You should get the codes and fuel trim values and post them here. Dig a little deeper into the problem before the dealer just starts replacing parts.

This is the second seal it's had. the first one was at 46k miles and was done in 2005.. the coil packs have not been replaced IMHO, nor has the MAF.

I think the lastest seal came out after 2005? They have had three or four diffferent seals since the problem stated showing signs of problems

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