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Howdy Tool Pants; I've been reading posts here and elsewhere on 'net re: the RMS failure's. I realize that if the problem is one of design and/or assembly of the engine that the type of transmission should not effect the rate of failures, however is this true in the field? I'm wondering if crank end play and how pressure is applied and relaxed to it has caused manual trans units to exhibit more failures than tip's. Thank you for your consideration.

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That is a good question and I will have to ask Peter if the tip is "imune." All the cars I see at the dealer and people I know with the seal issue have been manual transmissions. But that could be simply because a tip is not common.

I did not even think of the pressure that is put on the crank when you push down on the clutch pedal. I have talked to 2 mechanics about all the weight that is on the end of the crankshaft. You have a heavy dual mass flywheel, and the clutch. Something lets the crank go off-center after the car leaves the factory.

PS. I asked your question on the UK Boxster board and within 1 day a 2002 tip owner said he has a confirmed RMS leak. http://www.boxa.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=7476&st=30

I do not think you can see the link info unless your register on that board. His user name is Riaz.

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