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Oil Leak Update


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Upon further investigation of the suspected RMS leak, it appears that the oil leak is coming from the front of the engine (rear of car) and seems to be from the right side (as you look up at the engine from the floor). I have seen some posts about a leaking cam cover or tensioner bolt. Is this what is could be? If so, does anyone know if the repair is covered by warranty (2004 GT3, 10,000 miles), and if not, what kind of charge is reasonable for repair (so I can be prepared for the dealer estimate). Would appreciate any other info as well. Thanks.

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Hi Gator...... I too have an '04 GT3 and I also had a small oil leak from the "front" (rearmost) end of the engine. It turned out to be a seal on the end of the countershaft where it terminates in the engine case. It was repaired on warranty with no problems. The tech had to remove the exhaust (I think) and quite a bit of the parts driven by the serpentine belt to get at the seal, but, did it all without dropping the engine. If your car is still on warranty, you should have no problems having it all covered under warranty. Let us know what you find out.

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Hi Gator...... I too have an '04 GT3 and I also had a small oil leak from the "front" (rearmost) end of the engine. It turned out to be a seal on the end of the countershaft where it terminates in the engine case. It was repaired on warranty with no problems. The tech had to remove the exhaust (I think) and quite a bit of the parts driven by the serpentine belt to get at the seal, but, did it all without dropping the engine. If your car is still on warranty, you should have no problems having it all covered under warranty. Let us know what you find out.

Sounds like what I have. It is going in next week and I will let you know. Did your leak show up literally over night? This one did.

Lon

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Gator....Yes, it seems to me that my counter shaft seal leak appeared quickly. At the time I was paranoid about RMS leaks because my buddie's GT3 (just three serial numbers older than mine) was having repeating problems with his RMS leaking and getting fixed. His re-leaked at the same time that I noticed my leak. We were at the track and his RMS leak had spread back along the engine case and all over the rear bumper due to air movement under the car at speed. Mine appeared just as a few drips at the bumper end of the case. When the oil is very clean, it's even harder to determine where it's coming from. As I said, the dealership took care of it all with no problems and I was delighted to hear that it was not the RMS. At 22K miles, my RMS has never leaked (fingers crossed). By the way, the water pump is one of the things the tech had to R&R to execute the fix....and, per the book, he replaced all the coolant with new......a nice benefit of the process.

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Gator....Yes, it seems to me that my counter shaft seal leak appeared quickly. At the time I was paranoid about RMS leaks because my buddie's GT3 (just three serial numbers older than mine) was having repeating problems with his RMS leaking and getting fixed. His re-leaked at the same time that I noticed my leak. We were at the track and his RMS leak had spread back along the engine case and all over the rear bumper due to air movement under the car at speed. Mine appeared just as a few drips at the bumper end of the case. When the oil is very clean, it's even harder to determine where it's coming from. As I said, the dealership took care of it all with no problems and I was delighted to hear that it was not the RMS. At 22K miles, my RMS has never leaked (fingers crossed). By the way, the water pump is one of the things the tech had to R&R to execute the fix....and, per the book, he replaced all the coolant with new......a nice benefit of the process.

After 2 days at the dealer, the leak is fixed and was taken care of under warranty. Apparently it was the cam cover seal which was replaced as well as a few other items. Got it back Saturday and no more leaks. Probably won't leak again until the warranty expires in 6/08!

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