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smackboy1

Is oil changed/added for RMS/ISS repair?

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I am taking my car in to the dealer because there is oil weeping around the area of the RMS. The dealer replaced the RMS once already in July 2006 (I believe w/ the 997 part). It's possible it's something other than the RMS, maybe intermediate shaft. The car is under Warranty Direct, so I suspect the dealer will be motivated to get as many boat payments from my car as they can.

Here's the question, does the repair of any oil leaks in this area of the car require an engine oil change or topping up (the oil level is OK, the leak is miniscule)? I am using a special oil so I need to know if I have to bring oil (and how much) to the dealer, and remind them not to pour M1 into the engine and contaminate it.

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In most cases it is fine to just top up the oil level.

The RMS does not leak any oil when it is changed. The IMS does leak oil (since it is lower on the crankcase) when changed. If they change the IMS then they can catch the oil and reuse it.

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I am taking my car in to the dealer because there is oil weeping around the area of the RMS. The dealer replaced the RMS once already in July 2006 (I believe w/ the 997 part). It's possible it's something other than the RMS, maybe intermediate shaft. The car is under Warranty Direct, so I suspect the dealer will be motivated to get as many boat payments from my car as they can.

Here's the question, does the repair of any oil leaks in this area of the car require an engine oil change or topping up (the oil level is OK, the leak is miniscule)? I am using a special oil so I need to know if I have to bring oil (and how much) to the dealer, and remind them not to pour M1 into the engine and contaminate it.

For those of us dieing to know, what "special oil" are you using?

Will

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For those of us dieing to know, what "special oil" are you using?

Will

http://www.renewablelube.com/products/pdf/...Motor%20Oil.pdf

Renewable Lubricants, Inc. Bio Synthetic 5W40 Heavy Duty. It's basically vegetable oil based and its supposed to have great performance; better than all the name brand synthetics. I am trying it out based a UOA and recommendation from my tribologist http://www.dysonanalysis.com, and reading about it on BITOG. I've only got about 7 months 3000 miles on the oil, so if the dealer changes out the oil or adds another oil, it will confuse the next UOA.

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